About Pastor Clint Poppe

Clint Poppe is pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE.

Why the ACELC?

It has been several years now since the formation of the Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations (ACELC). For a detailed account of the formation of the ACELC please see the essay, “ Barking Dogs and a Three-Legged Hog.” Since … Continue reading

A Lutheran Response to the Duck Dynasty Uproar

Soon, very soon, millions of people will hurry to their Christmas Tree to see what Santa or one of his helpers has brought.  As the paper flies and the ribbons and bows are either saved or discarded, Duck Dynasty will … Continue reading

Sasse speaks…today!

Many in the LCMS are familiar with the name Hermann Sasse. Sadly, many know the name but have not read anything by him.  Thanks to Concordia Publish House and many faithful translators like Norman Nagel, Ronald Feuerhahn, and Matthew Harrison, … Continue reading

The Holy Spirit puts round pegs in square holes — Not a good fit!

This article was originally published in LOGIA Forum 18:1 (Epiphany 2009).  It is just as timely today, especially given the recent discussions here at BJS. It is certainly not uncommon for strife to exist between pastor and people. Many factors … Continue reading

Doctrine and Practice — Part 2 “Spiritual but not religious”

 For many years much of Lutheranism has suffered from a disconnect with regard to doctrine and practice and their relationship. A few years ago at a Circuit Winkel, a suggestion was made for a joint study of the then new … Continue reading

The Evangelical Lutheran Church- Doctrine and Practice (Part 1)

One of the first district pastors’ conferences that I ever attended, and certainly one that I will always remember, was in the late 80s in Omaha, Nebraska. There was much buzz about this specific conference because of the main presenter, … Continue reading

The Evangelical Lutheran Church — Understanding Purpose

The word “purpose” has become quite a money-making industry. Ever since Rick Warren’s blockbuster book The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? hit the shelves in the fall of 2002, the landscape of American Christianity has … Continue reading

The Evangelical Lutheran Church — True to Our Identity

 It is not easy to be a Lutheran.  At times we seem to have no identity of our own.  While Roman Catholics see us as just another type of  Protestantism, Protestants look at us as watered down Romanists.  Lutheranism is … Continue reading

The Evangelical Lutheran Church — A No Guilt Zone.

This past week the University of Nebraska announced that a new men’s basketball coach had been hired. Tim Miles, formerly at Colorado State University, would replace the recently fired lovable looser, Doc Sadler.  With the NCAA basketball world deeply focused … Continue reading

Steadfast LCMS — Lutheran by conviction.

Several years ago, on a mission trip to Haiti, I had an opportunity to spend some extra time with the now sainted Rev. Dr. Doris Jean Louis.  Many consider him to be the “father” of the Lutheran church in Haiti … Continue reading