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Your Turn / Re: Coronavirus news
July 29, 2020, 08:39:28 PM
It is interesting to note how Dr. Immanuel is not the right kind of person.

We want black people to speak! Oops, not you.
We want women to speak! Oops, not you.
We want talk of a treatment! Oops, not that one.

Your Turn / Re: Baptisms during COVID
July 25, 2020, 06:01:31 PM
Quote from: Rob Morris on July 25, 2020, 04:24:03 PM
I will be doing my first Covid baptism in two weeks. We will be doing a family-only baptism in the church on Saturday. Then we will use the LSB public recognition of baptism ceremony during the Sunday morning service. This was the only way that some family members were comfortable enough to attend the baptism. Seemed like a good compromise.

Seems like a very reasonable course of action, Rob. What are the guidelines for services in the Nutmeg State? Such as percentage of capacity? Fourth grade social studies was a long time ago.

Your Turn / Re: Baptisms during COVID
July 25, 2020, 03:17:52 PM
Quote from: mahoffmansts on July 25, 2020, 01:28:54 PM
Thanks, Jeremy, glad to know. We're having four next Sunday. Did anyone raise any concerns about shared water?

Excellent question, but no. My two were brother and sister, so I don't think it even occurred to the parents. It didn't occur to me either.

My guess, and that's all it is, is that if masks are worn, the water shouldn't be a problem. It's on the head for a very brief time, then wiped off and no one is really breathing on the water.

But again, this didn't enter my mind. There may be some CDC thoughts on the virus and water.

Are the four to be baptized siblings?
What are the parents' thoughts, concerns?

Answering those questions may offer some guidance.

My wife says that perhaps the water could be treated like pool water or find the right proportion of bleach?

And maybe Dan's suggestion is worth considering of having four separate bowls?

Your Turn / Re: Baptisms during COVID
July 25, 2020, 06:58:14 AM
And I'll note that we'll have one in October, Lord willing, butbwho knows what things will be like then.

Your Turn / Re: Baptisms during COVID
July 25, 2020, 06:57:06 AM
Did two last Sunday. 5yo and 2yo. Parents, children, sponsors, elder, myself all masked at the font in the chancel area. Congregation all masked too. Service as printed out of LSB. It was pretty normal. We tried to spread the distance out a bit but it wasn't 6'. Skipped the laying on of hands during the Lord's Prayer but did mark them with the sign of the cross on head and heart. Since the service takes several minutes, we felt that we'd be okay for the close contact guidelines.

All in all, it felt pretty normal.

Your Turn / Re: One God, Three Persons
July 18, 2020, 06:10:37 PM
"No one takes my life from me. I lay it down by my own authority and I pick it up by own authority." John 10

Jesus rose from the dead.

Your Turn / Re: White Fragility
July 10, 2020, 06:31:27 AM
Political and movement sloganeering:

"Since the Bible is unlear on this topic we will totally respect all church members who hold to one of these four beliefs on human sexuality and marriage."  ;)

That will fit nicely on a sandwich board.

Your Turn / Re: Protecting Our Children
July 04, 2020, 10:13:43 AM
Thanks Kim. Always timely.

Your Turn / Re: Unholy
July 03, 2020, 01:45:41 PM
Quote from: David Garner on July 03, 2020, 12:44:37 PM
Quote from: Matt Hummel on July 02, 2020, 06:48:17 PMOh- and one final matter. Since you do not follow the practice here of using given names as a sign of fraternal relationship (or sorroral, in certain instances), I am going to have to politely ask you to use the correct form of address in describing me. If you would please use the proper form of address, it would be appreciated. As a Priest of Jesus Christ ordained in the Catholic Church, I am best addressed as Father Hummel, though, where appropriate, please feel free to use the abbreviation Fr.

Have a blessed day! :)

For some reason, I never knew you were a priest.  My apologies for those, likely numerous, times I failed to address you as such.

Don't feel bad. He was ordained this past Monday on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, so it has been less than a week. He's Fadduh Hummel to me. Or Matt.

Thank you for letting me know. Hadn't seen more than what I read here. Dinner, fishing, devotions, bedtime for the kids, forum reading is how I spend my evenings.


(I always look forward to your posts. They are intelligently written, plus they come from a DC perspective, which is not that common on the forum. I grew up in Prince William Co VA. Dad was pastor at Grace, Woodbridge and my brother still lives in that area.)
I can't really find anything wrong in that sermon. As Peter said, he may have lingered too long on George Floyd's life but I do appreciate the pastor's words on Ofc. Chauvin's disregard for life, which a police officer cannot have.

I do not like that the university chaplain was pressured to resign (f that is the case), but I can understand how it could happen.

Your Turn / Re: Election 2020
June 24, 2020, 03:18:21 PM
Quote from: Matt Hummel on June 24, 2020, 02:45:19 PM
Quote from: Charles Austin on June 24, 2020, 02:36:00 PM
Should we experience the horror of his reelection, we can hope that there will be enough changes in the Senate to stop an ideological takeover of the justice system.

It will be too late. We already had 8 years of Obama appointments.

Bazinga! (Do the cool kids still say that?)

Your Turn / Re: Online Worship Resources
June 22, 2020, 06:41:46 AM
It's not an either/or. Why inject that non sequitur?

Your Turn / Re: Mockingbird on Confederacy
June 13, 2020, 07:05:25 AM
Quote from: Weedon on June 12, 2020, 07:40:38 PM
I wonder if the old homes will survive this rabid onslaught. I'm thinking particularly of Stratford Hall, Wakefield, even Mount Vernon, Arlington House and Monticello. Lord, have mercy.

Hadn't thought about that! Yikes. With the current state of affairs,  those homes will be politicized and in today's Old Dominion, those places will become the root of the problem. They'll become Walmarts soon. Or Amazon fulfillment centers.

Maybe Gunston Hall will be spared? It helps my wholeness to remember that George Washington would ride his horse from Mt. Vernon to Gunston to check on George Mason's wife when Mason was away. And Washington was so kind that the visits would last for days. Washington was so fervently opposed to Mrs. Mason's loneliness that he wouldn't let clothing get in the way of comforting her while George Mason was away. Those were the days.


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