Friday, September 5, 2008

Tagteam Old Lutheran quote of the Day

"The effect of such a view of scripture [a divine/human nature] in our day has been devastating. No longer can anyone claim that it is a mere petty strife over words. God's truth and His church are threatened as to their very life and existence, although we can rest on His promise that none of these forces of evil shall finally destroy either of them. But for the sake of blood-bought souls clinging to God's Word in Holy Scripture concerning their Savior, the church must recognize the gravity of the attack on Scripture. When Scripture is described as a medley or composite of divine and human elements, of truth and error, then the Good News Itself, the Gospel, is no longer safe."

Eugene Klug
The Springfielder, XXXIX, 209

"Beware, beware, I say, of this "divine-human" Scripture! It is a devil's mask; for at last it manufactures such a Bible after which I certainly would not care to be a Bible Christian, namely, that Bible should henceforth be no more than any other good book, a book which I would have to read with constant sharp discrimination in order not to be lead into error. For if I believe this, that the Bible contains errors, it is to me no longer a touchstone but itself stands in need of one."

Martin Luther
quoted by C.F.W. Walther in Lehre und Wehre


On Fujiyama
Under the midsummer moon
The snow melts, and falls
Again the same night


Thursday, September 4, 2008


I should not have waited.
It would have been better
To have slept and dreamed,
Than to have watched night pass,
and this slow moon sink

-Lady Akazome Emon

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Daily-ish "Feature"

I realized as I unpacked my things and set everything in its place that I am a weird guy. On that note, I'm introducing a new daily (as much as possible) post. I have a great little book entitled "One Hundred Poems From The Japanese". The interesting thing about the anthology is that it specifically avoids haiku in order to show the breadth of Japanese poetry. Hopefully some of you will appreciate the simplicity as much as I have. With that:

I passed by the beach
At Tago and saw
The snow falling, pure white,
High on the peak of Fuji.

-Yambe no Akahito

Monday, September 1, 2008

Haircut City, America

Aubri got her hair cut:

So did I:

Lily Hemingway

She is a phenom. She simply picked up a pen and started writing...a novel:

She even help Phil cook ribs. Don't worry, he doesn't hold her like that all of the time.

It did remind me of this a bit, though: