The Word Remains, a Hopeful Book by an Old Lutheran

A review essay by Todd A. Peperkorn The Word Remains: Selected Writings on the Church Year and the Christian Life is a collection of sermons and writings by the renowned mission pastor and nineteenth century theologian, Wilhelm Löhe (1808-1872). I first ran into this book while visiting Neuendettelsau in 2009. We were staying with friends […]

Five Years a California Pastor

Five years ago today I was installed as pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. As with many things, it seems like it was both yesterday and a thousand years ago. But here are a few of my thoughts that have bubbled up along the way. It takes about five years to get […]

In Praise of Pastors’ Wives

Last week I served in the chapel service for Higher Things in Fort Collins, Colorado, and watched all of the other pastors assist with Holy Communion. At this Higher Things event there were somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred pastors present. It is one of the more unusual blessings, that HT has so many […]

The Crux of the Matter

I am very pleased to announce the release of a new project that my good buddy, Scott Stiegemeyer, and I are producing: This is a weekly podcast that is by pastors and for pastors. Obviously anyone can listen in, but our intention is to discuss matters of theology and pastoral care that are geared toward […]

Ordination Sermon for Rev. Troy W. Peperkorn (July 6, 2014)

4th Sunday after Pentecost, (July 6, 2014) St. John Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn, STM (Luke 24:44–49, Romans 10:14–17) The Ordination of Rev. Troy W. Peperkorn TITLE: “I Will Be With You” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is […]