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A Storm-Tossed Medley
Featuring a small selection of hurricane-inspired Lutheran blog posts
Reactions are personal and political, thoughtful and theological. We have connections to high gas prices, divine judgment, and beloved family members. We have eye-witnesses, insightful comments, and inciting rhetoric. Calls to dive in and rebuild and demands that we never
build anything else in a sub-sea level bowl. I'm not sorting, so alphabetical by blog name is the way this will go.
If you find other, significant
contributions to this collection, please let me know
and, if I agree, I'll post them, also.
All that I have so far here at the Alley is a brief note on providing Hurricane Assistance
.Ask the Pastor
contributes an extended essay on divine justice and mercy with A Christian Response to Suffering and Death
From Be Strong in the Grace
we have Hurrican Katrina - Some Ways to Help
, which focuses on things which can be done through the Evangelical Lutheran Synod
and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Mutti Beck at Beckfest
shows her little Arkansas town's initial response to a refugee influx
and continues in Refuge
to show what they've begun doing, including hosting birthday parties for the displaced children.
Bloghardt's Reflector gives personal insight as people began asking, "How's Your Family?"
, showing also how hard hit are his brother LCMS clergy in the area. He then provides More Information on Relief Efforts
blogger Bunnie Diehl
notes disgusting conditions and classical violin music in the Superdome in They Should Have Something
. Then, with her understanding of original sin, asks who are the Good People?
. Finally, she frees her inner economist to speak In Defense of Price Gouging
.The Burr in the Burgh
covers several angles: Pastor Stiegemeyer comments on International Responses to Hurricane Katrina
, invokes both William Golding and our Lord Jesus in Horror in the Big Easy
, and offers a link to the the work of ham radio operators
in Katrina's aftermath.Chaplain Dave's Newsletter
, the work of Air Force chaplain David Reedy, provides a look what happened at Keesler AFB
in Biloxi, Mississippi and then shows Washington, DC Welcoming Victims from Gulfport
Stan Lemon's Confessions of a Young Lutheran
reminds us that In Christ the Rain Does Care!Cross+Wise
weighs in with theological and human insight in Fallen Levees, Fallen Man, Fallen World
.Repent. The Rain Doesn't Care. Rejoice. God Does.
The title tells you why you should read this post from Pastor Petersen at Cyberstones
In Full Throttle & an Empty Gas Tank
, we see various concerns moving someone hundreds of miles away in Indiana, as he watches his father's reactions and worries over a missing friend in Oranges and Apples
Pastor Alms of incarnatus est
notices how crisis counselers are being mobilized and asks How much does crisis counselling help — or hurt?
His answer is based in part upon a linked article from The New Yorker
on "The Grief Industry."
The lady who offers glimpses into her world through The Life of a Pastor's Wife at Lonesome Grove
falls back upon God's Word and our hymnody in when through fiery trials
Ryan Fouts offers the locus Christ in Catastrophe
at his Little Loci
At Lutheran Jargon
, Minister2B posits New Orleans - Random Thoughts - May be Controversial
, wherein he questions the wisdom of rebuilding the Crescent City, comments on human ill-behavior, and finally, blames the French for the mess. He then goes on to lampoon FEMA's inept responses in Feds didn't expect crime in New Orleans?!
Meanwhile, Melancthon Sins Boldly
takes to task those who place ultimate blame upon the victims of the disaster with Not Curvatus in Se Enough
shows the need for A Gondola for Venice, Please
, using in-house "before and after" photographs from Halliburton.Poor Michael's Almanac
briefly reminds us that (and why) Creation Groans
Random Dan at Random Thoughts of a Confessional Lutheran
speaks from his education and vocation as he joins those who think that rebuilding New Orleans would be unwise
. He then provides interesting figures about relative worth, showing that even expensive gasoline might be a bargain
as he cites statistics from the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association.
Pastor Fish admits that there is Something Fishy
going on as he takes note of Real Evil
Territorial Bloggings allows us to join Glen Piper in Weeping for New Orleans
as he examines the mess and the reaction of the world and the Church.The Uneasy Priest
is another blogger who weighs in on the sudden and dramatic increase in fuel prices with Gasoline and Economics