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Terminal Illness-Choose Treatment or Not

Question #1: Hey Pastor, I have a question!? My question pertains to how a person is to react when a doctor informs them that they have a terminal illness.? If the doctor indicates that there are treatments that may prolong his life, yet because the ill person will face days of illness and perhaps even (Read the rest…)

Using First Names of Public Officials in Prayer of the Day

Question: Hey Pastor, I have a question!? Sometimes when the Prayer of the Church is offered, you offer prayers for President George Bush, Governor Rod Blagojevich and others who are in public authority.? You also lead us in prayer for those elected to positions over us within the church, such as LCMS President Rev. Gerald (Read the rest…)

Pastors’ Hospital Visits

Hospital stays can be difficult.? Strange beds, little privacy, constant noise and activity, and the absence of familiar faces make hospital stays difficult.? Of course, all of this is on top of whatever pain or sickness has brought one to the hospital in the first place.? During such times, Pastor Rock and I are privileged (Read the rest…)

Organized Religion

Question: Hey Pastor, I have a family member whom I love dearly, but we could not be more far apart on our religious views.? She isn?t comfortable with ?organized religion? and feels that she can have a relationship with God without going to church.? What should I tell her? Answer: Thank you for your question.? (Read the rest…)


Question: Hey Pastor, I have a question!? Is cremation wrong?? Is it considered to be a Christian practice and what is the position of The Lutheran Church?Missouri Synod on this issue? Answer: For the answer to your question I referred to a copy of The Lutheran Witness from several months ago.? (By the way, orders (Read the rest…)

What Is A Vicar?

Question: I?m new to Zion and to being a Lutheran, so bear with me.? I?ve heard lately that we?re getting a vicar.? My family and I were wondering what a vicar is/does.? My son said that he thought a vicar was someone who is an assistant to you.? I looked it up on the internet (Read the rest…)

Can Anyone Baptize?

Question: Hey Pastor, I have a question!? Today I was talking to a woman that I work with.? She identifies herself as a Lutheran; but as it turns out, she was never Baptized and thus never became a member of the Church.? She had only attended church when she was young.? I think that she (Read the rest…)