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ACELC – Are the Errors We Face Serious?

Here is the latest email blast from the ACELC:   It is Sunday morning, I have a few minutes before church begins, and I decide to look at Friday/Saturday’s mail. In my mail is the latest ...

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Laodicea on the Mississippi - A Primer for those Late to the FiveTwo Controversy

This past September a church in a tony suburb of Houston hosted a small conference that ignited a prairie fire in the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. Two months later the fallout continues from ...

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Great Stuff – Talking Sheep: The Role of the Laity in the Church

Found over on Bible Beer and Babies written by Vanessa Rasanen:   I’ve never been known for my tact. I rarely say the right thing, and even when I do I usually say it in the completely ...

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Why Do I Grovel beneath Pastors?

The former President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod is decrying clergy dominance. The FiveTwo network is calling on people to become sacramental entrepreneurs, by which anyone, with or ...

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Good Lutheran Preaching is hard to find but easy to buy...

This is no game or playful philosophy. It is war and it is deadly serious. Our preaching is an act of war. We preach Jesus first because that is the way the devil is defeated and the souls of men are ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — The Christian Life

Dr. Harold Senkbeil refutes the notion that sanctification is an act of determination in which you rid yourself of sin and discusses the proper Biblical understand of the Christian ...

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"The True Rapture" (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The True Rapture” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) Maybe you remember a bumper sticker that was popular a few years back, which read: “In case of Rapture, this car will be unmanned.” What that ...

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To Heterodox Teacher Beth Moore – It is a Faithless Generation that Looks for Signs, by Pr. Rossow

In the Gospel reading for this week in the one year series Jesus says “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” In a parallel passage in Luke 11:29-32 Jesus says “An evil and ...

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Great Stuff – How I Became a… Church Growth Disciple

Found over on InternetMonk, written by Mike Bell:   First of all a confession. The title is really just an attention grabber, and a weak attempt to get Miguel to sputter coffee through his ...

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Trifling with Transactions, Transfigurations, Transylvanians & Tripe

The FiveTwo Network recently published an article of mind-boggling pomposity and heterodox humbug. IssuesEtc's Todd Wilken found exactly the right term for it: bafflegab. Here's a sample, if you ...

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What can you expect in Naperville in February?

Snow?  Maybe, though I hope not as I will be traveling by land from Wyoming.  But seriously, why is the BJS conference worth attending.  There are no shortage of great conferences out there ...

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Please Support the Overture Project

We are requesting the support of LCMS members for a KickStarter project to raise a modest $3,000 to build a build an online, open-access database to process all overtures submitted to the 2015 ...

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Steal This Book

That’s the title of a 1971 book written by Abbie Hoffman encouraging the counter counterculture against the established one.  I always liked the title. From time to time in the 70’s and later ...

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Sermon – Pr. Tony Sikora – No Oil No Fire: Why Johnny Can't Love

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:1-13 November 9, 2014 Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN! Our text for this morning’s sermon is ...

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Unknowingly Righteous

“For inasmuch as the saints are always aware of their sin and seek righteousness from God in accord with His mercy, for this very reason they are always also regarded as righteous by God.  Thus in ...

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A Solution to the CUS Problem - So You Don't Think I am Just a Bomb-Lobbing Curmudgeon, by Pr. Rossow

So you don't think I am just a bomb-lobbing curmudgeon, I thought I would offer a few thoughts by way of solution to the CUS problem I identified in a post the other day. Since starting BJS a few ...

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BW Teigen Reformation Lectures – Lutheranism and Apologetics

This past week Bethany Lutheran College held its annual BW Teigen Reformation Lectures.  The theme was "Lutheranism and Apologetics." Retired Bethany Prof. Allen Quist spoke on "The Doctrine of ...

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Great Stuff – Livestream Broadcast of Hymn Festival in Honor of Richard Resch Tonight

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS), Fort Wayne, Indiana, is pleased to announce a special livestreaming event this evening from the Good Shepherd Institute Conference. "My ...

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Registration for BJS Conference, February 20 & 21, 2015

We have just opened registration for our upcoming conference. We have set the rates at $65 per person, $100 per couple, or $45 for students. An early registration rate of $10 off of these rates ...

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FiveTwo: Spiritual Montanans

On a flight from Nice to Amsterdam, the man next to me and I talked about our work. After a while he exclaimed, "You have four companies." "Four companies," I said as a question, not knowing where he ...

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