ACELC — Dispute Resolution – The Never Ending Story

This is the latest ACELC email blast. Visit the ACELC website to sign up for the emails if you don’t already receive them.   I remember when my kids were small, we had a video cassette recording (remember those?) of … Continue reading

ACELC — Our Synod Needs to be Honest with Itself

This is the latest ACELC email blast. Visit the ACELC website to sign up for the emails if you don’t already receive them.   All earthly institutions, inclusive of the institutions of the Church, have as their primary concern the … Continue reading

ACELC — Duties of the Pastor: Expectations and Evaluations

From the ACELC Conference, Sexagesima Tuesday, 2015, Kansas City, MO “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:15) This is the presentation by Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller, titled “Duties of the Pastor: Expectations and Evaluations”; … Continue reading

ACELC — Why a Synod?

This is the latest ACELC email blast. Visit the ACELC website to sign up for the emails if you don’t already receive them.   Why a Synod? The question is not how to save our synod, but whether or not … Continue reading

ACELC 2015 Conference

The 2015 ACELC Conference has now ended and everyone is on their way home. All in all, it was a great success. What, you say, you weren’t able to attend but wished you could have been there to hear the … Continue reading

Guest Post from Pastor Bolland — It’s Time for the ACELC

This was original added as a comment on another post.   We watched it all happen. Over the decades we watched it all, from the misled ecumenism of the Statement of the 44, in 1945; through the 70’s Battle of … Continue reading

ACELC — Just One Week from Today … stand UP and stand TOGETHER!

The fight for the heart and soul of our Synod can only be won in the hearts and minds of her Pastors and People.  This means engaging together in the hearing and study of Holy Scripture and the Confessions of … Continue reading

ACELC — Unbiblical Removal of Pastors, and the Church

This is the latest ACELC email blast. Visit the ACELC website to sign up for the emails if you don’t already receive them. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2015 ACELC Free Conference Feb 10-12th at Kansas City, … Continue reading

ACELC — Recharging at the 2015 ACELC Conference

The last time I wrote one of these e-mail blasts, I called myself the “pet layman” of the ACELC Board of Directors. While that description remains frightfully accurate, my real job is to lecture mathematics at the University of Texas … Continue reading

ACELC — If Not Now, When? — DVD now available

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:9 It has only been a short time since … Continue reading

Much Ado about Something

I referenced in an earlier blog post Dr. Dale Meyer’s article “Pedagogy for a Politicized Church” in the Winter 2014 Concordia Journal, pp. 6-13.  He references there a report to the 2010 convention that said the task force involved repeatedly … Continue reading

ACELC — If Not Now, When?

“I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame” Psalm 119:46 Several years ago, now LCMS President Matthew Harrison authored a paper entitled “It’s Time.” Appealing to Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions, and our … Continue reading

ACELC — Christ, The Order of Creation, and the Church

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have … Continue reading

Well at Least We’re not Debating Whether or not Jesus was/is Divine

Dr. Dale Meyer, current president of Concordia Seminary, relates that one of Dr. Dean Wenthe’s favorite stories was of a cab ride he shared with the president of another denomination’s seminary. Wenthe asked what the hottest debate was on his … Continue reading

ACELC — We Need to Learn from History

On February 19, 1974, a little over 40 years ago, most of the faculty and students of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis took a short trip down the driveway leading to a small park. There they gathered in protest to a … Continue reading

Why the ACELC?

It has been several years now since the formation of the Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations (ACELC). For a detailed account of the formation of the ACELC please see the essay, “ Barking Dogs and a Three-Legged Hog.” Since … Continue reading

Fiel pero desdichado

That’s the Churchill family motto since 1661.  It’s not Latin but Spanish, and nobody knows why. It expresses how I have frequently thought about my relationship to the LCMS. “The first Duke of Marlborough’s father – Winston Churchill, was a … Continue reading