Lutheran Catechesis: A New Beginning

[My colleague at Lamb of God and I are embarking on a new year with Lutheran Catechesis.  I would encourage all of you to read this and give me your thoughts on the approach. -LL] Lutheran Catechesis On Sunday, September 14th, 2008 Lutheran Catechesis begins after the 5 o’clock Divine Service at Lamb of God […]

St. Michael Liturgical Conference

Sept. 29, 2008 at Redeemer, Ft. Wayne Theme: Preaching in the Midst of Holy Things Keynote Address: Dr. Fabrizius will lead the participants into a deeper appreciation of the rhythms, emphasis, and context of preaching in the midst of the Divine Service, with practical suggestions both about how to preach and how to hear. Workshop […]

The Pastor and The Snow

If you were to peek your head into a pastor’s conference, one of the things you would find a common topic of conversation is all of the “non-pastoral” work that pastors end up doing.  Things like shoveling the walk, mowing the grass, lights, fundraising, organizational administration, even (gasp!) working on the church computers.  Pastors, being […]

The Pastor and the Boards

The Holy Ministry has changed over the last hundred years. No, not the Word and Sacrament part, but just about everything else: hymnals in the pews, language, electronic organs, bulletins, cars, telephones, computers, sound systems, boards and meetings. Boards? Meetings?

The pastor and the congregation

It is very good, from time to time, to reflect as a Church about the nature of who we are in Christ, and of where and how God works in our midst, giving us the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. For Lutherans, we are very familiar and comfortable with phrases like “Word and Sacrament,” […]