Author Archives: Lutheran Zephyr

About Lutheran Zephyr

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.

Playing the Wall Street Victim

In her widely shared “Two Views of Pope Francis” Ms Noonan unnecessarily condescends the Pope and his economics, and regrettably plays the Wall Street victim to the Pope’s cautions about capitalism. Ms Noonan’s experience with capitalism is legitimate, from her … Continue reading

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If All Lives Mattered, There Wouldn’t Be #BlackLivesMatter

If All Lives Matter in our society, there wouldn’t be such disparate experiences of violence or of poverty along racial lines. Yet an examination of  crime statistics, of poverty statistics, of education statistics, of employment statistics and so forth, shows that … Continue reading

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Praying by Name for School Teachers and Staff

On Sunday my congregation prayed for the teachers and staff of our community’s schools. We prayed for them by name – over 100 of them. I asked each student in my church to make a list of their teachers and their … Continue reading

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Why I Left the Revised Common Lectionary Behind

The RCL’s treatment of the Old Testament is almost criminal. And other problems. Continue reading

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Jesus Grieves: The Cross at Half Staff

I drove past a church today that has two flag poles on its property – one for the American Flag, and one for the Christian Flag. They were both flying at half staff in an act of public mourning for … Continue reading

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Mormon Bashing

“‘All things are lawful,’” but not all things are beneficial. ‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things build up.” – 1 Corinthians 10:23 This week The Current in Westfield and The Current in Carmel included a 12-page “advertising supplement” … Continue reading

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What a Week

(My weekly church blogpost shared here, as our church website is in transition) Remind me not to take vacation during the last week in June ever again. I remember watching the Phil Donahue Show one summer in late June as a … Continue reading

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