Rick Warren Provides Definitive Clarification of “Sacramental Entrepreneur”

It’s an old joke that the S.B.C. in Southern Baptist Convention stands for Slowly Becoming Catholic. Rick Warren, Founder of the Purpose Driven multinational, made it a concrete reality at last week’s Vatican organized “Humanum” event. Rick Warren was one invitee among dozens selected by Pope Francis for the colloquium "in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society". No, Christ and Him crucified was not mentioned except in ...

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Martin Luther, Augustine and the Languages

Originally posted on my blog at wp.cune.edu:   “And, further, if I could bring it to pass among you, I should like to ask that you do not neglect the languages but, since it would not be difficult for you, that you have your preachers and some of your gifted boys learn Latin, Greek, and Hebrew well.  I know for a fact that one who has to preach and expound the Scriptures and has no help from the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew ...

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Great Stuff – Engage the Culture? Don’t.

Found over on Blogs.LCMS.org:   by Aaron D. Wolf [caption id="attachment_39147" align="alignright" width="220"] The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.[/caption]Do you engage the culture?  Are you culturally relevant?  If not, then how can you say that you believe in sharing the Gospel?  Or didn’t you know that “lost ...

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There is no Greater Rush than Chanting Shalom at the 5/2 Wiki Conference, by Pr. Rossow

http://steadfastlutherans.org/clips/FiveTwo%20_%20Facebook%20vb.299881677616.mp4 The attached video is part of a presentation by Ian Morgan Cron at the Five Two Wiki conference this fall. It has the feel of a youth convention. Here is a tweet on the video clip on the Five Two web page: There is something incredibly beautiful in chanting "shalom" together as a body of believers. Thank you Ian ...

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"Separating the Sheep from the Goats" (Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Separating the Sheep from the Goats” (Matthew 25:31-46) Judgment Day is coming! Are you ready? This is an important question, because the Day of Judgment is indeed coming, and you will be ...

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Sermon – Pr. Tony Sikora – There Will be an End:  Thank God!

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:31-46 November 23, 2014 AD Audio: Come back Monday for the audio of this sermon. Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — An Atheist Defends Religion

An Atheist Defends Religion This is an Issues, Etc. interview with Bruce Sheiman, author of “An Atheist Defends Religion.” It is an altogether interesting interview with the highlight at the ...

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Sermon from the 2013 BJS Conference

We are reposting this as a reminder to our users on what they might expect at the 2015 conference -- be sure to register for the conference, especially taking advantage of the early register discount ...

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Walking in Di$agreement

During the 2013 Synodical Convention in St. Louis it was a great blessing to witness the affirmation of altar and pulpit fellowship between the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia ...

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Guitar Setting: Wachet Auf, P. Nicolai, from Bach's Setting

This is a transcription of J.S. Bach's setting for P. Nicolai's Wachet Auf. This particular setting is used for Hymn 544 in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary "Wake, Awake, for Night is ...

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Help buy a kid a Bible - Lutherans in Africa's "Operation Christmas Child"

Recently a question was posted on the Confessional Lutheran Fellowship page on Facebook asking about alternatives to Operation Christmas Child. While it is nice to receive a present on Christmas ...

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The Fort to Provide Weekly Lectionary Podcast, by Pr. Rossow

The following is from an email I just received. This looks like a really great service to pastors and those laity who want to take a look. Providing valuable resources for the clergy and laypeople ...

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Redeemer Conference with Dr. John Stephenson

Found on the Lutheran Calendar -- post your items here and put it on your blog's sidebar to announce events to others.   The Good News: It is free! No registration. More Good News: Dr. ...

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Senkbeil in CSL Quarterly: Cultural Accomodation is What Ails Confessional Lutheran Church

Readers of this site know how theologically vacuous and banal the writings are of many who have held themselves out as experts in the area of missions.  Constant are their calls to "accomodate" or ...

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Mark and Avoid: Sandlin Says Jesus Isn't God

The absolute worst place to discuss anything is the comments section on a website. Best construction: threads get too long to read (thus making it difficult to enter the discussion). Worst ...

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Cuisine for BJS Conference Set: The Lutheran Church Basement - We Need Your Ideas, by Pr. Rossow

The 2015 BJS Conference cuisine has just been announced. The two day conference will include all the usuals (manly man breakfast, Chicago pizza banquet, complimentary snacks for the road, the ...

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Open Communion and Same-Sex Union Advocates United in Faulty Understanding of "Love"

“Pastor, my friends are visiting over the weekend. May they take Communion?” Implicit in the request is the assumption that love does not withhold Communion from guests. This is what many ...

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"Christ Has Brought Us out of Darkness" (Sermon and hymn on 1 Thess. 5:1-11, Matt. 25:14-30, Zeph. 1:7-16; by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Christ Has Brought Us out of Darkness” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30; Zephaniah 1:7-16) Well, here we are in the middle of November. It’s cold. It’s dark outside. The trees ...

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You're On Five Two's Enemies List Bud, by Pr. Rossow

Why do people put Face Book blogs up on the internet and then delete comments that they don't like? I guess it is their prerogative since it is their page but it smacks of fear and propaganda. It ...

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ACL / Luther Academy - Marriage, Sex, and Gender in the Lutheran Church Today

As found on the Lutheran Calendar here. Mark your calendars for this event!   The Association of Confessional Lutherans   and   The Luther Academy are in the process of planning the ...

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