Psalm Six: Does God Hate Me or Love Me? Yes…

Here is a link to my interview on Issues Etc. from last night on Psalm Six. It does raise lots of interesting questions. One of the questions it raises is this: does God hate me or love me? We often will hear the phrase “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” I’m not so […]

Forgiveness (Quasimodo Geniti, Easter 1/2)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Quasi-modo Geniti (Easter 1 – April 19, 2009) John 20:19-31 For an audio MP3 of this sermon, CLICK HERE TITLE: “Forgiveness” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for this Sunday is the Gospel of John […]

Is the identity of the penitent kept in confidence?

We have a classical Lutheran Academy connected to our church. One of the practices that we have is on Thursday afternoons, we offer private confession and absolution to the students and faculty. Been doing it for years, but I’ll tell you about that another time. This morning I had a first for me. I had […]

How to choose a father confessor

I am doing some research on private confession and absolution. Do any of you gentle readers know of any good materials on how to choose a father confessor? For the typical parishioner, this is not really a issue, or at least it shouldn’t. They go to their pastor. But to the parish pastor, he has […]