Author Archives: Rev. Johann Caauwe

Christ’s Church

“We need to immerse ourselves daily in the world of the Word. We need to enter into biblical conceptions. We need to meditate on them, pray about them, attempting to personally absorb them as people seeking salvation. We need to … Continue reading

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VDMA Stickers Continued

Due to popular demand, all of the first batch of stickers I had were spoken for within about 12 hours of publishing my post. I had basically gotten those for free, so I was glad to send them out. But so that … Continue reading

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Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum The Word of the Lord Endures Forever   “Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, a confident expression of the enduring power and authority of God’s Word. The motto is … Continue reading

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Ten Years

Sir…can anything be greater than to be a pastor in God’s church? —Bo Giertz, The Hammer of God

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Let the morning bring me word…

I used to plug in my phone overnight on the nightstand beside my bed. This was a bad idea. First of all, when my phone, which serves as my alarm clock, would sound early in the morning, it was too … Continue reading

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These are what I’m currently writing with: Pilot G2 Limited (Ink: G2 .5 Black) Pilot Metropolitan, fine nib (Ink: Noodler’s Black)

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The Lenten Fast

For this reason I approve of the Lenten fast, although in the early church it was observed in Christian freedom, so that by fasting people might prepare themselves for more ardent and attentive prayer and for giving thanks in the … Continue reading

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Lessons & Carols

Andrew sang the opening stanza of “Once in Royal David’s City” for our Lessons & Carols on Christmas Eve. Here is a clip of him practicing.

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Mother of All Melismata

This is the opening of Bach’s cantata for the Fourth Sunday in Advent (BWV 132). The video shows Bach’s own score. I love that it takes up to ten measures to sing the word Bahn—that’s like 85 notes. The road … Continue reading

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Digital Polygraph and Analog Letters

Thomas Jefferson used a contraption called a polygraph duplicator to make copies of the many letters he wrote—as he wrote them. He could then file and store these copies as record of his correspondence. He called the device “the finest invention … Continue reading

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