My neighbor has a name. This is important as we consider the different shapes of love according to vocation and the Ten Commandments. Around the Word Devotions (http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/devotions.html) Rightly Divided Daily Meditation Blog (https://rightlydividedbible.wordpress.com/) Hope Lutheran Church (www.hope-aurora.org) Table Talk Radio (www.tabletalkradio.org) Questions about the Lutheran Ninja Clan and WEtv’s goals? Watch this video: https://youtu.be/wzVJ0CPh9JI […]

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[youtube]6SfJ82PNVc8[/youtube] A running commentary on life, death, the world, the Church, and what the Bible says God thinks about it all. Sometimes doing nothing serves your neighbor. All of our vocations are a gift from God, given both for our benefit, and to prepare us for helping our neighbors – even puzzles of all shapes […]

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[youtube]bNyfL5LI_90[/youtube] Death!! Unbelief!! Hammers!! And…marketing??? AskDaPastor takes on 3 whole questions in this episode! The first is from someone struggling to believe the faith, but particularly regarding how we all came to be. The second is a good question on what a godly vocation looks like. And finally, we learn a little bit about context […]

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[youtube]XWkp645op5g[/youtube] Are you baptized into Christ? Then you are the living dead. No, seriously, you are. That is what it means to be both saint and sinner. Romans 12:9-21 lays out what this means for us in the life of the church and in terms of the world around us. Don’t miss this episode because […]

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[youtube]hDyllsjDJTU[/youtube] Two texts for the price of one today!! Pastor Fisk takes on the entire 2nd chapter of 1 Peter, covering the lectionary texts for this Sunday and next all in one fell swoop! Of course, since context is king, such a move was necessary to make sense of the lectionary reading for this week […]

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[youtube]Aa_H0Xn-D38[/youtube] What does it mean to turn the other cheek? Is non-violence required of Christians in all situations? Even if Charlie bit Thor’s finger??? Issues Etc Question of the Week Link: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Praise Song Cruncher 2.0 – Table Talk Radio http://www.tabletalkradio.org/content/node/365 Videos used: Blimey Cow How to Write a Worship Song – […]

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Dear WE team, It increasingly seems like God has placed me on a path leading to a seminary education to become a pastor. The only problem with this is that I’ve never really had strong skills as far as interacting with other people goes. Because of this, I fear that my ability to care for […]

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I feel led to become a pastor and others in my church support me. But, I’m drawn by other desires for my vocation and I can’t let them go. I’ve prayed that God would free me from them but they won’t leave. I think of Luke 9:57-62 or Mark 10:21 and I feel horrible; I’m […]

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I didn’t add my email last time- so I am repeating my question. This idea of vocation – that somehow the second commandment ‘Love thy neighbor’ is accomplished through our work in the world – seems absurd. It blithely ignores the problem of evil. That God ordains our work to love others is patently ridiculous […]

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Lately I’ve thought about the possibility of going to school to be a LCMS deaconess but many things have been worrying me. When I have mentioned deaconeses, multiple people have discouraged me because they believe they are not biblical/ applicable to the church today. Could you possibly explain to me how pastors normally feel about […]

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