March 2022 Newsletter

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March 2022 A.D. Letters to the Editor Often times I receive good theological questions via email, but unlike the good questions I get in Bible class, only the emailer has the benefit of the discussion. … Read More

February 2022 Newsletter

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Crucifix: A Cross with the Body of Jesus – Part 2 Last month, my newsletter article was on the use of crucifixes. After its publication, I received an email from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort … Read More

January 2022 Newsletter

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January 2022 A.D. Crucifix: A Cross with the Body of Jesus A few of you have brought up questions about the use of a crucifix vs a cross recently, so here are a few comments … Read More

DECEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

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December 2021 A.D. Home Devotions (a re-run from an eblast I sent in 2017 by request) If you are like me, when you hear the words home devotions, you start feeling guilty. You reflect on … Read More

November 2021 Newsletter

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November 2021 A.D. Martin Luther’s Large Catechism   The Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed    I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the … Read More

October 2021 Newsletter

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October 2021 A.D. Pastor, I Have a Question       In our Matthew Bible class on 9/26, a question was asked about I Cor. 11 and head-coverings. The question was something like, “Why don’t women … Read More

September 2021 Newsletter

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 September 2021 A.D.  Martin Luther’s Large Catechism    The First Commandment  Pastors’ Study Group, Faith, Plano, TX, by Rev. Clint Stark, St. John of Frisco, TX  (Revised and clipped for SJLC newsletter)  With the assumption … Read More

August 2021 Newsletter

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August 2021 A.D. Martin Luther’s Large Catechism The First Article of the Apostles’ Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. Pastors’ Study Group, Faith, Plano, TX, by Rev. Clint … Read More

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