Texas Confessional Lutherans 2011 Free Conference

Report from the Twenty-Second Texas Confessional Lutherans Free Conference (2011):   Theme: “The Koinonia Project, Witness, Mercy, Life Together” First Vice President Herb Mueller presented information concerning the Koinonia Project and the study: Witness, Mercy, Life Together. This study and … Continue reading

Texas Confessional Lutherans Fall Conference

(Editor’s Note: We are happy to hear from Andy Simcak and the Texas Confessional Lutherans. Their posts are filed on the Regular Columns page under “Church News/Confessional Groups.” Speaking of our Regular Columns page, it needs some housekeeping which we will get to … Continue reading

Texas Confessional Lutherans – March 25th at Grace in Brenham, TX by Pr Andrew Simcak.

(Rev. Simcak contributes regularly on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. The other posts in this column can be found on the Regular Columns page under Texas Confessional Lutherans.) Folks, All of us need to be concerned about some of … Continue reading

CHURCH PROPERTY OWNERSHIP ““ Legal Advice Needed! By Andy Simcak, Texas Confessional Lutherans

On December 26, 2008 I submitted an article to BJS. You can read the entire article under the heading of “Regular Columns or by clicking on “Texas Confessional Lutherans” at the end of this article.”  It focused on “The Property … Continue reading

Serial Prayer ““ Has the CTCR Done Their Job? by Andy Simcak, Texas Confessional Lutherans

The 2007 Houston convention of the LCMS adopted Resolution 3-05: “To Provide Further Discussion and Guidance on the Matter of Serial Prayer. The resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS, in 2004 Res. 3-06A, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod commended for study “Guidelines … Continue reading

How Do You Revitalize a Congregation? by Rev. Andy Simcak (from the Texas Confessional Lutherans)

(Rev. Simcak  contributes regularly on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. The  other posts in this column  can be found on the Regular Columns page.)     In a February 2008 letter to LCMS pastors synod president Kieschnick stated that … Continue reading

Invitation to the Texas Confessional Lutherans Fall Free Conference, from Rev. Andy Simcak

We thank Rev. Andy Simcak for providing this information on thier upcoming Fall Free Conference. If you are in the area we encourage you to attend. Texas Confessional Lutheran Free Conference XX Sept 11-12, 2009 Grace Lutheran Church, Brenham, TX … Continue reading

CONCORD BOUND? by Rev. Andy Simcak

(Rev. Simcak’s posts are archived on the Regular Columns page under the heading of Texas Confessional Lutherans.) Tucked away in the “Board Briefs of the LCMS Board of Directors,” which was tucked away in the “Reporter” of February, 2009, which … Continue reading

Andy Simcak from the Texas Confessional Lutherans Checks in with Some Wisdom on the Blue Ribbon Recommendations

      (Editor’s Note: We have several key issues that we are tracking on this site. Lately our attention has been rightly drawn to the threatened legal action. We have not forgotten about the homosexual case in Washington, the … Continue reading

What’s More Important: Doctrine or Missions? Rev. Matt Harrison Gets it Right, by Rev. Andy Simcak

(Rev. Simcak writes this regular column on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. His other posts can be seen by clicking here or viewing the “Related Posts” in the right column.) This has become in our church body a serious … Continue reading

The Property of Congregations, by Rev. Andrew Simcak

(Rev. Simcak writes on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. Their other posts can be found on the Regular Columns page of the website.)   Even if our church body were not in doctrinal turmoil, it would be meet, right, … Continue reading

A New New Testament Translation, Buyer, Beware! By Rev. Andy Simcak

(Rev. Simcak writes on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. His posts can be found on the Regular Columns page of the website.) The HOUSTON CHRONICLE has reported that a new translation of the New Testament has been completed and … Continue reading

DOCTRINAL STABILITY? By Pr. Andy Simcak, Texas Confessional Lutherans

A few months ago THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE featured an article about the Greek Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Isaiah, the spiritual head of the 14-state Metropolis of Denver, which includes Texas, boldly stated, “One feature of Orthodox Christianity that newcomers find attractive … Continue reading

Missions or Pure Doctrine? by Pr. Andrew Simcak, (regular columnists for the Texas Confessional Lutherans)

(Editor’s Note: Pastor Simcak touches on a theme that will get much attention on this site in the weeks to come. Defining “missions” and understanding its place in the church is a fundamental part of the LCMS Task Force’s justification … Continue reading

What is Accomplished with the Money Coming to Synod and the Districts? 7/22/08

(from the Texas Confessional Lutherans) Most of you, if not all of you, will be shocked how the offering dollar is used! The following information has been relayed to me from the Purple Palace in St. Louis.   FROM THE … Continue reading

Missionaries! or Missionaries?

(Texas Confessional Lutherans) Tucked away in small print in the October REPORTER is the following paragraph: In addition, the Board for Mission Services has 69 missionaries serving throughout the world. There are 27 ordained clergymen serving as missionaries. Two observations … Continue reading