The Emperor’s Fig Leaves: Feminism and the Draft

This guest article is written by Rev. John Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa.   The Emperor’s Fig Leaves: Feminism and the Draft When the emperor wore no clothes, the subservient crowds were fooled by their own … Continue reading

These Are Not Exceptional Times For The Two Kingdoms

This is a guest article written by Rev. Scott Adle, associate pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.   Over the last few decades (at least) Christians in America have lamented that the notion of a “separation of … Continue reading

Steadfast Lutherans Conference going on now in Tomball, Texas!

The Brothers of John the Steadfast conference is going on now in Tomball, Texas! Be sure to follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #bjs2016 (anyone tweeting from the conference, please use this hashtag!) Or link to our page here … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Lent 1

The Gospel Notes for the First Sunday in Lent (Invocabit) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Quinquagesima

The Gospel Notes for Sexagesima of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF. The … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Sexagesima

The Gospel Notes for Sexagesima of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF. The … Continue reading

An invite to the 2016 Conference for anyone still undecided (or afraid of crowds)

Editor’s Note – Thanks to Vanessa for putting together this piece to help invite those who haven’t registered yet for the conference.  Registration has been picking up these past couple weeks.   I’m not what you call a people-person. Sure, … Continue reading

ACELC — Our Synod Needs to be Honest with Itself

This is the latest ACELC email blast. Visit the ACELC website to sign up for the emails if you don’t already receive them.   All earthly institutions, inclusive of the institutions of the Church, have as their primary concern the … Continue reading

Ten Reasons to Attend the BJS Conference in Texas

Texas BBQ. Who doesn’t love good food, especially with new friends? The weather. Let’s be real, sometimes winter in the north can get cold. Come catch some sun! The beach. With the gulf just a short jaunt away, extend your … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Septuagesima

The Gospel Notes for Septuagesima of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF. The … Continue reading

Overture to Condemn the Conscription of Women

As you undoubtedly have heard in the news, the Department of Defense announced on Dec. 3rd that they will indeed be opening up all combat positions in our nation’s armed forces to women. As exclusion from combat was the legal … Continue reading

Overture to Specify Inactive Members in Official Publications of the Synod’s Roster

Overture to Specify Inactive Members in Official Publications of the Synod’s Roster WHEREAS LCMS Bylaw 2.11.2 identifies three different classifications of Inactive Members (Emeritus, Candidate, and Non-Candidate); and WHEREAS the official publications of the LCMS Roster (e.g., The Lutheran Annual … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Gospel Notes for the Transfiguration of our Lord of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the PDF, or the Bi-Fold PDF. The bi-fold version is a “booklet form” that folds and … Continue reading

Overture to Amend Synod Bylaw 2.11.2.2(a)

Overture to Amend Synod Bylaw 2.11.2.2(a) WHEREAS Synod Bylaw 2.11.2.2(a) as worded in the 2013 Handbook does not explicitly grant the ability for a Minister of Religion on Candidate status to remain on Candidate status beyond the stated four-year window; … Continue reading

To Address the Practice of Infant Communion

To Address the Practice of Infant Communion WHEREAS, St. Paul says in his first letter to the Corinthians, “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Baptism of our Lord

The Gospel Notes for the Baptism of our Lord of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the PDF, the Bi-Fold PDF, or the Half-Page Legal version. Note: there is only a black … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Drafting our Daughters

A great post written by LCMS Laity Aaron Wolf over on ChroniclesMagazine.org:   The leftist regime, incarnate in bold and belligerent Democrats and tepid, me-too Republicans, hates women, the same way it hates black people.  The way you can tell … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Koinonia Part 15: Challenges To Unity

Another great post found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Musings of a Country Pastor:   Nota Bene: In keeping with the parameters of the Koinonia Project, I will not be divulging any discussions from the Koinonia Project itself. The … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Should I Go on Sinning?

Another great post found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Musings of a Country Pastor:   Yesterday in Bible Class we were talking about providence and sin. On the one hand, God can use anything – even the works of … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Second Sunday after Christmas

The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday after Christmas of the Historic 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 First Sunday after Christmas

The Gospel Notes for the First Sunday after Christmas of the Historic 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

Concordia Irvine Employs Pagan Priest Despite Faculty Outcry

Yes, you read that correctly.   No, this is not a joke.   The powers-that-be over at Concordia University Irvine (CUI) have hired an active pagan who once publically renounced the doctrines of Christ Alone and Scripture Alone, and who believes, … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Rorate Coeli (Advent 4)

The Gospel Notes for Advent 4 of the Historic One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF. The bi-fold version is … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Gaudete (Advent 3)

The Gospel Notes for Advent 3 of the Historic One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF. The bi-fold version is … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Populus Zion (Advent 2)

The Gospel Notes for Advent 2 of the Historic One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, or the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF. The bi-fold version is … Continue reading