About Todd A. Peperkorn

I am a Lutheran pastor, husband, and father. I play chess, love anything Apple, and read voraciously.

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  • Todd shared from Martin Luther Preacher of The Cross by Rev. John Pless
    Luther did not set out to reform the Church as he did to reform preaching. Preaching in this broad sense includes not only the sermon preached in the context of the liturgy but the whole spectrum of pastoral acts by which the word of divine promise is handed over to sinners—the speaking of the Gospel, Baptism, Absolution, the Lord’s Supper, and Christian counsel and consolation, to name the most obvious. The Reformation was indeed radical in that it trickled down into every aspect of churchly life and piety. Nothing would be left untouched. This was especially true of pastoral care.
    Note: There you go.
  • Todd shared from Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness by Eugene H. Peterson
    Here it is again, one of the oldest truths in spirituality, with special variations in pastoral ministry: it is in our virtuous behavior that we are liable to the gravest sins.
    Note: http://reporter.lcms.org/pages/rpage.asp?NavID=19612#.Tyd_-oNT9Dc.facebook
  • Todd shared from Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness by Eugene H. Peterson
    The Eden story is reenacted daily, not only generally in the homes and workplaces of our parishioners but quite particularly in the sanctuaries and offices, studies and meeting rooms in which we do our work. The only difference in the dynamics of the serpent’s seduction in the explicitly religious workplace is that when pastors are seduced, our facility with the language provides us with a thesaurus of self-deceiving euphemisms.
    Note: Excellent...
  • Todd shared from Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness by Eugene H. Peterson
    William Faulkner once said that writing a novel is like building a chicken coop in a high wind — you grab any board you find and nail it down fast.
    Note: Love it!
(Rocklin, California)
Todd A. Peperkorn