Monthly Archives: January 2018

Reflections and Follow up on Saint Louis

I haven’t posted anything on the situation with the Saint Louis seminary in a few weeks. Partly I have been busy. Partly, I have been reflecting. Since my last post, Dr. Arand has issued another statement. The original article suggested … Continue reading

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Living the Good Life

I have a number of posts started – but haven’t had time to finish them. I’d been hoping to get that done this week, but I had district meetings. I am a Circuit Visitor, and our biennial meeting was this … Continue reading

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Sermon for Epiphany 2: Wedding at Cana

We continue Epiphany with Jesus first miracle – the wedding at Cana. There are a lot of different things the wedding at Cana has to teach us. So many that you can’t possibly cover it all in one sermon. It’s … Continue reading

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Conversation Street

We have been hearing a lot about “conversation” lately. We are assured that the Saint Louis seminary wants to have a “conversation” about creation. According this this article, they wanted a “conversation” about the role of women in the church … Continue reading

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We’re Halfway There

In seminary, one of my professors mentioned that the average pastor will preach about 4,000 sermons. For a young student looking ahead to a (DV) long ministerial career, it sounds like a lot. The other day, in a moment of … Continue reading

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Casuistry, etc…

Further reflections on the CSL refusal to repent. In a recent post, I said that some conversations are not allowed. This may seem a rather bold thing to say. But it is the truth. And it deserves a bit more … Continue reading

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Satis Est & Non Satis Est

Update: Letter from Dr. Jurchen. Thanks be to God! Dr. Jurchen has asked that his article be withdrawn because he recognizes that it gives the impression that false doctrine is acceptable. He asked that the church forgive him for his … Continue reading

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