Category Archives: LCMS Observations

A time to plant.

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas August, 2017 If you look at a map of the state of Kansas, and on that map you put a pin everywhere there is an LCMS church, a few things … Continue reading

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The curiosity of Mormons

The American Southwest is Mormon country.  Or at least that is what it seemed to be in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.  For on a recent vacation, whether by luck or by irony, we found ourselves encountering Mormons in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

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Who do you want for a pastor?

Recently, my wife and I have been hooked on a BBC drama called Father Brown which ran for several years, and is now on Netflix.  The series is based off of short stories of the same name by GK Chesterton.  … Continue reading

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A word to the Shepherds

Circuit 13 & 15 Joint Winkel – St. John 10:1-10 In my fourth year of seminary, Dr. Warneck, gave us his infamous handout the first day of his Pastoral Theology class, which probably totaled half a ream of paper; nearly … Continue reading

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Just do it

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas May, 2017 At any given time, I have a variety of writing projects that I am working on.  Some of these have deadlines that have to be met; others have … Continue reading

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Why we hate Call Day sermons

This week is the annual high feast day in the LCMS; it is the day the St. Louis and the Fort Wayne seminaries get lots of attention and lots of praise for presenting to the Church at large students that … Continue reading

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