Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book List: A collection of my old and new books lists on the metaphysical world for whatever it's worth

I will have a more constructive book list with reviews down the road but here is a combination of different book list from other posts:

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Enjoying my study of angels but now taking a break and studying the question of ghost

I am not suggesting I believe in the existence of ghost or not, but I can clearly say I am not completely satisfied with the typical, conservative response on this issue.  Stay tune for my Scriptural-historical response to the metaphysical world including the question of the existence of ghost at Higher Things.  Presently I am reading a fascinating book (at least thus far) called, "Ghost in the Middle Ages, The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society" by Jean-Claude Schmitt.  I have about two or three additional books awaiting me after this book on my desk.  -Curate

Monday, May 27, 2013

Higher Things, Christ Academy and National Youth Gathering

I will be at and speaking at two Higher Things events, the one in West Lafayette, IN and the other in Tocoma, WI.  This is my description of my lecture:

Angels and Demons, the Christian struggle and temptation

In a secular-thinking world, what should you make of the spiritual world of angels and demons? How does this impact your life as a Christian? After calling the disciples, the first thing our Lord does in Mark’s Gospel is an exorcism! And each day we pray, "Deliver us from (the) evil (one)." We will hear about angels and demons—and about how interpret this spiritual world as Christians.

For those who have heard my lecture before, it will partly be the same but also different.  I may address the wider metaphysical world such as if Lutherans should believe in the existence of ghosts and will hopefully give time for questions if at all possible.  I will definitely be available outside of the lectures for conversation.

I will also be at the National Youth Gathering as well.  So look me up if you are going to one of these events.  It would be great to see you. Not that I am trying to advertise, but I have done Bible studies in this area for small group devotions for youth groups at the gatherings.  Since I am not a professor (though I have taught college courses and the like), it is good for me to hear questions and feed back on this subject.

I will also be teaching on this subject at this summer's Christ Academy!  If you are eligible, it's not too late to sign up!!!

Peace in Christ,

YouTube: The Exorcist: Story of the LC-MS Lutheran Possessed Boy

This is one review from YouTube of the exorcism that was done regarding the LC-MS Lutheran boy who eventually became Roman Catholic. This exorcism was the "basis" of the movie, The Exorcist. In the movie, it was a girl rather than a boy in the real story. Please understand that everything from these reviews may not be exactly how it happened and also may give a false understanding of exorcism from a Lutheran or even a Roman Catholic understanding. There is also a false notion that Roman Catholic priests are the experts in doing exorcisms. This is no doubt why the Lutheran boy was eventually given over to the Roman Catholics. Not that we can't learn from one another but thought I would mention this point. To find the links to the video clips on Youtube, please click on this link: http://ologos.net/?p=168

To find further information, you may go to this link: http://www.prairieghosts.com/exorcist.html

I also have another book that describes this particular event further. I have yet to read it but may read it soon.

- Curate

Will be developing this blog soon!

I will be developing the blog after I figure out how to use this Blogger. I will be adding and developing this blog soon.   Right now I am posting on my other blog: olognet.   - Curate