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Lambs at Pasture for the Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVII)
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This entry is part 94 of 94 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVII) and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction with the … Continue reading

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity – Sorrow and Hope
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The Twenty Fifth Sunday after Trinity   November 25, 2012   “Sorrow and Hope”   1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others … Continue reading

Concordia, St. Paul seeking to include “different religious faiths” in their campus life.
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The Concordia University System needs reform.  Here is a new chapter to the struggles at Concordia, St. Paul. The university has a “Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Plan” which includes a strategy of creating a prayer room for different religious faiths. Here is the full diversity and inclusion plan as a PDF. … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Use of the Sacraments
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This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

  Article XIII: Of the Use of the Sacraments. 1] Of the Use of the Sacraments they teach that the Sacraments were ordained, not only to be marks of profession among men, but rather to be signs and testimonies of the will of God 2] toward us, instituted to awaken … Continue reading

Flashback

9.5 Things That Hold Lutheranism Together (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Yours truly was the guest on the “Studio A” radio program on KFUO, AM 850, on Monday, October 25, to discuss “What Holds Lutheranism Together.” You can listen to the interview below. The 25-minute segment runs from about the 29:00 … Continue reading

Why Do Many Evangelicals Find It Difficult To Accept Infant Baptism?

During my past 9 years of pastoral ministry the discussion with Evangelicals that has resulted in the most confusion, tension, and conflict is most definitely the dialog over infant baptism. Otherwise stated, in my humble opinion there is nothing more … Continue reading

Christ Myth Theory [Jesus is a copy-cat]

This particular claim toward pagan sources for Christianity and Christian Holy Days goes under various names: Jesus Myth Theory, Jesus Mythicism, Mythicism, Copy-cat Theory, and probably other terms. The basic claim is that Christ is a fake: an unoriginal copy-cat … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies: All Hallows’ Eve in the Mediaeval Church and the Reformation

On All Hallows’ Eve 1517 a monk named Martin Luther posted a list of points for discussion and debate at the University of Wittenberg campus church. The campus church is named All Saints’ Church. The regular bulletin board for such … Continue reading

Steadfast in Education: Why Lutheran Schools and Why Lutheran Teachers?

Why do we need Lutheran schools? Why do Lutheran schools need Lutheran teachers? Though these are simple questions, their answers get at the whole reason that the extensive system of Lutheran schools exists in the first place. Lutherans in North … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies-Easter 2

This is a reposting of a pair of articles published last year on the origins of Easter and some Easter traditions. The sources are given so that the reader can better be able to debunk the popular “historical” nonsense about … Continue reading

Why Christians Make the Sign of the Holy Cross (and a word on genuflection)

In The Small Catechism, Martin Luther encouraged Christians to retain the practice of making the sign of the cross. The Missouri Synod, following Luther’s advice, has encouraged Christians to continue making the sign of the cross, notably at a number of places during … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy – The Invocation

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

(Editor’s Note: Early on this website has included much in the way of theological critique. Our goal is to not only teach the Brothers (and others) how to critique bad theology and practice but to also proactively train the Brothers … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies: All Saints’ Day/Eve and Samhain

All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day: Origins and Samhain-ization Today it seems that everyone knows that Halloween is originally a Celtic pagan holy day named Samhain [pronounced: Sow-in] which the Christian Church supplanted for the sake of forcing pagans to … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Use of the Sacraments

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

  Article XIII: Of the Use of the Sacraments. 1] Of the Use of the Sacraments they teach that the Sacraments were ordained, not only to be marks of profession among men, but rather to be signs and testimonies of … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Second to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVI)

This entry is part 93 of 94 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Second to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVI) and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Repentance

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XII: Of Repentance. 1] Of Repentance they teach that for those who have fallen after Baptism there is remission of sins whenever they are converted 2] and that the Church ought to impart absolution to those thus returning to … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Third to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXV)

This entry is part 92 of 94 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Third to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXV) and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

All Saints Day – The Church Triumphant

All Saints Day   November 6, 2016   “The Church Triumphant”   Revelation 7:13-17   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white … Continue reading

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 3 – The Sacrament of the Altar

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In Part Three, we pick up on page 194 in the Lutheran Service Book where the liturgy for the Sacrament of the Altar begins. Again, we will be following Divine Service Setting 3 and the words of the liturgy will … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 91 of 94 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true … Continue reading