Sunday, March 26, 2006 AD

Lutheran Carnival XX

The retro-styled Lutheran Carnival XX is up and running at the main blog. See what was cutting edge back when you could count the number of known confessional Lutheran bloggers on your digits and still keep one of your socks on.

Monday, March 13, 2006 AD

Lutheran Carnival XIX

Lutheran Carnival XIX is up at Be Strong in the Grace.

What are people saying about the LC?

Oh me..I may have spoken too soon. I checked out some of the past carnivals done by this group..some of them are a bit to the right of Atilla the Hun.--LoveisTruth

Those guys are mainly seminarians and Pastors from the LCMS. Not only that , they are part of the confessional movement. They are some hardcore people. From what I read in their blogs, The elca is not lutheran and 90% of the LCMS are not either. One is to liberal and the others are to Protestant. Honestly I think they want to crown themselves bishops. IMO.

There is useful information though, just to be fair.--thinkstoomuch

I've read through this "carnival" before. Waaaaay too scary for me.:-O (In the immortal words of Jerry Seinfeld in one classic Seinfeld episode, "That's one angry clown.")--tawonda

We're being compared to Atilla the Hun? I just thought we were people putting our ideas out there and trying to preserve 2000 years of catholic history. I also find it amusing they think all of us are disgruntled LCMS types. Maybe my girlfriend (who is WELS) might dispute that, along with the current LC host. She belongs to the ELS. Of course, some of our contributers come from Canada (LCC) and England (ELCE). What do I know? I'm only one of three snobby, stiff-necked, backwards laymen that run this thing. Oh yes, you heard me. I am a layman. There's no pastoral conspiracy, no clergy pulling the strings behind the scenes, nobody actually telling us how to run this thing. Rather, we have a group of laymen concerned about what people think about Lutheranism and willing shout to say there is a different way to be Lutheran besides the ELCA way.

Sunday, March 12, 2006 AD

Lutheran Carnival XIX

Please take some time to look through the Lutheran Carnival XIX over at Be Strong in the Grace.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 AD

Early Carnival Deadline

Your hostess with the mostess for the next Lutheran Blog Carnival will be Katie's Beer. Purpose Driven Drinking's own TK offers this reminder: Lutheran Carnival posts due by midnight this Thursday.

Friday, March 03, 2006 AD

Mephistolese Imperial Stout ABV 15.1%

Here are the stats:

Type: Imperial Stout
Color: Black as the Abyss
Head: Amazingly large for a brew of this fortitude
ABV: 15.1%
IBU's: 107

I usually allow my wife to have the first sip because she doesn't have a scholarly palate and is basely objective. I was shocked when she said, "I like it." She also communicated that she didn't find it as strong as EKU 28. I was puzzled by this because EKU's ABV hovers around the 12th percentage mark. Anyway, the preliminary test was promising and so increased my anxiousness that I immediately took a swig.

I was immediately struck by the sweetness of the concoction. It is just a bit too sweet for my taste. However, the flavor of the malts, some of which have to be Crystal, make up for the overt sweetness. The distinct raisiny flavor of the Crystal malt is there as is the wonderful fragrance they exude. I think by the time I finish this glass I will believe it to be the greatest Imperial Stout I've ever imbibed whether it is true or not. How could it be any other way with a brew of this magnitude?

Thursday, March 02, 2006 AD

I Had to Change the Link... the "Sin Boldly" License on the sidebar. The link contains the context of the phrase. Read it!