“Why Do You Want to be A Pastor?”

I get asked this question often, and I was inevitably asked this question during my Michigan District interview as part of the process in applying for the LCMS seminary. When it comes down to it, I really just have a simple answer: Because of Jesus. Of course, that’s not a satisfactory answer for¬†one probing at…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 73

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* April 17, 2017; 2124 hours I don’t think many people my age think much about marriage and children. Why get married? Why have children? Because it’s popular in society? Because it’s fashionable? That’s how it appears to me. Those my age are getting…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 72

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* April 5, 2017; 2213 hours In dealing with poverty, for the past few decades, it appears to me we have been addressing the dilemma from the wrong angle. It seems to me we are largely focused on bringing unearned wealth to the poor.…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 67

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* December 13, 2016; 2344 hours 1 Corinthians 12:9, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” I’m an impatient person. Although the Army has me well-trained in waiting…

Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 66

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* December 4, 2016; 1844 hours As with any other Christian, I am fascinated with the study of theodicy, particularly with why we suffer. Yet I am primarily intrigued as a theologian and prospecting pastor. When it comes to suffering, we ask the wrong…