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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Joe Strieter #32 Thanks. The district I'm in use to be quite liberal, but things are slowly changing for the good. We have an excellent new president of Concordia, Chicago in Dr. Gard. We also have Pastor Rossow and Pastor Fiske who are trying to turn things around. In ...
    Diane at Sep 16 2014 07:57 am

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Diane #31 I posted up above (Post #15) that I'm in the Ohio District. I'm not revealing any confidences, as this stuff is on the Internet for all to see. I suspect that every district has their share of such stuff. I did a complete report on all the working websites in our district. I also did a report in the same format for posting here, but haven't heard back from Norm yet about how to ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 16 2014 07:43 am

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@Joe Strieter #30 Good Morning Joe, After reading your last post, I too can get pretty angry and it's only 7am in the morning. This business of the so-called 'Four Spiritual Laws' and pastors who from the pulpit are telling their people to 'invite Jesus into your heart', is heterodox at the least. I suppose you can't tell me what district you're in, it might bring the 8th commandment cops out of ...
    Diane at Sep 16 2014 07:06 am

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Randy #28 After reviewing the websites in my district, and finding some with "Four Spiritual Laws" I do not find false doctrine a laughing matter. Our people are being spiritually starved. You can't baptize Four Spiritual Laws, and you can't baptize CGM. Watching those pastors at Crosspoint treat the Gospel as Law, just like Beth Moore, makes me ill. Listening to sermons in my district that ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 15 2014 10:24 pm

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Ted Crandall : Bryan Wolfmueller : I hope that you will bare with me in love. Spell-check, please! You'll have to bear with the Rev. Wolfmueller Pastor Crandall. He's pressed for ...
    Scott Diekmann at Sep 15 2014 10:18 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
Joe, I hear you. But, I look at it a different way. I'm knee deep in this CGM baloney where I live. I've fought it like crazy for years using "the system." Nothing has ever made a difference and the insanity continues. Furthermore, I get really frustrated and ticked off when these CGM folks try to shove this stuff down our kid's throats. With no recourse, it helps to sometimes get a chuckle out of the insanity. TTR serves a great ...
    Randy at Sep 15 2014 09:29 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Scott Diekmann #25 Excellent approach, Scott. At a minimum, I recommend folks search for these books in AMAZON.COM, then use the "Look Inside" function to read the forewords. Very enlightening, heavy on Church Growth Movement tactics, and lots of Baptist ...
    Randy at Sep 15 2014 09:15 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
I've read enough Borden to know that his theology is basic church growth. He has no understanding of Justification dFaith. It's all about works. Transforming Churches is his brainchild. It turns the congregation upside-down, making the pastor a CEO. That's enough for ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 15 2014 08:27 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
Mr. Bruce Wurdeman, as someone pointed out, is Chair emeritus of the BOD of Transforming Campus Ministries (TCM), whose website is here: http://www.transformingcampusministries.org Their address is 2811 NE Holman St., Portland, OR 97211 – which is also the address of Concordia University in Portland. The TCM mission, values, and vision are here: http://www.transformingcampusministries.org/our-mission-values--vision.html Mr. Wurdeman ...
    Scott Diekmann at Sep 15 2014 08:16 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Bryan Wolfmueller #23 I'm sure that if you talked with Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and Beth Moore, you'd have "fine and friendly" conversations. So what's the point? Based on my review of two of his pastors' sermons, and looking at his website, his congregation is basically Baptist that serves wine at communion and baptizes infants. That's the problem. Not a laughing ...
    Joe Strieter at Sep 15 2014 07:41 pm

Twice More to John 6: An Analysis of the Sacramental Interpretation
John 6:51-58 is quite clearly Eucharistic/Sacramental. If Luther were at any point to have disagreed with this, he would be wrong when/if he did so. We look back to the entire witness of the church throughout history on these matters, just as Luther and the other Lutheran fathers did. The Sacramental understanding of the text is not recent, it is quite ...
    Nicholas at Sep 15 2014 07:29 pm

Twice More to John 6: An Analysis of the Sacramental Interpretation
Jesus uses many words in St. John's Gospel to refer to faith, each of which pertains to different aspects of it: looking, knowing, eating and drinking, hearing, keeping, etc. I cannot think of a more beautiful way of teaching justification through faith alone than the words Jesus uses in John 6 about eating his flesh and drinking his blood. And, of course, nowhere is the central article of justification more clearly or concretely taught than ...
    Rolf Preus at Sep 15 2014 04:44 pm

Twice More to John 6: An Analysis of the Sacramental Interpretation
Martin R. Noland : Repristination Press is publishing his other works, though the one I cited seems to be presently out-of-print (see http://www.repristinationpress.com/Repristination_Press/Greetings%21.html ). Yours in Christ, Martin R. Noland Sounds like it would be a good time to have ...
    quasicelsus at Sep 15 2014 04:41 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
So I talked with Pr Woosley. It was a fine and friendly conversation. Carry ...
    Bryan Wolfmueller at Sep 15 2014 04:09 pm

