Monthly Archives: April 2014

Annual Call Day Post

Today is Call Day at my Alma Mater. Here is my classic post written to all those receiving their call into The Office of the Holy Ministry. *** You have arrived at the end of your training.  Well done.  We are proud … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

From Luther’s classic “How to Meditate on the Passion of Christ”. What use is it to you that God is God, if He is not God for you? Which is to say, it doesn’t matter how big and impressive and … Continue reading

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Easter Sermon

He is Risen! (He is Risen Indeed!) Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ Is Arisen, from the graves dark prison. Now let our joy rise full and free; Christ our comfort true will be. Alleluia! The women go to the tomb to anoint Jesus … Continue reading

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Good Friday Tenebrae

In which I pretty much ignore the whole “Tenebrae=Darkness” motif, and go with the whole “Jesus was in control the whole time” thing. One thing must be understood about the events of Good Friday: Nothing occurred on that day that … Continue reading

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Sermon for Maundy Thursday

Love one another. Love is the fulfillment of the law. Jesus loved his own who were in the world, and loved them to the end. What does this mean? Jesus fulfilled the law. He showed us what perfect love is. … Continue reading

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Sermon for Holy Week Wednesday

St. Matthew and St. Mark’s account of the crucifixion are almost identical. Jesus says the same words from the cross, you have the same cast of characters, they are almost but not quite word for word replicas of each other. … Continue reading

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The Smell of Money and “Jesus Wife”

I may be a country parson, but I’m a city boy. It shows. I don’t know one seed from another. I wouldn’t know what to feed livestock; I can’t help with calving, lambing, or pigleting(?). When I hunt, the only … Continue reading

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