Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sermon for Trinity 1

In the church year there is no change quite so abrupt as the change from Trinity Sunday to the first Sunday after Trinity. Jesus comforting words to Nicodemus about God loving the world and sending his only begotten son, give … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: First Review

The first review of Teach These Things is in, over at Brothers of John the Steadfast. Pr. Daniel Hinton of Trinity, Cheyenne has written an excellent summary of what I have tried to do. You’ll want to read to the … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: No More Tears!

Download HERE. It is interesting to listen to “old timers” talk about their confirmation examination. It can best be described as “tales of shared suffering.” One pastor related to me that when he arrived at his parish, the previous pastor … Continue reading

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A Country Parson Has Issues…

I just finished an interview on Issues Etc. (my second!) with Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwartz. Thanks to both of them for the face time, and the plug for my book, “Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish”. I … Continue reading

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Suburban Boy to Country Parson

I was born and raised in the suburban midwest. For the last ten years, I’ve been a country parson in the Western United States. A different culture to say the least. Rodeo is king here. Most events at the rodeo … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Spoiler Alert: Jesus words to Nicodemus + Athansian Creed = Salvation. Holy Trinity & Undivided Unity=Salvation. Lot’s of Salvation. Read for yourself, after the jump.

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Teach These Things: Not Just for Pastors?

I received a very kind and unexpected note from a friend. He was one of the field-testers for Teach These Things, and he also put together the handouts which grace the second half of the book. He writes: Congratulations on … Continue reading

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