WELS president on the two versions of the Luther movie

Great Stuff found over on patheos.com:   April 18, 2017 by Gene Veith Not only did the writer/producer of the new Luther movie, Mark Trinklein, weigh in to explain why there are two versions. So did the president of the … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Special mission journal explores LCMS membership decline

Found over on blogs.lcms.org:   Researchers dissecting the decline in LCMS membership have come to one conclusion: The standard reasons offered for why the LCMS isn’t growing — everything from “If only we weren’t so conservative” to “We need more … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Sermon for Gaudete

A sermon by Pr. Lincoln Winter that was recommended to us by a reader — found over on Predigtamt. Thanks Helen! We appreciate when our readers suggest topics or suggest items for the “Great Stuff on the Web” section of … Continue reading

Leonard Cohen

  Canadian born Leonard Cohen, musician and songwriter, passed away in Los Angeles at 82 years of age. Known as “the master of erotic despair”, Cohen’s sexual 1984 song “Hallelujah” continues to be embraced by Christians for worship services.   … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Hymnal in a Time of Persecution

Another great post found over on Pr. Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt:   I didn’t even notice it missing. But then I wasn’t looking for it. For the first Ten years, I didn’t need it. When I did, I looked only … Continue reading

Steadfast Lutheran posts on Halloween / All Saints’ Day/Eve

Here are a few resources from our archive regarding Halloween       … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Lutheran Treasures of the Old Missouri Synod

Here is an oldie posted in 2014 that was found over on Pr David Ramirez’s blog, l-toms.blogspot.com:   Luther in English Poetry Note: Thank you to Pr. Andrew Gray for providing us with an intriguing post about Luther and poetry … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 3, Fatal Flaws and a Prescription for Recovery

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   In Part 1, I reviewed some of the strengths of the Revised Catechism Field Test. In Part 2, I looked at some new things that didn’t quite work. In Part 3, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — A Foundation and Structure for Faith

Great Stuff found over on LutheranReformation by Rev. A. Brian Flamme.   Books are like buildings. Think of them as constructed with words and thoughts rather than with bricks and mortar. The author lays one idea upon the other to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 2, Needs Improvement

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   In part 1, I examined the changes that I thought were good in the catechism revision. In part 2, I take a look at some of the more challenging parts of … Continue reading

“Great” Stuff — Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

Found over on TheFederalist.com .. not sure if it’s great, but it’s a commentary on our society. Click the link to go to the Federalist for the complete article.   Evangelical writer Eric Metaxas remarked on BreakPoint last week that … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Liturgical Bootcamp for Evangelicals: Liturgical Shock

Another great episode of Issues, Etc. interviewing Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran-Aurora, CO. Evangelicals often find themselves lost when walking into a liturgical church service for the first time. Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller has a name for this: Liturgical Shock. … Continue reading

Great Stuff — An Affair with Magic Mike and the Sixth Commandment

A great post found over on our sister site, KatieLutherSisters.org written by Christina Hamilton:   While browsing around Facebook, I saw that Channing Tatum was on the Ellen Show promoting the new Magic Mike Live show. It will of course … Continue reading

Lutheran Clarion — Theological Problems in Some of Dr. Kloha’s Recent Publications

This article is one of two that is to be published in the September 2016 issue of The Lutheran Clarion, published here with the permission of the LCA. Any typos are our fault in transcribing the text from a PDF … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Protecting Your Ministry: Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

Found over on blogs.lcms.org:   Over the past year, as legal changes and pressures have increased, many have been asking and waiting for help and guidance from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as our congregations, schools and ministries navigate tumultuous waters. The Alliance … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Gottesdienst: What’s This? Genuflecting in Worship?

Another great post found over on GottesdienstOnline:   If you open up your Bible and pray the Psalms you might come across this line, “Oh come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our maker” … Continue reading

Great Stuff — ‘Be Bold!’ Harrison exhorts church in President’s Report

Found over on blogs.lcms.org, this presentation by President Harrison is well worth 30 minutes of your time to listen to. You can also view this video on livestream here … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Biblical Proof for LLDs? Show me the $$$$

A great podcast over at Table Talk Radio just in time for the convention!   With the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod discussing the practice of having a deacons licensed to preach and administer the sacrament, even though Jesus doesn’t authorize them … Continue reading

Great Stuff — An Important Message Regarding SB1146 from CUI President Krueger

Found over on CUI.edu:   Dear Concordia family and friends, I’m reaching out to you about proposed legislation in Sacramento, SB1146. On behalf of our Concordia family, I’m asking for your partnership on this critical—and urgent—issue. As currently written, California … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Sin Begets Sin

Another great post found over on Forest Boar:   The more we neglect God’s Word, the more we are forced to neglect God’s Word. An example might help to see what I mean. Years ago, there was not a SET … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Repentance of Nineveh, or Mocking God?

A great post by Pr. Lincoln Winter found over on Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   It’s easy to take the bible out of context. We don’t want to use phrases like, “God is not mocked” without making sure we are applying it to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Small Catechism Memory Cards in the 1986 CPH Translation

This was originally posted over on LutheranCatechism.com. Be sure to check that site for assistance in teaching your kids or students the Small Catechism and related topics. You can also like the LutheranCatechism group on facebook.   Elk River Printing … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Women Don’t Need To Get Drafted To Be Equal With Men

Found an article by Pr. Hans Fiene over on The Federalist:   When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked, this was a sign that he had given our first parents all they needed. Because God … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Crisis of Catechesis — “Churches are full of activity, but may often fail to ensure quality teaching,” David Rueter

Found over on the new website, LutheranCatechism.com. Join in the conversation on Facebook in the group Lutheran Catechism: In the Preface of his Large Catechism, Luther states substantive reasons why the Christian faithful should continually use the catechism. Both the … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Drafting our Daughters

A great post written by LCMS Laity Aaron Wolf over on ChroniclesMagazine.org:   The leftist regime, incarnate in bold and belligerent Democrats and tepid, me-too Republicans, hates women, the same way it hates black people.  The way you can tell … Continue reading