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“The sect can not wait.” A Catechism Commentary

At her recently concluded Pastoral Conference, the Wyoming District asked for more time. The LCMS Catechism Review Committee mailed the “Field Test” of the catechism this past July. Three years of hard work was shown to the church, and the … 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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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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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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Just Give Me That Old Time Religion…

About a year ago, I was in a continuing ed class, and I was talking to the professor about some concerns in our synod. He mentioned “Radical Lutheranism” as an option to help resolve this troubling trend. Apparently, it’s taking … Continue reading

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Random Bible Verse for No Reason at All

As noted above, I am posting this random bible verse, but there is no deeper meaning to it. I was just randomly thinking of these verses, and figured I would post them for your enjoyment. And he told this parable: … Continue reading

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Teach These Things: No More Tears!

Download HERE. It is interesting to listen to “old timers” talk about their confirmation examination. It can best be described as “tales of shared suffering.” One pastor related to me that when he arrived at his parish, the previous pastor … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Spoiler Alert: Jesus words to Nicodemus + Athansian Creed = Salvation. Holy Trinity & Undivided Unity=Salvation. Lot’s of Salvation. Read for yourself, after the jump.

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