A Plea to LC-MS Pastors

Editor’s Note:  This article was prompted by this picture and the conversation taking place here. God forbids women to speak the lessons in church.  1 Timothy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-38. Those who say that God doesn’t forbid women to … Continue reading

Learning from Eli

Eli was derelict in his duties as high priest. He did not keep his sons in check. Working as priests under Eli’s supervision, his sons Hophni and Phinehas stole offerings from God, threatened worshippers with violence, and fornicated with women … Continue reading

Ministers of Christ and Stewards of the Mysteries of God — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Today we are going to talk about preachers.  The Bible has many names for them: pastors, teachers, preachers, elders, bishops, even angels.  Our text for today uses the word minister, which means servant.  What God requires of … Continue reading

FiveTwo: Movements and Gifts

One of the problems with FiveTwo is that it is a movement. The thing about movements is that they move (or at least try to move). They change things already instituted. For example, Christ instituted the office of public ministry. … Continue reading

Why Do I Grovel beneath Pastors?

The former President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod is decrying clergy dominance. The FiveTwo network is calling on people to become sacramental entrepreneurs, by which anyone, with or without a rightly ordered call, might publicly teach in the … Continue reading

FiveTwo: Spiritual Montanans

On a flight from Nice to Amsterdam, the man next to me and I talked about our work. After a while he exclaimed, “You have four companies.” “Four companies,” I said as a question, not knowing where he got that … Continue reading