Author Archives: Country Preacher

Sermon for Trinity 16

As I prepared for this week’s sermon, I read through Luther’s House Postil for the day. There must have been some sort of problem in Wittenberg that week, because his first sermon is about the comfort of the Gospel, and … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Principles

The less clear sections of scripture must be explained by the more clear sections, not the other way around. No one claims that the parable of the unjust steward is the Sedes Doctrinae for the doctrine of justification. For that, … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 15

Stewardship sermon? If you want to call it that. It’s still the word of God. *** You can not serve God and money, says Jesus. It’s true. To serve God, you must love the Lord your God with all your … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 14

The Gospel for Trinity 14 is the same as the Gospel for Thanksgiving, which is coming up in just a few weeks. How to distinguish between the two? Once again, the Lectionary helps us. The Epistle admonishes us to abstain … Continue reading

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Country Parson Visits the City

This is a very exciting week for the Country Parson. I’ll be heading down to Denver this Thursday to speak at the Denver Society of Creation. If you live in (near) Denver, and you’d like to join in the fun, … Continue reading

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Not the Best Example

A debate is currently underway in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod regarding fitness for ministry. (Gottesdienst has the background) Essentially, it boils down to “is there such a thing as…” Historically, the church has made a distinction between forgiveness … Continue reading

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Random Musing

I’ve been assured by my much smarter friends that it is important to study modern (or rather post-modern) biblical exegetes, so we can understand the state of scholarship today, and properly interpret scripture. I’ve always sort of struggled with this, … Continue reading

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