Advent 2017 Series from Steadfast in the Parish – “For unto us a Son is given” – Service Plan

The start of a new church year is coming.  As has become custom here at Steadfast we are working up a series for Advent which will include a devotional (look for that early to mid-November).  This year’s series is titled … Continue reading

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?

Concordia Publishing House let me know today that they have sold 118,000 copies of the newest version of a tract-like Small Catechism.  Congregations are using them in evangelism.  Visitors and community members are receiving them and reading them to find … Continue reading

Can’t make the ACELC Conference on male/female? Listen live online!

This week I was hoping to make it to the ACELC Conference on the topic of the Order of Creation.  It looks like they have an outstanding lineup of speakers on a topic that is ever so timely.  But parish … Continue reading

Concordia University Portland news…

A recent announcement by the Board of Regents of Concordia University Portland has drawn some attention.  Apparently there are discussions about the University becoming independent, separate from the LCMS.  Upon this announcement I found some folks on Facebook immediately take … Continue reading

Steadfast Regional Conference – Denver (Aurora), Colorado – July 21-22 (Fisk, Wolfmueller, Flamme, and Melius)

Consider yourself invited.  July 21-22, 2017.  Register here. We are moving into doing more regional conferences in order to get solid Lutheran theology into the world.  Our first attempt will be a conference on the “Three Estates” and will be … Continue reading

A Friend of Steadfast needs help.

The Brothers of John the Steadfast started out by supporting Confessional Lutheran media (thanks be to God for Issues Etc.) and continues to do so.  Along the way we have found lots of new Lutheran media startups as well as … Continue reading

2017 Conference Videos Available

Our 2017 National Conference concluded this past weekend at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas.  The general theme was “The Article” referencing justification as the article on which the the church stands or falls.  On top of great hospitality we … Continue reading

Lenten Devotional Released – A Christian Holy People

It’s ready.  Seven authors, three editors, a talented art director and our webmaster have been working through January and February to produce this year’s devotion, “A Christian Holy People”. The devotion teaches on the 7 marks of the Church as … Continue reading

CSL sends out a new cohort of SMP.

A new class has gone out for SMP.  Here is the intro of the CSL news announcement: Eleven Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students celebrated vicarage assignments in chapel and will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). … Continue reading

National Conference 2017 – Tomball, Texas – Come one, come all.

REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS Steadfast Lutherans is glad to announce and invite you to our national conference to be held February 17-18, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas. This year’s theme “The Article” is centered around … Continue reading

Solus Christus – A free Reformation Devotion for Advent

Celebrate Advent this year by using a devotion that is also in tune with the coming 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  Solus Christus is a devotion written by Lutheran pastors and provided via Steadfast in the Parish for congregations and … Continue reading

Proposed Catechism Explanation Revision – Commandments 7-10.

General comments The “Central Thought” could be helpful but the questions involved in this section turns the focus on the student’s experience of the Law rather than what God says in the Law.  Perhaps the questions could be combined towards … Continue reading

Montgomery-Kloha Debate to be livestreamed. Stay tuned for more information.

First of all, thanks to the Lutheran Concerns Association for heading up the organization of this debate.  Thanks to Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Kloha for agreeing to do it.  The other co-sponsoring groups also for their support of the event … Continue reading

LCMS Convention Day Four

The Fourth Day of the Convention has finished up.  The big thing today was the elections.  The United List fared very well.  Delegates weighing in the strengths of the candidates and also the trustworthiness of the list’s recommendations voted astoundingly … Continue reading

LCMS Convention Day Three – A Good day with no ugly.

Day Three of the Convention has concluded.  The convention today considered some really good stuff and passed it.  First and foremost – Licensed Lay Deacons has been dealt with in a compassionate and faithful manner.  The delegation voted by 74% … Continue reading

Three (or Four?) More Years! Steadfast with Harrison.

This weekend, pastors and lay delegates throughout the synod will be casting votes for president of the synod. The Brothers of John the Steadfast are recommending that electors vote for Matthew Harrison. This is not a slight against any of … Continue reading

What the picture doesn’t show (fatherhood and a Synodical President)

This is a post from the past that shows the kind of Synod President we have.   Since BJS is dedicated to helping restore fatherhood, I thought I would share a moment from the BJS Conference this past weekend.  While … Continue reading

Neo-Monasticism, Lay Ministry, and Korah

Monasticism was one of the very things that the Reformation fought against by teaching the truth of God’s Word about vocation over and against the self-chosen good works of the papist monks.  Well, almost 500 years later we are still … Continue reading

Licensed Lay Whatchamacallit? Let Gottesdienst help you understand the issue.

This year’s convention of the LCMS has a few key issues.  One of them is the issue of Lay Ministry, allowed in the LCMS officially since 1989 in opposition to the plain teaching of the Augsburg Confession (Article XIV).  To … Continue reading

Pr. Wolfmueller on Bumper Sticker Theology and the Anti-Catechism

The congregation I serve has a speaker come every year for an afternoon and teach on an evangelism related topic.  This year, Pastor Wolfmueller was invited up to speak on the topic of “bumper sticker theology”, which of course has … Continue reading

2016 Conference Video Study — Reformation Preaching

The following are some reflection/study questions for watching the presentation by Pr. Hull on “Reformation Preaching”: Whose beard surpasses Pr. Hull’s beard? What is the serious problem Pr. Hull speaks about in the Synod? What’s the primary purpose of the … Continue reading

2016 Steadfast Conference Recap – Texans show some great hospitality and Lutherans confess great theology

Today marked the last day of the 2016 Steadfast Lutherans Conference.   This year was a marked difference than previous years.  Instead of braving blizzards and freezing temps to hear good theology and so forth in Naperville, the conference was … Continue reading

Thank you for supporting Candidates (CRM)

In a previous post, I passed along a request to provide some funds to help pastors without calls celebrate Christmas.  That effort was led by Pr. Ken Kelly.  Pr. Kelly sent this note to any of you who helped donate. … Continue reading

Statement Clarifying the Position of Concordia University, St. Paul from its President

Recently the secular media has been picking up a story coming out of Concordia University, St. Paul.  It had quoted President Ries in a very strange way (as the media often does in relation to the church, especially in a … Continue reading

Supporting Pastors in Need at Christmas

We have often reported of the horrid conditions that many men find themselves in on Candidate status.  Here is an opportunity for anyone who wants to help these men at this time of the year. This effort is being headed … Continue reading