I want to recommend for your reading enjoyment the book, "The Fire and the Staff," written by Klemet Preus. It examines the relationship between Lutheran doctrine and practice. This issue has been one that I have wanted to read about for years. There are many who say today that doctrine and practice can be kept separate; but, not according to the author. I have not finished with the book yet; but, so far it is excellent. I hope to comment further in future blogs. I plan to use it as a study with the elders of St. John. May God use this book to help our Synod understand how intricately our doctrine and practice are related. Happy reading!