Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ascension Day Sermon

This sermon is more celebratory than doctrinal or reflective. More of a “Rah-Rah Go-Team!” sort of a sermon. I don’t often preach these, but on ascension day it seemed appropriate. This may be especially helpful if you transfer the feast … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part VIII: “The Word, The Word, The Word”

As Vice-President Mueller said, it was a beginning, not an ending. There is still much to do. There are some questions I haven’t yet answered. Some have popped up on the web and in my inbox as I’ve been posting. … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project: Taking a Breather

I ¬†have another post ready regarding the Koinonia project. I have two, actually. But, as I am sure you noticed yesterday, I am now at the “prescriptive suggestions” phase. I had hoped to post one earlier in the day. But … Continue reading

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Strange Religious News

From India, we get this headline: Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that happening in Lutheran churches. At least not with pastors. Maybe with a church organist … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part VII: Band of Brothers

It was my first district pastor’s conference after moving to Wyoming. I had only been here a few weeks. It seemed like seven hours was a long way to drive for a three day conference. I did not go. The … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part VI: We Few, We Happy Few

After all the preliminaries, the welcomes and the thank you’s by the respective District Presidents, the preparatory sermons by Chaplain Weedon of the International Center, and the Project Guidelines, explained by Vice President Mueller, the leadership of the synod fell … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on … Continue reading

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