Great Stuff — The Four Stages of Coming into the Liturgy

Found over on World Wide Wolfmueller: Pastor Jared Melius of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Denver, CO wrote the following email outlining the four stages of coming into the Lutheran Liturgy. Enjoy! Confusion – where am I? what page? am I … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reflections and Follow up on Saint Louis

Found over on Predigtamt — Musings of a Country Pastor: ((updated)) I haven’t posted anything on the situation with the Saint Louis seminary in a few weeks. Partly I have been busy. Partly, I have been reflecting. Since my last … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Clearing up the Confusion

Found over on Predigtamt – Musings of a Country Pastor: In the words of Jimmy Stewart, “This is a very interesting situation!” Briefly, the Saint Louis Seminary published an article which proposed damnable heresy (day does not mean day). The … Continue reading

Hymns for the Book of Concord

The Book of Concord is a wonderful devotional book as well as being the formal confession of faith for the Lutheran Church. To aid in using the Book of Concord for devotion I have provided a copy of the hymns … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Gottesdienstonline Video — The Form of the Divine Service

Found over on Gottesdienst Online: The video is finally done! Over a year in the making, we have at last completed our work of preparing our instructional film, The Form of the Divine Service: an instructional video for pastors and … Continue reading

Great Stuff — ULC: Groundbreaking!

Found over on BuildULC:   The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new University Lutheran Chapel has been set for Saturday, June 24 at 4 PM. (It will have been five years to the day since we closed the old ULC … Continue reading

WELS president on the two versions of the Luther movie

Great Stuff found over on   April 18, 2017 by Gene Veith Not only did the writer/producer of the new Luther movie, Mark Trinklein, weigh in to explain why there are two versions. So did the president of the … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Special mission journal explores LCMS membership decline

Found over on   Researchers dissecting the decline in LCMS membership have come to one conclusion: The standard reasons offered for why the LCMS isn’t growing — everything from “If only we weren’t so conservative” to “We need more … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Sermon for Gaudete

A sermon by Pr. Lincoln Winter that was recommended to us by a reader — found over on Predigtamt. Thanks Helen! We appreciate when our readers suggest topics or suggest items for the “Great Stuff on the Web” section of … Continue reading

Leonard Cohen

  Canadian born Leonard Cohen, musician and songwriter, passed away in Los Angeles at 82 years of age. Known as “the master of erotic despair”, Cohen’s sexual 1984 song “Hallelujah” continues to be embraced by Christians for worship services.   … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Hymnal in a Time of Persecution

Another great post found over on Pr. Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt:   I didn’t even notice it missing. But then I wasn’t looking for it. For the first Ten years, I didn’t need it. When I did, I looked only … Continue reading

Steadfast Lutheran posts on Halloween / All Saints’ Day/Eve

Here are a few resources from our archive regarding Halloween       … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Lutheran Treasures of the Old Missouri Synod

Here is an oldie posted in 2014 that was found over on Pr David Ramirez’s blog,   Luther in English Poetry Note: Thank you to Pr. Andrew Gray for providing us with an intriguing post about Luther and poetry … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 3, Fatal Flaws and a Prescription for Recovery

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog,   In Part 1, I reviewed some of the strengths of the Revised Catechism Field Test. In Part 2, I looked at some new things that didn’t quite work. In Part 3, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — A Foundation and Structure for Faith

Great Stuff found over on LutheranReformation by Rev. A. Brian Flamme.   Books are like buildings. Think of them as constructed with words and thoughts rather than with bricks and mortar. The author lays one idea upon the other to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 2, Needs Improvement

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog,   In part 1, I examined the changes that I thought were good in the catechism revision. In part 2, I take a look at some of the more challenging parts of … Continue reading

“Great” Stuff — Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

Found over on .. not sure if it’s great, but it’s a commentary on our society. Click the link to go to the Federalist for the complete article.   Evangelical writer Eric Metaxas remarked on BreakPoint last week that … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Liturgical Bootcamp for Evangelicals: Liturgical Shock

Another great episode of Issues, Etc. interviewing Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran-Aurora, CO. Evangelicals often find themselves lost when walking into a liturgical church service for the first time. Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller has a name for this: Liturgical Shock. … Continue reading

Great Stuff — An Affair with Magic Mike and the Sixth Commandment

A great post found over on our sister site, written by Christina Hamilton:   While browsing around Facebook, I saw that Channing Tatum was on the Ellen Show promoting the new Magic Mike Live show. It will of course … Continue reading

Lutheran Clarion — Theological Problems in Some of Dr. Kloha’s Recent Publications

This article is one of two that is to be published in the September 2016 issue of The Lutheran Clarion, published here with the permission of the LCA. Any typos are our fault in transcribing the text from a PDF … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Protecting Your Ministry: Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

Found over on   Over the past year, as legal changes and pressures have increased, many have been asking and waiting for help and guidance from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as our congregations, schools and ministries navigate tumultuous waters. The Alliance … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Gottesdienst: What’s This? Genuflecting in Worship?

Another great post found over on GottesdienstOnline:   If you open up your Bible and pray the Psalms you might come across this line, “Oh come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our maker” … Continue reading

Great Stuff — ‘Be Bold!’ Harrison exhorts church in President’s Report

Found over on, this presentation by President Harrison is well worth 30 minutes of your time to listen to. You can also view this video on livestream here … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Biblical Proof for LLDs? Show me the $$$$

A great podcast over at Table Talk Radio just in time for the convention!   With the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod discussing the practice of having a deacons licensed to preach and administer the sacrament, even though Jesus doesn’t authorize them … Continue reading

Great Stuff — An Important Message Regarding SB1146 from CUI President Krueger

Found over on   Dear Concordia family and friends, I’m reaching out to you about proposed legislation in Sacramento, SB1146. On behalf of our Concordia family, I’m asking for your partnership on this critical—and urgent—issue. As currently written, California … Continue reading