Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
“Freedom of religion” has been one of the hallowed rights, literally etched into stone, of our republic. Not so much any more. Freedom of religion is morphing into “freedom of worship.” It’s the perfect storm – a swirling low pressure void that occurs where the left hand and right hand kingdoms intersect in a not-so-theological or constitutional way. What does this mean for Christians? Find out at this year’s very timely Lutheran Concerns Association Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The theme is “Speaking Against the New Norms of Our Culture with the Unchanging Truth of the Triune God.”
The Conference is on January 20, the day before Concordia Theological Seminary’s Annual Symposia, and it’s not too late to register. I don’t use the word “fantastic” often, but this truly is a fantastic lineup of speakers, including
Professor Rev. Jeffrey H. Pulse – Bible Study
Rev. Dr. William Weinrich – Opening Devotion
Mr. Walter Dissen, Esq., – Welcome & Greetings
Rev. Geoffrey Robinson – Greetings from the Indiana District
Mr. Mark Stern, Esq. – From Toleration to Supremacy: A Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Rev. Michael Kumm, Chairman, LCMS Board of Directors – State of the Synod
Mr. Timothy Goeglein – Christianity in the Halls of Power: Why Faith and Public Life Converge
Rev. Dr. Laurence L. White – Two Kingdom’s—One Lord, Our Squandered Heritage
Chaplain Craig G. Muehler, Captain, USN – Serving in a First Corinthians’ World
Rear Admiral Luther F. Schriefer USN (Ret) – Christians in Today’s Military
A sneak peak from Mark Stern’s presentation: “Our constitutional system cannot be maintained in the face of a public willing to tolerate widespread lawlessness by their elected officials.” This is a unique opportunity to hear a group of excellent speakers in an intimate setting. Come join us.