Daystar conference heavily promoted by “Ordain Women Now” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

An upcoming Daystar conference is being heavily promoted by an organization called “Ordain Women Now.” The conference is set for August 2-4, to be held at Valparaiso University in Indiana. By the way it is being promoted, the conference could … Continue reading

Congregations ratify ‘circuit visitor’ convention action

[A March 6 news article from the Reporter:] Congregations ratify ‘circuit visitor’ convention action By a vote of 1,496 to 517, LCMS congregations have ratified the 2013 LCMS convention’s approval to amend Article XII of the Synod Constitution. That vote … Continue reading

A Constitutional Amendment and a Convention Review (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Today, two things coming out of the recent LCMS Convention: First, the convention approved, by over a two-thirds vote, Resolution 7-02A, “To Return to Use of Title ‘Circuit Visitor.’” This resolution would change the title “circuit counselors” to “circuit visitors.” … Continue reading

The white smoke goes up: “Habemus praesidem!” “We have a president!” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

The white smoke has gone up the International Center chimney. “Habemus praesidem!” “We have a president!” Of course we won’t know officially who that praeses is until July 6, but I have a hunch the moving vans can stay in … Continue reading

Another DP uses his office to campaign for the “Missional List” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

In recent days we have seen reports of district presidents using the power and resources of their office to campaign for one candidate over another for synod president in the upcoming election. President Paul Linnemann wrote to the delegate-electors of … Continue reading

Convention 2013: Today’s Business now online (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

 St. Louis, July 20-25, 2013 The first issue of Today’s Business is now online. This is about a week earlier than I, for one, was expecting. The print edition will follow, being sent to convention attendees sometime within the next … Continue reading

Convention 2013: Convention Workbook now out (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

 St. Louis, July 20-25, 2013 The 2013 Convention Workbook is now out! It was posted online yesterday and will be arriving in the mail soon. Over 450 pages from cover to cover! What’s in there? Lists of delegates, floor committees, … Continue reading

Convention 2013: Nominees announced for Synod President, VPs, BOD (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

 St. Louis, July 20-25 Today the nominees were announced for LCMS President, First Vice-President, regional vice-presidents, and regional Board of Director lay members. The nominees are those who received the highest number of nominations from congregations and who then consented … Continue reading

Synod introduces resources on Church Fellowship (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

At the 2010 Convention in Houston, there was a proposed resolution, Res. 8-30 “To Amend Article VI of the Constitution,” which would have changed the language of our Synod’s article on “Conditions of Membership.” In my opinion, those changes would … Continue reading

President Harrison’s Video on the Newtown, Conn., Statement of Unity and Pastoral Letters (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

President Harrison’s Video on the Newtown, Conn., Statement of Unity and Pastoral Letters “LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison summarizes the events following the Newton, Conn., tragedy that involved Christ Lutheran Church, the LCMS congregation in Newtown, and her pastor, the … Continue reading

A Statement of Unity and Pastoral Letters on the Newtown Tragedy (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

[“A Statement of Unity” and “Pastoral Letters on the Newtown Tragedy” today have been issued by Pastor Rob Morris, District President Timothy Yeadon, and Synod President Matthew Harrison. I will post below, in full, “A Statement of Unity.” To read … Continue reading

Kieschnick and Benke comment on Newtown (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Yesterday both former Synod President Gerald Kieschnick and current Atlantic District President David Benke made public comment on the Newtown situation, Kieschnick in his “Perspectives” column and Benke in an article in the New York Times. In his column, Kieschnick … Continue reading

LCMS Newtown story hits the national media (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

The national media have picked up on LCMS President Matthew Harrison’s response to the participation of Pastor Robert Morris in an interfaith prayer service in Newtown, Connecticut. The interfaith service took place on December 16, a letter from Pastor Morris … Continue reading

Of Presidents, Bishops, and Birth Control

President Harrison has issued an update in the current controversy over the Federal Government’s mandate of free birth control for all, world without end. The only thing missing from Pres. Harrison’s letter is the frank admission that all hormonal contraceptives … Continue reading