Posts Tagged ‘family’

A World Without Homes

All of the scary movies have been put away.  The ghoulish costumes will soon be up for sale on eBay. The buildings recently haunted have returned to their normal states.  But that does not mean that everything scary has gone away.  As we know, reality is often much more frightening than the fantasies we revel […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on November 2nd, 2015 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Is anyone really single?

“To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am,” writes Paul in 1 Corinthians 7.  Or does he?  Well in the original language, the word “single” is nowhere to be found.  Paul simply says people should remain as he is.  He does not say […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 16th, 2014 under Marriage and Family, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Women’s Suffrage in the Church

Before anyone has a coronary issue requiring emergency services, this post is not about about trying to take voting rights away from women who have them in their congregations.  But it is about explaining how those congregations who do not allow women to vote are not just full of misogynistic neanderthals like many assume.  The […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 8th, 2013 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  21 Comments

How Obama became Pro-Gay Marriage

Listen to his own words: "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 10th, 2012 under Sexuality, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  13 Comments

Daily Prayer – For Individials and Families

I value the liturgy greatly in the public worship of the church.  But I must admit when considering what to do with my family at home,  I thought things like the orders for Daily Prayer found in Lutheran Service book on pages 294-298 would just be all too formal for my crew.  And so when […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 21st, 2011 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

When they utter all kinds of evil against you…

The Roman Church so boldly and beautifully contends for the sanctity of life and family. 1. All I could think of when I read this article was: Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on November 8th, 2010 under Marriage and Family, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Walk Them Through: Divorce

At the training I received at Doxology, I was led through a technique to use when someone is considering suicide. The technique was quite simple. Walk the person through what would happen after they did the deed. Basically, ask them questions like, who is it that will find you? Oh good, your ten year old […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 19th, 2010 under Marriage and Family, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  1 Comment