Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sermon For Pentecost ’14

The helper – the comforter. The Holy Spirit. He is the one whom Jesus promises to send – whom Jesus did send on Pentecost. And it is the same Holy Spirit who is with us even today. Building the church, … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: The Difference Part 2

“Fifty-one percent of the leaders (catechists) indicate that the Catechism is not appropriate for youth to use as a prayer book” (From a recent survey of Confirmation Instruction in the LCMS.) This is not good. Luther’s Small Catechism is the … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project: Deleted Scene

As directors will often say on the DVD commentary, “I really liked this scene, but it just didn’t fit in with the overall narrative arc.” This was a bonus moment, New York saying, “Hey Country Parson, welcome to the big … Continue reading

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A Word to Far

Divorce is an ugly word, and a hateful thing. It really bothers me when people use it in articles to get page views. “I’m going to divorce… my phone.” No, you’re going to turn it off, sell it, pitch it, … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: On Schedule!

Just a quick news update about Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish. Publication is running on schedule for a June 15 release date. The final proof is finished, and ready to go. All we’re waiting for is a couple … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part X: Epilogue

I tried several different titles for this post. “The $64,000 question”, “Can it work?”, and “Quo Vadis.” None seemed to fit exactly, so Epilogue seemed best. What do I expect to come from this? At first, I said, that I … Continue reading

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Good Bye, Good Blog.

The end of Chaplain Weeodn’s blog gives one pause for thought. It was always filled with little golden nuggets: gems of the day from the fathers, both patristic and Lutheran, as well as modern theologians. It was on my blog … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part IX: To Everything There is A Season

I continue to wrap up my report on the Atlantic-Wyoming District Joint Pastoral – Koinonia Conference (Or the AWDJP-KC for short) by answering questions that have arisen. What is the timetable? When does that begin? When does it end. I … Continue reading

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Sermon for Exaudi

This sermon was one I struggled with. I began it, re-wrote the first paragraph about five times, abandoned the whole thing after about a third of a page, and then came back to it when other ideas didn’t pan out … Continue reading

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