Monday, September 13, 2010

With a Little Help from My Friends

Life wouldn’t be nearly as pleasurable if we didn’t have friends with which to joke around, to share our joys and sorrows, and of course, to discuss theology. With that in mind, here’s a few highlights for me. This is only a representative sampling. If your name isn’t on the list but should be, rest assured I haven’t forgotten you.

Thanks…

• to pastors who faithfully deliver Word and Sacrament, in spite of the world’s enticements to look elsewhere.

• to Pastor Tom Chryst, who holds the singular distinction of being the first person to post something I’d written.

• to you for reading.

• to the Cantankerous Curmudgeon for his counsel.

• to Kari Anderson for all her hard work.

• to Todd, Jeff, and Craig.

• to our friends who watch Fox News into the wee hours of the morning with us and still get up early and make chocolate chip pancakes.

• to Jim Pierce, for answering multiple computer questions and patiently awaiting my arrival while I’m stuck in traffic.

• to my biking friend who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and keeps me entertained with random text messages on aviation.

• to Rev. Charles Mueller and Rev. Mark Louderback for enthralling us with their captivating quest to perfect the art of the große Lüge.

• to Pastor Thomas Messer for his willingness to stay up late.

• to Frank, for his always-vigilant volunteer fireman status.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 ESV


photo credit: __Olga__

10 comments:

Rev. Thomas C. Messer, SSP said...

Scott,

I am honored to be counted among your friends, brother, and thankful for your steadfastness in the faith, which always comes screaming through on your most excellent blog. I'm particularly thankful for the diligent work you've done on the Emergent Church and TCN, resources that have been beneficial to me and a host of others. Keep up the great work, brother!

Jim Pierce said...

To Scott who puts up with his computer geek friend and with his dragging him around Pike Place market for a meal. :)

Thank you Scott. It is an honor to be your friend.

Scott Diekmann said...

Thanks Pastor Messer and Jim. I value confessional friends like you more than any other.

Preachrboy said...

And thank YOU, Scott, for contributing so much to the Confessional Lutheran presence on the internet. I've cited your work many times, and look forward to much more of it!

Who says you can't teach laypeople theology?

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Scott Diekmann said...

Thanks Pastor Chryst. Even pilots can be taught theology!

Kari said...

Hi, Scott! I'm so honored to be listed with your friends! You have done soooo much hard work. You're written so many great papers to help us learn about stuff we needed to learn about. I hope you enjoy your fall. It's beautiful in MN this time of year. I'm sure Seattle is, too.

Scott Diekmann said...

Thanks Kari. You were one of my first friends on the Wittenberg Trail and will always remain a friend. Seattle has been cloudier and cooler this summer than the norm, but I'm still hoping the Lord will send us a few more nice days!

Paige Diekmann said...

You're my favorite friend to discuss theology with!

Scott Diekmann said...

Thanks Paige. I love you.