Author Archives: Country Preacher

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 Jurchen has asked that his article be withdrawn because he recognizes that it gives the impression that false doctrine is acceptable.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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Withdrawn! (Again!)

After vigorously defending an article published in the official journal of Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, the faculty now wishes to change the subject. The parallels to the  the cowardly “Statement of the 44” in ’45 are striking. Rather than repent … Continue reading

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Clearing up the Confusion

In the words of Jimmy Stewart, “This is a very interesting situation!” Briefly, the Saint Louis Seminary published an article which proposed damnable heresy (day does not mean day). The Wyoming District called them on it. The Seminary Faculty said … Continue reading

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