Confessions Study Season is Starting Back Up – Word from Nebraska…

The August gathering of the Nebraska Lutherans for Confessional Study (NLCS) will be held on Thursday, August 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Lane in Lincoln. Refreshments will be in the fellowship hall at 9:30 am followed by Matins at 10 am. Presenter for the morning will be Rev. Brent Kuhlman, Trinity Lutheran Church in Murdock, NE.  His topic will be Martin Luther’s 1520 tretise “On Good Works.”  The morning session will start at about 10:30. Following lunch the afternoon topic, starting at about 1 pm., will be by Rev. Ryan Loeslie from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Merna. His presentation will focus on the “Amt Theses” from Walther’s Church and Ministry.  Meeting will conclude by 2:30 pm. Everyone is invited, both clergy and laity. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray expenses.

Upcoming schedule:

September 30, 2010 – A.M.  Galen Friedrichs “Called & Ordaind in Luke & Acts;” P.M.  Ryan Loeslie:  Walther’s Kirche und Amt – Amt Theses

October 21, 2010 – A.M.  Craig Niemeier- Exegetical paper; P.M.  Ryan Loeslie:  Walther’s Kirche und Amt – Amt Theses

November 11, 2010 – A.M.  Jack Kirk; P.M.  Ryan Loeslie:  Walther’s Kirche und Amt – Amt Theses

Friday, January 28, 2011 – Pre-Lent Preaching Seminar-Apostles’ Creed

{Please remember the Ainsworth Conference 9/19-21 and the Ft Wayne Symposia January 17-21}

(Submitted by Rev. Clint Poppe – Lincoln, NE)

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Confessions Study Season is Starting Back Up – Word from Nebraska… — 15 Comments

  1. Hi Tim… Actually, Confessions study season has been ongoing in the summer at NLCS in Nebraska. But thanks for advertising this good study group.

    In Christ,
    Rev. Robert Mayes
    Fullerton, NE

  2. I really wish these could be held on Saturdays. I have to work M-F, here in Omaha, and no one in Omaha seems very interested in Confessions study.

  3. CJ-
    Indeed! I live in Lincoln, but the workday timing is problematic for me as well. Perhaps in a year or so when I get more time off I’ll be able to take a day and do one every now and then.

  4. If one were to take a PTO day to attend, should we bring our Concordia; in addition to our TLSB?

  5. A bit of funny history about the Nebraska Lutherans for Confessional Study.

    I served Trinity- Campbell and Zion – Upland from 1987-1996. When I first joined the District the group was called Nebraska Confessional Lutherans. There was a very small group that met.

    Because of objections to the name from District officials the group changed its name to its current one. I was serving as President of the group at the time and along with several others wanted to include more pastors in the study and represent ourselves as truly a study group.

    One of the ideas we came up with was to meet at Concordia – Seward. I met with president Walz and asked to meet on Campus. He agreed and even accepted my invitation to be the presenter at our first meeting on Campus.

    Just a few days later I received a phone call from President Walz. The decision had been changed. We were no longer able to meet on Campus. The explanation given was that our group could not assure that our presenters would not present positions that were contrary to our accepted public doctrine.

    President Walz did honor the agreement we had made to hold this one meeting on Campus but as long as I was in the District we never met again at Concordia.

    The irony of this decision – this was the same year (I think it was 93 or 94) that as part of a year long Centennial Anniversary observance the Campus hosted Martin Marty as a speaker.

    That’s life in Missouri.

    Keep up the good work Nebraska Confessional Lutherans!

  6. @Daniel Bergquist #3

    Certainly you have the knowledge to be able to set up a good video camera and record the presentations on disk to view at your time. I understand that some Macs come with camera built in so it should not be too hard.

  7. @CJ #2

    Once the papers are presented, they are in the public domain. You can contact the individual presenters and ask them for a copy. Occasionally we are able to record the sessions on audio. When we do, they are then available in the “sermon” section of our web site:

    Love to have you attend either in person or via cyberspace!

  8. @Rev. Robert Mayes #1

    Brother Mayes is much too humble to say so, but in July he presented two papers on David Henkel and both were outstanding! If you contact him I’m sure he would share them…

  9. @CJ #4

    Many folks bring their Bible and Confessions, but each month is different. Our format is to have a presenter or two for the day, and generally they present a paper. Sometimes the content is directly from the confessions, sometimes historical, sometimes topical, etc. I’m sure other groups use a different format, but this works well for us and forces us to do scholarly work. We generally have 20-40 people attend and a good mix of clergy and lay.

  10. Pr. James Wilkins is conducting a BoC study at St, Mark’s Omaha on Tues evenings from 7-9 PM. About a dozen people have bought Concordias for the class. He and Laurie are good friends of mine, but 9 is past my bedtime.

  11. The best Bible Study class teacher I have found in Omaha, is Pr. Norm Friedmeyer who is currently filling a vacancy at Cross. But who wants to join a dying parish, and I don’t want to be a church hopper. I am utterly dissatisfied with the two (IMHO liberal) vacancy pastors at my parish.

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