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Alien Worship

While teaching catechesis yesterday, I realized something. I have heard of people getting “burned out” on worship. It’s actually not an uncommon occurrence in churches that worship according to the American Evangelical style. I’ve heard of it happening in Baptist … Continue reading

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Sermon for Midweek Service

I don’t usually post these (because they usually aren’t in manuscript format), but here is the sermon from tonight’s midweeks service. Explaining the Epistle reading from Sunday, Galatians 3:15-22. That’s a lesson that needs some explanation. *** Some sections of … Continue reading

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Mocking our Fathers

Yesterday in our circuit Winkel, we were discussing the difference between seminary and pastoral practice. Specifically, the conversation turned to the tendency in seminary to denigrate recent teachers in the church (Walther, Pieper, Kretzmann). And yet, those same men become … Continue reading

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Humiliation: Not a Bad idea

First a disclaimer: I don’t think (Hurricane/Fire/Earthquake/whatever) is a punishment for the specific sin of (electing Donald Trump/Repealing DACA/Raising the Debt Ceiling/etc.) it is true that in the Old Testament, there were specific punishments for specific national sins. But He … Continue reading

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A So-Called Warning

A while back I saw a quote from someone – not a member of the LCMS – who used the term “so-called Third Use of the Law.” Of course, I don’t expect non-LCMS people to confess the Formula of Concord … Continue reading

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Reading Words in a Postmodern Church

It is always interesting to read past generations. Things that they took for granted oftentimes stick out like a sore thumb. I don’t just mean candles instead of light bulbs. I mean philosophical presuppositions. It makes me wonder what generally … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 12

      Today Jesus heals a man who could not hear, and could not speak.  But this was not a first time event.  Jesus has been making people speak from the beginning of time.  The Word of God is not silent, … Continue reading

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