Monthly Archives: July 2018

Another Commercial

My posts the last few days have been generating a lot of FB discussion about catechizing. The most common one I hear from pastors is, “Why don’t we just use the LC to teach the SC?” That was my question. … Continue reading

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That Time Again

It’s the time of year when curricula begins arriving in the mail. CPH’s Sunday School materials are being shipped. There are ads in my inbox for various Catechism teaching materials, etc. And so, it’s time for my annual commercial. Do … Continue reading

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Catechetics Update: Ever Closer… and Funding

I have Catechetics back from a pastor who agreed to read it and informally review the doctrine presented therein. I’m now going over those notes, and the notes of other reviewers. I’m also removing most occurrences of “that” – a … Continue reading

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Unintentional Lessons

When people hear that I write books, they often ask where I get them published. I tell them I self-publish. “Oh.” They say, “Well, that’s nice too.” My books are so distinctively Lutheran that only a Lutheran would be interested … Continue reading

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A Sermon and The Preachers Life.

Normally, the life of the preacher should not overly intrude into the preaching of the Gospel. We preach, not ourselves, but Jesus Christ crucified. In the words of the unnamed rector in The Hammer of God, “One ought not talk … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 6

Lots of people say they are “spiritual but not religious.” Today we prayed that God would “increase in us true religion.” Turns out, being religious is a good thing. Listen to more:

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Put Not Your Trust in Jurists

With the announced retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy – the swing vote on numerous social-issue cases, some are anticipating the end of Roe v. Wade. I think we may finally see the court move toward a more consistent jurisprudence – … Continue reading

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