Mercy Journeys

Found on Mercy Journeys:

And among all the Lutheran bodies there is perhaps none that makes so much of the office of the ministry as the Missouri Synod, in which the individual congregation so definitely stands at the center of all ecclesiastical thinking. The office of the ministry and the congregation are like inter-communicating channels. The life of the one is also the life of the other. As the office of the ministry fails, so also the congregation, and vice versa.

There have been several other articles there recently that are excellent reading, including but not limited to:

Sasse on Call and Ordination

A Very Interesting History of My Favorite Prayer: The Litany

Löhe against Grabau

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at

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