Category Archives: Missouri Megatrends

Letters from the Trashcan – Confessing or Pretending?

Here’s a letter I wrote to The Lutheran Witness in June 2015. They never published it or responded at least in print. They might have online and I missed it.

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Following St. Francis’ Play Book

There was a cartoon a long time ago which showed the Hand of God reaching down to a football huddle. The caption was, “It looks like Concordia is getting a play.” I think the current LCMS regime is getting theirs … Continue reading

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Ask your pastor if Communion is right for you

            If the church approached Communion like the pharmaceutical industry approaches medicine, there would be a less problems. For one, there would be no assumption that Communion is open to all and therefore only the unloving try to regulate access.

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My Spirit Rejoices Regardless of Who Said It

At the most recent ACELC conference I met a layman. I will call him Leon for that is his name and he would not shrink from being identified.  He was at a conference recently where the Reverend Doctor Jeffery Kloha … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a 100% Participation

That’s what a postcard from LCMS, INC. HQ said.  And they even quoted the Bylaw, emphasis on the second syllable, which says this really isn’t a “let us” but a “you had better.”

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The Dark Half

Those who know say you should always use some sort of visual for a blog. They get more hits.  I don’t because I don’t know how, and don’t care enough to learn. That is the Luddite me at his worse. … Continue reading

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The Road to Perdition is Paved by Antichrists

I feel sorry for the LGBT community – if “community” is what a group of people who prey on each other sexually can be called. Right up till June 26, though we celebrated them in song and on screen, though … Continue reading

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Lutheran Hour Ministries Wants to Connect You with Their Lutheranism

Lutheran Hour Ministries has developed an adult instruction course to connect you to their vision of Christianity. The course is titled “God Connects – A Course in Christianity.” It’s a 12 part course, and it is better than the 4 … Continue reading

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Like Shepherd and Sheep to Slaughter

Theodore Roosevelt was running for governor of New York. He had gained renowned as the leader of the Rough Riders.  To energize his flagging campaign, he took along on his stump speeches veterans of that famous charge up San Juan … Continue reading

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Deep calleth Unto Deep

In 1981 I attended a Synod-sponsored introduction of the then “new” hymnal, Lutheran Worship. This is where we adapted the thoroughly inaccurate “And also with you” in mimicry of Rome. Our new, new hymnal Lutheran Service Book (How I wish … Continue reading

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