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Koinonia Part 15: Challenges To Unity

Nota Bene: In keeping with the parameters of the Koinonia Project, I will not be divulging any discussions from the Koinonia Project itself. The practice in question arose during a public worship service of a congregation of the LC-MS, which … Continue reading

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Koinonia Part 2(?)

18 months ago, I wrote on my experiences with the Koinonia Project. I have also offered a couple of observations in the interim. I have seen very little else about it. I suppose this means I have probably written more … Continue reading

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Still Confessing

Once upon a time, there was a young pastor. He was a part of a Lutheran Confessions study group. When a controversy arose, one of the older and wiser pastors suggested that they weigh in on it. Perhaps they could … Continue reading

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Was John Tietjen Right?

Of course not. The man was a heretic, and his removal was necessary for the continued faithfulness of the church. But even a stopped clock is right twice a day. If Caiaphas in his office could be used to prophecy … Continue reading

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Color Me Unimpressed

Recently, numerous friends, colleagues, and even an Ecclesial Supervisor have suggested that I read, mark, learn and inwardly digest a certain book. It is allegedly a classic. It’s been on my shelf (two copies, actually) for a long time. But … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project One year On… Part 2

The discussions in the Koinonia Project (KP) are welcome. For years, the Wyoming District has been requesting serious theological dialogue regarding our divisions. After several convention cycles of nothing more than chirping crickets for a response, it is a welcome … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project: One Year On… Part 1

It was a year ago last week that we drove through a mid-winter blizzard to sit in airports while flights got cancelled. Eventually, all but one of us made it to New York. After the snowy roads of Wyoming, it … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project: Deleted Scene

As directors will often say on the DVD commentary, “I really liked this scene, but it just didn’t fit in with the overall narrative arc.” This was a bonus moment, New York saying, “Hey Country Parson, welcome to the big … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part IX: To Everything There is A Season

I continue to wrap up my report on the Atlantic-Wyoming District Joint Pastoral – Koinonia Conference (Or the AWDJP-KC for short) by answering questions that have arisen. What is the timetable? When does that begin? When does it end. I … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part VIII: “The Word, The Word, The Word”

As Vice-President Mueller said, it was a beginning, not an ending. There is still much to do. There are some questions I haven’t yet answered. Some have popped up on the web and in my inbox as I’ve been posting. … Continue reading

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