A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Ninth and Tenth Commandments

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech,     and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words,     whose voice is not heard. 4 Their … Continue reading

A Year without Television, Part II: The Advent Sermon

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series A Year Without Television

The following is the sermon I preached on the topic of Entertainment on December 7th, 2016. If you have not read Part I of this series yet, please do so. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and … Continue reading

NEWS – An Open Letter from Concordia University, Portland. Queer Straight Alliance now chartered as club on campus.

A new “Open Letter” has hit the web today. It’s an open letter from Concordia Portland President Schlimpert to the “Concordia Community” in which he states that the Queer-Straight Alliance charter has been approved and several new steps towards inclusiveness … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Eighth Commandment

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

    O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?     Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right     and speaks truth in his heart; 3 who does not slander with his tongue     and … Continue reading

Osiander: Never Heard of Him

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part six of a series of twelve newsletter articles written by Rev. Neil L. Carlson for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Carlson is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Sidney and Chappell, … Continue reading

A Year without Television, Part I: The Church Fathers

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series A Year Without Television

It all started back in Advent 2016 as I was preparing for the midweek services. Our congregation was going to spend the three Wednesday nights in Advent on the theme “Life with an Eye on the End.” We would consider … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Seventh Commandment

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

        Fret not yourself because of evildoers;     be not envious of wrongdoers! 2 For they will soon fade like the grass     and wither like the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;     dwell in the land … Continue reading

The Synergistic Fallacy

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part four of a series of twelve newsletter articles written by Rev. Neil L. Carlson for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Carlson is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Sidney and Chappell, … Continue reading