Category Archives: LCMS Observations

The problem is also the solution

Recently, I put forth a proposal calling for congregations calling sole pastors to be given priority in receiving Seminary candidates as opposed to those calling assistant or associate pastors from the Seminary.  One of the major objections to this proposal … Continue reading

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Continuing the Celebration

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas November, 2017 Over the next two months, you and I will no doubt remark on the arrival of Christmas in the stores and in the community, and even in the church, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Calling from the Seminary

Greetings! At the recent Kansas District Professional Church Worker’s Conference, I presented a paper and a proposed overture for consideration and feedback.  The overture will hopefully come before the Kansas District Convention in June, as well as other District Conventions … Continue reading

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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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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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