Talking Shop: Luke 8:26-39

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

Preaching on Trinity Sunday

The celebration of Trinity Sunday – the only church festival specifically dedicated to a doctrine – reminds us of the necessity of confessing the one God who exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Luther offers good advice to preachers. He did not see the Trinity as a problem to be solved or a mystery to be unraveled but the truth of God’s revelation of Himself to be proclaimed and confessed.

Holy Trinity, John 8:48-59

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

A Sermon Preparation Method

I am going to advocate here for an old approach to sermon preparation that some think has run its course. I have tried to make the case for it before and failed to convince anyone. The skepticism I met when I tried has been primarily simple, out-of-hand dismissal, and that is partly what motivates me to give it another, relatively more public try.

Talking Shop: John 17:20-26

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

Pulpit Envy

In a world bombarded by admonitions to buy toys we do not need and saturated with invitations to do things that insult our Maker, words from preachers are ever more necessary to provide our Lord’s counter-claims to the false views of reality propagated by our culture. The pulpit becomes the quartermaster’s dispensary, providing impulse and equipment for witnessing in daily life.