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Preaching the Gospel

This article should be arriving about the time the Lenten Season comes upon us. Lent is a season of penitential reflection and falls well within the theme of my last article on preaching and the application of the Law of the text. While this … Continue reading

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Preaching the Law – President’s Piece for Peace

While on vicarage, many years ago in southern Florida, I was visiting with some of the preschoolers of the congregation. One of them told me that “Jesus died to take away our money.” When I asked why he thought that, … Continue reading

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Incarnational Festival of Joy

Blessings to you my fellow servants of the Church. My greeting atop this note is meant to be equivalent to “Merry Christmas.” I like the title above because it speaks to the very essence of Jesus’ birth. It is easy … Continue reading

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What can you, your family, and your congregation do to protect babies and help their families?

Hear God’s Word for your life in the sermon, Divine Service, Bible Study with your pastor, and daily prayer at home with your family! Give a good public witness to your community at the Life Chain on Sunday,October 2nd from … Continue reading

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President’s Piece for Peace – Sept. ’16

The lyrics of a famous pop song go like this “school’s out for summer.” That is a resounding chorus filling the air of early June. Now we find ourselves in the dog days of August which bring forth lyrics from a much … Continue reading

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President’s Piece for Peace – Aug ’16

On July 9–14, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod met in convention in Milwaukee. As conventions go, I am more of one who endures them rather than looks forward to them. With that said I will say that this convention was probably … Continue reading

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President’s Piece for Peace – July ’16

My Blessed Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray your summer is going to afford you opportunity for some rest and relaxation. As I have shared before, Jesus took time to rest from his labors. It is much needed in order … Continue reading

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President’s Piece for Peace – Jun ’16

Pentecost and Holy Trinity greetings to all of you faithful servants of Christ. As we now enter the non-festival half of the Church Year and our academic responsibilities come to an end in our schools, I invite you to catch … Continue reading

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President’s Piece for Peace – May 2016

It is a regular occurrence that I receive free copies of books asking for my review or endorsement. I must admit I do not get to all of them but I do give honest reviews after a thorough reading. I … Continue reading

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President’s Piece for Peace – April 2016

Blessed brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ. This month we relish in the Holy Season of Easter, the resurrection of the Son of God who has redeemed the world unto Himself. As I am want to do from … Continue reading

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