We Poison Souls When We Mingle Law & Gospel (Law & Gospel In Laymen’s Terms: Thesis II)

  A teacher of scripture who wishes to teach and preach correctly needs  to present all the different doctrines of the Bible correctly. If this isn’t a heavy expectation, one cannot call themselves a good and correct teacher unless they … Continue reading

Wawa Theology

A dear colleague, friend and mentor, Rev. Arthur J. Henne is a ’57 graduate of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP).  He is a retired ELCA pastor.  In the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), a predecessor denom to the … Continue reading

Missouri’s Position on Intercommunion – Warning! Strong Lutheran Content!

(((Found on Mercy Journeys with Pastor Harrison)))   WARNING: STRONG ORTHODOX LUTHERAN CONTENT. From time to time the question arises whether LCMS Christians, or even clergy, should be communing at non-orthodox Lutheran altars. The Missouri Synod’s position is unambiguous. It … Continue reading

Promises to the Pastoral Office – Chemnitz in Walther’s Kirche und Amt.

Found from the blog Mercy Journeys with Pastor Harrison. Starting with a short statement from Pastor Harrison:   I continue working on the re-edit/translation of Walther’s great “Church and Office.” Many gems worth sharing. P.H. [Martin] Chemnitz: “The fact that … Continue reading

“Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (A sermon by Pr. Charles Henrickson, on Acts 2:14a, 36-41)

“Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (Acts 2:14a, 36-41) Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t: The hymn we just sang, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” was written by C. F. W. Walther. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was, of course, the first president … Continue reading

At Home in the House of Walther: No Power But the Word (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Today, May 7, is the Commemoration of C. F. W. Walther, Theologian–and really, the leading figure in the history of the Missouri Synod–who died on this date in 1887. It’s fitting on this day, therefore, to listen to some Walther! … Continue reading