Twice More to John 6: An Analysis of the Sacramental Interpretation
Dear BJS Bloggers, I agree with Pastor Rolf Preus in comment #25 when he states: I don’t think that we need to exclude any kind of sacramental application of Christ’s words in John 6. Surely, the spiritual eating and drinking of Christ’s flesh and blood by faith accompanies the oral eating and drinking of Christ’s body and blood in Holy Communion. I agree with Pastor Preus, because he agrees with the Formula of Concord, SD, ...
    Martin R. Noland at Sep 15 2014 03:14 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
John Rixe :…so the Holy Ghost is out of the picture, Mrs Hume John, knock off the passive aggressive act of being the simple, loving peacemaker -- while you lob cheap shots and then say, "What? I didn't mean that..." As you well know, the Holy Spirit works through the Word of God, not the tripe of false teachers. True peacemaking is true to God's Word. "Precisely because they have ...
    Ted Crandall at Sep 15 2014 02:51 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Ted Crandall #19 Ha! opps. Please don't bare with me, but please do bear with me. How do you go back and correct these ...
    Bryan Wolfmueller at Sep 15 2014 02:45 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@quasicelsus #18 Regardless, you were right to call me out on it. I was far to quick to click. There were so many other options I could have used as examples, but I will stop. Praise bands aren't the topic of the thread. I'm surprised that Miguel didn't show up and hit me over the head with a Fender ...
    Randy at Sep 15 2014 02:41 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
Bryan Wolfmueller : I hope that you will bare with me in love. Spell-check, ...
    Ted Crandall at Sep 15 2014 02:36 pm

Fun and Faith
@Lifelong Lutheran #22 Also, apparently Pastor Preus and his children all turned out to be faithful Lutherans even though they did crafts. :-) I suspect Pr. Preus's children got a lot more Lutheran education at home than the average VBS student, who needs all the 'learning' he can ...
    helen at Sep 15 2014 02:32 pm

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Randy : @quasicelsus #10 OK, I’ll give you this one. I cast my net the wrong way. This PRAISE BAND did a neat job bringing a clear and concise message to the audience – as they sang the lyrics over, and over, and over in an attempt to elicit an emotional response. Let it be said i prefer page 5 and 15 over all other services. ...
    quasicelsus at Sep 15 2014 02:28 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@John Rixe #16 John, The truth be known, my son reminded my of the movie by showing me the following Victoria Osteen clip :-) [youtube ...
    Randy at Sep 15 2014 02:13 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@Randy #8 Luv it! How did you ever find this? I'm going to spend the afternoon memorizing. ...
    John Rixe at Sep 15 2014 02:06 pm

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@John Rixe #21 Others want to reach the flip-flop and barefoot crowd. Don’t forget Jesus spent a lot of time with the flip-flop crowd. Crosspointe isn't looking for the "flip-flop" crowd--- unless they've also got fat wallets. That's a new and fairly upscale neighborhood out there. Has Woolsey ever quoted Jesus on "love of ...
    helen at Sep 15 2014 02:04 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
Bryan Wolfmueller : It is always a danger that we treat the falsely taught with unnecessary sternness. If that is the case here, I’ll report back. There is also a danger that we become too comfortable, when we think we are talking exclusively amongst ourselves and forget that others might be listening also, and too careless about what we cannot by come off to others as arrogant and immature and ...
    Jais H. Tinglund at Sep 15 2014 02:04 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@quasicelsus #10 Excellent - thanks I was wrong about the Psalms [Chorus] Holy is the Lord God Almighty The earth is filled with His glory Holy is the Lord God Almighty The earth is filled with His glory The earth is filled with His glory This comes from Isaiah ...
    John Rixe at Sep 15 2014 01:59 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
@quasicelsus #10 OK, I'll give you this one. I cast my net the wrong way. This PRAISE BAND did a neat job bringing a clear and concise message to the audience - as they sang the lyrics over, and over, and over in an attempt to elicit an emotional ...
    Randy at Sep 15 2014 01:47 pm

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Bruce E. Wurdeman : @Ted Crandall #47 LHM is the most aggressive, most efficient and most effective international Lutheran outreach agency that I know of. People are meeting Jesus through this organization. They are becoming your brothers and sisters in the faith at the rate of some 40,000+ per year around the world through the work of LHM. I ...
    Bryan Wolfmueller at Sep 15 2014 01:29 pm

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week -- Theological Crossdressers
John Rixe : @Randy #2 Sounds like it came word for word from the book of Psalms. If it didn’t, it sure is a close paraphrase. (compare to the Sanctus in DSIII) I heard the "gloria in excelsis" "Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory." ----- We stand and lift up our ...
    quasicelsus at Sep 15 2014 01:26 pm

Fun and Faith
I think Leah is just trying to explain how his article would be understood by the average reader. No need for anyone to take offense or throw out the 8th commandment. Also, apparently Pastor Preus and his children all turned out to be faithful Lutherans even though they did crafts. ...
    Lifelong Lutheran at Sep 15 2014 01:23 pm