Coming from CPH — The Apocrypha: Lutheran Edition with Notes – A Tantalizing Tidbit of the Feast to Come

I found this posted over on Cyberbrethren — Pastor Paul McCain speaking: I received today yet another packet of The Apocrypha: Lutheran Edition with Notes. This one happened to contain the Table of Contents I thought I would tantalize and, … Continue reading

Higher Things Youth Ministry: “It’s all About Christ.”

By Pr. David Oberdieck Thanks to Pastor Oberdieck for submitting this to us for posting here on BJS. Pastor Oberdieck wrote the original explanation of the parts of the liturgy that we have posted here on BJS for insertion into … Continue reading

A call for pastors to keep watch over doctrine in all situations

Just last weekend numerous congregations in the LCMS used the prayers released by our Synod for the Prayer of the Church.  This is nice service that Synod provides to pastors and congregations and there is some great meaning behind a … Continue reading

One Final Result to Catering Ministry to the Unchurched: Removing Christ

From this article on Foxnews it seems Campus Crusade for Christ is changing its name. http://www.foxnews.com It appears like Campus Crusade for Christ has gone down that road of accommodating even their name for those who are hindered by it.  … Continue reading

Great Commentary on the Michele Bachmann Matter from Mollie and from WELS President Schroeder, by Pr. Rossow

Here are two great articles on the Michele Bachmann matter. The first is by our own blogger Mollie Ziegler Hemingway: http://www.getreligion.org/2011/07/more-breaking-news-from-1537/ The second is from WELS President Mark Schroeder: http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/guest_commentary_neither_we_nor_michele_bachmann_is_anti-catholic/ … Continue reading

The Michelle Bachman Candidacy – Can a Confessional Lutheran be Elected President in Today’s America? by Pr. Rossow

The answer according to Michele Bachmann is apparently “No” given the fact that she left her Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) parish and joined a more generic Christian parish. Just so you know, this article is not about Michelle Bachman. It is … Continue reading

AP Article on “Cooperating in Externals”

Thanks to Oliver Young and another loyal BJS reader for pointing this article out! We appreciate people pointing out items that may be of interest to our readers. Continuing with our cooperating in externals discussion, this came out yesterday across … Continue reading

WELS National Conference on Worship, Music & the Arts — Gustavus Adulphus College

We previously announced this conference on the Lutheran Calendar. Be sure to submit your events to the calendar. We found information on the conference posted at Witness, Mercy, Life Together Blog. This is the conference that we posted on our … Continue reading

Worldview Everlasting — Real Ultimate Potato Salad

I’m sure most of you follow Pastor Fisk’s Worldview Everlasting and especially his Greek 2sdays, but he just came out with the newest concept — episode 1 of Cooking with Rev Fisk! Many years ago when the kids were young … Continue reading

Faithfulness in our Military Chaplaincy, some thanks and praise.

A good friend emailed me this link today (thanks Fitz): http://www.lcms.org/Document.fdoc?src=lcm&id=1362 It seems like the prediction of change for our military chaplains is coming true.  I thank God that our chaplains can hopefully conduct themselves with less burden upon their … Continue reading

“Hangin’ Out with Fritz” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

One of our Steadfast crew over these past few years has been the Rev. Dr. Frederic W. Baue–or “Fritz,” as we all call him. Fritz is an interesting fellow, to say the least: Doctor of literature, professional musician, published author, … Continue reading

Missionary Sending Service (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Friday afternoon I attended the Missionary Sending Service at the LCMS International Center Chapel. The occasion was the sending out of 34 missionaries, some career, some shorter-term. The missionaries had just completed ten days of orientation and training, with a … Continue reading

Cooperation in Externals… see the corruption on display. Lutheran Child and Family Services now placing children in same-sex couple “homes”

I was alerted to this article just this evening from the Chicago Tribune.  See it here. Here is what our continued experience with the “cooperation in externals” has gotten us: After the article makes sure to note that LCFS is … Continue reading

Update on ULC

Thanks to a loyal BJS reader for this updated information regarding the potential sale of the ULC campus property. This FAQ document on what the issues are was posted on June 18th on the MNS district website. A few days … Continue reading

The Form of the Liturgy is not in the Bible! Oh Really? by Pr. Rossow

It is a fairly common assertion amongst church growthers and confessionals alike that the liturgy is not in the Bible. Actually the liturgy shows up in the Bible in many places. Of course, ninety percent of the liturgical texts are biblical … Continue reading

Promises to the Pastoral Office – Chemnitz in Walther’s Kirche und Amt.

Found from the blog Mercy Journeys with Pastor Harrison. Starting with a short statement from Pastor Harrison:   I continue working on the re-edit/translation of Walther’s great “Church and Office.” Many gems worth sharing. P.H. [Martin] Chemnitz: “The fact that … Continue reading

WMLT Blog — Presidential Election “Heads-Up!”

Found on the Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog — Some of us remember life together on school playgrounds when different games overlapped with a softball game, when cries of “heads up!” alerted rope-jumpers and four-square players that a fly ball … Continue reading

VBS Noise Reduction – A Good Thing? by Pr. Rossow

I know many of you think of me and other Confessionals as kill-joys but that is just not the case. We here at Bethany Lutheran are committed to the liturgy but that does not mean we are fuddy-duddies. We are … Continue reading

Found on Cyberbrethren — The State of Lutheranism in America: Dominated by Negligence and Indifference, But Not Without Hope

In anticipation of October 25, 2011, the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. C.F.W. Walther, there are a lot of people posting items that he wrote. This one is from 1846 .. a reminder that nothing is new under … Continue reading

Witness, Mercy, Life Together Bible Study Available Now

As previously announced here, The Witness, Mercy, Life Together Bible Study is now available. From the WMLT blog:   Yesterday, Concordia Publishing House received the Witness, Mercy, Life Together Bible Study from the printer. The first shipment arrived at the … Continue reading

Continued Cooperation in Externals?

I recently read the Reporter article about continued LCMS-ELCA talks (see it here.) This post is a continued discussion based upon my previous posting at BJS entitled “Is it Cooperation in Externals..” Some good things about the article: Our chaplains … Continue reading