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

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog,   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,   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 .. 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, 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   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, 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   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   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 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, 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   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

Great Stuff — Koinonia Part 15: Challenges To Unity

Another great post found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Musings of a Country Pastor:   Nota Bene: In keeping with the parameters of the Koinonia Project, I will not be divulging any discussions from the Koinonia Project itself. The … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Should I Go on Sinning?

Another great post found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Musings of a Country Pastor:   Yesterday in Bible Class we were talking about providence and sin. On the one hand, God can use anything – even the works of … Continue reading

Great Stuff — LCC President issues call to prayer for Oromos

Found over on   WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada President Robert Bugbee has asked pastors and churches across the Synod to pray for the Oromo people during this Christmas festival season. “Many of you may never have heard of this … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Mother and Child Reunion

Another great post found over on Pastor Paul R. Harris’ blog, St. Antony’s Cave:   Obviously Paul Simon had mommy issues. “Mama looked down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned.” “The first thing I remember, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — How to Reclaim Parental Spiritual Responsibility in Advent

Great Stuff by Stan Palmer found over on This is web-exclusive content for the Lutheran Witness:   Although written from a modern evangelical perspective (Fuller Youth Institute), “Silence is Not Golden” is a thought-provoking discussion about the ongoing parental … Continue reading

Should Women Fight?

Great stuff found over on GottesdienstOnline:   The D.O.D.’s sad announcement yesterday reminded me that the CTCR of the LCMS is considering the question of whether or not it is immoral for a government to place women into combat. It … Continue reading

Book of Concord Drawing, Reformation 2015

Rick Techlin, a frequent attender at BJS conferences, has graciously given out a Book of Concord at each of the last few Brothers of John the Steadfast conferences. He’s supporting another give-a-way for Reformation this year on his website.   … Continue reading