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The World Wants To Be Fooled
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By the early 1530s Dr. Martin Luther had taught concerning the nature of the ministry and the call of pastors in various writings.  Additionally, Lutherans explicitly stated their position on the Office of the Holy Ministry in the Augsburg Confession and its Apology. Simply put, Dr. Luther and the first … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 72 of 72 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Fourth 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

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Holy Baptism
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This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;     with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;     in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” 3 You have said, “I have made a covenant with … Continue reading

Third Sunday after Trinity Sermon – Separating Sin from Sinners
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For Pastor Rolf Preus Third Sunday after Trinity July 8, 2017 and June 12, 2005 “Separating Sin from Sinners” Luke 15:1-10 CLICK this link to listen to audio of this sermon. I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying, “Hate the sin, but love the sinner.”  Well that’s rather difficult, isn’t … Continue reading

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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

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

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

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: All Hallows’ Eve in the Mediaeval Church and the Reformation

On All Hallows’ Eve 1517 a monk named Martin Luther posted a list of points for discussion and debate at the University of Wittenberg campus church. The campus church is named All Saints’ Church. The regular bulletin board for such … Continue reading

Christ Myth Theory: Horus? Born of a Virgin? Not!

One of the many points falsely claimed in Christ Myth Theory about the supposed dependence of Christ upon the legends of Egypt is the claim that Horus was born of a virgin. The claim is utterly false. Egyptian mythology is … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Third Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 71 of 72 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the 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

Lambs at Pasture for the Second Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 70 of 72 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Second 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 Large Catechism: Seventh Petition

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. 4 Even … Continue reading