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Lambs at Pasture for the Second to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVI)
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This entry is part 93 of 93 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Second to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVI) 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 … Continue reading

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity – Faith: A Matter of Life and Death
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The Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity   November 15, 2015   “Faith: A Matter of Life and Death”   Matthew 9:18-26   Click here to listen to audio of his sermon.   While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has … 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

Concordia University Plan for the Future? A consolidated Concordia?

What I mention in this article is my opinion and thinking out loud.  It was prompted by the Synod President’s comments after the same-sex marriage decision of the Supreme Court (see his interview with Issues Etc.).  He stated that student … Continue reading

9.5 Things That Hold Lutheranism Together (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Yours truly was the guest on the “Studio A” radio program on KFUO, AM 850, on Monday, October 25, to discuss “What Holds Lutheranism Together.” You can listen to the interview below. The 25-minute segment runs from about the 29:00 … 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

LCMS prof calls maleness of Jesus/pastors “inconsequential” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

I came across an interesting blog article written by Dr. Matthew Becker, an LCMS clergyperson serving as a professor at Valparaiso University. The article is called “The Being of Adam, the New Adam, and the Ontology of Pastors.” In it, … 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

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies: All Saints’ Day/Eve and Samhain

All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day: Origins and Samhain-ization Today it seems that everyone knows that Halloween is originally a Celtic pagan holy day named Samhain [pronounced: Sow-in] which the Christian Church supplanted for the sake of forcing pagans to … Continue reading

It’s More About the ‘Heart’ Knowledge than it is About the ‘Head’ Knowledge According to St. Louis Sem Magazine, by Pr. Rossow

In this Fall’s edition of “Concordia Seminary,” the magazine of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, it is reported that the professors remind the students that “it’s more about the ‘heart’ knowledge than it is about the ‘head’ knowledge” (p. 21). This … Continue reading

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies: Christmas and Saturnalia

Did Christianity Steal the Date of Pagan Winter Solstice Celebrations? The Roman celebration discussed in this article is the multi-day festival of Saturnalia. The Mis-Use of Roman Sources: Saturnalia In these articles we have seen the texts from the early … Continue reading

Steadfast in Education: Why Lutheran Schools and Why Lutheran Teachers?

Why do we need Lutheran schools? Why do Lutheran schools need Lutheran teachers? Though these are simple questions, their answers get at the whole reason that the extensive system of Lutheran schools exists in the first place. Lutherans in North … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Repentance

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XII: Of Repentance. 1] Of Repentance they teach that for those who have fallen after Baptism there is remission of sins whenever they are converted 2] and that the Church ought to impart absolution to those thus returning to … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Third to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXV)

This entry is part 92 of 93 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Third to Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXV) 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 … Continue reading

All Saints Day – The Church Triumphant

All Saints Day   November 6, 2016   “The Church Triumphant”   Revelation 7:13-17   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white … Continue reading

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 3 – The Sacrament of the Altar

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In Part Three, we pick up on page 194 in the Lutheran Service Book where the liturgy for the Sacrament of the Altar begins. Again, we will be following Divine Service Setting 3 and the words of the liturgy will … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 91 of 93 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Twenty-Third 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

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Confession

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

  Article XI: Of Confession. 1] Of Confession they teach that Private Absolution ought to be retained in the churches, although in confession 2] an enumeration of all sins is not necessary. For it is impossible according to the Psalm: … Continue reading