Worthy

By Paul Koch - The fact that we gather together here this morning, in a place of worship, a building designed to hear the word and receive the sacraments of our Lord, is not all that uncommon. I’m not saying that it is necessarily a popular thing, at least the way in which our world … Continue reading Worthy

Confessional Subscription and the Rise of the Bureaucrat

By Paul Koch - “Do you believe and confess the three Ecumenical Creeds, namely the Apostles’, the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds, as faithful testimonies to the truth of the Holy Scriptures, and do you reject all the errors which they condemn?” Yes, I believe and confess the three Ecumenical Creeds because they are in … Continue reading Confessional Subscription and the Rise of the Bureaucrat

Unanswered Questions

By Paul Koch - On September 11th, 2001, I was in the midst of my vicarage assignment at Peace Lutheran Church in Bremerton, Washington. That Tuesday morning and the events that unfolded throughout the coming weeks and months, I don’t think I’ll ever forget. If you’ve never been to Bremerton, it is a beautiful town … Continue reading Unanswered Questions