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Sermon for Trinity 16

The week is half over. But nevertheless here’s my sermon from this past Sunday, for those who were unable to attend. The Gospel was Luke 7: The raising of the young man of Nain. God created us as concrete beings … Continue reading

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Resource for the Homebound

Click HERE for the Homebound Liturgy Booklet mentioned below.  Back in the day, before FB/Twitter/Snapchat reduced everything to a couple of angry sentences, online conversations were had on blogs: A long well-considered post, and a worthy response. In that sense … Continue reading

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Lies **** lies, and statistics

There is a rather execrable lie being told by certain would-be leaders in our church. I’ve heard it from district officials in other districts, seminary professors and so-called church-growth gurus. It is that births in the US increased between 1970 … Continue reading

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Biting the Hand that Feeds You

Many years ago, there was a district with an unfaithful District President. He also had the misfortune to be wildly unpopular in the district. For the first time in many years, it looked as if the district could elect a … Continue reading

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Sermon for Pentecost

A few typos, but you get the gist. The coming of the Holy Spirit is a good thing, and we give thanks to God for all his many gifts.  My favorite line (and it’s a tribute to an obscure line … Continue reading

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Hello again

A friend recently asked what my plans are, now that Catechetics has been published. I had already started working on it while I was waiting for the final part of the publishing process to wind down. Now that it’s summer, … Continue reading

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Gifts for the seminary graduate

The perfect gift – A beautiful copy of Luther’s Sacristy prayer. You can print and frame (8*10) this PDF. Luther’s Sacristy Prayer Decorated If you prefer to use a different prayer, a different translation, or just want a different font, … Continue reading

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