ACELC — Are the Errors We Face Serious?

Here is the latest email blast from the ACELC:   It is Sunday morning, I have a few minutes before church begins, and I decide to look at Friday/Saturday’s mail. In my mail is the latest issue of the “Reporter.” … Continue reading

ACELC — The LCMS and “Peace”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  Matthew 5:9 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have … Continue reading

ACELC — CCM’s Hidden Opinions

Coming on the heels of Pastor Noland’s article on What’s Wrong with the CCM, here’s news of a ruling by the CCM that was made without contacting the subject of the ruling, nor doing research to look at their website … Continue reading

ACELC — Will the Real Koinonia Project Please Stand Up?

It was on April 6th in the year of our Lord 1576 that the effort to address the divisions in doctrine and practice among Lutherans in the 16th century began in the City of Torgau, Germany, which ultimately culminated in writing the … Continue reading

ACELC — Potholes, Potshots, and Perpetual Vigilance

The latest email from the ACELC “Perpetual vigilance was necessary for the preservation of the integrity of altar fellowship.” These words, penned by Werner Elert in his classic work, Eucharist and Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries, come from the … Continue reading

ACELC Conference Reflection — Pr. Rick Stuckwisch — Hungry for Liturgical Worship

Posted by Rev. Rick Stuckwisch on sword-in-hat: In his preaching this past Sunday, Pr. Seyboldt described the hunger of the sheep for the food their Shepherd gives to them.  According to our fallen nature, we all tend to hunger for … Continue reading

Great Stuff — How Can We Give a Witness for Jesus Christ in the Public Square While Avoiding the Errors of Unionism and Syncretism?

Received by email and posted on ACELC.net by Pastor Clint Poppe. If you didn’t receive this by email, sign up for ACELC’s emails.   Like many of you reading this post, I have been riding an emotional roller coaster since … Continue reading

ACELC — What About the “Koinonia Project?

Here is the email that the ACELC sent out two days ago:   “Every day that error is tolerated without challenge, the roots of that error deepen!” These words, spoken recently by a fellow pastor, reminded me of the Pastors’ … Continue reading

ACELC — Tis the Season – for Repenting!

Repentance is something the Lord means to be ongoing in the life of the Christian. But, repentance isn’t easy. Who wants to repent? Oh, we repent after eating too much at our Thanksgiving feasts, but that’s just our discomfort speaking. … Continue reading

ACELC — Why Closed Communion?

Another great article found from the ACELC — (found at their site here (pdf)) In our conversations with many of you we have sensed a need for a resource to explain our Biblical practice and the theology behind Closed Communion. … Continue reading

ACELC — The Fellowship We Keep: Why We Practice Open Communion

From the ACELC blog by Pastor Rick Sawyer of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Brandon, MS:   Yesterday, a brother called me and I repented. He’s called me before and he’s a nice guy, so I didn’t mind talking with him. … Continue reading