‘Can You Wear Checked Socks on Ash Wednesday?’ ‘Can You Eat a Leftover Paczki the Day After?’ Should a Waltherian Boy from Iowa Get Ashed and Other Questions of Christian Freedom. by Pastor Rossow

When I was getting dressed this morning I started to pull out a pair of subtly checked (black and gray) socks to wear and then the question hit me – can you wear checked socks on Ash Wednesday or should … Continue reading

The HHS Regulations on Contraceptives and Abortifacients: We’ve Been Here Before!

On February 16th, ten representatives of U.S. church-bodies and synagogues, including President Harrison of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, gave testimony in a hearing before a U.S. House Committee. The hearing dealt with the impact of the recently proposed regulations of … Continue reading

“I can’t tell you how thrilled and excited I am.”

At the same Minneapolis Area Synod Assembly of the ELCA, on February 18th, the following occurred:  “Minneapolis-area Lutherans Oppose Marriage Amendment”  and “Svennungsen is  new bishop of ELCA’s Minneapolis synod”  They go together hand-in-hand.  The former was legalized in the … Continue reading

ULC MN Comments on MNS BoD minutes and “faulty” resolution for convention.

University Lutheran Chapel has posted on their website two new documents, one which addresses the board minutes from December, and another which comments on a proposed resolution written by a member of the Minnesota South Board of Directors which has … Continue reading

Harrison defends freedoms before House committee (Reporter article)

Harrison defends freedoms before House committee By Adriane Dorr LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison spoke in defense of religion and conscience before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a Capitol Hill hearing in Washington, D.C., on … Continue reading

Harrison Speaks Before House Committee: Video and Transcript

Video: Harrison Speaks Before House Committee [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=527spTZiwBU&rel=0&w=600] Transcript: Transcript of LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison’s Feb. 16 Testimony before House Committee on Government and Oversight Article including transcript: Missouri Synod President tells House Committee: LCMS ‘religiously opposed to … Continue reading

President Harrison to Address US House Committee on the Obama Healthcare Ruling Tomorrow Morning, by Pr. Rossow

We just heard that President Harrison will be addressing a House Committee in Washington DC tomorrow on the recent Obama healthcare ruling. You can watch it live at 9:30 Eastern time by clicking on the Witness-Mercy-Life Together blog. You can … Continue reading

Of Presidents, Bishops, and Birth Control

President Harrison has issued an update in the current controversy over the Federal Government’s mandate of free birth control for all, world without end. The only thing missing from Pres. Harrison’s letter is the frank admission that all hormonal contraceptives … Continue reading