It’s not too late for Christmas gifts of… Lutheran Publishing by Rev. Joshua V. Scheer

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) has been publishing awesome Lutheran resources for a long time.  They are by far one of the best Lutheran publishers out there.  Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) has done a great job as well.  But as with … Continue reading

Who needs honor anyway? Jesus, Nazareth, and “home-grown” pastors. By Rev. Joshua V. Scheer

Many denominations practice calling someone from within the congregation to be their pastor.  This “home-grown (SMP, DELTO, list your favorite acronym here)” is also in the LCMS.  First, there are examples in the Scripture of men who are appointed as … Continue reading

Did you bring your lucky charms for the exorcism?  Oh, never mind, you’re Lutheran.

By Rev. Joshua V. Scheer Just a few days ago Fox News published a story about Roman Catholic Bishops in the U.S. trying to recruit more exorcists who can discern when an exorcism is necessary and perform the rite.   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/12/catholic-bishops-exorcists-needed/ … Continue reading