The Call Process Primer

Calling a new pastor is a great and glorious occasion.  It can however be a hard time as well.  Your congregation is going through a lot of things after losing its pastor.  There is grief in many situations at his … Continue reading

Divine Call materials abound… and some more hangouts happening?

As you saw today on BJS there were two excellent articles written concerning the Divine Call process and the Office of the Holy Ministry.  These two articles were enhanced by a Google Hangout hosted by Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller with the … Continue reading

A Divine Call To What?

Several months ago I applied and obtained a job at Walmart. “But, Pastor Richard, I thought you were and are a pastor?” As many of you already know, I was in the colloquy process for quite some time. I applied … Continue reading

The Two Natures of the Divine Call

The Church stands or falls on the article of justification. Ask any Lutheran about justification and it won’t be long before you’re hearing about salvation by grace through faith. But follow that question up with, “And from whence does this … Continue reading

Steadfast Office – The Divine Call

So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive … Continue reading