Guest Article — ELCA Has Biggest Split in American Church History

by Rev. Kevin Vogts Since shortly after its formation in 1988 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been fixated on deviant sexual behavior, culminating in the endorsement of homosexual pastors in 2009, homosexual “marriage” in 2011, and the election … Continue reading

Harrison elected to second term as LCMS president

Found on   The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has been elected to his second term as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Harrison received 4,262 votes, or 66 percent of the 6,432 ballots cast. Of the other two … Continue reading

Luther’s Small Catechism Part 3 The Second Commandment

Our BJS Catechism Series continues with Part 3, the Second Commandment. This one features Pastor May from Lutherans in Africa. Pr. May does this kind of Catechetical work all of the time as he travels through Africa teaching African Church … Continue reading

Steadfast Moms — encouragement to get those little ones to church

by Holly Scheer Hey, you. I see your tired face. I know that this morning while trying to brush your teeth your kid knocked over your coffee. I know that finding clean socks for everyone can sometimes be embarrassingly difficult. … Continue reading

Luther’s Small Catechism Part 2 The First Commandment

Our BJS Catechism Series continues with Part 2, the First Commandment. Watch for these and share it with your friends, you will not be disappointed. And as the summer goes by, keep coming back for more installments. For those pastors … Continue reading

The Unchurched Student — A guest article by teacher Andrew Strickland

There is a line from Charles Porterfield Krauth’s The Conservative Reformation and It’s Theology that jumped out at me so strongly[1] that, while slightly out of context, sparked the idea for this article: “At once as a cause and a … Continue reading

A Missionary and Catechist to Eurasia by Douglas M. Denzler

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:8) One Sunday evening last spring my wife and I were watching … Continue reading

Steadfast Sermon — Pr. Bruce Timm on Lent 2 (Year C)

We receive submissions for articles from time to time and this time Pr. Bruce Timm of Redeemer Lutheran in St. Cloud, MN submitted this sermon for your encouragement.  Pr. Timm is the pastor of one of our newest regular authors, … Continue reading

University Lutheran Chapel’s new home named. By Douglas M. Denzler

The members of University Lutheran Chapel held their regular voters meeting today (Sunday).  One of the items on the agenda was to finally give the “Faculty House” a more fitting name.  After narrowing down the selections to 3 names, it … Continue reading

Women in combat? The Law has been changed – But the original question must still be answered by Rev. William Foy

Associate Editor’s note:  This article is a guest article by Rev. William Foy, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN.  He was my wife’s pastor and is also the godparent of my second child.  As a former … Continue reading

A New Era — A Guest Article by Rev. Nathan Raddatz

 Those who work closest in the area of ethnic mission efforts, understand how difficult it is to begin an ethnic church that becomes self-supportive in a reasonable amount of time.  I think it is time to move into A New … Continue reading

Wise words from a Doctor of the Church in praise of pastors you never hear about.

As Dr. Gard wrote this while serving as a military chaplain deployed oversees, let us all remember to pray for our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who serve and God uses to provide for week after week of … Continue reading

A Connecticut Shooting in Satan’s Court

Twenty children, six educators, a mother, and a gunman dead in Newtown, CT.  Across the United States there has been an outpouring of grief.  At our congregation’s inner-city school, with 230 children from infants to 8th grade, the tragedy has … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Matt Gunia — Sermon in Response to the School Shooting

Rev. Matthew Gunia Sermon in Response to the School Shooting in Newton, Connecticut Advent 3, Series C Preached at St. John, Niles, IL 16 December 2012 Grace, mercy, and peace be yours from God, our Father, and Jesus Christ, out … Continue reading

Six Worship Theses for Concordia University Wisconsin

The following theses have been published in The Lutheran Witness in April, 2000. These worship theses are designed to point the campus community to the Savior Jesus Christ, who offers Word and sacrament, as the only way to eternal life … Continue reading

Augustana Ministerium — An Urgent Request

14 November 2012 Every sentence I write falls short. I will, therefore, try to be as brief as possible, since all attempted eloquence fails: The Rev. Dan Chambers was joyfully serving the Lord at this time last year, shepherding the … Continue reading

Women’s Ordination — Getting Lost in Hypotheticals – by Dcs. Mary Moerbe

Associate Editor’s Note:  This article was written for us by Deaconess Mary Moerbe, the wife of Rev. Ned Moerbe, who serves in Oklahoma.  It is wonderful to have faithful women who confess the truth against the heresy of women’s ordination. … Continue reading

Gay Marriage — Why Not?

Associate Editor’s Note:  This  short piece by Rev. Matthew Wurm of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bemidji MN appeared in the Bemidji Pioneer as a letter to the editor.  Pastor Wurm is a fine pastor serving the saints in the far north … Continue reading

To the Cross – A new Lutheran site is born

Here is a guest article by Peter Slayton of Ad Crucem. Peter’s passion is helping people discover and develop their God-given gifts so that they consistently confess Christ to a world that desperately needs the Good News. He loves theology, … Continue reading

Teaching Them to Observe All Things, Whatever I Have Commanded You

This is a guest posting from Rev. Jesse Jacobsen of the ELS.  Where have you seen the words in this post’s title? If you were confirmed as a child, then you memorized them from the Small Catechism, where it cites … Continue reading

News from The United List

Many around the Synod are gathering for circuit forums and making nominations for various offices (Deadline is October 20). It is important that these individuals receive as many nominations from congregations as possible. We want to make sure that you … Continue reading

Evolution: Black and White in a World of Grey

A recent “Ask a Pastor” asked the following: I was wondering if the Steadfast in Science writer could address where the theory of evolution is wrong in a scientific manner. Scripture passages, although applicable to the believer, won’t suffice in … Continue reading

Steadfast Guest — After Three Years, Freedom by Pr. Timothy Winterstein

“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.  What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on … Continue reading

Biased, Bad, or Breakthrough: Minority Reports in Science

Evolution, akin to religion, involves making certain a priori or metaphysical assumptions, which at some level cannot be proven empirically… I think the best way to deal with creationism, but the way to deal with evolution also, is not to deny … Continue reading

Why We Must be Steadfast In Science, Too

Lutherans have always been great about arguing the fine points of theological minutiae.  This is important, as painful as it may sometimes sound.  The gift that God has given us in His revelation of Himself in Christ is the most … Continue reading