Monthly Archives: June 2007

Sermon for Trinity IV

I found Luther’s sermon on Luke 6:36-42 in his House Postils to be quite helpful in preparing for this sermon. It is not completely copied, but his sermon definitely influenced the way I proceeded with this text. See it here. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts Regarding Luther’s Brief Admonition to Go to Confession

In Luther’s Brief Admonition to Go to Confession, he seems to indicate that Private Confession may take place before any Christian and in fact, that any Christian may absolve another. See what you think: Besides this public, daily, and necessary … Continue reading

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A Fun Outing on the Mississippi

For the first time since we’ve lived here we went out boating on the Mississippi River. Some friends of ours in the area have a boat and took us out tonight. It was a total blast. It is amazing how … Continue reading

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Hermeneia: Addition to the Blogroll

You will notice an addition to my blog roll. Hermeneia is a recent blog authored by an old friend from seminary, Fr. Chadius. Fr. Chadius and I used to “run” the reference desk back at Walther Library before they got … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts Regarding Declaration of Fellowship with AALC

Those who have perused Today’s Business for the upcoming LC-MS convention will have noticed a resolution to declare pulpit and altar fellowship with another American Lutheran Church body (AALC – American Association of Lutheran Churches), whose birth onto the Lutheran … Continue reading

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Five-year "highs" and "woes"

Having just passed the five-year marker in my sojourn in W. Central Illinois (and also five years in the Ministry), I have been thinking of the “highs” and “woes” that come with such a milestone. “Highs” include the following: No … Continue reading

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…And hate the false and love the true.

Ever since Dr. Weinrich (at the time professor in Historical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary) made our class memorize the hymn: “All Splendor of God’s Glory Bright” (TLH 550; severely destroyed version in LSB 874), I have returned to it … Continue reading

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