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Sermon – Pr. Martin Noland – Two Kinds of Righteousness

Text: Luke 15:1-10 [3rd Sunday after Trinity; one year lectionary] Are you righteous? The dictionary states that the term “righteous” is an adjective describing someone who “acts in ...

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Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of Vocation

Since the word “vocation” is thrown around so much, I have been trying to work out in my mind and through study of God's Word how we may actually speak of and teach about vocation. The following ...

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Steadfast at Camp: "You Are the Man!"

This week at ELS Camp Indianhead, our theme is "For You!" as we hear what God's Word and the Small Catechism tell us about Christ being present "for you," "for the forgiveness of sins," in Absolution ...

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Great Stuff – There is a benefit to so few Lutherans in politics. . .

Another great article found over on Pastoral Meanderings:   Though for a long time I have lamented the lack of Lutherans in the public square, at least officially as elected members of ...

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I Will Show You My Evangelism by My Word & Sacrament Ministry

The call to be “evangelistic Lutherans” is being emphasized again in the circles in which I run. When this adjective get tacked on to the noun, the tendency is to make evangelism something ...

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"Rest for the Heavy Laden" (Sermon on Matthew 11:25-30 and Romans 7:14-25a, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Rest for the Heavy Laden” (Matthew 11:25-30; Romans 7:14-25a) In New York Harbor there stands a famous statue, the Statue of Liberty. In her one hand, Lady Liberty is holding a tablet bearing ...

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Time to Catch Up!

With summer in full swing and plenty of time on your hands, it's time to catch up on "Steadfast Throwdown," the radio and podcast arm of Brothers of John the Steadfast. In "Round 15": Mr. ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week – Lutheran Fathers

    Lutheran Fathers Some Lutheran Satire for a warm summer day. I laugh at the Pr. Fisk reference every ...

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Steadfast on Campus – Wearing the Collar on the Secular Campus?

This last year I continued my usual routine of meeting once a week on campus with our students for lunch.  We meet in the student union which is a popular venue and usually difficult to find a place ...

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The Most Neglected Part of the Small Catechism

As is my custom, I was wasting time on Facebook one day, and I came across a post from a friend that posed this question: “What is the most neglected part of the Small Catechism?”  I thought ...

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Sermon – Pr. David Warner – Saved Through the Grace of Jesus

Day: St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles / June 29 2014 Trinity and St. John Lutheran Churches Sidney and Fairview, Montana Pr. David Warner   Dear Friends in Christ:  On Sunday, June ...

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A Lutheran book on purgatory, pastoral purgatory

A new book was brought to my attention the other day concerning the many pastors in the LCMS who are on "candidate status".  BJS has long tried to address the issue of pastors who are sinfully ...

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Bach an Antinomian!?

You might think so if you’re of the same mind as the Lutheran pastor who said it was “inappropriate” to have a cigar band imprinted with the Luther Rose and Verbum Dei Manet in Aeternum ...

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"Shuffle Off to Bethlehem" in the Age of Television

In 1985, Professor Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business  was published. Upfront, I think it is a “must read”. In a word, the book is ...

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"St. Peter and St. Paul: Losing Their Lives for Jesus' Sake" (Sermon on Matthew 10:38-39, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“St. Peter and St. Paul: Losing Their Lives for Jesus’ Sake” (Matthew 10:38-39) Today is the Third Sunday after Pentecost, but it is also June 29. And June 29 is the day in the church year ...

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Steadfast on Campus – Time to Look for LCMS U!

It’s time to help your graduating seniors find a church home away from home as they leave for college.  Please take the time to introduce them to a confessional Lutheran pastor and congregation ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week – Youth Ministry

    Youth Ministry The White Horse Inn has been doing a series on youth ministry and while it has been good in general, the most recent episode had one of the most jarring ...

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Now in English for the First Time, U.V. Koren's Works!

Who was the most influential Lutheran theologian in America in the 19th century? C.F.W. Walther? C.P. Krauth? How about U.V. Koren? While lesser known than these contemporaries, U.V. Koren's legacy ...

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Be an Instant Expert

A flash of color caught my eavesdropping eye as the person next to me was flipping through a magazine.  It was an advertisement, something about “Everything you need to know about the Bible.” At ...

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A Free God for a bound sinner

Justification, according to the third article of the Formula of Concord Solid Declaration means to "pronounce righteous and free from sins and to count as freed from the eternal punishment of sin ...

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