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 →

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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 →

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 →

Baptism

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 →

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