Ronald W. Stelzer

Ronald W. Stelzer

About Ronald W. Stelzer

Rev. Ronald W. Stelzer is the pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Centereach, New York, and a third-generation minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He is also a teacher and basketball coach at Our Savior New American School.

The Elephant in the Hearing Room

By |2019-04-25T15:11:33-06:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Congress, Supreme Court|

The dual hearing of Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh is portrayed as a mere "he said/she said," with the result hinging on relative credibility. Both appeared credible. But many liars and deceivers appear credible. That is part of our sinful condition. As the Bible says, "The heart of  man is deceitful and desperately [...]

“Imagine”… a Nightmare: Why John Lennon’s Song is Wrong for the New Year

By |2017-01-03T16:07:40-06:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: American Republic, Imagination, Music|

We ought to come up with a better way to bring in the new year than singing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which asks us to imagine what our country would be like if we could jettison the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bible… Once again this New Year’s Eve, if you were tuned [...]

Reflections on America from the Ballpark

By |2016-09-02T11:05:48-06:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Baseball|

Recently I went to see a baseball game. The New York Yankees were playing the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Usually I am perfectly content to watch sports on TV in the comforts of home and avoid the contingencies of weather and traffic, and the costs of parking, tickets and concessions. I am also sensitive [...]