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Reviewing Forde – “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” Part 3
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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Reviewing Forde

Note 3 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” In Forde, Christ came and simply forgave. God is unconditional love and as far as God is concerned, He did not require the death of Christ in order to be able to forgive. He … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 86 of 86 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Eighteenth 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

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – The True Unity of the Church
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The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity   September 18, 2016   “The True Unity of the Church”   Ephesians 4:1-6   Click this link to listen to audio of this sermon.   I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were … Continue reading

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Christians Make the Sign of the Holy Cross (and a word on genuflection)

In The Small Catechism, Martin Luther encouraged Christians to retain the practice of making the sign of the cross. The Missouri Synod, following Luther’s advice, has encouraged Christians to continue making the sign of the cross, notably at a number of places during … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” Part 2

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Reviewing Forde

Note 2 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” Forde rejects the vicarious atonement. He does not describe the doctrine of vicarious atonement accurately, rather, he frames it as a human notion trying … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 85 of 86 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Seventeenth 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

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity – The Almighty Power of the Word of God

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity   September 20, 2015   “The Almighty Power of the Word of God”   Luke 7:11-17   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   Now it happened, the day after, that He … Continue reading

The Law Always Accuses… …without Christ the Mediator! Part 6 The Conclusion

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Law Always Accuses...Without Christ the Mediator!

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 Academy, and … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Caught in the Act – Reflections on the Work of Christ” Part I

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Reviewing Forde

Note 1 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ” Published in Word and World 3:22-31. Reprinted in 2004 A More Radical Gospel. (85-97, quotations from this printing) This article overlaps in theme and content with Forde’s … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 84 of 86 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Sixteenth 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