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On Politics and Being a Pastor’s Wife

By idaflo | October 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

Man and Woman with subtext: "Why tell us about it?"

How can a pastor’s wife be so political? First, I come by it organically; my family is devotedly Republican, thus my roots. People I love and deeply respect have become involved politically, and they have made a difference. Real experience has not jaded my perspective.
But why me? Don’t I fear being divisive and offending people at church? Sure, that is a concern. But I make no apologies any more. (Even though I don’t “talk politics” at church. I AM careful.)
But again, why?
When we moved to California, I attended a few community Republican meetings, to ‘take the temperature’ and see what was being said and done in the state and her GOP. Read More »

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2010 Operation F.U.N.

By idaflo | August 11th, 2010 | No Comments » 

ConcordiaPublishing | August 09, 2010

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) supplied the South St. Louis neighborhood with over 700 backpacks full of school supplies and a hot lunch in an effort to unite the community and share the gospel message. Read More »

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I Had a Bad Experience with…

By idaflo | June 9th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Christ on crossHelpful insights from Pastor Larry Peters over at:

Pastoral Meanderings

The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor

Often we hear from people who have left the Church or the faith that they had a bad experience with the Church or with a Pastor or with somebody in the Church…. etc… Read More »

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What I Like about Lutheran Baptism (from Internetmonk.com)

By idaflo | May 26th, 2010 | No Comments » 

baptism of baby with parents and pastor

May 25, 2010 by Chaplain Mike

Michael Spencer was a Southern Baptist. A reader recently wrote and asked what I, as a Lutheran, believe about baptism. I thought you might like to have a chance to hear how I responded.

Before I talk about baptism, let me first say that I am a “Lutheran in progress.” Denominationally, I am more accurately a “Post-Evangelical.” And I am still in that wilderness, particularly when it comes to church affiliation.(You can read about that here.) Read More »

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