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Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Randy, Thanks for the Kieschnick link. None of us ought to be surprised that Jerry supports this ...
    LaMarr Blecker at Oct 01 2014 07:23 am

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
Excellent! "As such we need you to not only do so faithfully, but to also stand guard against those who would attempt to steal us away from Christ — especially when it comes from the wolves in sheep’s clothing." Stand guard does not mean capitulate. It does not mean embrace. It does not mean spit out the bones. Stand guard! There is a reason the wolves cloak themselves in sheep's clothing. Thank you, ...
    John Brandt at Oct 01 2014 05:59 am

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
I would seriously LOVE to see Lutheran leadership approach the 5/2 advocates and politely advise them that perhaps they would be happier in another ...
    J. Dean at Oct 01 2014 04:46 am

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
Great post. This message is so needed in our beloved synod these ...
    Pastor Tim Rossow at Oct 01 2014 12:25 am

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
@Randy Dude, give thanks! It's far better to have good music that is not Christian and openly secular, rather than garbage "Christian" rock, "contemporary Christian" music... or hymns from the Bangers of the 1800's. Those things are neither Christian, NOR good music! Plus Satan uses them to deviously pretend they are appropriate ways to confess Christ. As the great theologian Hank Hill said, "Boy, can't ya see! You're not making ...
    Eric at Oct 01 2014 12:17 am

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
@Pastor Roepke #1 Also ...
    Randy at Sep 30 2014 10:42 pm

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
@Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. #3 Hmmm, lovingly, “I don’t get it?” All pastors are this, based on our ordination and what we have affirmed at those rites. I so hope you're being facetious ( no one love humor more than myself!) Having suffered through one very married pastor, who had affairs with three parishioners, another who literally ran the church into such financial ruin that the ...
    slalom5 at Sep 30 2014 10:23 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Urban Dictionary: Jip- A mellifluous, self-indulgent call to attention designed to mock, amuse or simply inspire an exact reply by the victim. Constant jipping (or 'jippage') may result in an increase in the global jip-count (known as 'jip escalation ...
    Scott Diekmann at Sep 30 2014 09:30 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Gary Hall : I have to humble myself? Crap I’m in trouble. Yes. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that ...
    Andrew at Sep 30 2014 09:29 pm

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
@Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. #3 Hmmm, lovingly, “I don’t get it?” All pastors are this, based on our ordination and what we have affirmed at those rites. If this is not "tongue in cheek", has your life been that sheltered, or that ...
    helen at Sep 30 2014 08:44 pm

Great Stuff -- FiveTwo’s Use of Language—What Does This Mean?
And this, these comments, these myopic, righteous views are why so many are leaving our church. I heard many similar words growing up in the Russian Orthodox. It closed many years ago but at least they were right. Sad. Very ...
    Andre Baiev at Sep 30 2014 08:10 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Regarding "FiveTwo's definition of worship, here are examples of music played during worship services at Crosspoint Community Church (Rev. Woolsey’s Church). I decided to stop where I did, but the list keeps going. I just want to make it crystal clear what “Practice” is promoted by the leader of the “FiveTwo” movement. I’m a firm believer that Practice and Doctrine are forever tied together. I’ll stop posting videos ...
    Randy at Sep 30 2014 07:48 pm

#Five-Eaux and #Tiki14 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
Pastor Henrickson, Thanks for bringing this up on KFUO. I listened to it. Great work. However, you really rained on my parade. See, I like soft jazz, but in my local area folks tend to like 70's rock. My plan was to open a Jazz Club but play Queen. Bummer. This guy from "FiveTwo" sang "We are the Champions" so well during a worship service that I thought I'd hire him. [vimeo 106208713 w=500 h=281]     Randy at Sep 30 2014 06:30 pm

Highlights from Wiki14
@JoyfulNoise #13 Your sadness is well-founded. This stuff has been going on for a long time, and it shows no sign of abating. Without pointing any specific fingers at any specific people, when the preacher can only exhort to "good works," while presenting the Gospel only as information, then I have to draw the conclusion that the preacher has no faith in the power of the Gospel. When ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 30 2014 06:19 pm

Highlights from Wiki14
@Randy #11 Oops. Sorry. Missed ...
    LadyM at Sep 30 2014 06:19 pm

