August 2021

The End To This Series of Blogs

This blog will be the last in what became a weekly series of 128 blogs.  I have run out of productive things to say. My emphasis from the beginning was to understand the decline of traditional mainline congregations with our distinguished histories.  The underlying question is how to turn this trend around.  Answers are to …

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Avoid Sacramentalism in Ministry

The local Moody radio station at one point dropped broadcasts of the Lutheran Hour, a long-time radio ministry.  It was a first-class communication problem.  Lutheran preachers of recent generations tend to emphasize Baptism as key to salvation.  Many Evangelicals reject the notion that sprinkling water on a baby could have anything to do with the …

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