Comments for http://steadfastlutherans.org An international fraternity of confessional Lutheran laymen and pastors, supporting proclamation of Christian doctrine in the new media. Tue, 31 May 2016 19:46:58 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Mission and Outreach: Mapping the Small Catechism against the Enemy’s Stock Lies by Diane http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/mission-and-outreach-mapping-the-small-catechism-against-the-enemys-stock-lies/comment-page-1/#comment-1094796 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:46:58 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47839#comment-1094796 @T. R. Halvorson #4

It just so happens that yesterday, http://www.issuesetc.org put up an episode featuring Craig Parton addressing one of the ‘Making the Case’ conferences (2014) titled, ‘The Historical Jesus’. He is very good and gives excellent advice for the average layperson on how to tell others about Jesus. Mr. Parton is very down to earth. He gives the advice from the perspective of a former Evangelical. Go to http://www.issuesetc.org, the Listen drop down menu to on-demand archives.

Diane

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Comment on “O, Lazarus, Come Out” — A Hymn for the Church by Joseph Gerth http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/o-lazarus-come-out-a-hymn-for-the-church/comment-page-1/#comment-1094795 Tue, 31 May 2016 19:17:46 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47921#comment-1094795 Beautiful! Great job, Pastor Thoma!

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Comment on Mission and Outreach: Mapping the Small Catechism against the Enemy’s Stock Lies by T. R. Halvorson http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/mission-and-outreach-mapping-the-small-catechism-against-the-enemys-stock-lies/comment-page-1/#comment-1094793 Tue, 31 May 2016 15:59:15 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47839#comment-1094793 @Diane #3

Montgomery is great. The church needs apologetics. He does a wonderful job.

I am focused here, though, is proclamation, not apologetics, that ordinary Christians can be ready to do not where apologetics usually happen, but in vocation to other ordinary people in ordinary places.

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Comment on Great Stuff — Great New Site — Floor Committee Weekend – Let Us Pray by Pastor Prentice http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/great-stuff-great-new-site-floor-committee-weekend-let-us-pray/comment-page-1/#comment-1094792 Tue, 31 May 2016 15:35:03 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=48006#comment-1094792 @John Rixe #36
Dear John,
Why should you be banned…if you are , so many others should as well. I appreciate your candor and zeal toward answers.

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Comment on Mission and Outreach: Mapping the Small Catechism against the Enemy’s Stock Lies by Diane http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/mission-and-outreach-mapping-the-small-catechism-against-the-enemys-stock-lies/comment-page-1/#comment-1094791 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:32:47 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47839#comment-1094791 @T. R. Halvorson #2

‘Issues,etc’ has had John Warwick Montgomery on many times. IMO he is the foremost Lutheran apologist in the world today. He runs a yearly class in Strasbourg, France on how to defend the faith. Also Craig Parton has been a speaker at a ‘Making the Case’ conference in Collinsville, Il. A former Evangelical, he wrote the book, ‘The Defense Never Rests’ published by CPH.

Diane

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Comment on In Response to Hans Bischof Regarding Decision Theology and Silly Arguments by Alex Guggenheim http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/in-response-to-hans-bischof-regarding-decision-theology-and-silly-arguments/comment-page-1/#comment-1094790 Tue, 31 May 2016 13:53:23 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47712#comment-1094790 @John Rixe #4

John,

The command to believe, particularly in light of the use of the active voice which means we are on the subject performs the action of the verb appears to assume that we have been given the gift of faith hence, the issue is not whether we have it or not rather, it’s whether we exercise it or not.

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Comment on Mission and Outreach: Mapping the Small Catechism against the Enemy’s Stock Lies by T. R. Halvorson http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/mission-and-outreach-mapping-the-small-catechism-against-the-enemys-stock-lies/comment-page-1/#comment-1094789 Tue, 31 May 2016 13:46:07 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47839#comment-1094789 @Carl H #1

What would be a good program for the ordinary Christian to do apologetics?

[not that apologetics is what the article is about]

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Comment on Pastors Protest Rev. Walter Obare’s Dictatorial Leadership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya, by Pr. Rossow by Truth corner http://steadfastlutherans.org/2014/05/pastors-protest-rev-walter-obares-dictatorial-leadership-in-the-evangelical-lutheran-church-of-kenya-by-pr-rossow/comment-page-2/#comment-1094788 Tue, 31 May 2016 10:43:41 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=36669#comment-1094788 Dear President Mathew Harrison,
We always Thank your administration and owe LCMS inexpressible gratitude for supporting gospel work,our orphans and other projects in ELCK.
You should also support our quest to have good governance in the church.The church has become so divided that some orphans suffer miserably because they come from areas considered opposition zones by Obare regime.Some how, these services are also used to extort loyalty to Obare. We have learnt of Obare’s alleged visit to the US next July to attend an LCMS function.As you prepare to receive him,remember that a pastor was arrested at Uhuru highway church, Nairobi and detained in a police station for 24 hrs because he tried to wave a placard calling for reconciliation in the church. He never visited the pastor in custody even though he called police to make the arrest.Remember that he sealed off a church compound with a contingent of police officers a month ago at Atemo in western Kenya.Remember no financial statement of the church has been read to members for more than 6 years. Remember he is selling church property with power of attorney without authority from church. Remember he was supposed to be retired 5 years ago. Remember he recently removed five pastors from service with no process.If he must come to America then treat him as your fiend, not ELCK leader.

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Comment on Mission and Outreach: Mapping the Small Catechism against the Enemy’s Stock Lies by Carl H http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/mission-and-outreach-mapping-the-small-catechism-against-the-enemys-stock-lies/comment-page-1/#comment-1094787 Tue, 31 May 2016 08:47:07 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47839#comment-1094787 Apologetics is not the mere recapitulation of dogma. Finding applicable passages among the Lutheran Confessions is useful. Reasoning persuasively from Scripture is better, especially among those who accept Scripture but not the Lutheran Confessions as authoritative.

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Comment on The Scandalous Source of Christian Joy by Carl H http://steadfastlutherans.org/2016/05/the-scandalous-source-of-christian-joy/comment-page-1/#comment-1094786 Tue, 31 May 2016 07:39:52 +0000 http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=47917#comment-1094786 From the Luther quote near the end of the article above: “When God wants to strengthen a man’s faith He first weakens it by feigning to break faith within him.”

So God is sometimes a pretender? A manipulator?

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