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Koinonia Project: Taking a Breather

I  have another post ready regarding the Koinonia project. I have two, actually. But, as I am sure you noticed yesterday, I am now at the “prescriptive suggestions” phase. I had hoped to post one earlier in the day. But … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part VII: Band of Brothers

It was my first district pastor’s conference after moving to Wyoming. I had only been here a few weeks. It seemed like seven hours was a long way to drive for a three day conference. I did not go. The … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part VI: We Few, We Happy Few

After all the preliminaries, the welcomes and the thank you’s by the respective District Presidents, the preparatory sermons by Chaplain Weedon of the International Center, and the Project Guidelines, explained by Vice President Mueller, the leadership of the synod fell … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part V: General Observations

I know there is a risk in posting about the Koinonia project. Much as the United States broadcast every moment of the moon landing live, I am risking failure in a public forum. (Although, one hopes, not death in the … Continue reading

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On Distinctions

After yesterday’s post, I received a note from a trusted brother, asking why I didn’t just say “The meetings are secret. Some things need to be secret, and that’s ok.” Distinctions are important, so let’s work on a couple of … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part 4: Why We Came

I was skeptical.  I admit that. I wanted to arrive and immediately dig into theology. Instead we met, we talked informally, we visited, toured, and then talked about “context”. It seemed as if we would not get down to business … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part 3: I Will Fear No Evil, For Thou Art With Me

Tuesday began with opening worship (Sorry about that again Chaplain Weedon. My roommate and I both set the alarm early, but we accidently hit “off” instead of “snooze”. Also, we expected the service to be longer than 15 minutes. Please … Continue reading

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Koinonia Project Part 2: That’s a Lot of People!

NOTE: The opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the author. They do not represent the opinion of  anyone else in the Atlantic or Wyoming Districts, or in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Please also note that … Continue reading

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Koinonia Conference Part 1: Country Parson Goes to the City

NOTE: The opinions expressed in this and the following posts are solely those of the author. They do not represent the opinion of  anyone else in the Atlantic or Wyoming Districts, or in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Please … Continue reading

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One More Thing Before I Go

Here is a letter we received from President Benke, Welcoming, and encouraging the pastors in his district to welcome, us. It sounds like we have very gracious hosts, who will be feeding and leading us (around New York.) We received … Continue reading

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