I write of melancholy, by being busy to avoid melancholy.
‹Robert Burton›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
30Dec
2010
Thu
14:40
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Sermon Backlog

they're coming

Just a quick entry to put it out there that I am working on putting the backlog of sermons on the site. As is my practice, I change the date of the posting to the date the sermon was preached. As a result, these backlog sermons won't appear as newly posted in the site (in the menu), but you can find them in the Sermon links all around the site.

Not sure which ones they are? They're the ones with dates between September 29 and December 22, 2010.

09:18
author: Stingray
category: Moblog
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Let it Snow?

We're supposed to get snow today...possibly up to a foot of it. Here's a shot to the west, taken at about 10am local time. It's sunny with barely a cloud in the sky. However, a look at the radar shows the snow on the north side of Denver coming south. Let it snow, indeed.
23Dec
2010
Thu
21:49
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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And We're Back

Version 3.0 is LIVE

So, as you can tell by the new surroundings, Atlantis is back to its new self. A thing or two here or there may not work correctly, and I've got some plans for some other things, so there are some corrections to be made and a few changes, but I expect these things to be minimal, perhaps not even noticed. However, if you do notice something missing or not working, let me know.

Now I've got to get to work on the rest of the famwagner site.

22Dec
2010
Wed
21:30
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Mid-week Advent IV

various scripture references (Luke 2:7, 12; John 1:14)

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach people to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable soul and body; consubstantial with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten God, the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning [have declared] concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us.
15Dec
2010
Wed
17:17
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Mid-week Advent III

various scripture references

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This past Sunday, we heard Helmut Thielicke compare Christ's cradle with His cross. "They are of the same wood," he said. God came to earth and was born to be placed in a simple, wooden cradle later to be put to death on two simple, wooden beams. The manger is to be reminiscent of the cross of Christ, and we are to mark the suffering that took place at both.

8Dec
2010
Wed
16:57
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Mid-week Advent II

various scripture references

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths...

It's no secret that babies like to be swaddled. It keeps them stilled and gives them a sense of security. Many say it is reminiscent of being in the womb, where space is limited and one would hardly be able to move.

5Dec
2010
Sun
17:19
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Okay...What's Going On Here?

what's with the changes?

The short of it: I'm moving famwagner.com from ms11.net (where I will cancel my account soon) to my own web host (to be opened to the public sometime) mobius-design.net. I don't know if my account at ms11.net was hacked (through some other account) or what the deal is there, but portions of famwagner.com stopped working there. Trying to get in touch with ms11's administrator yields no responses. Frankly, I've gone from really liking ms11 to not liking them at all.

1Dec
2010
Wed
16:40
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Mid-week Advent I

various scripture references

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

People need a shepherd. Any lengthy reading of Scripture will reveal this. People are prone to wander away from center, following their own little thoughts as they come, chasing after their own dreams, and changing those chases as the dreams change. They go where they want, with little to no regard for what is actually true and right. People are sheep; listen to Isaiah: "All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way..." (Isaiah 53:6a) Never mind the myriad passages that tell of God coming to His people as shepherd, often railing against those who are set up as shepherds of the people—the priests and teachers—those who were to lead the people by God's word and keep them focused on Him. People need a shepherd...you, dear sheep, need a shepherd.