Imagine My Surprise

I am a post-Evangelical adult convert to confessional Lutheranism, something I’m content to wear on my sleeve.  My journey out of Evangelicalism was a long, difficult road of seeking to make sense of some tough situations in life.  I resonate very … Continue reading

Keep the Lutheran Church Catholic

My family has had the opportunity to attend Lutheran churches in Denver, St. Louis, Johannesburg, London, Las Vegas, and Capistrano Beach, California. In our prior Fundagelical existence we attended many more churches in many more places. The contrast between the … Continue reading

Liturgy: A General Bibliography

Recent events have spurred me to pull together a general bibliography of materials relevant to the historic Lutheran liturgy. The first was this site’s publication of my article, “Historic Liturgy: Affirmations Prompted by Putdowns.” As stated, it was prompted by … Continue reading

Liturgy: Do We Really Want to Go to Heaven?

In 1964, my oldest brother, David, participated in the Sixth National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America at Valley Forge. The rest of the family, on our way to the New York World’s Fair, visited him. For a whole … Continue reading

I Wonder if the Time Has Come

It’s been since October that I’ve had the chance to offer anything here at Steadfast Lutherans. With that, here’s what I’ve been pondering as of late… I wonder if the time has come. I know the mutual predilection for many … Continue reading

Historic Liturgy: Affirmations Prompted by Putdowns

Recently two friends went out of their way at the same school event to issue putdowns towards liturgical worship in the Lutheran church. One was raised Lutheran. She is a member of a Lutheran church and attends regularly. She had … Continue reading