Great Stuff — How to make your church irresistible

by Earle D. Treptow Found over on   Did it work? Did the title grab your attention and compel you to read? If you’re feeling like you’ve been hooked by a title, allow this confession. I got hooked by … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Desperate Times don’t Demand Desperate Measures – Keep Calm and Reform On

Found over on   There is no doubt this was a difficult Summer for Christians in America. It felt like one blow after another on our religious freedoms. There were landmark decisions regarding marriage, and many embattled consciences over … Continue reading

Great Stuff — “The New Antinomianism: Denying Thesis 18 of Law and Gospel” By Rev. Mark A. Preus

Found over on Gottesdienst Online:   I know you’ll all want sources.  “Where have you seen this?”  “Who said this?”  I can’t give you any right now.  I’ve just seen it happen, and I think that if you’re reading this, … Continue reading

WordSites — making Websites available for Lutheran Organizations

I’m so excited to share this with you. Joshua McNary & I often get approached by non-profit organizations wanting a new website for their organization, but they have limited (or non existent) funds to devote to the project. We’ve long wished there was more we could do to help these deserving groups reach more people with the life saving Word of Jesus Christ through an expanded internet presence.

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Great Stuff — Jesus didn’t say homosexuality and same sex marriage are wrong?

Found over on Pastor Mark Surburg’s blog:   In discussions about homosexuality and same sex marriage, you will often encounter people who deliver this as if it is a clear proof that homosexuality and same sex marriage are morally acceptable: … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The LCMS Calls a Post a Post

Found over on Chronicles Magazine:   By:Aaron D. Wolf If the role of religion in America today is to teach the faithful to bend over and kiss the ring of postmodernity and beg for forgiveness for actually believing something, the … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Why they don’t sing in Church anymore

Great stuff by Jonathan Aigner found over on Editors Note – the following may not be from Lutherans, but much of what it speaks relates to us as well.   This is the last post you will ever need … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reflections on the Fall of a Pastor

Posted over on   Tullian Tchividjian, the well known pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, has resigned his position.  According to his own statement both he and his wife committed adultery.  This disqualifies him from the pastoral office.  He … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Lutheran “synergism” and the regenerate will

Another great article found over on Pastor Mark Surburg’s blog:   No Lutheran who confesses that the Book of Concord is a correct exposition of Holy Scripture can deny that the regenerate man cooperates with the Holy Spirit in new … Continue reading

Great Stuff — What the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Will Mean for Confessional Lutherans

Great Stuff found over on   Back in 2014 the three judges of the 7th Circuit Court ruled that Wisconsin and Indiana could not limit marriage to heterosexuals. According to Judge Richard Posner, this ruling was necessary because traditional … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Mark’s thoughts: They worshipped when?!?

Great stuff found over on Pastor Mark Surburg’s blog:   During the years 111-113 A.D. a Roman named Pliny served as the appointed governor over the area Pontus-Bythinia in what is today Turkey.  Although communication was by our standards painfully … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Koinonia Project One year On… Part 2

Great stuff found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Musings of a Country Pastor   The discussions in the Koinonia Project (KP) are welcome. For years, the Wyoming District has been requesting serious theological dialogue regarding our divisions. After several … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Bylaws vs. the Word of God

Another Great article found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Musings of a Country Parson:   There are not a lot of pending resolutions for the Wyoming District convention. That’s not unusual. With a small district, we have a pretty … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Giving thanks for care and growth of career missionaries

Great stuff found over on WMLTblog:   Dear Fellow Redeemed in Christ! “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.” (Ps. 107:1) We are blessed with the gift of faith through Holy Baptism and the preaching of God’s Word … Continue reading

Great Stuff: Dr. Kilcrease Reviews Dr. Becker’s Fundamental Theology

Found at Logia Online. Highly needed and valuable, a review of Dr. Matthew L. Becker’s book, Fundamental Theology: A Protestant Perspective, by a competent academic, scriptural Christian, and confessional Lutheran. Now we have it Logia‘s book review by Dr. Jack Kilcrease. … Continue reading

Sisters of Katie Luther — Celebrating the Church Year — April

Another post on Sisters of Katie Luther. Parents: Be sure to watch Sisters of Katie Luther near the end of each month so you can prepare some activities for the upcoming month.   Life is busy. Sometimes in all the … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Quid Est Veritas?

Another great post over on GottesdienstOnline by Pastor Larry Beane:   I just read a statement by a professor on the LCMS clergy roster who favors the ‘ordination’ of women. He made a curious reference to passages of Scripture perhaps … Continue reading

CPH Webinar — Designing Your Church Website

Thanks to a tweet from Paul McCain this morning, I found the announcement of a webinar in a week (Thursday the 12th at 10AM). It’s only a half-hour webinar, but it may have some useful information in it. I would … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Faith, Family and the Catechism

Here is an article by Bart Day found over on   In the midst of all the busyness of life–running kids to soccer practice, making supper, getting to confirmation, buying groceries–we run the risk of losing our firm grounding … Continue reading

Great Stuff — International Mission Priorities and Strategic Plan

Found over on   At the LCMS International Center, we are engaged in the budgeting process for the next fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2015. At times, people wonder how budgeting priorities are decided (in fact the … Continue reading

Great Stuff — A Church Planting Movement

Found over on   If I was going to sell you on a new church planting movement it might go something like this… “Hi, I’m Rev. Steve Schave, director of church planting for the LCMS Office of National Mission. … Continue reading

WMLTblog — Concerning the President’s Duties

Found over on [[ Our constitution/bylaws can be found here ]]   Dear Friends, Because we know the Gospel of full forgiveness by the blood of Jesus, we also recognize the voice of our Savior in Holy Scripture. “My … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Opportunities in Africa (Ethiopia) for Theological Education (GSI)

Associate Editor’s Note:  The following demonstrates a great shift that is going on.  While many churches have a long way to go, there are many worldwide who are desiring to learn and confess Lutheranism.  The video below also notes a … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Biblical and Theological Foundations for Mission — Regional Directors’ Meeting

Found over on   Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House January 26-28, 2015 The Regional Directors, representing Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, gathered at Concordia Publishing House’s Gerber Room for continuing education on missiology with Rev. Dr. Klaus … Continue reading

January 2015: Focus on International Mission

Found over on   Throughout January, the LCMS focuses on international mission. In the 121 years since the LCMS sents its first missionaries abroad to India, the church has been involved in international mission. The primary goal of LCMS … Continue reading