Monthly Archives: December 2015

Koinonia Part 15: Challenges To Unity

Nota Bene: In keeping with the parameters of the Koinonia Project, I will not be divulging any discussions from the Koinonia Project itself. The practice in question arose during a public worship service of a congregation of the LC-MS, which … Continue reading

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The Godfather – A Eulogy

Perhaps my earliest memory. Not a memory, so much as an image. Standing in a cemetery, while my godfather’s oldest son was laid to rest. I was four. This past week, I returned home. The curse of sin had once … Continue reading

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…and Statistics (Pt 2)

Pew did another survey. Turns out it’s better if you don’t cohabitate before marriage. Because, God knew what he was doing when He gave us the sixth commandment. They even include a helpful graph. Now, I’m not a statistician (I … Continue reading

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Sermon for Advent 2

A little extra salt for Advent. But don’t worry, it all gets resolved at Christmas…  When everything is terrible, then you’re in great shape. As crazy as it may sound, that’s what Jesus is saying in today’s Gospel reading. It … Continue reading

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Lies, Darn Lies, and Statistics

Pew research released some disturbing results of a survey of LCMS members. But the survey has a margin of error of almost 6%.  What does it mean? It means that in a normal survey, if you have a 50/50 split, … Continue reading

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Safety First?

Pastors are shepherds. They are to protect their flocks from false teachers. I know of pastors that also conceal carry in the pulpit. They see that as part of their duty to protect their flock from any attack of Satan … Continue reading

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