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An LCMS Pastor in North-Central Kansas

Can any good come from…

Kansas District Pre-Lent Retreat devotion based on St. John 1:43-51 Philip, the fresh seminary graduate who is new to the circuit, runs up to the grizzled veteran Nathanial, and announces to him the great success he just had in teaching … Continue reading

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Honor God with your bodies

Epiphany 2 – 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Sorry about the camera angle.

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What have we done?

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas January, 2018 I was in a meeting last month, and the presenter, a District executive recounted how he had asked his staff: what have we done in the past three years?  He … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter 2017

Christmas, 2017 There is no shortage of nativity scenes this time of year, available both for purchase and for viewing pleasure.  They come in all shapes and sizes; some with just a few pieces, and others with seemingly all of … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day 2017 – St. Luke 2:1-20 It is perhaps the greatest irony in the world today: we live in a culture of death, all people want to talk about is death; all people want to celebrate is death.  We … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 2017 – St. Luke 2:7 In our rush to get to the shepherds and the angels, and to the loud shouts of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Gloria in Excelsis Deo, we often miss what happens before.  … Continue reading

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A homeless God

Advent 4 – 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 It is one of the great mysteries of the Scriptures as to why God refuses to allow David to build the temple.  To add confusion to the mystery is that in verses 6-7, … Continue reading

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