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Be at Leisure: A Lutheran Approach to Outreach, 8. Invitation
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We now move out one more ring, from the congregation, from the families of the congregation, from the straying members of the congregation, to those who (at first glance) have nothing to do with the congregation. This is chapter eight of this book, and we’re just now getting to the … Continue reading

Vainglory: Luther on Galatians 5:25-26
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In the film, The Devil’s Advocate, Al Pacino’s character (the devil) states: “Vanity is definitely my favorite sin.”  This sin coupled with wealth and power allows the devil to manipulate and control the individuals throughout the film.  It seems that contemporary celebrity culture revolves around vanity and self-conceit.  The older … Continue reading

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity – The Historical Gospel
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The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity   August 31, 2014   “The Historical Gospel”   1 Corinthians 15:1-10   Click the link below to listen to audio of this sermon. http://christforus.org/Sermons/Content/2014/Christ%20for%20Us%209-7-14.mp3   Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 81 of 81 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction with the Daily Prayer meditation found … Continue reading

Golden Texts concerning the History of the Gospel in the Old Testament: Genesis 4:1 and Genesis 5:29
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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Golden Texts

The righteous live by faith. This is the way of salvation. No one can earn God’s favor by what he thinks, says, or does. This is true of the Old Testament as much as it is true of the New Testament. The saints of the Old Testament were not saved … Continue reading

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Notes on the Liturgy – The Invocation

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

(Editor’s Note: Early on this website has included much in the way of theological critique. Our goal is to not only teach the Brothers (and others) how to critique bad theology and practice but to also proactively train the Brothers … Continue reading

Does your worship prepare you for death?

I had the opportunity to hear an excellent presentation this afternoon from a neighboring pastor (Rev. Shawn Kumm of Zion, Laramie) on Lutheran worship.  One of the best points that he made was related to how worship is meant to … Continue reading

Why Do Many Evangelicals Find It Difficult To Accept Infant Baptism?

During my past 9 years of pastoral ministry the discussion with Evangelicals that has resulted in the most confusion, tension, and conflict is most definitely the dialog over infant baptism. Otherwise stated, in my humble opinion there is nothing more … Continue reading

Christ Myth Theory [Jesus is a copy-cat]

This particular claim toward pagan sources for Christianity and Christian Holy Days goes under various names: Jesus Myth Theory, Jesus Mythicism, Mythicism, Copy-cat Theory, and probably other terms. The basic claim is that Christ is a fake: an unoriginal copy-cat … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies-Easter 2

This is a reposting of a pair of articles published last year on the origins of Easter and some Easter traditions. The sources are given so that the reader can better be able to debunk the popular “historical” nonsense about … Continue reading

The Call Process Primer

Calling a new pastor is a great and glorious occasion.  It can however be a hard time as well.  Your congregation is going through a lot of things after losing its pastor.  There is grief in many situations at his … Continue reading

Parallels of Pornography and “Praise” Music

Warning: this post contains sexually explicit material Pornography is wicked. So is the sinful flesh, which is why porn sells. One source reported a “conservative estimate” of U.S. pornography revenues around $8 billion in 2012. Pornography is just as damnable a sin … Continue reading

The Law Always Accuses… …without Christ the Mediator! Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Law Always Accuses...Without Christ the Mediator!

Editor’s Note: Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier serves as pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, NM. He is the host of the Redeemer Theological Academy radio program, frequent guest on Issues, Etc., Old Testament teacher for the Wittenberg … Continue reading

Be at Leisure: A Lutheran Approach to Outreach, 7. Straying

Outreach happens most simply through families when a husband and wife have children and bring them to church. I’ll be clear that families do not exist for the sake of outreach, as if families are only good because they’re useful. … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 80 of 81 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true … Continue reading

The Law Always Accuses… …without Christ the Mediator! Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Law Always Accuses...Without Christ the Mediator!

Editor’s Note: Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier serves as pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, NM. He is the host of the Redeemer Theological Academy radio program, a frequent guest on Issues, Etc., Old Testament teacher for the Wittenberg … Continue reading

Be at Leisure: A Lutheran Approach to Outreach, 6. Catechesis

So young men and young women are getting married to faithful Lutherans and having children. Excellent! Now comes the lifelong duty of parents: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the education and instruction … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 79 of 81 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true … Continue reading