Blessed Be Jael

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 10 of 10 in the series The Book of JudgesPreviously, we heard how Jabin king of Hazor had arisen, as if from the dead. A certain Jabin king of Hazor had suffered defeat about 180 years ago … Continue reading

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture

Building on a guide I recently posted to the Apostles’ and Nicene Creed I now present a guide to the Athanasian Creed.  Sadly even among Lutherans the Athanasian Creed is neglected and misunderstood.  This is a shame as the Athanasian … Continue reading

2017 Steadfast Lutherans Regional Conference — Denver “The Three Estates” Videos Available now.

The videos for our regional conference in Denver have been uploaded to YouTube for our readers to learn from.  The conference topic was the Three Estates (church, family, state).  The speakers did a great job of covering the topic.  Make … Continue reading

The Law and Gospel Matrix

The Law and Gospel Matrix Why not all law and gospel sermons are created equally By Matthew J. Garnett Believe it or not pastors, your laymen do listen to your sermons, especially if they are truck drivers.  The wonderful part … Continue reading

The Silence of Shamgar and Deborah

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 9 of 10 in the series The Book of JudgesThe judges in the book of Judges are individually shadows of Christ, and taken together are a more defined shadow. Othniel is a rather vague shadow of the … Continue reading

Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds According to Scripture

A few years back BJS reposted a breakdown of the Nicene Creed and the Scriptures that support the different sections.  This guide has proven popular owing to the confusion that exists among some Christians, and sadly some Lutherans, regarding the … Continue reading

A Few Thoughts on Christianity and US Politics

Separation of church and state in the US Constitution means that the government can’t impose a state church, but that we are free to exercise our religion. However, many in politics don’t abide by absolute truth and try to change … Continue reading

St. Augustine on Science and Scripture

One of the many abuses of science is Christians trying to prove Scripture with science.  There are many well-meaning Christians who both use Scripture to validate their pet theory but also then try to use their pet theory to validate … Continue reading

Male and Female – Order of Creation Conference – Register Now!

Dear Readers of Steadfast Lutherans, It doesn’t take long looking around the culture to get see the confusion of sexes going on.  It also doesn’t take long examining the church’s recent history to see confusion about male and female as … Continue reading

Ehud the Left-Handed

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 8 of 10 in the series The Book of JudgesOther gods always look so appealing. The Israelites were drawn to the Canaanite agricultural religion, perhaps because the wars had settled down and they were now farmers, which … Continue reading

Hymns for the Book of Concord

The Book of Concord is a wonderful devotional book as well as being the formal confession of faith for the Lutheran Church. To aid in using the Book of Concord for devotion I have provided a copy of the hymns … Continue reading

A House Divided

Confessional Lutheran pastors cause strife and conflict everywhere they go. They cause trouble in their parishes by calling sinners to repentance and excluding impenitent sinners from the Lord’s Altar. They cause trouble in their circuits and districts by desiring that … Continue reading

What is Considered Mentally Ill in Our Crazy Society Today?

I don’t know if this is boldly speaking the truth in love or failing to heed Proverbs 26:4, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.” ————————————————————— If a ‘trans-species’ man claimed he was … Continue reading

Left and Right, Old and Young

The continuum of left versus right in American politics is often an oversimplification and obfuscation, as the battle lines shift from issue to issue and from decade to decade. To know American politics requires the ability to quantify a platform … Continue reading

The Problem with Edgy, Cool, and Hip Theology

It seems that every generation has to push the envelope. What was taboo yesterday is acceptable today. Up until the 1970’s TV shows wouldn’t show the following: pregnant women, bathrooms, married couples sleeping in the same bed together, ladies’ navels. We … Continue reading

Who is your favorite pastor?

Who is your favorite pastor? This question gets asked a lot and in different forums. And the answers are just as numerous. “I like so and so from the Lutheran Hour,” or “I like what’s his face from BJS,” or … Continue reading

Love, Homosexuality, and Christianity – Do Ask, Do Tell

If you have paid attention to the news over the last several years you have noticed that there has been a lot of attention given to the topic of homosexuality, especially over gay ‘marriage’ and the, Don’t ask, Don’t tell … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 22 of 32 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

Time Running Out – Three Estates Conference in Denver, CO

Want to make sense of the world around you? Want to understand how your family fits into everything? What about the Church? Come and hear teaching on the Three Estates, a teaching that will help us understand much that is … Continue reading

The Role of Human Experience In Reading The Written Word of God

I remember a pastor at seminary giving us the terrible advice that you shouldn’t preach against abortion because you will have members who have had abortions—“they might get hurt or be offended.” I said, “So we shouldn’t preach against sins … Continue reading

Your Family As Impetus For Daily Prayer

Throughout my twenties, I remained unmarried.  That wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.  I was able to pursue my education without other distractions.  Serving a parish as a single man had a lot of advantages too.  I was able to devote … Continue reading

The Devil Hates Your Good Works

The devil hates your good works for three reasons. First, the Father of lies hates your good works because good works, by necessity, flow from faith in Christ Jesus. Jesus said, “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but … Continue reading

The Fear of the Lord

“Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord” (Ps. 34:11). Do you fear the Lord? “Why would I fear the Lord?” someone might say. “The Lord says that he is ‘a God merciful … Continue reading

Pentecost or Babel: A Plea for a Common Language in the Church

On a recent vacation, my family and I visited some of our pastor friends and their families in Michigan and Iowa. It was a wonderful time of refreshment. Even as we lamented the divisions in the Church around us, we … Continue reading

The Vice of Forgetfulness

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 7 of 10 in the series The Book of JudgesAs with virtue, remembering takes effort; as with vice, forgetting comes readily. And of all the things that mankind so readily forgets, he forgets nothing so readily as … Continue reading