• Who Causes Division and Offense?
    The world has its ideas of what “divisive” means. It assigns blame for “divisiveness” based on its ideas. The preface to the Book of Concord identifies corrupting the purity of the heavenly doctrine as the cause of division. Satan scattered the seeds of false doctrine and dissensions in the churches and schools [Matthew 13:24-40]. He … Read more
  • Texans and secession… Concordia, Texas that is.
    The following is from a June 6th memo from the "President & CEO" of Concordia University, Texas – Dr. Donald Christian sent to friends and constituents of Concordia Texas with a subject of "Board of Regents Governance Conversation" Over the past several months, the Concordia University Texas Board of Regents has been engaged in a deliberate conversation … Read more
  • Reconciliation and Justification by Theodore Dierks: Review
    Outline CitationEvaluationThe Atonement in Lutheran TheologyPlan of the BookThe ProblemTeaching of Christ and the ApostlesTeaching of the Postapostolic Fathers Citation Dierks, Theodore. Reconciliation and Justification. St Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1938. Evaluation Dierks’ work in Part I, pp. 15-64, on the teaching of Christ and the Apostles about atonement, justification, and reconciliation could free-stand as … Read more
  • President Harrison faithfully addresses CUW Regents
    I received this with encouragement to share it. It is a very churchly letter that addresses many of the concerns expressed across Synod about the situation at CUW. May 9 Letter to Regents
  • Update on CUW – Synod Visitation coming
    There's been a lot of things coming out about CUW. The best news is that Synod President Matthew Harrison has announced that next week a visitation will take place at CUW involving a special visitation team. That is something worth thanking President Harrison for. The announcement in the Reporter Online Here's the announcement of the … Read more
  • New BookofConcord.org site up and running.
    A few weeks ago we announced that Steadfast Lutherans had been asked to take over management of bookofconcord.org. At that time we had to revert the site back to a throwback version. After some weeks of labor, the site is back up to a new, updated version. Go and check it out. This first edition … Read more
  • Lent Devotion Podcast Ready to go for Ash Wednesday
    Our devotions start up tomorrow and as usual thanks to the talent of Rev. Paul Cain, we have a podcast also available of the devotions. Lent 2022 Devotional Podcast
  • Concordia, Wisconsin Updates – the world is beginning to notice
    Well more information keeps coming out and it keeps looking worse for Interim President Cario and whoever else at CUW is calling the shots. Even secular agencies are now paying attention and noting the unfair and unjustified treatment that Rev. Dr. Gregory Schulz has received. Here is an assortment of things for you to read/listen … Read more
  • Concordia Texas – secession from the LCMS?
    A recent announcement was sent out from the Board of Regents of Concordia University, Texas. It confirms a longstanding rumor that Concordia University, Texas is desiring to be free from LCMS governance. A little editorial note on this "local governance" thing. This reflects a continued localization and fracturing of the LCMS, most likely related to … Read more
  • CUW Week in Review – Suspension and the “process”
    Here are some of the things that came out this week. A petition for the reinstatement of Rev. Dr. Schulz got a lot of attention. Consider signing it. As the COP met earlier this week, we saw many statements… Interim President Cario of CUW 2/24/22: Synod President Harrison: South Wisconsin District President Wille: English District … Read more