Three Examples of How Lutherans Deny Justification by Faith Alone: A Response – Part One of Two

This blog article, “How Lutherans Implicitly Deny Faith Alone in Christ Alone,” showed up in my Facebook news feed a couple days ago. I usually allow things like this to drift past without a second glance. This one, however, I … Continue reading

A “Restoration” of the Church and of the Gospel?

With my son’s recent call to serve as a pastor in the Salt Lake City area (at Hope Lutheran Church in West Jordan, Utah), I have been prompted to do some reading once again in the history and teachings of … Continue reading

What’s Missing in this Unfortunate Order? The Rose Parade gets confusing.

This year, as they have in the past years, the Lutheran Laymen’s League (Lutheran Hour Ministries) is set to have a float in the Rose Parade.  The theme they have chosen is “Jesus Welcomes All”.  Throughout this past week or … Continue reading

Asinus Asinum Fricat

Good grief! I don’t know about the rest of the faithful readers of BJS, but if you have had your eye on any societal media in the past 2 years there is a noticeable trend that is undeniable and disheartening: … Continue reading

Lawsuits and Court

Rev. Dr. Karl Weber wrote this very timely piece after gleaning comments and posts here at BJS.  He has compiled a lot of the argumentation around the ULC situation and placed it here. On occasion parishioners ask whether it is … Continue reading

Steadfast Citizens — Christians and the Bill of Rights

Christians live in particular nations throughout the world.   Each one is different.   God works through the authority He established in the various forms of government throughout the world.  But it is important to know your own government.   That is, it … Continue reading