Tag Archives: LCMS

Contact the Catechism Revision Committee

I’m sure many of my readers have filled out the Catechism Revision survey online. But if you, like me, thought that perhaps there was more to say about it, you might want to contact the Catechism Review Committee directly. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 3, Fatal Flaws and a Prescription for Recovery

In Part 1, I reviewed some of the strengths of the Revised Catechism Field Test. In Part 2, I looked at some new things that didn’t quite work. In Part 3, I go over what I see as problems that … Continue reading

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Free Resource for Circuit Visitors

A FB friend was appointed CV. He mentioned that he would be restoring the practice of visitation in his circuit, and was working on resources for that. The Council of Presidents was given the assignment almost four years ago to prepare … Continue reading

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LCMS Convention: An Outsider’s Perspective

Some may argue that “Outsider” is not an apt description. But, I was not a delegate, I saw no updates on the convention until after it was finished, and I was not even around the internet for most of the … Continue reading

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The Life of the Church, and the Synod’s Future

I’ve noticed this convention cycle that everyone is saying a few words about what they look for in a synod President. I didn’t realize that was a thing. I’m so out of the loop. I guess this is a result … Continue reading

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Too Busy for Business

I really love being a pastor and teacher in the Wyoming District. Our pastoral conferences are focused on theology. I’m not saying other districts don’t do that. I haven’t been there. I don’t know. But after spending three days last week talking … 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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Joining the Bandwagon

I am a pastor in a small town. I’ve been here for over a decade. When I hit the ten year mark (making me the longest serving pastor in the congregation’s history), people finally stopped asking how I liked living … 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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Bylaws vs. the Word of God

There are not a lot of pending resolutions for the Wyoming District convention. That’s not unusual. With a small district, we have a pretty lean structure, so there are not usually a lot of changes that need to be made. … Continue reading

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