Not Alone: In the Name of Jesus

One of my gentle readers wrote this post regarding preaching that referenced one or my posts about preaching from around Christmas time. It seems worth discussing a little here. This is the link: Not Alone: In the Name of Jesus Here’s the final paragraph: When this is what God works through sermon preparation, how can […]

Cross+Words – A Lenten Preaching Seminar

Cross+Words A Lenten Preaching Seminar The Presentation of Our Lord and the Purification of Mary February 2, 2009 Hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Cross + Words The holy apostles used several words to preach about the work of Jesus on the cross. Among them are “reconciliation,” “redemption,” “justification,” “covenant,” and “propitiation.” These words […]

The Way of the Lord (Advent 1, 2008)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1), November 30, 2008 Matthew 21:1-11 For an audio MP3 of this sermon, CLICK HERE TITLE: “The Way of the Lord” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for this morning is […]

A Lament for the Lectionary

I love the historic lectionary. The rhythm of the readings, the Psalms and Introits, the use of traditional hymnody that speaks references it directly, it flows in a way that is beautiful, reverent and stirring. It stirs up the faith, just as the historic collects remind us as we prepare for Adventtide. That is why […]

What to Do When You're Bored with Preaching

What to Do When You’re Bored with Preaching: Solutions for Tired Preachers of the Gospel By Reverend Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church, Kenosha Wisconsin St. Michael’s Liturgical Conference Redeemer Lutheran Church Fort Wayne, Indiana St. Michael and All Angels, 2008 Introduction We’ve all faced it at one time or another, maybe often.  Those […]