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CPH Webinar — Designing Your Church Website
Sounds like Church Growth propaganda to me. …
    Alan Kornacki at Mar 06 2015 02:22 pm

On Namecalling
In the post-modern world, and when dealing with Synodical collectivists, the worst name you can call someone is …
    Joel Dusek at Mar 06 2015 02:00 pm

The Secular Case for Church Discipline
That is a great hymn! I put TLH back into the pews for hymns just like this …
    Pastor Jordan McKinley at Mar 06 2015 12:32 pm

The Secular Case for Church Discipline
Thank you, Rev. Mckinley!

I’d like to share my favorite Reformation Hymn…that, for some reasons didn’t make it into LSB.

“O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold”
by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

O Lord, look down from heaven, behold
And let Thy pity waken:
How few are we within Thy Fold,
Thy saints by men forsaken!
True faith seems quenched on every hand,
Men suffer not Thy Word to stand;
Dark times have us o’ertaken.

With …
    Mac McCabe at Mar 06 2015 10:43 am

The Secular Case for Church Discipline
I don’t know how I was gifted the stock photo featuring Tom Wilkerson, but I’ll take …
    Pastor Jordan McKinley at Mar 06 2015 10:41 am

On Namecalling
@John Mundinger #12

Mr. Mundinger,

Your position brought back memories from a conversation on another site. In that conversation you refused to call the 911 Terrorists – Terrorists. Your position is so irrational that I will stop communicating with you on this topic of name …
    Randy Yovanovich at Mar 06 2015 10:29 am

On Namecalling
@Randy Yovanovich #8

If the issues were as clearly addressed as you suggest, there wouldn’t be differences of opinion regarding correct interpretation.

@Randy Yovanovich #9

There is a difference between engaging with another person to confront the issue in dispute, and …
    John Mundinger at Mar 06 2015 05:57 am

On Namecalling
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“Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites!”
–Jesus

“Foolish Galatians!”
–Paul

“Reasonable people, Christian or otherwise!”
–John (the ELCA …
    Ted Crandall at Mar 06 2015 05:04 am

On Namecalling
@Randy Yovanovich #9

Randy, you’re a blithering parsnip pickle booger eejit …
    John Rixe at Mar 05 2015 10:28 pm

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
I’m guessing it was the rostering, if that’s the word, that was blocked?

LCMS member congregations cannot (within the bylaws) call or keep un-rostered men, ever since Otten, yes?

Corrections …
    Gregjgrose at Mar 05 2015 08:37 pm

On Namecalling
@John Mundinger #7

BTW, your first sentence makes no sense. You stated:
Reasonable people, Christian or otherwise, ought to be able to confront issues in dispute without confronting one another.

By definition, a “disputed issue” means that at least two parties disagree. One cannot address a dispute without addressing each other. Your statement makes …
    Randy Yovanovich at Mar 05 2015 08:20 pm

On Namecalling
@John Mundinger #7

A significant issue that you have, Mr. Mundinger, is that “issues” that are clearly addressed in scripture and our confessions are open for debate in your mindset. As a member of the ELCA you clearly hold beliefs contrary to scripture and the Lutheran confessions. Women’s ordination, homosexual clergy, and evolution are not things we …
    Randy Yovanovich at Mar 05 2015 08:09 pm

On Namecalling
Reasonable people, Christian or otherwise, ought to be able to confront issues in dispute without confronting one another. Name calling confronts the person, not the issue. Now, add Matthew 18 and the Eighth Commandment, and I have a difficult time imagining when name calling is ever appropriate when two Christians …
    John Mundinger at Mar 05 2015 06:51 pm

On Namecalling
What a bunch of overly sensitive thumb-sucking bed-wetters. …
    Ted Crandall at Mar 05 2015 06:11 pm

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
“(not sure how COP has power to block Calls/placement)”

They don’t, according to the Constitution of the LC-MS, which says plainly that synod is but advisory (and the district is synod in that place):

Article VII Relation of the Synod to Its Members
1. In its relation to its members the Synod is not an ecclesiastical government
exercising legislative or coercive powers, and with respect
to the individual congregation’s right of …
    Ted Crandall at Mar 05 2015 06:07 pm

Regarding the Biblical Causes for the Removal of Ministers from a Call
What are the consequences of a pastor in the LCMS who has not only libeled and slandered someone, but has also intentionally lied upon swearing upon an oath under penalty of perjury in a civil …
    Charles at Mar 05 2015 03:31 pm

On Namecalling
And what happens when we get a knight who says …
    J. Dean at Mar 05 2015 03:12 pm

On Namecalling
I want a guideline on when it’s permissible to call someone an …
    Tim Schenks at Mar 05 2015 01:20 pm

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
@Kais #48

I don’t understand. Why did you not just issue the call to …
    mbw at Mar 05 2015 11:56 am

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
@David Hartung #44

More detailed than I can go into here – RD version:
We knew of a Sem grad who had not been called and we knew of him from years previous. We contacted DP and advised we wished to Call him. DP on board and put the machine in motion. Candidate certified for ministry and willing. Sem …
    Kais at Mar 05 2015 10:53 am

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
Dear Martin, as per usual, you are Clear, Concise, Confessional, Christ-Centered, and Correct. We live in interesting times and that means this is a time for clear confession. Thank …
    Eric Kaelberer at Mar 04 2015 11:28 pm

Best Practices for “Ministry”? Report from Rev. Brian Flamme
@Heather #11

Correction: April 18 (at http://smallcatechism.com)

(( editor: I corrected comment # 11 …
    Heather at Mar 04 2015 10:00 pm

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
@Martin R. Noland #33

Thanks for the background. Having interacted with Maier it makes perfect sense that Linnemann would support him.

I no longer give any Pastor the benefit of doubt when it comes to their written statements as they are fully aware or should be of everything they write. When …
    mames at Mar 04 2015 09:38 pm

On Namecalling
This sounds like a bunch of rhetoric to …
    Jordan McKinley at Mar 04 2015 08:39 pm

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
QUOTE OF THE DAY

“This organization is bordering on Looney Tunes.”

@Kais …
    Ted Crandall at Mar 04 2015 07:54 pm

On Namecalling
So I assume that the term “gunkee” has no real theological or constructive value, …
    J. Dean at Mar 04 2015 07:32 pm

On Namecalling
Heh. And then there’s …
    TDD at Mar 04 2015 07:19 pm

The Gavel Fell Too Soon – More Words with No Action, This Time from All the LCMS Presidents, by Pr. Rossow
@Martin R. Noland #32

Pr Noland,
I appreciate your referring to Pieper. He is always well worth reading. I think, however, that it’s crucial here to distinguish between weak brothers and false teachers. We must be very patient with weak brothers. We must not be patient with …
    Rev. Jakob Fjellander at Mar 04 2015 03:26 pm

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
@Kais #43

Please …
    David Hartung at Mar 04 2015 11:25 am

Statement to the Northwest District from President Linnemann, by Pr. Rossow
Interesting. This COP would not discipline a pastor who speaks out openly against the Lutheran Confessional teaching (and publicly right? what “intimate knowledge” is needed?) and in the very same meeting refused to allow placement of the seminarian, Certified for the ministry by our own seminary, that we had Called to our parish. (us following all the rules, of course) This organization is bordering on Looney …
    Kais at Mar 04 2015 10:54 am


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