Summer 2021 Newsletter

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 Common Question that LCMS Pastors Get     I was recently asked by the editor of, “The Lutheran Witness” (LW) https://witness.lcms.org/ to submit 10 or so common questions I have received over my years in ministry. … Read More

MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is like a Big Mansion   While attending a Confessional Lutheran conference a few years back, I heard one presenter give the analogy that the LCMS is like an old … Read More

April 2021 Newsletter

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April 2021 A.D. On Resisting a Private Business  “No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service.” Today is April 1st, as I write, which is also Maundy Thursday. I admit, I completely forgot to write … Read More

March 2021 Newsletter

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March 2021 A.D. On Resisting the Government  [Romans 13:1 ESV] 1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted … Read More

February 2021 Newsletter

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A Reformation Call: A Resurrection of the Biblical and Lutheran Practice of Private (Individual) Confession & Absolution   (This is a rerun of my October 2017 newsletter article. It was brought to my attention in … Read More

January 2021 Newsletter

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January 2021 A.D. New Year’s Resolutions  Note: I wrote the letter below to you shortly after my installation in an eblast four years ago on 1/1/17 before we got the newsletter up and running. I … Read More

December 2020 Newsletter

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The faculty of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, offer these biblical reflections to encourage confidence in God’s goodness and faithfulness to Christ’s mandates as the Church reconvenes for public worship. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vwWW08_1wQYLRo8Kx_5n5FxDbCrRmprJ/view      The … Read More

November 2020 Newsletter

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This is the Most Important Election Okay, I couldn’t pass-up a “click-bait” title for this article, but I’m sure you knew this article was going to be about God’s eternal election and not a U.S. … Read More

October 2020 Newsletter

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A few thoughts on Mission and Evangelism at St. John Lutheran Church, Frisco, TX – a new mission plant   [I wrote the article below in the fall of 2017, but never published it. I … Read More

September 2020 Newsletter

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“The Christian Church is Crumbling!” Really? Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not … Read More