Monthly Archives: September 2017

We have met the enemy, and he is us

*Sigh* Here we go again. I was contacted last week about an article in the Concordia Journal. In a joint issue with Concordia University, Seward Nebraska, there is an article about creation. In it, the author – a science professor … Continue reading

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Commentary on “A Filial Correction”

This past weekend, a group of Romanist priests wrote a letter of correction to the Pope. In it, they said (I’m summarizing) that the pope treats marriage badly, and that the pope is acting too much like Martin Luther. To … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 15

According to yet another false prophet, the world was supposed to end yesterday. It didn’t. Here we still are. Our Lord didn’t return. No one knows the day or hour. Of course, the false prophet will most likely come back … Continue reading

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Alien Worship

While teaching catechesis yesterday, I realized something. I have heard of people getting “burned out” on worship. It’s actually not an uncommon occurrence in churches that worship according to the American Evangelical style. I’ve heard of it happening in Baptist … Continue reading

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Sermon for Midweek Service

I don’t usually post these (because they usually aren’t in manuscript format), but here is the sermon from tonight’s midweeks service. Explaining the Epistle reading from Sunday, Galatians 3:15-22. That’s a lesson that needs some explanation. *** Some sections of … Continue reading

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Mocking our Fathers

Yesterday in our circuit Winkel, we were discussing the difference between seminary and pastoral practice. Specifically, the conversation turned to the tendency in seminary to denigrate recent teachers in the church (Walther, Pieper, Kretzmann). And yet, those same men become … Continue reading

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Humiliation: Not a Bad idea

First a disclaimer: I don’t think (Hurricane/Fire/Earthquake/whatever) is a punishment for the specific sin of (electing Donald Trump/Repealing DACA/Raising the Debt Ceiling/etc.) it is true that in the Old Testament, there were specific punishments for specific national sins. But He … Continue reading

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