About Randy Yovanovich

Randy is a lifelong LCMS layman who briefly took a dive into the shallow end of the CoWo pool and almost drowned. By the way, all ends of the CoWo pool are shallow. He’s a husband, dad, pilot and connoisseur of Hatch, New Mexico chili.

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Ordain Women Now Post Public Support for Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker

Unless you’ve been on a trip to the moon recently, you are no doubt aware of a movement by some who seek to push the LCMS towards the theology and confession of the ELCA. The movement calls itself Ordain Women Now … Continue reading

Loot for Leaven – FiveTwo’s Inglorious Propagation

Question: What does $304,454 buy you these days? In one particular case, that amount facilitated 365 days worth of heterodox leaven. It’s a fact that tax exempt organizations file tax documents that are open to public inspection. Therefore, open source … Continue reading

Paging Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison……….

Silence can be a good thing. Everyone needs a little peace and quiet every now and then. Yet, the fact remains that there are certainly times when one must use his voice. When it comes to the defense of God’s … Continue reading

Just the Facts, Ma’am: LCMS “FOIA” Request Denied

The following information is provided as a service to BJS readers. FACT: On December 29, 2014 I sent the following request to the LCMS via email: “I am seeking a list of all recognized Satellite Worship Sites within the LCMS. … Continue reading

Planting In Your Neighbor’s Field

The concept of church planting is woven into the fabric of our existence. Church planting isn’t new or creative, but simply a matter of fact. The Apostles, for example, traveled far and wide planting churches. Churches are to be planted … Continue reading

Elsie Moe Went To Church

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s official and historical position on the Lord’s Supper is that she practices close[d] communion.  The practice of close[d] communion is a key component of our doctrine that’s rooted in scripture and our confessions.  From a broader … Continue reading

The State of the Synod: A Confessional Response

In last month’s edition of the Lutheran Witness (LW) the LCMS Leadership released their “State of the Synod.” I encourage everyone to read either the online or hardcopy version that can be accessed through CPH.org. The overall focus was on … Continue reading

The Church Militant: A Confessional Cadence

For centuries, marching (drilling) in a formation has been the most fundamental training tool for any military. There’s a very good reason for this. Marching in a formation teaches unity and unity translates to victory on the battlefield. Essentially, many … Continue reading