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Dr. Becker’s Ever Shrinking Word of God (Part 2)

Associate editor’s note: In the part 1, we saw Dr. Becker pit Jesus against Scripture and his dismissal of certain biblical books (Hebrews, James, 2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation), saying that they cannot serve as principal sources or norms for Christian teaching. Here in part 2, we see Dr. Becker … Continue reading

The Intolerance of the “Tolerant”

Christians are often accused of hypocrisy and intolerance. As sinners, we routinely fail to practice what we preach. However, hypocrisy is not synonymous with moral failure, Merriam-Webster notwithstanding. Hypocrisy is claiming to hold beliefs that you don’t actually hold. Samuel Johnson was right: “Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with … Continue reading

Litany to the Holy Ghost, for Pentecost.

Kyrie Eleison Kyrie Eleison Christe Eleison Christe Eleison Kyrie Eleison Kyrie Eleison O God, the Father in Heaven Have mercy upon us! O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy upon us! O God the Holy Spirit, true Comforter, Have mercy upon us! Lord God the Holy Ghost, … Continue reading

Dr. Becker’s Ever Shrinking Word of God

Dr. Matthew L. Becker[1] is known for teaching publicly that qualified women should be ordained as pastors.[2] Many wonder how he can reach this conclusion, since they believe God’s Word plainly says pastors should be qualified men. The explanation lies in his perspective on the Word. When laypeople just don’t … Continue reading


“Confidence, Unity, and Joy: God’s Gifts to Our Church” (Sermon on 1 John 5 and John 17, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Confidence, Unity, and Joy: God’s Gifts to Our Church” (1 John 5:9-15; John 17:11b-19) Today we are very happy to receive yet another family into our congregation. That makes seventeen new members added to our little church so far this … Continue reading

“The Past, Present, and Future of the Ascension” (Sermon on Luke 24, Ephesians 1, and Acts 1; by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Past, Present, and Future of the Ascension” (Luke 24:44-53; Ephesians 1:15-23; Acts 1:1-11) “He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the … Continue reading

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

  Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship   Dr. Martin Noland discusses C.F.W. Walther’s book, “Church Fellowship.” The highlight of the interview starts at 31:45 when Dr. Noland discusses the relationship between church fellowship and communion fellowship and the Galesburg Rule. http://archives.kfuo.org/mp3/BT14/BT_May_08_2015.mp3 … Continue reading

“Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying” (Sermon on 1 John 5:1-8, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying” (1 John 5:1-8) “Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying”: That’s the hymn we just sang (LSB 597). Listen again to the words of the first stanza: Water, blood, and Spirit crying, By their witness testifying To … Continue reading