Why start a blog? It seemed like a good idea at the time…actually I thought it might be useful. Useful to help hold out Christ’s love to a dying world (or the parts of it that go on the Internet), useful to help reflect on my life and on bigger issues, useful to help promote the “faith that was entrusted once for all to the saints” (Jude 1), the fruit of lips that confess His name — the Lutheran faith and the confession and worship it inspires. For those who don’t know me, I’m a Lutheran pastor and I’ve been a pastor for all of, oh, what time is it? About an hour. No, seriously, I am really new at this. I’m learning as I go, just like everything else, and I wanted to share some of the fruits of the learning I’ve done with the world. So enjoy, and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.