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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1915, Know the Catechism

This poem is inspired by Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Echo.

The Catechism is the basics
to our Lutheran Confession, —
the building blocks to faith. 66 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1914, There Is a God

This poem is inspired by Rev. Jonathan Fisk’s book, Echo.

His existence depends not
on meagre human consensus,
or human understanding,
for He is above creation. 62 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1907, Original Sin II

This poem is based on the Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, Article I (Original Sin), paragraph 6, specifically, “Before God, are thoroughly and utterly infected and corrupted by original sin, as by a spiritual leprosy. 97 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1905, God is My Fortress

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 46:1-9, as well as my Pentecost 21 sermon for All Saints’ Day 2019.

God is my refuge and strength, — 144 more words

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Grace period

I don’t know what else to call this unfamiliar 3-week period. Classes and exams are finished, but graduation, if there is such a thing, is still almost 3 weeks away. 582 more words

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Why You Shouldn’t Apply the Bible to Your Life

This is a most excellent article which makes important distinctions to clarify something. This isn’t just for Lutherans, but all Protestants, and I would argue all Christians.

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1897, Consolation for My Soul

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 42:5-11.

Why are you dejected, O my soul?
     Why do you suffer turmoil?
For God is your hope and counsel; 126 more words

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