All posts by Randy Asburry

How Does Your Pastor Dress?

Karl WeberDoes it make any difference how a pastor dresses? What should a pastor wear–clerical collar, business suit, or the latest colorful fashion? Pr. Karl Weber joins us to discuss his article, “Does Your Pastor Dress as a Shepherd or a Sheep?” Clothing may do more than just “make the man” of the pastor; it may actually send a message. And there may even be something Biblical about how a pastor dresses.

Read Pr. Karl Weber’s article, “Does Your Pastor Dress as a Shepherd or a Sheep?”

Adding to Lutheran Teaching?

Chris HullPr. Chris Hull joins us to discuss what happens when we try to add things, especially ourselves, to God’s grace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. We also discuss his homily at the recent Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference … and Polycarp … and how to confess the faith in the midst of false teaching … and ….

We also highlight the “Around the Word” Bible Studies.

Listen to Pr. Chris Hull’s conference homily here.

The Three Outposts, part 7 – The Church

AbrahamsonIn this installment of our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we take up the Office of the Ministry and how God calls His people to support the livelihood of their pastors. We also discuss matters of excommunication and church discipline, as well as answer a question submitted to

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible Study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 4” on the Church.

“Best Practices for Ministry” Conference

Brian FlammePr. Brian Flamme joins us to discuss his report on the recent “Best Practices for Ministry” conference that he attended. Who attended the conference? What are the “best practices” for “ministry”? How do such “best practices” for ministry line up with what our Lord Jesus Christ gives us in His Word and Sacraments?

Read Pr. Flamme’s report on the “Best Practices” conference here.

The Three Outposts, part 6 – The Church

AbrahamsonWe continue our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson on the estate of the Church. This time we focus on the Office of the Ministry and how God establishes it to serve the Church. Why is it important for pastors to be properly called? What does God’s Word say about who can hold the Pastoral Office?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study, “The Three Outposts – Your Mission – The Church.”

Dealing with False Teaching, part 2

Bryan Wolfmueller2In this segment we bring you the final portion of Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller’s presentation at the 2015 Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference, and we sit down with him after his presentation for more thoughts on “The Obligation and Temptation of Dealing with False Teaching.”

Also, don’t miss some conference “Man-on-the-Street” interviews conducted by Eric Andersen!

Watch Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller’s complete presentation here.

Anonymous Complaining

BJS_JoshuaScheerw100Pr. Joshua Scheer discusses his article “Anonymous Complaints and Their Fruit.” What leads to anonymous complaining, and how does anonymous complaining rob us of the opportunity for reconciliation? What are the fruits of such complaining? Are there any positives to complaining?

Read Pr. Scheer’s article, “Anonymous Complaints and Their Fruit.”