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Does your worship prepare you for death?
I have never read a more pastoral and thought-provoking post regarding the problems of CoWo – absolutely …
    Bill Winter at Aug 16 2017 07:06 am

The Cracked Foundation of Forde’s Radical Lutheranism
In a unusual way it is kind of a “Christ is our example” way of salvation by good …
    ronald Pederson at Aug 15 2017 07:01 pm

Ehud the Left-Handed
Excellent read. Thanks! …
    Wyldeirishman at Aug 15 2017 10:04 am

Dr. Luther’s Warning to the German People
Glad to see an assertion of self-defense, which is biblical (believe it or not, there are professing Christians who do not believe in self-defense in any manner at …
    J. Dean at Aug 14 2017 09:58 am

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@GaiusKurios #39

At the risk of veering even more off-topic, could you elaborate as to why this is? Is it due solely to his involvement w/ 1517, his participation in the White Horse Inn program (a “missionary and tract society” radio show?), or something else of which I am unaware ( a distinct possibility)? Dr. R has been a …
    Wyldeirishman at Aug 13 2017 06:29 am

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@Wyldeirishman #38

Yes including …
    GaiusKurios at Aug 12 2017 10:14 am

Grape Juice (Communion in One Kind — Part Two)
@Jason Nota #54

Your pastor could put a drop or two of wine in each of those “grape juice” glasses.
People who say they can’t drink wine and people who would be harmed are two different things. Ditto people who say they can’t tolerate the gluten in a nickel size wafer (but can scarf down a bag of gluten snacks…as long as they …
    helen at Aug 11 2017 09:54 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@GaiusKurios #37

Including …
    Wyldeirishman at Aug 11 2017 09:29 pm

Grape Juice (Communion in One Kind — Part Two)
I became an elder and was taking instruction on how to help serve communion and was told to be sure no one takes the three glass cups in the middle of the tray because they were filled with grape juice for certain individuals. I talked to my pastor about this, and he feels he is solving that issue of the communion of one kind for those who say they can’t drink wine. I asked why not serve everyone grape juice then? He said he would not do that. I …
    Jason Nota at Aug 11 2017 03:45 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@Dave Scumacher # 36
I find it interesting that many of them are from Irvine. I agree with you that they consider themselves the LCMS Intelligentsia. I don’t associate the best and brightest LCMS theologians with the college in …
    GaiusKurios at Aug 11 2017 01:44 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@GaiusKurios #35

I get that same impression. But, I think they see themselves as the LCMS …
    Dave Scumacher at Aug 11 2017 12:05 pm

Hymns for the Book of Concord
O Lord Look Down From Heaven Behold (TLH 260) is a great hymn and should have been included in the LSB. A wonderful combination of Luther’s words and Bach’s music. The entire hymn should be sung at least once a year during the Divine …
    John Marquardt at Aug 10 2017 08:04 am

A House Divided
Ben,
Do not use God’s holy Word to excuse your abuse of your wife. God becomes angry when you do that. She did not become your slave when you married her. Too many men who wrongly call themselves Christian do that. Some are even pastors.

God says that you are here to serve her as Christ loved and served the Church and gave Himself for her …
    Richard Lewer at Aug 09 2017 07:32 pm

A House Divided
@helen #32

Why would intelligence have anything to do with it?

A man could be as dumb as anyone you’ve met and the wife wildly intelligent, he is still the husband and she is the wife.

The bible spends only a few moments on men and women but what it says it says with amazing clarity. Why does confessing it imply to people that you hate women or you think your wife is …
    Ben at Aug 09 2017 07:09 pm

Christians Teach Morals and All the Virtues
What?

Luther agrees with Apology Melanchthon, Chemnitz, Gerhard, Walther and Pieper, and not von Hofmann, Elert, Forde, Bayer, and Paulson?

My heavens! Wonders never …
    Robert at Aug 09 2017 04:41 pm

A House Divided
@James Gibbs #2

James, I apologize for the late reply; I was away on vacation.

