PadreDave’s Newsletter

Padre Dave
Thinking out loud about God, Christian theology and more specifically catholic and evangelical theology, and trying to get you to relax and let God love you!
Created 20 Sep 2021
  • Advent, Waukesha, Church, Grace…..
    29 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    WOW, have we been slammed with news, metaphors, grace, sin, and… what else is new, Padre? Point taken, but I am not content to just go along with the flow, SOS, new day. I have never seen life as ...
  • Christmas Day Service at 10:00 am!
    20 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    I begin with an apology to the Steering Committee members of the QVLC who are still in the Midwest instead of being with us in the blissful desert sun: They hear from a friend who heard it from a frie...
  • It’s almost Advent…..
    19 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    Let’s begin with a quote this week “With one foot firmly planted in the Old Testament and the other squarely standing in the terrain of the New Testament, John the Baptist is the prophetic voice broug...
  • WOW, what a neat congregation….
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Praise be Jesus Christ, hello to you wonderful readers of each week, and thanks also for the few folks that have left comments. They are read and reflected on and responded to p...
  • First Sunday complete…..
    07 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    The opening service for this year of Queen Valley Lutheran Chapel is in the history books. We had a nice group at church today…..I’m guessing at around 30, but I am terrible at estimating these things...
  • In Christ there is no…….
    24 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    One of my favorite authors these days is someone I found here on Substack. Her name is Bari Weiss. She is an amazing writer. Through her writings I found our about F.A.I.R and am a richer man because ...
  • What I am reading…..
    15 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    7 November 21. I have been a long time advocate for Lutherans to adopt a more formal period of The Catechuminate. This is a deliberate formation of folks who are not initiated by Baptism, have not eve...
  • Queen Valley Lutheran Chapel
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 7
    NEWS FLASH: Christmas Day Service at 10:00 in the Rec Hall/Sanctuary of QVLC! This a “Community” service with no hymnals, liturgy. Music, a brief message by Pastor Dave, lots of singing and informal f...
  • When was it?
    09 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    One of my all time favorite books is The Presence, An Approach to Holy Communion by The Rev. Berthold von Schenk (ALPB Books). Written in 1945 when he was the Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in t...
  • What is your problem with “organized religion”?
    05 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    It is an over worn cliche that many folks have trouble with “organized religion”, and everything it stands for. My initial smart-ass response is “come and meet with my Community; you won’t find anythi...
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