Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ethics, Lutheranism, and Baptized Reason - CPH Editor, Pr. Baker's Relevent Blog

An ordained pastor in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Reverend Robert C. Baker is a graduate of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia (B.B.A. Finance, 1986) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (M.Div. Theology, 1998). He is the author of What Happened To Merry Christmas? and How Do You Start a Fire with Water? and has authored or edited numerous Bible studies and books.

A Blog: Examining bioethics, morality, and culture from a distinctively orthodox Lutheran

I was blessed to work with Pr. Baker during my CPH days in St. Louis. He is wise, scholarly, and most importantly, churchly. With him and Pr. Kinnaman and others, we shared many laughs, great discussions, and thankfully, produced a lot of good stuff for CPH.

Why I didn't think of this before, I don't know, but Pr. Baker's blog is wonderful and insightful. One of my vocations was to be a Hospice Chaplain and it is so important for us to understand ethics and the many scientific issues that intersect with what we confess as Christians.

Here are some of his blog topics: (I added the topic in [] )

Monday, April 06, 2009

Lutheran Kenyan Deaconesses Healing Body & Soul - Need Gifts

ELCK Deaconesses Bring God's Word & Bandages/Medicine to the Suffering

A major project of Friends of Mercy is the training of Lutheran Deaconesses in Kenya. We provide funds for deaconesses, who rarely receive a salary, to travel to the training program led by Dr. Arthur Just & Parish Nurse Pamela Boehle-Silva.

This is one story of Deaconess Mary, who walks for hours to care for the members of her churches in rural Kenya (one deaconess will care for members in 5 different churches). For 12 months she cared regularly for a women whose leg was cut while chopping wood. There was no medical care and the wound grew to consume her leg from the knee to the ankle. After 12 months of scripture, prayer, and wound care with the deaconess, her wound shrunk and would soon be able to walk again.