Comments for http://steadfastlutherans.org An international fraternity of confessional Lutheran laymen and pastors, supporting proclamation of Christian doctrine in the new media. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:31:51 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Church Coffee Shops, Good Idea or Bad? by Pr. Rossow by Jerald Truesdell http://steadfastlutherans.org/2012/01/church-coffee-shops-good-or-bad-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-2/#comment-1094350 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:31:51 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=16413#comment-1094350 Once we open up a business it takes about 10 seconds until the money changers bastardize the mission of the church.

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Comment on Establishing the Family Altar by helen http://steadfastlutherans.org/2013/08/establishing-the-family-altar/comment-page-1/#comment-1094349 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:45:53 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=32304#comment-1094349 @Ombogo #21

There are a lot of things, but if you have Luther’s Catechism, I think he would say that is the best for daily devotion. He said he used it himself.

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Comment on Church Coffee Shops, Good Idea or Bad? by Pr. Rossow by Carl Vehse http://steadfastlutherans.org/2012/01/church-coffee-shops-good-or-bad-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-2/#comment-1094348 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:09:48 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=16413#comment-1094348 @helen #77

It’s the kiddies from years ago whose parents provided them their sippy cups and Cherrios in the back of the nave (aka the “kiddy pews”) that now, as “adults,” haven’t kicked the habit, thanks to Evian, SmartWater, Starbucks, and 7-Eleven.

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Comment on Church Coffee Shops, Good Idea or Bad? by Pr. Rossow by helen http://steadfastlutherans.org/2012/01/church-coffee-shops-good-or-bad-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-2/#comment-1094347 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:30:17 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=16413#comment-1094347 @Patty #76

The Dr Pepper is no worse/better than the coffee. It’s the adults who are setting a bad example. How/when did we become a nation of toddlers…everyone with a bottle/drink cup in his/her hand ALL the time!?

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Comment on Overture to Condemn the Conscription of Women by Carl Vehse http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/01/overture-to-condemn-the-conscription-of-women-for-the-2016-lcms-convention/comment-page-2/#comment-1094346 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:00:22 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=46397#comment-1094346 In the Missouri Synod’s 2016 Convention Workbook (pp. 354-356) there are four overtures dealing with using women in military combat:

5-29, To Condemn Conscription of Women
5-30, To Consider Ramifications of Conscription of Women into Military Service
5-31, To Condemn and Renounce Employment of Women in Military Combat
5-32, To Protect Consciences of Women re Military Service

Presumably the use of “condemn” in these overtures includes the biblical implication of anathema for the practice and those who promote it. (BTW, this year there are no overtures against LGBTPQs in the military or in combat roles.)

Floor Committee 5: Theology & Church Relations has the responsibility, as they receive guidance from the President’s Report, to form out of these overtures a resolution to be submitted to the synodical convention this July.

I suspect the word “condemn” is unlikely to be present in the final resolution text, which will object in politically correct terms to the women being drafted and serving in military combat roles. It will probably be passed by the convention delegates, both men and women, and then be relegated to some dusty synodical archives along with century-old resolutions objecting to women suffrage and the 19th amendment.

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Comment on Overture to Condemn the Conscription of Women by Carl Vehse http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/01/overture-to-condemn-the-conscription-of-women-for-the-2016-lcms-convention/comment-page-2/#comment-1094345 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:57:43 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=46397#comment-1094345 @Carl Vehse #51: [2013] Res. 2-12A sort-of-boldly “Resolved, That the CTCR study this issue and produce a statement that can be considered and acted upon by the Synod in its next convention.”
So far the CTCR has not released any such statement on this “issue”.

Because the CTCR does not post its theology and church relations meeting minutes on the LCMS website, we are now informed, via a Whereas on p. 356 of the 2016 Convention Workbook:

“The CTCR (partly due to the unforeseen need to identify a new drafter in early 2015) will not be able to bring its work on this assignment to completion before the 2016 convention.”

The remainder of the reasons for not bringing its work to completion is not provided, nor is it discussed in the CTCR’s Item 6. Women in Combat (2013 Res. 2-12A) (p.69).

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Comment on Establishing the Family Altar by Ombogo http://steadfastlutherans.org/2013/08/establishing-the-family-altar/comment-page-1/#comment-1094344 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:49:29 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=32304#comment-1094344 This is a very insightful advice for christian families! How I wish this materials could be availed by our church here too!

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Comment on Vicar Overture for 2016 Convention by helen http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/10/vicar-overture-for-2016-convention/comment-page-2/#comment-1094343 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:10:48 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=44974#comment-1094343 @Rev. Robert Mayes #76
As for the parochial school, we have such a different social set-up with legal requirements from the state that not every pastor is able to meet (needs a B.S. Ed, teaching certificate, etc.). I would also suggest that our parochial schools are a LOT different today than they were in the 16th cent.

They are a lot different than the school year after 8th grade that existed in our country congregation up to WW II, when German was finally dropped as preparation for confirmation.

But the Pastor can still lead chapel services for the parochial school. I’m not sure that they can require an education degree for him to teach catechism.

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Comment on Church Coffee Shops, Good Idea or Bad? by Pr. Rossow by Patty http://steadfastlutherans.org/2012/01/church-coffee-shops-good-or-bad-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-2/#comment-1094342 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:00:34 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=16413#comment-1094342 We have a coffee shop in our church, it bothers me to see people bring their coffee in the sanctuary. More churches are becoming social clubs and have no respect for God we also had two teenagers bring their cans of dr pepper in the pew it ain’t right.

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Comment on Vicar Overture for 2016 Convention by Pastor Prentice http://steadfastlutherans.org/2015/10/vicar-overture-for-2016-convention/comment-page-2/#comment-1094339 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:03:43 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=44974#comment-1094339 @Carl Vehse #74

@John Rixe #73
Yes, the problem is the people that break the rules and are not held accountable. Yes, the Overture is to right error in practice. But as you say, unless we stiffen up, rules and even good order practice are broken.
Yes, in some cases, vicars are used as cheap pastors, not the intention of vicarage. I do believe.

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