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
@Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. #3 Lovingly, I don't get your post. Ordination is not some magic potion that makes the person receiving it suddenly perfect in knowledge, wisdom, and strength. In fact, I believe there are, even today, persons being ordained who do not believe in the BOC, even though they pledge their lives to defend it. Are you saying that being a member of the LCMS makes you ...
    LadyM at Sep 30 2014 06:14 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
I have to humble myself? Crap I'm in ...
    Gary Hall at Sep 30 2014 06:11 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
@Pr. Jim Schulz #8 Great quote. @JoyfulNoise #6 Better get them to a detox program as soon as they get ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 30 2014 06:09 pm

One of These Things Just Doesn’t Belong
Why is there no response from Synod and President Harrison? Where are our leaders today. If the Synod President has nothing to say about these things, why do we have ...
    Jeremy Royer at Sep 30 2014 06:01 pm

Marquart's Works Volume I: Popular Writings
Can you please put a scan of the Table of Contents on? I've asked around and can't find it anywhere. Thanks. In Christ, Rev. Robert Mayes Beemer, ...
    Rev. Robert Mayes at Sep 30 2014 05:58 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Lutherans define worship using this book, which was compiled in order to promote unity and a common confession among Lutherans: "Thus the worship and divine service of the Gospel is to receive from God gifts; on the contrary, the worship of the Law is to offer and present our gifts to God." - The Book of Concord. Apology ...
    Pr. Jim Schulz at Sep 30 2014 05:26 pm

#Five-Eaux and #Tiki14 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
I'm going to be on KFUO (AM 850 in St. Louis, kfuo.org worldwide) today during the 5:30-6:00 segment (Central), to talk about this ...
    Charles Henrickson at Sep 30 2014 04:16 pm

Highlights from Wiki14
This just makes me so ...
    JoyfulNoise at Sep 30 2014 03:40 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Hmmm, if this is their definition, this is bad. Worship is God speaking / acting in all we do at the Divine Service. He gives, we SHUT UP and take it all, Word and Sacrament for our good. OK, we sing, we recite Scripture at times, we confess our sins, confess our faith, etc.; but it all centers around God to us in reality. This appears to be some dangerous stuff. It seems to make contemporary worship, which makes many BJSers ...
    Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. at Sep 30 2014 03:38 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
Oh, my. My pastor and several other very conservative pastors that I know are at that convocation. I can only imagine their reaction. It should be interesting. Is it finally time for a split in our Synod? I can't understand how this has taken such a firm ...
    JoyfulNoise at Sep 30 2014 03:34 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
@Pastor Roepke #1 Pastor Roepke--I did not view the conference, but, based on my visits to the Crosspoint (no "e") website, everything they do seems to be experience driven. Listening to their sermons, and listening to much of what is going on in our LCMS today, let alone outside the LCMS, a lot of it is experience-driven. I just finished looking over a Beth Moore Bible (!) Study, and am ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 30 2014 03:14 pm

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
Hmmm, lovingly, "I don't get it?" All pastors are this, based on our ordination and what we have affirmed at those rites. Yes, all those outside the LCMS are prone to the wolves, once within the fold, all is well. Of course, then free will of the person gets in the way. Now if you mean we are not going out, calling out the Romanists, the ELCAers, the Muslims, Mormans, etc with more vigor, OK, I get ...
    Pastor David L. Prentice Jr. at Sep 30 2014 03:04 pm

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
"We need the shepherd who stands firm, who won’t daydream and wander off leaving us to fend for ourselves. We need the shepherd ready to fight for us even when the wolf comes dressed as a fellow shepherd, because our very life depends on it. Vanessa, Very well done! ...
    Randy at Sep 30 2014 02:49 pm

We need pastors not pansies -- Guest Article by Vanessa Rasanen
Very good Vanessa. I hope that those who need to hear this message most, do. ...
    Jeremy Royer at Sep 30 2014 02:09 pm

Dorky Jip - FiveTwo's Definition of Worship
I recall hearing that definition of worship long ago in my (nominally-LCMS) former home congregation, (Lutheran) high school, and here and there in my (Concordia) university education - the English word 'worship' being etymologically derived from 'worth-ship,' speaking of that due reverence we owe to God as his creatures. So, for that reason, I personally see the term 'worship' as distracting and unhelpful, too much in conflict with the ...
    Alison at Sep 30 2014 01:35 pm