To answer your question, “What exactly do you mean by ‘someone who rejects God’s created order of male and female’?” Generally, I mean every way that God’s Word is rejected when it comes to the created order of male and female, including feminism, homosexuality, transgenderism, women …
    Pastor Johannes Nieminen at Aug 09 2017 04:08 pm

Gospel Notes for The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Thank you for your support of Steadfast Lutherans. At this time, Gospel Notes is only available for the historic one-year lectionary. Another series we offer that you may be interested in is Lambs at …
    Kris Brown at Aug 09 2017 10:51 am

Great Stuff — ULC: Groundbreaking!

    John Rixe at Aug 09 2017 10:12 am

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
The 1517 Legacy Project is a mixed group with the likes of Chad Bird. This group is going off the rails. Sad that there are LCMS pastors among this group. I think this book is typical of the type of stuff you will see from this group in the future. They want o be the “hipsters” of …
    GaiusKurios at Aug 09 2017 09:47 am

A House Divided
@Ben #31

Helen, if a wife won’t ask for instruction or a husband won’t give it in such a simple thing as voting then how is it ever suppose to work on important issues? Most wives naturally adopt their husbands politics.

Many families discuss politics more or less. I remember some spirited discussions between my aunt and uncle (sister and brother, in …
    helen at Aug 09 2017 09:14 am

A House Divided
Helen, if a wife won’t ask for instruction or a husband won’t give it in such a simple thing as voting then how is it ever suppose to work on important issues? Most wives naturally adopt their husbands politics.

Maybe this is why people talk about marriage being hard. It would be almost impossible without the basic construction.

But if you get it right marriage seems to be very easy with little to no confusion.

As to who people marry, …
    Ben at Aug 09 2017 12:11 am

Hymns for the Book of Concord
This is simply most excellent. Thanks Paul, for your time and effort in providing this valuable …
    Marcus Zill at Aug 08 2017 10:44 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@Elizabeth Peters #31

To compare Song of Solomon to the smut quoted from Woman:the forgotten story is simply absurd.

Agree! If the “1517 Legacy Project” is sponsoring such stuff I’m embarrassed for them.
If that means the elca, sad. If it means us, …
    helen at Aug 08 2017 09:12 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@Sean #32

Pr. Jonathan Holmes sort of in comments #8, #10 and     Jason at Aug 08 2017 08:31 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
@Elizabeth Peters #31

Um, who was defending the book? Or putting down Song of Solomon for that …
    Sean at Aug 08 2017 06:27 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
To compare Song of Solomon to the smut quoted from Woman:the forgotten story is simply absurd. Song of Solomon is good poetry. It appropriately masks its language in picturesque figures. It’s a shame a pastor would defend the writing of this smut by appealing to that which is decidedly not smut. Another reason we need to return to classical …
    Elizabeth Peters at Aug 08 2017 05:43 pm

Hymns for the Book of Concord
Good article, but then again I am …
    Harry Edmon at Aug 08 2017 05:43 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
The Bible is as clear and explicit as what was necessary for God to give His message. There is no need to crudely embellish was was written. Even Song of Solomon was poetic, not crude. Sex is a good thing. It should not be made to be nasty.

The author may have some good things in other parts of her book but this probably ruined the message. This may be a good lesson for all of us when trying to get across a message. Don’t let your language …
    Richard Lewer at Aug 08 2017 12:50 pm

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters
Scripture offers us a number of very very poignant passages that can be uncomfortable to read. Hosea for example, is very graphic in parts about the adultery of Israel and Judah. Ezekiel’s descriptions of the Israelites having to eat and cook with their feces is another example. Song of Solomon used to be considered so graphic that many parents did not allow their children to read it. That being said, from the passage that was quoted from …
    Sean at Aug 08 2017 10:56 am

Hymns for the Book of Concord
Good thinking and good fitting hymns. Glad to have you on the Board of Regents at St. Louis Along with Todd …
    Richard Lewer at Aug 08 2017 10:23 am