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"It's my First Amendment right!" Yeah... Whatever.

“I’m going to stand firm in the faith. It is my First Amendment right!” That’s funny. That actually made me laugh. Apparently the city of Houston, Texas has decided that in order to ...

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Ad Crucem- Authentic Lutheran Art, Cards, and More

As we slowly begin the approach to the Advent and Christmas season as well as pastor appreciation month there is a new and incredible resource for Lutheran items. Ad Crucem is a site run by Wanita ...

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Pastor Moves His Church into the 1980s!

Katy, TX--Pr. Bill Woolsey, favoring suits styled like those of Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs, expressed his contempt for the stagnation of his own church body, the LC-MS: "The mainline, historical, ...

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Great Stuff – TTMBO, ACELC, and the 44

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter's blog, Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   When serving at my first parish, I was privileged to be a part of the Northern Illinois Confessional Lutherans. In ...

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Great Stuff – Wilhelm Loehe on Child/Infant Communion

Found over on logia-online:   The following excerpt in translation is drawn from Wilhelm Loehe’s “Neuendettelsau Letters.” The letters were published in 1858 to explain and defend ...

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Great Stuff – Startups and Upstarts in Jesus’ Day

Found over on SacrementalMinions.com.   Be sure to add SM to your readings list; here are recent posts over there: Startups and Upstarts in Jesus’ Day Revitalization: Abiding as ...

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"Decliners and Recliners" (Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Decliners and Recliners” (Matthew 22:1-14) Do you ever get an invitation to an event--a party, say--and they ask you to RSVP? So you check your calendar, and you see you’ve got a schedule ...

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The Real Reasons LCMS Pastors Want to be like American Evangelicals, by Pr. Rossow

In a post yesterday Martin Noland quoted John Hannah asserting that an aversion to Roman Catholicism is what makes LCMS’ers want to look like Evangelicals. I am sure that is a part of it but I ...

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Guest Article – The Supreme Court Non-Decision

By now just about everyone has heard that the Supreme Court of the United State has declined to hear the appeals of multiples cases where lower courts had ruled against states holding to the ...

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Deconstructing Lutheran Identity

A recent blog comment by Rev. John Hannah, President of the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, stated a good bit of truth and got me to thinking. He writes: I believe that the strong desire within ...

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Great Stuff – Sacramental Minions

Found on a new site, sacramentalminions.com:   [caption id="attachment_38308" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Minion: a servile follower or subordinate of a person in ...

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Great Stuff – CTCR On The Communing of Infants and Young Children

Found over on WMLTblog:   On 13 September 2014, the CTCR adopted without dissent a document titled, “Knowing What We Seek and Why We Come: Questions and Answers concerning the Communing ...

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The Spam Folder tested the spirits - so should you.

Yep. Feathers and All.[/caption] I received a mass email from an LCMS pastor, Rev. Chris Dodge earlier this week.  Today, I found it in the spam folder.  Turns out the spam filter is smarter ...

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FiveTwo – Lutherans Visiting an Evangelical Garage Sale

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Distinguishing Between Doctrine and Life

“Doctrine and life must be distinguished. Life is bad among us, as it is among the papists, but we don’t fight about life and condemn the papists on that account.” (LW 54:110) Dr. Luther ...

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Do Recycled Visions fuel the Lutheran Church Growth Machine?

Here is something  to point out about the five-two thing. http://www.fivetwo.org is a South Korean organization "started by Alex Lim and Matt Suhocki to help missionaries with fundraising." It ...

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We Dis Doctrine, Yes We Do! We Dis Doctrine, How ‘Bout You?

From the time Satan first uttered the words “Did God really say?” Christ’s doctrine has been bent and warped to suit mankind’s own sinful desires. A few examples of those who disrespect ...

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Sermon – Pr. Martin Noland – Dealing with Death

Sermon Text: Luke 7:11-17 October 5th, 2014; 16th Sunday after Trinity; one year series Our American culture has a problem in dealing with death. This was not always the case, when the vast ...

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"St. Paul's Rubbish Sale" (Sermon on Philippians 3:4b-13, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“St. Paul’s Rubbish Sale” (Philippians 3:4b-13) Yesterday our Ladies’ Guild here at St. Matthew’s held a rummage sale. You know how a rummage sale works. People donate their old, ...

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Trinity: How Well Are You Loved?

“Mom always liked you best.” That was the signature line of the comedy act, the Smothers Brothers. In an interview by PBS, Tommy Smothers recalled how it started. He was the younger, dumber ...

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