Tag Archives: The Office of the Holy Ministry

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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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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The Repentance of Nineveh, or Mocking God?

It’s easy to take the bible out of context. We don’t want to use phrases like, “God is not mocked” without making sure we are applying it to the correct situation. So, when we look at the context of those … Continue reading

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Should I Go on Sinning?

Yesterday in Bible Class we were talking about providence and sin. On the one hand, God can use anything – even the works of Satan – for his own glory. (Cf. John 11:51) And yet, we can not say that … 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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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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Earthquakes, CRM, and Other Disasters

Tragedy makes us nervous. We don’t know what to say, but we want to say something. Invariably, we say something stupid. Lost a loved one? “I know how you feel.” (No, you don’t.) Had a house fire? “It was the … Continue reading

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Lutheran Purgatory: A Review

There have already been numerous excellent reviews of this timely book. Pastor Kornacki has done a masterful job dealing with a difficult subject, and much deserved praise has already been given to him for this. So my review will be … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: Days of Future Past

I recently added it up, and realized that it was five years ago when I first said to myself, “It would help me remember what I teach from year to year if I wrote some of this down.” The goal … Continue reading

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Sasse Class

I did a continuing education class last week on Herman Sasse, taught by the amazing John Pless. It was wonderful. The pure word of God, raining down on me for a whole week with practically no interruptions. I never realized … Continue reading

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