Author Archives: Country Preacher

Changes to Books

For those who may have been considering buying one of my books, I’ll be changing platforms soon. I’ll be moving to Amazon. I won’t be taking them off Lulu, but I will have to raise prices for all the books … Continue reading

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Sadly Comforting

News broke today that for the second time in only a few years, one of our Synod’s Concordia Universities – Portland – will be closing at the end of the academic year. Our synod has a wonderful heritage of properties … Continue reading

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Making What Case?

I see ads for a popular Lutheran Group’s next conference. It’s called “Making the Case”. The top two speakers are a Roman Catholic and a Baptist. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve read both of them, they are brilliant thinkers. … Continue reading

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From Hero to Zero

Yesterday (Friday is my family day), I re-hung a replacement shelf in the kitchen that’s been gone since the bathroom remodel began – the old one was damaged when it was removed. I also did the first coat of mud … Continue reading

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Chronicles of a Circuit Rider

I’ve been meaning to write about my circuit-riding life for a while. So many events passing by in the lives of three congregations. Lots of driving, lot’s of memorable things to talk about. But the press of time does not … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Scripture

A friend recently noted that if you look at the writings of our synod’s early fathers, you find much about the doctrine of scripture itself. But between about 1900 and 1945, that ended. Instead, you find occasional articles or conference … Continue reading

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The Bible Without Verses

I’m Preparing for next year’s tri-point parish bible study on the Book of Acts (One ten week bible study, repeated three times). Step one is to read the book of Acts. I thought I’d try out my Bibliotheca Bible. It’s … Continue reading

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