Rev. Michael Schuermann (that’s me) is a pastor in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, currently serving Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman, IL. I’m married, love photography, reading, technology, Apple, and being outdoors.

This site finds inspiration in two particular influences. First, Higher Things, a Lutheran organization committed to teaching the youth of the Church what it is to be truly Lutheran. Second, John Gruber’s Daring Fireball, a site chiefly devoted to technology and Apple. Even the name of the site touts these influences, combining the name of Daring Fireball with the theme of Higher Things, “Dare to be Lutheran”!

Here you’ll find well-digested thoughts, sermons, and other writings. Sometimes things will grow out of another blog post or article that has stirred up my thoughts. At other times it will be from “offline” study and reading. Some things will just be for fun. Everything will have the Cross in view, seeking to proclaim the Word of Him who has redeemed us from Sin.

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