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

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 CanadianLutheran.cc:   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 blogs.lcms.org. 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

Grasping at Straws

Found over on GottesdienstOnline:   In response to the last post about the use of Entertainment Worship at the chapel of Concordia Seminary St. Louis, there have been some misleading assertions. I’ve seen some of them. One of them is … Continue reading

Great Stuff — How to make your church irresistible

by Earle D. Treptow Found over on WELS.net:   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 blogs.LCMS.org:   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