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ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@Rev. Drew Newman #3 "I quadrupled the recipe so that the poop would be a minor part of the mix, almost completely undetectable" Hey, the brownie's would have to be better than 85% of the mix. That's GREAT, isn't ...
    R.D. at Sep 02 2014 07:48 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@John Rixe #7 However I don’t see... I agree with you that far, John. :( Maybe you can't "see" until you've had two different confessional Pastors shown the door by two different "Sr" (self described "confessional") men, for no Lutheran reason... in 7 years. [And, yes, Tim S., I do resent it. But I can only suppose that God thought I was getting too comfortable, which I was.] We used ...
    helen at Sep 02 2014 07:16 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
@Ted Crandall #25 Maybe, just maybe, “It’s High ...
    helen at Sep 02 2014 06:59 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
As I mentioned, I respect the vigilance of ACELC.  However I don't see any signs of "absolute eradication of Lutheranism in North America", "running after false gods", "downward spiral into heterodoxy".    This kind of language is just discouraging and gives a false impression to the public IMO. I'm repeating myself again so I'm dropping out to go make some ...
    John Rixe at Sep 02 2014 06:46 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
"It's Time" is dated October 2008. Has its proposed 10-year plan even begun yet? Maybe, just maybe, "It's High Time." ...
    Ted Crandall at Sep 02 2014 05:35 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
Rev. Drew Newman : If I were to make a pan of brownies that tasted absolutely wonderful and told you that as I was making the batter a pigeon flying overhead dropped a load into the batter, but to counteract it I quadrupled the recipe so that the poop would be a minor part of the mix, almost completely undetectable, would you eat one of those brownies? Rev. Newman, You are an amazing ...
    Randy at Sep 02 2014 05:34 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
QUOTE OF THE DAY Rev. Drew Newman : No one expects the Church on this side of heaven to be perfect, but when the Church openly tolerates or even promotes error it is wrong. If I were to make a pan of brownies that tasted absolutely wonderful and told you that as I was making the batter a pigeon flying overhead dropped a load into the batter, but to counteract it I quadrupled the recipe so that ...
    Ted Crandall at Sep 02 2014 05:26 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
Mrs. Hume : John Rixe : @Mrs. Hume #47 Do you feel God is working through His people to prevent a continuing downward spiral into heterodoxy?  I do.   I have no feel for the situation. I just have no idea. So, I can’t venture a guess. I pray for the best for the LCMS. My position is ...
    Rev. Drew Newman at Sep 02 2014 04:54 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
John Rixe : I respect the vigilance of ACELC but fail to recognize the “continuing downward spiral into heterodoxy.”  Please see http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=37754    Around here these are good days for the LCMS.  From His fulness have we all received grace upon grace. @Mrs Hume #37 I respect ...
    Rev. Drew Newman at Sep 02 2014 04:44 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
Not by design. 4-06 will come up with a plan forward, which unfortunately we have to wait for Convention to act on. I hope we can sunset out lay ministry, and discussion is trending that way. (I hope, from my perspective) It is not the Task Force's desire to ask for 'more study", or to "wait again", but to lay out an actionable road map to ...
    Jason at Sep 02 2014 04:42 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
@Brad #22 Yes, I did look, wait it is...and I bet there may be a motion to "wait ...
    Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. at Sep 02 2014 04:09 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
@Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. #21 Yep... we'll all wait, holding our breath, for the various task force "reports" to come out sometime late in 2015 (per their schedule on their websites.) So, another year and a half of waiting for committees to come up with a statement of the ...
    Brad at Sep 02 2014 03:50 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@Mrs. Hume #1 I don't have much of an idea either but I can venture a guess based on Pr Noland's judgments: 1.  Doctrinal commitment in our seminaries and Concordia University theology faculty. 2.  Doctrine being preached in the pulpit. 3.  "Fantastic" young people.  I personally can vouch for this from my interaction with vicars and new teachers.  Their dedication and solid ...
    John Rixe at Sep 02 2014 03:49 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
Hmmm, now some may think this is sarcasm from the post, but I wonder if this Synodical update is on behalf of some ACELC pressure to begin a more public reply to errors, etc. Norm, toss it out there for comment....as a web gem you ...
    Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. at Sep 02 2014 03:38 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
MAYBE THIS WILL HELP THE OPTIMISM (unless Norm gets here first): From the Synod >>> Synod task force information now available on LCMS website Updates on task force efforts stemming from approved 2013 Synod convention resolutions are now available on The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Task Force Web page: www.lcms.org/convention/taskforceupdates. They talk about a bunch of the stuff important to all of ...
    Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. at Sep 02 2014 02:59 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
John Rixe : @Mrs. Hume #47 Do you feel God is working through His people to prevent a continuing downward spiral into heterodoxy?  I do.   I have no feel for the situation. I just have no idea. So, I can't venture a guess. I pray for the best for the LCMS. My position is to do what I am charged with doing and that is to ...
    Mrs. Hume at Sep 02 2014 02:04 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@John Rixe #48 Luther said the Gospel is a passing rain shower, and where people do not appreciate it, it moves on. It certainly has, in Germany. If we continue to run after false teachers and thereby, false gods, why should we expect anything more and ...
    helen at Sep 02 2014 01:55 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@John Rixe #48 As I see it, the point of the ACELC film is not about whether heresy is growing or decreasing in a mixed church body, but that unionism is sin and that this mixing of doctrines has to be stopped. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. (Jer. ...
    Rev. Jakob Fjellander at Sep 02 2014 01:55 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
People often judge a company by how they fare within it. Those “on top” can be expected to judge it well. Those who have been disappointed by how their “career” turned out can be expected to judge that company poorly. This is just human nature, and explains a lot of people’s attitudes toward the company that they’re with, or were with. Quite an argument, Rev. Noland! I agree with it. Ken Lay's wife, who only had to sell three of ...
    helen at Sep 02 2014 01:37 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@Mrs. Hume #47 Do you feel God is working through His people to prevent a continuing downward spiral into heterodoxy?  I do.   Maintaining vigilance with gratitude and without discouragement is ...
    John Rixe at Sep 02 2014 01:23 pm

