Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sermon for Ascension

As usual, midweek sermons are based on a more outline-ish form of manuscript.  In this case, it is almost word for word.  I had intended to record it, but forgot the card for the recorder.  (Or, the recorder didn’t read … Continue reading

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The Burden of the Pastor

Among the many issues that I have heard our Synod President address, the lack of good preaching hits closest to home for many pastors. At least, it does for me.  Despite years of preaching, I find that I am only … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: A Catechetical Bleg

I am currently working on a set of catechetical materials for youth.  If you are a teacher of Catechesis in a parish, and you would be interested in field testing and evaluating these materials, please contact me and let me … Continue reading

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Luther Quote of the Day

District Convention is over, and it’s back to quoting Luther.  Today’s Quote is from the Large Catechism, on the First Commandment.  Luther says: What is God? Answer… I have often said that the confidence and faith of the heart alone … Continue reading

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Questions You Didn’t Ask: A Lighthearted Look at the Church

Dear Country Preacher, I was talking to a friend recently, and he sits in front of the church.  Everyone stares at him.  He said that he does is so that he can hear and see better.  I sit with everyone … Continue reading

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Those Were The Days…

In seminary I was told repeatedly by professors that funerals were easier to do than weddings.  Why?  Because at a wedding you had a bride who had been planning this event since the age of three, with definite ideas about … Continue reading

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Rogate/Mother’s Day Sermon

For the first time in 14 years, my sermon on Mother’s Day actually mentions Mother’s Day.  Because it was District Convention this week, I didn’t have time to do the proper editing.  I gave it a run through this morning … Continue reading

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