About

I am a man, a husband, a father, an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and a parish pastor.    This blog focuses on the application of Biblical Christianity to our everyday lives.  What might it look like to live as a Biblical Christian in the 21st century?  How does the Word of God in the Holy Bible apply to a world of transcontinental travel and instantaneous communication?  What does the Great Commission have to do with social media?  How does faith bear itself out in a rapidly changing culture?  What are the nuances of cross-cultural interactions and how do we become more aware when we’re crossing those sorts of boundary markers? What can it look like (as opposed to what must it look like)?

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, reading, writing, traveling, cooking, bartending, and playing pocket billiards (8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball, straight pool and one pocket, primarily).  I compete nationally and am rarely the worst player in the room.

Since Christianity is a communal experience, my goal here is to interact.  Dialogue not monologue.  I post my thoughts, observations, questions, musings – and hope they spark something in you seeking engagement.  I don’t expect you to agree.  There are times when I may not even agree with myself! But I pray in our exchanges God would be glorified and all of us might be grown towards him.

Welcome.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Doug Vossler Says:

    Hi Pastor Nelson,

    Below is a link you might be interested in. I came across this today following a link from Chad Bird’s Flying Scroll blog. It brought to mind the question relative to Hitler you raised at the Reformation Seminar last month.

    Doug Vossler

    http://www.messianicgoodnews.org/henry-gerecke-chaplain-to-nazi-war-criminals/

  2. Libations Says:

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