Flipping Through the Hymnal

The hymns and songs of the church help me understand the timeline of the year. When I flip through the pages of the Lutheran Service Book, I notice the different sections of hymns. The hymnal is not organized in a progression of hymns from favorites towards clunkers. Organizing a hymnal from favorites towards disappointments would... Continue Reading →


New Growth in the New Year

I am interested with how God will grow our membership as a congregation in 2017. Connection to a local community of believers is important. St. Paul wrote to the people in Ephesus, “There is one body and one Spirit . . . one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who... Continue Reading →

Crafted by Truth – A Reformation Reading Plan

What happens when people are engaged in daily reading of the Bible? The results can be massively helpful for our walk in this world. We see our story and God’s story intersecting. When we walk with the words of the Lord daily on our hearts, we are better equipped to bring God’s perspective to the... Continue Reading →


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 →


Convention Musings

I spent seven days participating in the triennial convention of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. I love the city of St. Louis and so it was a wonderful time to renew my friendship with that beautiful city. Christi and my boys, Henry and Lucas, also came down to St. Louis. I stayed downtown. They stayed out... Continue Reading →



BaptismI love performing Baptisms at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Baptism of babies, young children, and adults are all priceless moments in the life of our congregation. When I speak the Word of God and I generously pour water over the head of the person, I trust God to be at work delivering the gift... Continue Reading →


Making an Impact in the name of Christ

Rev. Joel and Iantha Scheiwe, friends of mine, are career missionaries for the LCMS in Asia Pacific. There is a new video posted that describes their work to share Jesus. Rev. Joel Scheiwe describes the collaborative outreach of the Lutheran Church--Hong Kong Synod, the LCMS, and our Concordia English Center in Macau. Iantha provides an... Continue Reading →


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