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Re: Megadeth Bassist to be an LCMS pastor thanks to SMP
« Reply #150 on: February 03, 2012, 09:12:35 AM »
Good point, Charles.  In the enumeration and explicit identification of that growing number lies the truth of the story, not in "the usual suspects."  What happens in that type of endeavor, and it has proliferated in the ether-world, is that issues get amped up/magnified/multiplied as the same small number of participants give an opinion over and over. 

Another template I have wondered about is "hits."  If a site has X amount of hits, visitors, whatever, are those quantified or quantifiable by discrete "hits," and not repeaters?  I'm sure it must be so.

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Re: Megadeth Bassist to be an LCMS pastor thanks to SMP
« Reply #151 on: February 03, 2012, 12:25:41 PM »

Another template I have wondered about is "hits."  If a site has X amount of hits, visitors, whatever, are those quantified or quantifiable by discrete "hits," and not repeaters?  I'm sure it must be so.

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Re: Megadeth Bassist to be an LCMS pastor thanks to SMP
« Reply #152 on: February 03, 2012, 12:42:35 PM »
Maybe I missed this link on this site, but it's worth noting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRx4EqIkmGA&list=UU2-3Cf7Hw10b3NW05p2Z7IA&index=2&feature=plcp

This speaks directly to the many from the anti-SMP side of the aisle who have whacked away on some sites about whether the "Megadeath Bassist" should even be allowed to prepare for the ministry and further have made their attacks personal.  The link-speaker apologizes directly for that.  And properly so.  Another good step, in my opinion, is the link-author separating himself from what he takes to be the Lutheran penchant for spending a lot of time banging on other Lutherans because they're not Lutheran enough. 

My opinion is that when we achieve best dialog here it is because it does not deteriorate into denominational name-calling from across the aisle.

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Re: Megadeth Bassist to be an LCMS pastor thanks to SMP
« Reply #153 on: February 04, 2012, 04:48:44 PM »
Just heard of a former parishioner who's in the application process for SMP - a wonderful story, and another credit to that formational program leading to ordination.  Yes, Chaplain, another video on the way.

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« Reply #154 on: February 15, 2012, 02:50:58 PM »
I guess this proves Dave Mustaine is LCMS and not ELCA... ;)
Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorumhttp://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/02/megadeth-frontman-backs-rick-santorum-114539.html
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« Reply #155 on: February 15, 2012, 03:05:23 PM »
I guess this proves Dave Mustaine is LCMS and not ELCA... ;)
Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorumhttp://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/02/megadeth-frontman-backs-rick-santorum-114539.html

Just posted that on my Facebook page, but again, it is bassist Dave Ellefson, not guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is going through the SMP program.  Mustaine converted to Christianity a number of years ago, but I believe he attends a large, non-denominational, evangelical church.

I think all of us--Republicans, Democrats, independents--can agree that it would be fantastic if Megadeth would play the GOP convention, and that a mosh pit would somehow be involved.  I'd definitely tune in.

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« Reply #156 on: February 15, 2012, 03:48:19 PM »
My bad. I'm stuck in the classic rock of the 70s (Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd*), so I wouldn't know the difference, I'm afraid. :-[
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Re: Megadeth Bassist to be an LCMS pastor thanks to SMP
« Reply #157 on: February 15, 2012, 04:22:49 PM »
I guess this proves Dave Mustaine is LCMS and not ELCA... ;)
Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorumhttp://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/02/megadeth-frontman-backs-rick-santorum-114539.html

Just posted that on my Facebook page, but again, it is bassist Dave Ellefson, not guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is going through the SMP program.  Mustaine converted to Christianity a number of years ago, but I believe he attends a large, non-denominational, evangelical church.

I think all of us--Republicans, Democrats, independents--can agree that it would be fantastic if Megadeth would play the GOP convention, and that a mosh pit would somehow be involved.  I'd definitely tune in.

<searches> Now where's that "like" button?  ;)
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