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Partying Like It’s 1999

Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth having a blog – what with everyone on the Facebook and the Twitter and all. Is there still room for old-school blogging? With Facebook down – evidently not just a server problem, someone managed … Continue reading

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Sermon for Last Week

With the tri-point parish, one casualty has been that, even when I want to post a sermon, I generally don’t think about it until late in the week, and by then, everyone has moved on. But I did want to … Continue reading

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Evolution: A Defense Against. Sorry to Have Been Right

In my book, Evolution: A Defense Against, I spend the first 111 pages showing that secular materialism (Evolution without interference from a divine being) is not tenable. Then, in the last chapter, I warn against secular materialism as a driving … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Access: Impenetrable Wall

Pastors are still being kept from providing pastoral care to our members in nursing homes. This is obscene, and the laws designed to keep this exact scenario from happening are being used to enforce the policies. It is a truly … Continue reading

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Bible Study Suggestion

A lot of pastors have been reading through Catechetics this summer, and it looks like a fair number will be adopting Teach These Things in the fall for Catechism instruction. That’s great news! Thanks to everyone who has taken a … Continue reading

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Report on Continuing Education

I sent the following report to the district Continuing Education chairman. For those who desired to attend, but could not, the recordings seem to worked, and I am processing them now. Once they are finished, I’ll let you know how … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 8

We come to the warning part of the church year. The next few weeks are warnings against false belief. We start out with a direct warning against false teachers. This is a second commandment issue. We learn in the second … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 7

Here is my sermon from Sunday, in case you were unable to make it to church. If you were able to make it to church but didn’t go, I recommend that you make a greater effort to be there this … Continue reading

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Inflationary Fear Porn

One of the important things about the Liturgy is that it is constant. It is always there, always forgiving, always consoling, always comforting, always guiding, always instructing. It does its job, and it does it so well, it is a … Continue reading

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“But what About Symposium?”

Every time I object to Lutheran conferences inviting non-Lutheran speakers, I get “well-akshuallied” with the Fort Wayne seminary symposium. Theology is the art of making distinctions, and the failure of even pastors to understand this distinction is indicative of our … Continue reading

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