Pastor Chris Hull

About Pastor Chris Hull

Chris Hull is the Senior Pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Normal, Illinois. He was married to Allison Desiree Monk on June 3rd, 2006. They have been blessed with two boys, Lochlann Richard Patrick and Eamonn Julius Luther. Their third son is due in July. Pastor Hull graduated from Concordia University in River Forest, Il in 2006. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2010. Presently he is under the supervision of Dr. James Nestingen in the Master Of Theology program through the Wittenberg Institute.

Pastor Hull has been at Christ Lutheran since July of 2010 where he was called as the Associate Pastor in July of 2010 and then called as the Senior Pastor in March of 2011. He posts his sermons, based on the historic lectionary, online and hosts Tuesdays With Luther which can be viewed on his youtube page.

Free Time in Christ

St. Paul wrote to the churches in Galatia saying, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your … Continue reading

Weak confession gives weak absolution

Our Lord speaks through His prophet Ezekiel saying, “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous … Continue reading

Here we Stand

Yesterday, Reverend President Dr. Matthew Harrison posted a fantastic response to the inability of a panel of judges to carry out the charges against Reverend Dr. Matthew Becker. His confession is as follows: When a public teacher on the roster … Continue reading

Labor Preaching Part I

Christ the Lord says, “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born … Continue reading

Today’s Evils

Christ our Lord spoke to His disciples saying, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34). Do we really believe this? Do we live … Continue reading

Fruity Preachers

Christ our Lord taught about preachers and their proclamation saying, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or … Continue reading

Vision Casting

Christ our Lord says, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. 48 When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good … Continue reading

A Fat and Lazy Church

I recently returned from Madagascar where I, Professor John Pless, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, and Rev. Evan Goeglein, taught a group of Malagasy pastors the theology of Dr. Martin Luther. I was privileged to teach them Luther’s theology of preaching. While we … Continue reading

A Free God for a bound sinner

Justification, according to the third article of the Formula of Concord Solid Declaration means to “pronounce righteous and free from sins and to count as freed from the eternal punishment of sin because of Christ’s righteousness, which is ‘reckoned to … Continue reading

Madagascar Trip

March 21, 2014 Dear Friends of Luther Academy, Grace and peace be yours from our Lord Jesus Christ! I write you today to plead for your prayers to our heavenly Father and also your support of the first Luther Academy … Continue reading

Why your Pastor should read Luther this summer

Arguing against Erasmus, Dr. Martin Luther, of blessed and holy memory, wrote, “Therefore, it is not irreverent, inquisitive, or superfluous, but essentially salutary and necessary for a Christian, to find out whether the will does anything or nothing in matters … Continue reading

Trouble stirring at Concordia Chicago

Yesterday it was brought to light that there is trouble stirring up at Concordia University in Chicago. The issue can be seen on this link that the Psychology Department at CUC is possibly allowing students to complete an internship with … Continue reading

Life Sunday Stuff — Margaret Sanger Conclusion

Part I     Part II In September 1915, Sanger returned to America and began working again on publishing a new journal titled, Birth Control Review. At that time, she also opened the first reproductive clinic in Brooklyn, New York. … Continue reading

Life Sunday Stuff — Margaret Sanger Part II

For Part I click here. Margaret and her husband Bill arrived in New York City in 1910.  Upon arrival, the Sangers became involved in the Socialist Party Local 5, Bill going so far as to run for municipal alderman in … Continue reading

Life Sunday Stuff — Margaret Sanger, part I

This is the first part in a series on Margaret Sanger. This is not a complete study on Sanger, but rather an introduction into the worldview espoused by Sanger. This paper asserts that Saner was a eugenicist and was driven … Continue reading

A Bound Giver

Article 18 of the Augsburg Confession asserts the Lutheran belief concerning the will of man saying, “Concerning free will it is taught that a human being has some measure of free will, so as to live an externally honorable life … Continue reading

Ordination Appreciation

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  There are many good articles out there about how to appreciate your Pastor. One way that we can appreciate or support our Pastors is to remind them of their Ordination vows. At Ordination, the pastor … Continue reading

Bound to abort

Many Lutherans are involved in the pro-life movement in America. We attend rallies and have a Life Sunday at our church. This is a good thing. It is good to be pro rather than anti-life. God is pleased with those … Continue reading

DPS: Defensive Pastor Syndrome Part 1

After His resurrection, Christ the Lord appeared to the Apostles saying, “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood … Continue reading

Life Sunday: Matthew 2

The goods were delivered in this sermon for Life Sunday. The texts are the readings for the festival of Holy Innocents, which is on December 28th. Most Churches will celebrate Life Sunday on January 20th, but becuase that is the Sunday … Continue reading

Christmas Eve Sermon: Matthew 1

The following sermon was preached by Pastor Jonathan Huehn, Associate Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, IL. … Continue reading

Advent IV Sermon

Sermon by Pastor Chris Hull Christ Lutheran Church Normal, IL Advent IV “Prepare the Way” Deut. 18:15-19 Psalm 111 Phil. 4:4-7 John 1:19-28 … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Chris Hull — Here Comes Krampus

The Second Sunday in Advent Luke 21:25-36 Jesus proclaims the signs of his second coming. This lesson is a great comfort for the baptized. Pastor Chris Hull Christ Lutheran Church Normal, IL … Continue reading

Table Talk: Ordain Women Now

Recently there has arisen a group in the LCMS who believes that there should be a peaceful discussion concerning the ordination of women. Should the LCMS have further discussion concerning this topic, or is the debate itself a rejection of … Continue reading

Table Talk: Beth Moore Part 2

Last week I began a two part article on Beth Moore bible studies. There were a lot of comments, some helpful and others counterproductive. However, I would like to conclude this article and give some constructive ways in which we … Continue reading