To the Cross – A new Lutheran site is born

Here is a guest article by Peter Slayton of Ad Crucem. Peter’s passion is helping people discover and develop their God-given gifts so that they consistently confess Christ to a world that desperately needs the Good News. He loves theology, … Continue reading

Pastor Weedon on “Feelings” in the Divine Service

Tim Schenks posted this as a comment on another article here. We thought more of our readers might want to read this, and not be buried as a comment on another post. If anyone can find the source (podcast) for … Continue reading

Teaching Them to Observe All Things, Whatever I Have Commanded You

This is a guest posting from Rev. Jesse Jacobsen of the ELS.  Where have you seen the words in this post’s title? If you were confirmed as a child, then you memorized them from the Small Catechism, where it cites … Continue reading

Observations of Holbein’s Analogy of the Old and New Testament

The students of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, ON started a student journal last year, which is called Propter Christum. This year, they are continuing the journal as well as keeping a blog: propterchristum.blogspot.com.  This post is from Tuesday, … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies — Hallowe’en: A short history

Associate Editor’s Note:  With this post we want to introduce a series of articles written by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson, a personal friend who grew up not far from me and also then served a parish not far from where I … Continue reading

Steadfast Guest — After Three Years, Freedom by Pr. Timothy Winterstein

“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.  What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on … Continue reading

Steadfast Guest — ULC: Looking Back and Looking Forward though the Eyes of a Layperson

by Douglas Denzler One month ago I watched my place of worship, University Lutheran Chapel; hold is final service and close its doors forever.   The congregation was forced to leave by an eviction order by the Minnesota South District of … Continue reading

Steadfast Guest — Homeschooling by Holly Scheer

This article comes from Holly Scheer, the wife of Pastor Scheer, who has the task of teaching their children at home. It’s hard to completely pin down the numbers because some states don’t track homeschoolers at all, but estimates are … Continue reading

Lutheran Student Fellowship at Vanderbilt forced into unofficial status by University policies

We at BJS welcome submissions of articles that may be of interest or educational to our readers.   Newsletter for June 2012 As I write this article at the end of the spring semester 2012, Lutheran Student Fellowship at Vanderbilt … Continue reading

The Witness of Prayer

We at BJS accept submissions from our readers. Pastor Michael Mohr submitted this — an article he wrote for his church’s April newsletter. To submit an article to us, click here.   This article was in our April 2012 newsletter. … Continue reading

Why ULC? Guest article by Noreen Linke.

I had the privilege of worshipping at University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis this past Sunday. ULC is near and dear to my heart, as it is for many of you. As eviction day draws near (April 30) I wanted to … Continue reading

Theological Cataracts and Cholesterol

This is an article written by Pastor Karl Weber, author of our posts on Reliability of Scripture, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If you have written an article that you think might be useful to a wider audience, please submit … Continue reading

Calling all Steadfast Ladies — Let’s Give the House Committee What They are Looking For

(Pastor Hein writes our regular column on male headship.) As you know, the liberals in congress, in the news media and of course in the women’s rights movement are deriding the fact that not enough women were given the opportunity … Continue reading

BJS Reader Believes Rep. Lankford Calls Out the Hidden Agenda in Washington

BJS reader Joe Strieter has been scratching his head and thinking through a lot of things in regards to the politics of the last few weeks culminating with President Harrison’s appearance at the house of representatives hearing yesterday. Here are his thoughts: … Continue reading

The Blessings of Weekly Communion

My church has “forever” had communion every Sunday, but at alternate services. Early service for the 1st and 3rd Sundays, and late service for the 2nd and 4th Sundays. So people who wanted every-Sunday communion could do it by simply … Continue reading

Sermon — Rev Mueller on Christmas on a Sunday

Thanks to Rev. David Mueller for submitting this sermon that he preached Christmas day in 2005, the last time that Christmas fell on a Sunday. This being the 12th day of Christmas it still fits the season. Rev. Mueller talking: … Continue reading

Newsletter — Chrismas or ChrisTmas

Here is another newsletter article by PPPadre, a frequent commentator on Steadfast Lutherans. Thanks for the submission; please submit your own articles if you think they could use a wider audience.   I don’t know why or when it started…laziness, … Continue reading

Is it wrong for the pastor to “commune himself” in the Divine Service?

Thanks to Rev. John A. Frahm for submitting this newsletter article for posting on BJS. We welcome other submissions that would be of interest to our readership and perhaps generate discussion. His newsletters can be found here.   Distinguishing Between … Continue reading

Parish Newsletter: Ash Wednesday, by Pastor Karl Weber

This is a newsletter article written by Pastor Karl Weber, author of our posts on Reliability of Scripture, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If you have written an article for your parish newsletter that you think might be useful to … Continue reading

Moralistic, Therapeutic, Deism vs the Spirit of Christmas, by Pastor David Oberdieck

By Pr. David Oberdieck Thanks to Pastor Oberdieck for submitting this to us for posting here on BJS. Pastor Oberdieck wrote the original explanation of the parts of the liturgy that we have posted here on BJS for insertion into … Continue reading

Singing Praise — The proud past and bright future of Lutheran Music

Found on Pastoral Meanderings   Singing Praise — The proud past and bright future of Lutheran music. By Mollie Ziegler Hemingway (first printed in Thrivent magazine but worth repeating here…) “Next to the word of God,” Martin Luther wrote, “music … Continue reading

Report on the Magdeburg Conference

The first annual Magdeburg Conference took place on Saturday, August 27th, at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, IL, with about 70 people present. The conference aims to provide ongoing education about the Lutheran Confessions for lay men and women as … Continue reading

Parish Newsletter: Reliability of the Scriptures by Pastor Karl Weber

This is a newsletter article written by Pastor Karl Weber, author of our posts on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If you have written an article for your parish newsletter that you think might be useful to a wider audience, … Continue reading

Concordia Theological Seminary awards Miles Christe Award to Walter Dissen

While attending the recent commencement ceremony Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne I was privileged to see the seminary give Mr. Walter Dissen its Miles Christe Award. Many of you may not know this faithful layman who has served the … Continue reading

Some Preparatory thoughts for Preaching on the Ascension.

This was posted on the pericope list that I help manage; it gives some thoughts on Ascension and what it means to us. I thought it interesting background for the laity as hopefully you find your way to your church … Continue reading