Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sermon For Misericordias Domine

With thanks to Dr. Luther and Pr. David Peterson for some of the thoughts contained herein. What does our Lord mean by “Good shepherd”?  And what does Scripture have to say about people as sheep?  It may not be what … Continue reading

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Problem Solved!

And I thought it would be a problem when they banned incandescent bulbs, aside from the increased mercury, headaches, studies that have shown increased electricity consumption from lower-wattage bulbs, and of course, increased greenhouse gas emissions, since your local furnace … Continue reading

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How Not to Stream TV Shows

As the name of my blog implies, I live in the country: 75 miles from the nearest TV station to be exact.  With the insane costs of Pay-for-TV, and the insanely low costs of Netflix streaming, I’ve gone to watching … Continue reading

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That’s How It Is Done

I believe that today’s sermon was much better than Wednesday’s.  Why?  See the Wordle: Although once again, the largest word is not our Lord’s name, it is clear that the focus is on the peace given by Jesus.  And that’s what we … Continue reading

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Sermon Fail

The congregation that I serve has a Second Wednesday evening service each month.  This month it fell during the week of Easter.  The gospel reading for Wednesday of Easter week is Jesus appearance to the disciples in Galilee, and the miraculous catch … Continue reading

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Bonus Gospel

Yes, this week, you get two Gospel readings. The Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter is below.  Download or Listen:  

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Easter Gospel

A new occasional feature: Historic Gospel readings chanted to Luther’s Gospel tones.  First up: Easter.  Download from Mediafire, or listen on Youtube.

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Church Sign Theology

Today I saw what is perhaps the worst church sign theology ever: “I come here to find myself. It’s easy to get lost in the world.” Wow.  No really.  Wow.  What stunning arrogance, especially the week of our Lord’s resurrection. … Continue reading

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He is Risen!

Sermon for the Resurrection of our Lord.  With a tip of the hat to the great master, Saint John Chrysostom.

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Sermon for Tenebrae

Here is my sermon for Good Friday Tenebrae.  Too much law, you say? Par for the course on Good Friday, don’t you think.  And don’t worry, hardly any law at all in the Easter sermon.

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