I welcome the opportunity to answer questions regarding the beliefs and practices Lutheran Christians, especially questions comparing Lutherans with other Christian denominations or questions which contrast between various kinds of Lutherans. I am especially familiar with the more conservative Lutheran denominations (LCMS, ELS, WELS, etc.). I also take a great interest in examining new Christian movements and popular trends in Christianity from a Lutheran perspective. In addition, I can answer most questions about the original Greek text of the New Testament and its meaning, as well as questions regarding liturgy, evangelism, and preaching. A special area of interest in my ministry is race track chaplaincy/ministry, and I would love to provide information and guidance for anyone interested in this 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)
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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David, Thanks for your question. I'm sorry to hear you have been facing this trouble. This is actually a very common question, and I recall answering it a few times previously here on allexperts
Judy, Thanks for your question. The issue of the American flag and Lutheran church buildings has a bit of a complex history. For people in the Missouri Synod and other Lutherans with a German heritage
Arthur, Thanks for your question. I think the inclusion of the ashes in Lutheran Ash Wednesday observances can be a source of significant confusion for those who remember the time when this ritual
Amy, Thanks for your question, and I am sorry to hear of the trouble you are having regarding your desire to marry. A Lutheran approach will differ from what you might be familiar with from Catholicism
Dale, Thanks for your question. This is a common concern among those who desire to be faithful to our Confession as Lutherans. I regret to hear that it was so difficult for you to find a congregation