The sheep judge the shepherd…sometimes men need to be defrocked.

A few weeks back I posted an article on congregations forcing good pastors out.  It may be a good idea to reread that one first before reading this one.  You can find it here.  As a result of that article … Continue reading

New “draft” minutes of MNS District BOD meeting are public…

See the minutes here: Some of my thoughts: Apparently, the company purchasing ULC is willing to have chapel and office space for ULC to continue (for a price?). Also, there is a very “pious” note on 1 Peter 3:11 and … Continue reading

New Video Hymn from Time Out — What Child is This

From our friends at Necessary Roughness:   Merry Christmas! I humbly submit to you Time Out’s second hymn video, “What Child is This.” Available in HD.   … Continue reading

“Home for the Holidays” (Sermon for Christmas Eve, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Home for the Holidays” (Luke 2:1-20) “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays.” So goes the familiar Christmas song. And it is good to be home, with family, at Christmas time. Renewed relations, good food, smiles on all … Continue reading

Gaiety Lost, My Mother, and Ave Maria – The Difference Between Now and Then, by Pr. Rossow

My mother is in town for Christmas and I got to hear her retell a story about standing up for Confessional doctrine. It is all about her operatic voice and the singing of Ave Maria. Ave Maria is not a … Continue reading

More on the Preus Era — Waldo Werning and David Settje review Burkee’s Book

By Martin R. Noland, December 20, 2011 The recent history of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, i.e., the internal ecclesial conflicts of the 1960s and 1970s, continues to garner interest from those who want to make their “interpretation” of that history … Continue reading

President Harrison in the Lutheran Witness — The Missouri Synod Needs Advent

Found on The Lutheran Witness:   What is the single most critical issue in the life of the Missouri Synod? Is it evangelism? Church planting? Missions? Seminaries? Church-worker well-being? Theology? Congregational vitality? Finances? Education? Mercy? I submit to you, dear … Continue reading

An Announcement from

Here is an announcement from Pastor Michael L. McCoy, the creator of the website, a good source for doctrinally sound, free materials for churches or those in the Diaspora (particularly isolated people and military).     Greetings, On 16 … Continue reading

Moralistic, Therapeutic, Deism vs the Spirit of Christmas, by Pastor David Oberdieck

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

Five Simple Scriptural Truths that Rebuke and Correct the Church Growth Movement, by Pr. Rossow

I am convinced that the church growth movement is harmful for the church. Some of you may ask “What is the church growth movement?“ It is a way of “doing” church that arose in the 1970’s and 80’s. By the … Continue reading

To Rescind Synodical Resolution 3-08A (2004 Convention)

WHEREAS, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in her 62nd Regular Convention in July of 2004 passed Res. 3-08A that “Affirms the Conclusions of the 1994 CTCR Report: The service of Women in Congregational and Synodical Offices;” and WHEREAS, The Bible … Continue reading

No comment, just let the man’s words speak for themselves…

OK, one comment – this should give cause to “SAVE ULC” and put your cash where your confession is. From a Minnesota South Pastor’s page on his congregational website:  see it on their website here.  Or because these things tend … Continue reading

Same old heresy, new name: LCMS OWN

A friend alerted me to this online today.  It is yet another effort of Satan to afflict the LCMS with more heresy, this time with the heresy of women’s ordination.   On their discussion page they would not tolerate my conversation … Continue reading

Save the Date – Young Bucks Take the Lead at the 4th Annual BJS International Conference, by Pr. Rossow

Save the dates and look for registration information soon for our annual conference. As usual it will be the second full weekend of February. This year that makes it Friday and Saturday, February 10 – 11. We start late Friday afternoon … Continue reading

Registration is now open for the ACELC Theological Conference

This has been posted on the Lutheran Calendar — be sure to submit your events to it here, or add the Lutheran Calendar to your website by adding a RSS feed to your widget area with the URL   … Continue reading

Issues Etc — Sacred Music for the Christmas Season

Sacred Music for the Christmas Season from Lutheran Public Radio:     Post updated to add the below: [podcast][/podcast] … Continue reading

WMLTblog — Who Is A Missionary?

Found on Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog:   NOTE: Because different church bodies have different definitions of what a missionary is, the LCMS frequently receives questions from partner and sister churches regarding who the LCMS considers to be a missionary. … Continue reading

Getting Ready for the 2013 Synodical Convention – An Article by Martin Noland in the Recent LCA Clarion

(LCA just released the January 2012 issue of the Lutheran Clarion. We are pleased to post articles on the BJS website from one of the longest operating confessional groups in the LCMS – The Lutheran Concerns Association – LCA. Click … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Lutheran church offers services to local Chinese community

Thanks to a regular BJS reader for pointing out this newspaper article about what his church is doing to reach out to the local community. Pastor Paul is a very confessional guy. All his services are in Chinese, but follow … Continue reading