Author Archives: Country Preacher

Shallow Postmodernism Redux

A couple of months ago, in the midst of a long post on another topic entirely, I made an aside comment about “shallow postmodernism” cropping up in a book. Certain persons took very significant umbrage at this, and ignoring the … Continue reading

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Easter Sermon

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! The day of weeping is past. The day of rejoicing has come. Today, we put away the sackcloth and ashes of repentance and sing again the joyous Alleluia. The angel rolls … Continue reading

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Sermon for Holy Tuesday

In our Lenten Journey to the cross, we don’t “go” anywhere. Jesus comes to us in his Holy Word and in the Blessed Sacrament. More on this, and on finding the truly sacred things, in today’s sermon. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Sermon

With extra travels, I get behind on things like posting sermons. But here is my Palm Sunday sermon. It is a reminder that we can never trust in our own strength, but rather in the Lord’s promise, proclaimed in His … Continue reading

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First World Pastor Problems

During Lent I listen to the Saint Matthew Passion when writing sermons. This means that on Palm Sunday, I spend the entire time reading the passion account saying to myself, “Don’t break into song, don’t break into song, don’t break … Continue reading

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Sermon for Laetare

Here is this week’s sermon, in which I exhort to church to be the church, and attend to the Word of God: “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, … Continue reading

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Run Away!

In the past, I have taught that if you are visiting another Lutheran church and see Arminian Worship, Open Communion, etc., you should run away. I confess now, I did not follow my own advice. This past weekend we were … Continue reading

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