In episode 67, Scott and Todd discuss twenty years in the pastoral office. What are the highs and lows, what have they learned, what was the best and worst? And why did Kurt Marquart call their situations a "Felicitous inconsistency?" Join us for this episode of The Crux of the Matter.Read More
Bible interpretation is somewhat that every pastor engagesevery day of his ministry. In this episode, Todd and Scott start to tackle the question of how to interpret the Bible, particularly for preaching and teaching. They also talk about Isaiah, the HT unConference, Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series, and the Quick to Listen podcast. Join us for Episode 66 of The Crux of the MatterRead More
In this episode Todd and Scott talk about parishioners who tend to float from church to church, who are restless, and who leave one place and join another in what may appear to be a rather haphazard way. How do we care for them?
LINKS AND OTHER STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT
- Shepherd’s Staff
- IconCMO (What Peperkorn is considering)
- Luke 8:4-15
- How to Break Up with Your Church
- O Heiland Reiss die Himmel auf (organ postlude at the end of the episode. Used by permission.)
WHAT’S BRINGING JOY THIS WEEK
- Glenn Stanton, Loving My LGBT Neighbor
WHERE TO FIND US
Todd and Scott co-host THE CRUX OF THE MATTER.
You may find Todd Peperkorn @toddpeperkorn on Twitter or facebook.com/toddpeperkorn on Facebook. He also blogs, posts sermons, and random nonsense at Lutheran Logomaniac and Dark My Road. Todd’s parish is Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. You can find his sermons & bible classes on YouTube HERE.
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In this episode Scott and Todd discuss handling criticism in the congregation. How does the pastor receive criticism? Are there different kinds of criticism? Are there any examples from the Bible about how either Jesus or the Apostles handled criticism?Read More