Posts Tagged ‘pastor’

5 Lies in 2 minutes from Nicki Minaj’s “Pastor”

After shaking her posterior for millons on the way up to accept an award for her utterly licentious video “Anaconda” and before cursing at the host of the show, Nicki took time to thank her pastor.  How nice.  She thanked Pastor Lydia.  Embedded below is a two minute video featuring Pastor Lydia Sloley talking about […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on August 31st, 2015 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

The Scripture Your Pastor Doubts

It is an awesome Word of God which was uttered long ago by the great prophet Isaiah: “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” It […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 14th, 2014 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Pastors, People, and the Table of Duties

It is right for Lutheran theologians to search out the entirety of the Lutheran Confessions along with the Scriptures when discussing any theological issues.  And yet, we have in many ways suggested that the key teachings of our faith can be understood by thorough attention to the Small Catechism alone.  The main way we suggest […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on September 24th, 2013 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  3 Comments

Pastor to Whom?

As a pastor, it is important to know who are the people entrusted into your spiritual care.  But it seems to me that the question once easy to answer has become more complex.  In order to spark discussion let me suggest two understandings (admittedly oversimplified) most often guiding our thoughts on  this important question. Each […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on February 23rd, 2013 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  8 Comments

Interview on Table Talk Radio

I was recently interviewed by Pastor Evan Goeglein of Table Talk Radio about my paper on the dismissal of pastors.  Listen to it here.  Check out some of their other episodes while you are there.  You can also hear their show every Tuesday on Pirate Christian Radio at 2pm CT.

Posted by Philip Hoppe on November 20th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Pastors and Evolution

I am about to generalize.  I apologize in advance to those accused who are not in need of the correction I seek to offer brother to brother.   Many pastors who were active students of the Word in the 1960s and 1970s faced two destructive forces which combined to be deadly to a belief in the […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 2nd, 2012 under Creative Writing, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Loving your Pastor

Today I wanted to pull together two posts from two different sources.  First, president of the LCMS does what he does best, lay out the theology behind loving one’s pastor: Excerpt from this article: What God gives, we receive, including the words and person of our faithful pastor. When the pastor is speaking and teaching […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 5th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Guest Post: Pr. Jon Bonine – Being Carried Along

One of my great joys is serving in an awesome circuit.  Here is something one of my brothers, Pastor Jon Bonine, wrote about Holy Week.  I had to share it with you.  Email him at the above link or leave your comments below. Every year, I hope to be prepared for Holy Week, with the […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on April 6th, 2012 under Guest Post, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Table of Duties: Pastor and People

If you want to find miserable congregations find ones whose pastor and people are at odds with one another. In the heat of such conflict, pastor and people often migrate to extreme positions. In some cases, the pastor seeks to rule over every conceivable thing in the congregation with an iron fist. In other cases, […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on March 23rd, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Streamlining the Call Process

Here is what I suggest: place all eligible men’s names in a database.  When a congregation needs a pastor, they access the database and are given five random names.  They add any names brought forward from their congregation.  They pray and cast lots of some form.  Accordingly, they call a pastor.  They receive him as […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 4th, 2011 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  7 Comments