On Unionism

Unionism is the practice of participating in fellowship with those with whom there is not unity in Christian doctrine. It is a false…

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Before You Relocate

A question pastors often get asked is, “I am moving to __________. What is a good church for me to attend there?” This…

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Something New

The Athenians said to Paul, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? For you bring some strange things…

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Do Congregations Matter?

Congregations open and close. Demographics shift. Towns shrink. People move away. Do congregations matter? God’s Word matters. People matter. It matters that people…

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Optimism for the Church

The other day, a fellow pastor called me an optimist who believes he can change the world because I was fighting for a…

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A House Divided

Confessional Lutheran pastors cause strife and conflict everywhere they go. They cause trouble in their parishes by calling sinners to repentance and excluding…

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Learning from Eli

Eli was derelict in his duties as high priest. He did not keep his sons in check. Working as priests under Eli’s supervision,…

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