Category Archives: LCMS Observations

Preparing for persecution

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas May, 2020 I have a confession to make: I hate online worship.  On Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, after we cancelled and I had posted the videos, we decided that … Continue reading

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Alone Together interview

Today I was interviewed by Rev Tyrel Bramwell on his podcast Alone Together; we discussed life under the COVID-19 in Natoma and Plainville.

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Innovate or die

In the course of a week, nearly every church now has a web presence or at least some experience in streaming and/or recording worship services, Bible studies and daily devotions. Consider that in more normal times, this sort of thing … Continue reading

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Fear in difficult times

Lent 3 – St. John 16:33

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Cinema Sins

My latest YouTube addiction is a channel called ‘Cinema Sins’, in which movies are viewed in about 10-15 minutes, and the channel owner voices over cuts of the movie and points out contradictions and implausible statements or changes in the … Continue reading

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Joseph: God intended it for good.

During the Kansas District Pre-Lent retreat, I presented on a series I did a few years ago based on the Joseph narrative found in Genesis 37-50.  I offer it now for your Lenten usage as you see fit. A summary: … Continue reading

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The Brain Trust

I recently finished reading Ed Catmull’s book Creativity Inc.  Ed Catmull is one of the founders of Pixar and is currently President of both Pixar and Disney Animation. The book was recommended by another pastor, who had heard Catmull speak … Continue reading

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A look out the window

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas February, 2020 What is happening in the United Methodist Church? You may have seen news reports in the past few weeks regarding a potential split in the United Methodist Church; … Continue reading

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How to live a pro-life life

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas January, 2020 What do pro-life people do? Often when we think of what pro-life people do, we immediately think of the March For Life, occurring in Washington and in state … Continue reading

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Preach the Word

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church    Natoma, Kansas November, 2019 Preach the Word – 2 Timothy 4:2a What does Paul mean when he writes these words to young Pastor Timothy? That is a worthwhile question, because many … Continue reading

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