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President’s Piece for Peace

Fall 2017, IDE Today In this unique year of Reformation 500, I have been bringing to you specific insights into the minds of the Reformers as they wrote and spoke the Reformation into the Church. While the Reformation officially began … Continue reading

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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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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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