Sisters of Katie Luther — Welcoming Adopted Kids into Our Churches

Psalm 127 tells us, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.”  Welcoming a new child into our church family is often an exciting and much anticipated event.  While most families are blessed with biological children, other families are created … Continue reading

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Speakers on Heterodoxy High Alert, The Spirit and Great Spirits, Live Recordings, Africa, Bacon and More – Welcome to the Brothers’ Big Conference and Party, by Pr Rossow

Today we welcome over 200 folks to our annual conference here in Naperville, Illinois. Welcome travelers and those who may be tracking us on these posts on line. Norm, Rev. Scheer, Rev. May, Rev. Henrickson, and I will all be … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — To Hell with the Devil

Immediately, having been baptized by John, Jesus is driven by a Dove to the Wilderness. Still dripping with His Father’s voice the Beloved One finds Himself among the beasts of the earth.  This is no Eden.  Everything is against Him; the ground, the animals, the devil.   Only the Angels minister to Him, and this at the conclusion of His temptations.

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Lutherans and Zombies – More Stuff to Annoy the Pietists

There at the dinner table her song began as expected, being carried along by a mesmerizing joy afforded only to three-year-olds. But no sooner than the songstress had woven her whimsical serenade—ever briefly, ever swiftly—did the course change and life … Continue reading

“The Transfiguration: The Bridge between Epiphany and Lent” (Sermon on Mark 9:2-9, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Transfiguration: The Bridge between Epiphany and Lent” (Mark 9:2-9) Today is the Festival of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, remembering that day when our Lord Jesus Christ was transfigured, that is, his appearance was changed, up on a mountain. … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Word of Glory in our Midst

Where the Word of God is there is Jesus.  He is the Word made flesh, the Word dwelling among us, even today, even now.  The Word is a powerful Word.  He is the Word with authority, authority to bring things into existence and authority to cast things out.  He is the Word with authority to rebuke illness and authority to cleanse the unclean.  He is the Word that works wonders and gives rest.  He is the Word of God for the world, for us, for you.

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