Sermon -- Pr. Tony Sikora -- A Pebble in the Savior's Sandals
Thanks for your kind words. They are a wonderful ...
    Tony Sikora at Sep 02 2014 12:55 pm

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
@Brad #13 My sentiments exactly! Amen, amen, and amen, ...
    LadyM at Sep 02 2014 12:33 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
John Rixe : I respect the vigilance of ACELC but fail to recognize the “continuing downward spiral into heterodoxy.”  Please see http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=37754    Around here these are good days for the LCMS.  From His fulness have we all received grace upon grace. @Mrs Hume #37 Yeah, around ...
    Mrs. Hume at Sep 02 2014 12:18 pm

New Facebook Bible Reading Group
Will this be available anywhere else other than ...
    Carisa at Sep 02 2014 12:16 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
Ted Crandall : Mrs. Hume : Telling lay people that they have a responsibility to know scripture is about the most unpastoral position I can think of. In Acts 17:11 Paul calls them “noble” who listen eagerly for the Word of God in preaching — and then check the Scriptures to ...
    Mrs. Hume at Sep 02 2014 12:10 pm

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@John Rixe #44 Yeah, I did see that. Make no mistake, I am *very* optimistic about the LCMS. I am optimistic because I think there is a mass building of folks who want to deal with error rather than let the death spiral continue to its natural terminus, which in my view is nothing less than the absolute eradication of Lutheranism from North America. My optimism is based only and always on the ...
    Perry Copus at Sep 02 2014 11:24 am

Remembering Robert
Couple of items: 1. That Jack Preus speech at Wichita, 89, that was the "crazies on teh left, crazies on the right" speech, right? 2. My dad's theory was that Bohlmann had dreams of the LCMS (with him at the helm) being the catalyst for the formation ("finally!") of "the OBLC" in the US (One Big Lutheran Church). This large body would unite all the "basically confessional/biclical" Lutherans of the ELCA predecessor bodies--particularly ...
    Rev. David Mueller at Sep 02 2014 11:06 am

Why I'm Optimistic About the LC--MS
@Pastor Tim Rossow #15 As is evident, some church leaders are part of the problem of integrity of confession, Pastor Rossow, and they need to be rebuked by their brother pastors for correction. This is one of the big problems in the LCMS, as there seems to be no accountability of our leaders for Confessional doctrine and practice. How can we ask church leaders to correct false doctrine if they ...
    Soldier of Christ at Sep 02 2014 11:01 am

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
@Perry Copus #40 Around here (forty mile radius) it’s terrible. Huh?  Again please see ...
    John Rixe at Sep 02 2014 10:54 am

ACELC -- If Not Now, When?
Perry Copus :@John Rixe #39 And I respect your anecdote of how it is “around there.” Around here (half-mile radius) it’s okay for now. Around here (forty mile radius) it’s terrible. The issue isn’t really how it is around there or around here, the issue is the toleration of error, which is alone definitive of what it means to be heterodox. The ...
    Randy at Sep 02 2014 10:13 am