Posts Tagged ‘father’

I am a Crood

Last Friday was “Boy’s Day Off.”  For those not familiar with that term (meaning those not living my house) “Boy’s Day Off” is when my day off becomes a day of bonding with my boys, Gideon and Josiah.  Typically that means going to our nearest town of size, Salina.  And sometimes it means doing something […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 22nd, 2013 under Movie Reviews Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  8 Comments

Affinity with Rome?

I understand it.  Most of our protestant friends have departed very far from the historical practice of the Christian faith.  They also deny the very means by which God delivers his grace.  It is easy to feel distant from them at times.  I understand that Catholic Mass often is much closer in style and even […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on February 28th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

At the Head of the Table of Duties: Employer

Perhaps due to my relatively normal childhood and upbringing, I always am attracted to TV shows that showcase the lives of those not afforded such an upbringing.  Recently, I came across  a show call Hardcore Pawn (With this title, I must be clear that this show is not an “adult” show, but is called this […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on February 1st, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Pastoring as Mothers and Fathers

In the Epistle reading assigned for this coming Sunday in the three year LSB lectionary, we read these words about how Paul conducted himself among the Thessalonians: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-13  But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.  8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 17th, 2011 under Marriage and Family, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Common Salvation: Episode Four

Episode Four is up. This episode reflects on the Fourth Commandment. Please share this with your friends, especially laymen and laywomen in the church. You can subscribe as well in your have an Ipod or Zune. If you like the podcast, please share this link on social media sites or write a review on Itunes. […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 12th, 2011 under Common Salvation Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments