Drama over KFUO-FM

So the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has updated its story on the likely sale of KFUO-FM: A board committee, with board member and Omaha, Neb., lawyer Kermit Brashear now serving as special counsel, is charged with pursuing negotiations to “continue the … Continue reading

Wonder How Liberal Preachers Defend Homosexuality? Here’s a Sermon Doing Just That, (From the NICL Discussion Group)

(Editor’s Note: The Northern Illinois Confessional Lutherans, NICL for short, have a private e-mail list for the group. This afternoon NICL member Rev. Roger Gallup posted this  excerpt from a recent Episcopalian sermon.  BJS is pleased to publish articles from … Continue reading

Would Luther Vote With the ELCA on Homosexual Clergy? Nope, by Chris Rosebrough

We found this piece written by Chris Rosebrough on his Extreme Theology blog. Would Luther Vote With the ELCA on Homosexual Clergy? Nope. It’s clear that Luther held to the Biblical view that Homosexuality is a sin. In fact, Luther … Continue reading

Not So Fast Say the United Methodists – They Will Not Accept Gay Clergy

BJS member Dennis Peskey found this interesting story on line and passed it along to us. Even though they entered into full communion with the ELCA, the United Methodist Church (UMC) will not be accepting gay clergy into thier pulpits. … Continue reading

Latest on the possible sale of KFUO-FM

Here’s the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lutheran Church votes to continue KFUO sale talks KFUO-FM hasn’t been sold — yet. The Kirkwood-based Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod announced Friday afternoon that its board of directors has voted to continue negotiations to sell KFUO … Continue reading

CORE VALUES for Christians: Original Sin, by Rev. Alan J. Wollenburg

Pastor Alan Wollenburg writes a series of articles that have been published in his church newsletter. Looking for a way to introduce more of the members of his congregation and people of the community who happen across their parish newsletter … Continue reading

The Lutheran Study Bible is shipping!!!

Those of you who have been waiting for Oct 31st to order your copy of The Lutheran Study Bible — news out today is that it is IN AND SHIPPING! See the announcement here! Get your orders in today!! From … Continue reading

How Do You Revitalize a Congregation? by Rev. Andy Simcak (from the Texas Confessional Lutherans)

(Rev. Simcak  contributes regularly on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. The  other posts in this column  can be found on the Regular Columns page.)     In a February 2008 letter to LCMS pastors synod president Kieschnick stated that … Continue reading

5/500 BJS Fundraiser Initiated to Fulfill Our Goal to Support New Lutheran Media

(Every member of the Brothers of John the Steadfast will receive the following letter by mail this week. If you are not a member and would like to contribute simply follow the instructions below.) Dear Brothers and Sisters of John … Continue reading

Let’s Not Forget that the ELCA also Voted Full Communion with the United Methodist Church, A Post by Holger Sonntag, Pt. II

(Editor’s Note: Holger Sonntag commented on one of our many strings on the ELCA issue that the vote for full communion with the UMC may be the greater story here despite all the attention the statements on sexuality have received. … Continue reading

More on the blitz for KFUO-FM

Here are some more links to the editorial page’s coverage of the impending sale of Classic 99. There’s another line from the editorial, too, that I wanted to highlight: The church’s 15-member board of directors, 13 of whom live outside … Continue reading

Interesting goings on with KFUO-FM

I have long stated my agnosticism on the sale of KFUO-FM. Yes this annoys my friends on either side of the sell, don’t-sell divide — but I can see great arguments for or against. But that doesn’t keep me from … Continue reading

“Oh, Blest the Homosexual” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Before I get to the song, let me post my responses first. Pick the one that fits best: A. Yes, I know I’m a sinner too. B. Yes, I want homosexuals to repent and be saved. C. Yes, I’m well … Continue reading

Murray/Veith/Wenthe: Three Good Links to Commentary on the ELCA Vote

Yesterday’s Memorial Moments by Rev. Scott Murray featured an excellent devotion on the ELCA decisions. The LCMS’ premier commentator on the culture Gene Veith has a post on the vote for full communion. The Four and Twenty Blackbirds have a … Continue reading

A Time of Crisis and Opportunity: Be an Apologist, not a Pharisee, by Jon Townsend

(Jon’s posts can be seen on the Regular Columns page under the title “God Desires Mercy, Not Sarcasm…) A Time of Crisis and Opportunity: Be an Apologist, not a Pharisee How apropos: The Gospel reading in many of our congregations … Continue reading

Let’s Not Forget that the ELCA also Voted Full Communion with the United Methodist Church ““ This May be the Greater Error, A Post by Holger Sonntag

(Editor’s Note: Holger Sonntag commented on one of our many strings on the ELCA issue that the vote for full communion with the UMC may be the greater story here despite all the attention the statements on sexuality have received. … Continue reading

What Should the LMCS Learn from the ELCA Apostasy? Some Thoughts from Rev. John Frahm

(Editor’s Note: We have been pointing out on this site that the message for the LCMS in light of the recent ELCA votes on sexuality is to note carefully how the ELCA has allowed itself to slowly succumb to the … Continue reading

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) President Speaks Out Against ELCA Votes

(We have been inundated with suggestions and requests to publish varaious statements on the disgusting statements that the ELCA approved last week. Lost in the shuffle was this fine statement of the WELS president, Mark Schroeder from Friday. The WELS … Continue reading

CATECHISM ON HOMOSEXUALITY, by Klemet Preus

Lately the topic of homosexuality has been in the news. The ELCA in convention has approved same sex relationships and homosexual pastors. This has led a number of congregational members to ask questions about what the Bible teaches regarding homosexuality. … Continue reading

ELDoNA responds to the Actions of the ELCA 2009 Churchwide Assembly

[The following is forwarded from the ELDoNA News email list. ELDoNA is a small diocese of Lutheran congregations that have left other synods in recent years. To subscribe to that list, send any message to [email protected] The following may be … Continue reading

“Lutheran CORE” Group of ELCA Congregations Renounce the Sexuality Vote, by Pr. Rossow

A group of congregations in the ELCA called Lutheran Core have renounced the recent decision of the ELCA to allow gay marriage and gay clergy. Click here  for the pdf file of their press release. They will be meeting in … Continue reading

Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) Disagrees with the ELCA

(The ELS is a 20,000 member Lutheran synod based in Mankato, Minnesota with Norwegian roots. For an ELS commentary on how the LCMS missed an opportunity to maintain orthodoxy click here.) Press Release: ELS Disagrees with ELCA on Homosexuality Last … Continue reading

“God’s Good Order of–and in–Marriage” (Sermon on Ephesians 5:22-33, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“God’s Good Order of–and in–Marriage” (Ephesians 5:22-33) You know, it’s really kind of stupid when we think we know better than our Creator. I mean, think about it: Doesn’t it make sense that the God who created us would know … Continue reading

Lutheran Identity Theft – A Newspaper Article Submitted by Rev. Joshua Scheer

(This is an article that Rev. Scheer is submitting to his local newspaper in Minnesota.) Identity Theft: “Lutheran” By Rev. Joshua Scheer There it was, the headline read “Lutherans to vote on sexually active gay clergy” on FOXnews.com. Being a … Continue reading

Pastor Matt Harrison reacts to ELCA’s decisions.

  Late Friday afternoon Rev. Todd Wilken did an  interview with Rev. Matthew Harrison, Executive Director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for the purpose of getting his reaction to the ELCA’s action on homosexuality this week at their … Continue reading