Posts tagged “New Orleans

Sermo Dei: Septuagesima 2017

Posted on February 20th, 2017

February 12, 2017 • Matthew 20:1-16 • Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia On Bourbon Street in New Orleans, a sign advertises a so-called gentlemen’s club. It’s not for gentlemen. This particular den of iniquity is called “Temptations.” The gaudy neon sign displays an apple. The devil himself is mocking the people there: “I don’t even have to try with you, because either you humans don’t know your own story, or you’ve relegated it to myth. You are easy prey.” But the audacious display of hedonism is not the only shingle the devil hangs out. In more refined places, his signs are lit with a softer glow, the lettering elegant, the product respectable. He has written “Temptations” with invisible ink. And you buy what he’s…

In case you needed another reason to root for the Colts this Sunday

Posted on February 3rd, 2010

Vikings long snapper Cullen Loeffler reported the treatment an injured Favre got from the New Orleans fans (I think we can stop referring to them as “Saints” now): One of the first people on the sidelines to check up on Favre was long snapper Cullen Loeffler. He went over [to] the training table where Favre was laid out and heard some of the things the fans were saying. He said he’s heard some awful things in the past – it comes with the territory in the NFL – but he was shocked with what he heard. “It was incredible,” Loeffler said. “They were cheering and saying they hoped his leg was broken and he’d never walk again. I know fans are out to cheer for…