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Rev. Jason P. Peterson


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I believe that the spirituality of historical Christianity shares little in common with that of any other world religion, and I welcome any questions regarding the spirituality of Christianity, particularly in relation to the Reformation Traditions. I also take a great interest in examining new Christian movements and popular trends in Christianity from a Reformation perspective. I have particular experience regarding the original Greek text of the New Testament and its meaning, as well as questions regarding liturgy, evangelism, and preaching.

Experience in the area

I have been a pastor in the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod for the past six years at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt, IA. I currently serve as chairman of the Commission on Ministerial Growth & Support of the Missouri Synod's Iowa District West and as Track Chaplain at Algona Raceway in Algona, IA. I also write as a religion columnist for two local newspapers.


Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod


Algona Upper Des Moines (newspaper) Bancroft Register (newspaper)


B.A. Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI (Biblical Languages) M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN (Exegetical Theology, Pastoral Ministry & Missions)

Past/Present Clients

Zion Lutheran Church (Columbia City, IN) Zion Lutheran Church (Altamont, IL) St. John's Lutheran Church (Burt, IA) Zion Lutheran Church (Lu Verne, IA) Algona Raceway (IA) Fairmont Raceway (MN) Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA) Clay County Fairgrounds Raceway (Spencer, IA)

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Al06/04/15101010very informative.
Prashant S Akerkar05/30/14101010Dear Rev. Jason Thank you. Thanks & .....
Mark05/29/14101010But thank you for the views. the .....

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2016-12-10 Death:

Elena,    Thanks for your question.  I apologize for my delay in responding.  An error occurred which prevented me from realizing that I had questions waiting.      Christian teaching, according to the

2015-05-29 Popular Christian Women Speakers:

There certainly are some concerns about the activities of Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, and others, based on these verses and some of Paul's other statements in 1 Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles.    

2014-11-21 Gentile/Jew:

Ryan,    Thanks for your question.  I'm not sure it really is the case that the gentiles were willing to acknowledge Jesus before the Jews.  All of Jesus' initial disciples were Jews.  The 3000 baptized

2014-05-25 The Antichrist Question. Man of the hour?:

Mark,    Thanks for your question.      I would not agree with the understanding of the Antichrist as merely a myth, but I also believe that the popular understanding that he is a single political/religious

2014-05-25 Birth date of Lord Jesus Christ.:

Prashant,    Thanks for your question.    In reference to the numbering of the centuries, it reverses when we pass backward into the B.C. era.  So, Jesus was born in the "First Century B.C." and died and


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