Church of Finland Removes Confessional Pastors

Some information below was found over on WMLTblog.org. My predecessor, Rev Dr Anssi Simojoki, former director of LHF-Africa was defrocked by the capital chapter of the Lutheran Church of Finland yesterday. He was ordained in 1972 when things were very … Continue reading

Address by Pr. Roger Gallup to Northern Illinois District Convention

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On behalf of fellow committee member Pastor Chris Navurskis and myself, I want to thank President Gilbert and the committee for the opportunity to present an additional report on this important resolution and thank you, … Continue reading

LCA Issues Open Letter to LCMS Officials to Oppose False Teaching or Resign

The Lutheran Concerns Association has issued an “Open Letter to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod,” in its newsletter, The Lutheran Clarion, vol. 7, no. 4, March 2015, available online here (page 3). The Open Letter quotes the statement of Synodical President … Continue reading

Welcome to the NEW Brothers of John the Steadfast!

You may have noticed the new look to the Brothers of John the Steadfast site. We’ve been working behind the scenes for quite a while (embarrassingly long to be exact) and for the 2015 BJS Conference we have introduced a … Continue reading

Daystar conference heavily promoted by “Ordain Women Now” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

An upcoming Daystar conference is being heavily promoted by an organization called “Ordain Women Now.” The conference is set for August 2-4, to be held at Valparaiso University in Indiana. By the way it is being promoted, the conference could … Continue reading

Congregations ratify ‘circuit visitor’ convention action

[A March 6 news article from the Reporter:] Congregations ratify ‘circuit visitor’ convention action By a vote of 1,496 to 517, LCMS congregations have ratified the 2013 LCMS convention’s approval to amend Article XII of the Synod Constitution. That vote … Continue reading

LCMS Newtown story hits the national media (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

The national media have picked up on LCMS President Matthew Harrison’s response to the participation of Pastor Robert Morris in an interfaith prayer service in Newtown, Connecticut. The interfaith service took place on December 16, a letter from Pastor Morris … Continue reading

BJS News: Captcha code now required on comments

Because of the massive amount of spam that we have been receiving lately, I’ve added a requirement that you type one of those hard-to-read codes shown as an image before you can comment on posts here. I’m hoping it won’t … Continue reading

The Demolition of ULC, by Pastor Mark Preus

Found on Pastor Mark Preus’s blog, Lutheran Hymn Revival. This is a blog for me to practice writing Lutheran poetry and discussing it, especially in its hymnic form. Constructive comments are very much appreciated.   This hymn is on the … Continue reading

Central Illinois District elects Rev. Mark Miller as president (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

[I was curious to see how the last of the 35 district conventions was going, so I went to the CID website and noticed this news, dated today. Besides the election news, you can find resolutions that have been passed … Continue reading

Minnesota Lutherans Divided Over Proposed Marriage Amendment

Here in Minnesota, we will be voting in November on the “Marriage Protection Amendment” to our State Constitution. If passed, this Amendment will give our state a constitutional definition of marriage as being between ‘one man and one woman’. (On … Continue reading

Thrivent for ???

The Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota reported (here), in an article on June 5, 2012, that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is considering moving their enterprise to a wider audience by dropping the Lutheran requirement for membership. Is this a big deal … Continue reading