Monthly Archives: March 2014

Midweek Sermon

This is based on Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 5:1-9. And because these topics are all the rage these days, I will add the following disclaimers. I don’t think that 2KR is a good paradigm to understand Luther. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Cohabitation a Bad Idea

You may have seen recent news reports that suggested that living together before marriage is not a statistical indicator of divorce. The local anti-domestic violence group (called Project SAFE) ran an editorial in the newspaper which not only trumpeted these … Continue reading

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Sermon for Lent 3

Power in death? That’s some strange kind of power. Read all about it, and about how Satan lies to us so that we confuse good and evil, after the jump.

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Sermon for Saint Joseph

In which Saint Joseph is an example for us of faith toward God and love toward others. As are all of the saints. And when we remember that, and leave it at that, we honor them most. (After the jump, … Continue reading

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For Pastors Only

This is not actually only for pastors. It is the sermon I preached at the monthly Winkel-Conference on March 11. I had not intended to share this, as it is a personal sermon for pastors, colleagues, ¬†friends. But a facebook … Continue reading

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Receptionism and Ceremony

In the early part of the 20th century, a new way of viewing the Lord’s Supper was taught in our seminaries, colleges, and churches. This new teaching said that Christ was only present at the moment the elements were received … Continue reading

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That’s the Spirit

How zealously should pastors safeguard the sanctity of the privilege of the confessional? How about enough to defy a judge and eat the confession? OK, this wasn’t a confession, and it was not a pastor. It was an anonymous tip … Continue reading

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