Great Stuff – Some more backstory to the current creation-evolution issue in the LCMS from a Country Parson

From Musings of a Country Parson At the 2013 synod convention, an overture was brought to the floor to commend the universities of our synod for their faithfulness. This happens every three years. It is a pro-forma thing to commend … Continue reading

CSL sends letter of rebuke to Wyoming and South Wisconsin District Pastors

This past Friday the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis sent a letter via email to every pastor in the Wyoming District (81 of them by a quick LCMS locator count).  A similar letter was sent to the pastors of … Continue reading

Advent 1 Midweek “For unto us a Son is Given” : The Laughter of Isaac

The following sermon corresponds to Advent 1 Midweek according to the Advent service plan “For unto us a Son is Given.” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Long ago, your fathers lived … Continue reading

Great Stuff – “Hard Cases and Bad Laws – 8th Commandment Edition”

from Musings of a Country Parson: Some years ago, our “flagship” seminary had a spot of trouble. The one job they were given – training pastors to faithfully teach the Word of God to our parishes – became too much … Continue reading

“Their Lord needs them” — Advent 1 Sermon by Pr Ryan D. Wendt

“Their Lord need them” Matthew 21:1-9 First Sunday in Advent 2017 Pr Ryan D. Wendt Christ the King Lutheran Church,  Billings, Montana (Hear sermons by Pr Wendt here) And there was evening and there was morning, another day. So it … Continue reading

“Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down” (Sermon on Isaiah 64:1-9, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down” (Isaiah 64:1-9) The Old Testament Reading for today, from Isaiah 64, is an intense prayer. The prophet is begging God to intervene on behalf of his people. As such, it … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Populus Zion — The Second Sunday in Advent

This entry is part 5 of 50 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Populus Zion and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used … Continue reading

Phoenix and/or Orlando – TWO Regional Conferences – Come to one, come to both – great teaching will abound.

It is with joy that I want to announce to our readers a second regional conference also in a warm place this winter.  On February 2-3, 2018 (just a week after our Orlando conference) we will have a conference outside … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Populus Zion (Advent 2)

This entry is part 35 of 37 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday of Advent from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fifth Commandment

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down     and are acquainted with all … Continue reading

New Regional Conference – Spend time in January in warm Orlando, Florida – Jan 26-27, 2018

We are rolling out our newest regional Conferences – starting with this one in Orlando, Florida at the end of January (another is planned for Phoenix in February).  Come and join other Steadfast Lutherans for some time under the word … Continue reading

For Giving Tuesday support conscientious organizations like Lutherans For Life!

Last week I wrote an article exposing the willful acceptance by FiveTwo of monies from the Gates Foundation, a known worldwide supporter of abortion.  One reader asked me privately about the hypocrisy involved since he thought Lutherans for Life was … Continue reading

“The Sheep and the Goats” (Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Sheep and the Goats” (Matthew 25:31-46) Are you a sheep or a goat? You will be one or the other, you know. When? When Christ comes again. Listen again to today’s Gospel reading: “When the Son of Man comes … Continue reading

“Three Words for Thanksgiving: Think, Thank, Talk” (Sermon on Philippians 4:6-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Three Words for Thanksgiving: Think, Thank, Talk” (Philippians 4:6-20) Today I have three words for you. These are three things you can do to celebrate this Day of Thanksgiving. They are three words that are easy for you to remember … Continue reading

FiveTwo partners with abortion supporting organization.

It’s Time to start asking your Districts and also the LCMS International Center why they either work with FiveTwo actively or tacitly allow them to infiltrate and leaven the entire synod. This “Giving Tuesday” FiveTwo will be receiving matching funds … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Ad Te Levavi — The First Sunday in Advent

This entry is part 6 of 50 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Ad Te Levavi — The First Sunday in Advent and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)

This entry is part 1 of 37 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the First Sunday of Advent from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

Major Problems with Major

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part three of a series of twelve newsletter articles written by Rev. Neil L. Carlson for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Carlson is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Sidney and Chappell, … Continue reading

Lambs in Pasture en Español

This entry is part 45 of 50 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Steadfast Lutherans is excited to announce that Lambs at Pasture will be available in Spanish this Advent. If you’re not already familiar with Lambs at Pasture, it is a free educational offering designed to highlight the readings of the historic one-year lectionary in small, … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Fourth Commandment

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  Unless the Lord builds the house,     those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early     and go late to … Continue reading

Adiaphora?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part two of a series of twelve newsletter articles written by Rev. Neil L. Carlson for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Carlson is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Sidney and Chappell, … Continue reading

2017 Advent Devotion now available – For unto us a Son is given.

It’s here and in time to be used for Advent (especially since we have an extra week this year).  Thanks especially to Mrs. Holly Scheer for the copy editing and also to Mrs. Kris Brown for layout and art direction.  … Continue reading

“Faithful Stewards of Our Master’s Talents” (Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Faithful Stewards of Our Master’s Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30) Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, from Matthew 25. It’s the story known as the Parable of the Talents. A master gives his servants talents, varying amounts of money, to … Continue reading

What We Really Need Is . . . — Pastoral Letter by Pastor Rolf Preus

November, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: The Church is not the pastors. It is the people. The only reason we need pastors is because we need the word of God that the pastors preach and teach. What we … Continue reading

Prayers Requested for the publishers of GOOD NEWS magazine.

Dear readers of Steadfast, It is with great sadness that I want to report to you that over the past day a fire has raged in the St. Louis area and it still smolders tonight.  The fired claimed a warehouse … Continue reading