Reformation/Revolution 

What does revolution look like? Baptism. Forgiveness. Mealtime. I trust in the revolution that God works in my body and soul. I know the danger of my sin and shame. The power of darkness against me is real. It is so difficult to imagine the glory of God being revealed in the midst of my... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Why I am Lutheran

Why Should I Be a Lutheran? I know that some of you know my heritage in the Lutheran church. My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all pastors. You may think that my blood flows with little lutheran seals imprinted on my red blood cells. I have every reason to claim my identity in the Lutheran church... 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 →

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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