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

Faithless in Big, but Faithful in Little?

The LCMS, Inc. or some such entity connected with this behemoth wants to do for your church’s finances what LCMS, Inc. has already done to your doctrine. Don’t let them. … 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

A Constitutional Amendment and a Convention Review (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Today, two things coming out of the recent LCMS Convention: First, the convention approved, by over a two-thirds vote, Resolution 7-02A, “To Return to Use of Title ‘Circuit Visitor.’” This resolution would change the title “circuit counselors” to “circuit visitors.” … Continue reading

Women in Combat: Common Questions and Frequently Raised Objections

Common Questions:   1. Women have already been serving in combat situations, why is this a big deal now? It is now official. Women will be included in the draft. (see question 2 below) With the removal of the exclusion … Continue reading

Harrison re-elected with 66% of the vote (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

It was announced this morning that LCMS President Matthew Harrison was re-elected, with 66% of the vote. Here are the results: Candidate / Votes / Percentage Matthew C. Harrison / 4,262 / 66.26% David P. E. Maier / 1,906 / … Continue reading

The white smoke goes up: “Habemus praesidem!” “We have a president!” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

The white smoke has gone up the International Center chimney. “Habemus praesidem!” “We have a president!” Of course we won’t know officially who that praeses is until July 6, but I have a hunch the moving vans can stay in … Continue reading

Get ready to vote, June 22-25 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Starting this Saturday, thousands of LCMS pastors and laypeople will be voting for President of the Synod. The election of the LCMS President is being done in a much different way this time around: online, ahead of the convention, and … Continue reading

Another DP uses his office to campaign for the “Missional List” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

In recent days we have seen reports of district presidents using the power and resources of their office to campaign for one candidate over another for synod president in the upcoming election. President Paul Linnemann wrote to the delegate-electors of … Continue reading

Convention 2013: Today’s Business now online (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

 St. Louis, July 20-25, 2013 The first issue of Today’s Business is now online. This is about a week earlier than I, for one, was expecting. The print edition will follow, being sent to convention attendees sometime within the next … Continue reading

Convention 2013: Convention Workbook now out (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

 St. Louis, July 20-25, 2013 The 2013 Convention Workbook is now out! It was posted online yesterday and will be arriving in the mail soon. Over 450 pages from cover to cover! What’s in there? Lists of delegates, floor committees, … Continue reading

Convention 2013: Nominees announced for Synod President, VPs, BOD (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

 St. Louis, July 20-25 Today the nominees were announced for LCMS President, First Vice-President, regional vice-presidents, and regional Board of Director lay members. The nominees are those who received the highest number of nominations from congregations and who then consented … Continue reading

Synod introduces resources on Church Fellowship (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

At the 2010 Convention in Houston, there was a proposed resolution, Res. 8-30 “To Amend Article VI of the Constitution,” which would have changed the language of our Synod’s article on “Conditions of Membership.” In my opinion, those changes would … Continue reading

President Harrison’s Video on the Newtown, Conn., Statement of Unity and Pastoral Letters (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

President Harrison’s Video on the Newtown, Conn., Statement of Unity and Pastoral Letters “LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison summarizes the events following the Newton, Conn., tragedy that involved Christ Lutheran Church, the LCMS congregation in Newtown, and her pastor, the … Continue reading

A Statement of Unity and Pastoral Letters on the Newtown Tragedy (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

[“A Statement of Unity” and “Pastoral Letters on the Newtown Tragedy” today have been issued by Pastor Rob Morris, District President Timothy Yeadon, and Synod President Matthew Harrison. I will post below, in full, “A Statement of Unity.” To read … Continue reading

Kieschnick and Benke comment on Newtown (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Yesterday both former Synod President Gerald Kieschnick and current Atlantic District President David Benke made public comment on the Newtown situation, Kieschnick in his “Perspectives” column and Benke in an article in the New York Times. In his column, Kieschnick … 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

WMLTblog — FOEs

Found on Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog, posted by LCMS Secretary Ray Hartwig. Here is important information that every circuit counsellor AND church needs to know about delegate selection for the 2013 convention.   My contributions to this WMLT blog … Continue reading

Of Presidents, Bishops, and Birth Control

President Harrison has issued an update in the current controversy over the Federal Government’s mandate of free birth control for all, world without end. The only thing missing from Pres. Harrison’s letter is the frank admission that all hormonal contraceptives … Continue reading

The new LCMS.org website is live

The new LCMS.ORG is now live: BJS reader “Carl Vehse” wrote this: So where did everything go?!? Like the triennial convention proceedings and workbooks, copies of the minutes from the BOD and CCM, old CTCR documents, old and new Handbooks? … Continue reading

New LCMS website to launch Easter Monday, April 25

New LCMS.org launches Easter Monday! The newly redesigned website of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will have a fresh look, great new features and easy-to-find resources to help you inform, motivate and inspire others as you proclaim the Good News in … Continue reading

News Release — ACELC Holds Convening Conference

On March 1-3, 2011, the Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations met at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kearney, Missouri, for its Convening Conference. The 130 pastors and laymen in attendance heard an array of excellent speakers discussing the issues and errors … Continue reading

Synod News — Wulf named to Synod CFO position

Jerald C. Wulf of Pierre, S.D., was appointed Nov. 19 by the LCMS Board of Directors as the Synod’s new chief financial officer.  The Board selected Wulf during its Nov. 17-19 meeting in Nashville, Tenn. “Jerald Wulf comes to the … Continue reading

Autumn Greeting from LCMS President Harrison

Autumn Greeting from LCMS President Harrison from VimeoLCMS on Vimeo. Found at lcms.org. … Continue reading

Armed Guards Remove LCMS District President from Voters’ Meeting

Here is some more interesting news from the lawsuit in California. Can it get any stranger? We wish we could verify all of this but …     In order to subscribe send a blank email to the following address: … Continue reading