If there's one thing that's puzzled me the most about the CEF disaster, it's Synod's reaction to it. Why is this problem being so studiously ignored? Why is confession and absolution being prescribed as the universal answer while the house-cleaning LCC so desperately needs has completely failed to materialize? Recently I came across an article... Continue Reading →
The dollar costs of the CEF / DIL collapse are pretty well known - the DIL investors got ~80% of their deposits back in "relatively" short order while the CEF depositors with less than $5K got all their money back and - on average - the larger depositors got ~18% of their funds back with... Continue Reading →
A little reminder to anyone that thinks pushing past bad acts under the carpet and refusing to talk about it means the church can go back to "business as usual"...
When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing... Continue Reading →
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16 Thanks to "guest" on the CEF Depositors Forum for the citation.
From the CEF Depositors Forum: "Heavenly Father, when one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers with it. Father, we pray for & with our LWML sisters in the Alberta - British Columbia District, many of whose retirement life savings & LWML Society deposits have been devastated & lost by the collapse of... Continue Reading →
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and... Continue Reading →
In this blog I hammer a lot on the two kingdoms - the "left-hand kingdom" of secular authority granted by God and the "right-hand kingdom" which is the spiritual aspects of justice, righteousness, Christ's atoning work on the cross, grace, forgiveness, all which lead to either eternal life or eternal separation from God. Both of... Continue Reading →
A major role organizational leaders play is to set the standard example of behavior. Whether it is congratulating someone on an accomplishment, announcing routine business, taking a hard issue head-on, avoiding dealing with the elephant in the room, what leadership models publicly tells to the rest of the organization what they really value and believe.... Continue Reading →
"Way back when" was a cartoon called "Mr Peabody and Sherman." In this cartoon a genius dog "Peabody" adopts an orphan human "Sherman", then builds a Way Back Machine so they can witness historical events as they happened. While I do not have a Way-Back machine, I do have historical records of what's happened over the... Continue Reading →