Rev. Dr. John Sias for Secretary of the Synod — Another Encouragement

It is indeed an honor and a privilege to encourage the election of Rev. John W. Sias as Secretary of the LCMS. I have known Rev. Sias for approximately 3 ½ years, beginning with our service together on the 2013 … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Guest Article — Pr. Lincoln Winter — Convention: Dealing with the Concordias

Once upon a time, only the synod could close one of our Concordia Colleges. Back in my seminary days, there was a proposal to change that. I forget the specific proposal, but it was similar to what is now in … Continue reading

Women in the Military

A friend has written some thoughtful comments about the prospect of requiring young women to register for the draft.  I thought I would share them with the readers of Brothers of John the Steadfast.   Pastor Rolf Preus   In … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Guest Post: Thoughts on the Upcoming Election for Synod President by Rev. Andrew Yeager

In the next few days, pastors and lay leaders in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will vote for the president of our Missouri Synod. As the election of draws near, my memory is taken back some two convention cycles ago, to … Continue reading

Thoughts on the LCMS Convention: Floor Committee Work — by Pr. Jacob Sutton

Rev. Jacob Sutton Pastor, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Terre Haute, Indiana Floor Committee #6 – Seminaries I have been asked to write about the recent floor committee weekend in St. Louis for this blog. In order to be fair to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Gottesdienst: Harrison for President

Found over on Gottesdienst Online   The LCMS is blessed to have a large number of faithful men who would be capable of leading the Synod. The three men who will appear on the ballot for President of Synod at … Continue reading

Issues, Etc. Anniversary

Dear Pastor, June 30 marks the eight-year anniversary of the return of Issues, Etc. In 2008, Issues, Etc. was being heard on more than 100 radio stations nationwide, on Sirius-XM satellite radio, and worldwide via the Internet. It was shut down and silenced during … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

President Harrison: A Faithful Leader Supporting Colleges and Universities in their Mission

2016 Resolution 7-01 asks the Synod in convention to commend the presidents of the Concordia University System (CUS) colleges and universities for their faithful leadership in the preparation and endorsement of a set of Lutheran Identity Standards. These standards, unanimously … Continue reading

Praesidium responds to concerns posed by former CCM members

An open letter to the Synod by three former members of the Commission on Constitutional Matters (CCM) has recently been widely disseminated. These are brothers in Christ, respected fellow members of the Synod, who are entitled to their opinions regarding … Continue reading

Taking a Breath

This is a guest article by Pastor Lincoln Winter   I’m not plugged in to the politics of the synod these days. I live far from Saint Louis, and spend my days tending to my parish. So, when I was … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Third Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Third Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

The Natural Progression of Human Institutions by District President Terry Forke

Editor’s Note – Included below are some excellent thinking and discussion points for the clergy and laity of the Lutheran Church –  Missouri Synod.  They actually apply to all human institutions, not just the human institution of synod. The Natural … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Second Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The First Sunday after Trinity

The Gospel Notes for the First Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

ACELC — Dispute Resolution – The Never Ending Story

This is the latest ACELC email blast. Visit the ACELC website to sign up for the emails if you don’t already receive them.   I remember when my kids were small, we had a video cassette recording (remember those?) of … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Holy Trinity Sunday

The Gospel Notes for Holy Trinity Sunday from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Day of Pentecost

The Gospel Notes for the Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Gospel Notes for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Exaudi) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Gospel Notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogate) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Sin Begets Sin

Another great post found over on Forest Boar:   The more we neglect God’s Word, the more we are forced to neglect God’s Word. An example might help to see what I mean. Years ago, there was not a SET … Continue reading