Episode 3 – Sermon on Indulgence and Grace

Mike Yagley and I are working on a podcast about the events, documents, and people that helped define the reformation. The podcast can be found at GraceOnTap-Podcast.com. We posted the third episode this morning. I encourage you to take some time and listen to this episode. Provide any feedback you desire. We are interested in getting... Continue Reading →


Episode 2 of Grace on Tap-Podcast

Would you do me the favor of going  to graceontap-podcast.com and discover the new episode that Mike Yagley and I posted about the 95 Theses. Mike and I are recording these podcasts as a part of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

Grace on Tap – Podcasts

Grace is flowing today. Mike Yagley and I have been working on recording podcasts for a project called GraceOnTap. Today we have uploaded our first episode on the background of the 95 Theses. Our plan is to release an episode each week. I hope you enjoy. http://graceontap-podcast.com/2017/01/02/episode-1-grace-on-tap-background-on-95-theses/


My Report of 66th LCMS Convention

Here is a quick report of what happened at the 66th The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Milwaukee. The convention took place July 9-14, 2016. I attended this convention because I was elected last summer to be the Ann Arbor pastoral delegate. Every circuit of congregations sends one lay delegate and one pastoral delegate. There were... Continue Reading →


Blessings Shared with Others

One of the moments that captures my joy as a pastor is when I have the opportunity to speak the words of the benediction. I speak words of benediction at the end of the worship service. I also speak these words during hospital visits and whenever I want to leave a person with confidence in... Continue Reading →


Tri1406 – The Journey of Four Pastors to Complete an IRONMAN Triathlon

Four pastors, including myself, are training to race in an IRONMAN Triathlon in Louisville, KY on October 9, 2016. Pastors Mark Milatz, Ben Vogel, Drew Gruenhagen, and I hope that this race will be a path towards something bigger. We are using this 140.6 mile race as a vehicle to raise money for 20 scholarships in... Continue Reading →


Going forward with trust

As Christians we go into the world connecting people to Jesus through a ministry that springs from God’s Word and His blessed Sacraments. When we connect people to Jesus, we find ourselves connected to one another and to opportunities to serve our neighbors. I trust that the Holy Spirit is at work in congregations preventing... Continue Reading →


Bridge Building to Eternal Life in Christ Jesus

The bridges we seek to build in our society will be empty if our message is only wrath and judgment or only mercy and forgiveness. I trust that when we share the both the Law and the Gospel we will find the Holy Spirit bringing people to faith in Jesus.


Baptism is for Infants and Adults

aThis is written in response to Wes McAdams blog article in which he attempts to explain why it’s not biblical to Baptize an infant. http://www.radicallychristian.com/why-its-not-biblical-to-baptize-an-infant First, he says, “Infant baptism is usually NOT even ‘baptism’” Wes McAdams makes his first point because he believes that the Greek word for baptism means immersion. This Greek word... Continue Reading →


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