Predestination Matters And Here’s Why…

Here is an article that I wrote about Predestination that’s a bit too long for an article on BJS. I’ve included the first few paragraphs here and then included the PDF file for you to read the remainder of it. … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Walther on Bearing the Burden of Pure Doctrine

HT to the ACELC Facebook Page for finding this post on FatherDMJ:   The tasks of a pastor of Jesus Christ are many, difficult, and demanding. The most difficult and demanding task of all – beyond question – is the … Continue reading

Steadfast Office – Is AC V Alive?

Associate Editor’s Note:  Please remember Pastor Wurst, his congregation and the whole community of Duluth, MN in your prayers as they have been recently struck with horrible flooding. Is AC V Still Alive? In my post on the Steadfast Office … Continue reading

We Poison Souls When We Mingle Law & Gospel (Law & Gospel In Laymen’s Terms: Thesis II)

  A teacher of scripture who wishes to teach and preach correctly needs  to present all the different doctrines of the Bible correctly. If this isn’t a heavy expectation, one cannot call themselves a good and correct teacher unless they … Continue reading

Wawa Theology

A dear colleague, friend and mentor, Rev. Arthur J. Henne is a ’57 graduate of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP).  He is a retired ELCA pastor.  In the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), a predecessor denom to the … Continue reading

Steadfast LCMS — Lutheran by conviction.

Several years ago, on a mission trip to Haiti, I had an opportunity to spend some extra time with the now sainted Rev. Dr. Doris Jean Louis.  Many consider him to be the “father” of the Lutheran church in Haiti … Continue reading

Necessary Roughness on “First Thoughts on Walther Movie”

Dan Engle over on Necessary Roughness posted this “First Thoughts” of the Walther movie that has been sent to all congregations. We previously talked about this movie here. Be sure to watch for the movie and see if you can … Continue reading

Missouri’s Position on Intercommunion – Warning! Strong Lutheran Content!

(((Found on Mercy Journeys with Pastor Harrison)))   WARNING: STRONG ORTHODOX LUTHERAN CONTENT. From time to time the question arises whether LCMS Christians, or even clergy, should be communing at non-orthodox Lutheran altars. The Missouri Synod’s position is unambiguous. It … Continue reading

Promises to the Pastoral Office – Chemnitz in Walther’s Kirche und Amt.

Found from the blog Mercy Journeys with Pastor Harrison. Starting with a short statement from Pastor Harrison:   I continue working on the re-edit/translation of Walther’s great “Church and Office.” Many gems worth sharing. P.H. [Martin] Chemnitz: “The fact that … Continue reading

Found on Cyberbrethren — The State of Lutheranism in America: Dominated by Negligence and Indifference, But Not Without Hope

In anticipation of October 25, 2011, the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. C.F.W. Walther, there are a lot of people posting items that he wrote. This one is from 1846 .. a reminder that nothing is new under … Continue reading

New Walther Film coming to your Church in September

Thanks to Kari Anderson who found this on Facebook. It says that Concordia Seminary will distribute this film on Walther to each LCMS church in September 2011. That’s coming soon! I hope a lot of churches will show it, so … Continue reading

Great Stuff Found on the Web — CHI on Celebrating the Walther Centennial … 1911

I found a link to this post on the CHI blog on the facebook group C.F.W. Walther – 200th Birthday posted by Warren Schmidt. With the 200th anniversary of Walther’s birth coming up (October 25, 1811), Warren is posting various … Continue reading

“Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (A sermon by Pr. Charles Henrickson, on Acts 2:14a, 36-41)

“Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (Acts 2:14a, 36-41) Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t: The hymn we just sang, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” was written by C. F. W. Walther. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was, of course, the first president … Continue reading

At Home in the House of Walther: No Power But the Word (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Today, May 7, is the Commemoration of C. F. W. Walther, Theologian–and really, the leading figure in the history of the Missouri Synod–who died on this date in 1887. It’s fitting on this day, therefore, to listen to some Walther! … Continue reading