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Blog Posts

Was C.F.W. Walther Right?

Posted by The Lutheran Layman on August 30, 2014 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

Reading The 'Little Bible' (Properly)

Posted by The Lutheran Layman on August 26, 2014 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

"In Whom Is Nothing False"

Posted by Rev. Kurt Hering on August 24, 2014 at 1:00pm

Lord's Supper, receiving only a blessing?

Posted by robert auger on August 20, 2014 at 5:04pm

Come on in, the water's fine

Posted by Dennis E. McFadden on August 17, 2014 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

"Ashamed to Beg"

Posted by Rev. Kurt Hering on August 17, 2014 at 12:37pm — 3 Comments


Distinctly Lutheran? 6 Replies

Started by tom in General. Last reply by Rev. Richard Mittelstadt yesterday.

Joint Declaration 2 Replies

Started by Norma P. Polk in General. Last reply by James Robertson Aug 23.

Creationism and Joining the LC-MS 11 Replies

Started by Jinc1019 in General. Last reply by Jinc1019 Aug 21.

Predestination... 11 Replies

Started by john mac in General. Last reply by James Robertson Aug 6.

The Law in Eden 6 Replies

Started by robert auger in General. Last reply by Rev. Robert Mayes Jul 3.

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James Robertson commented on The Lutheran Layman's blog post Was C.F.W. Walther Right?
"1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life."
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The Lutheran Layman posted a blog post

Was C.F.W. Walther Right?

"Was Walther right? Walther believed that the Lutheran church had found its perennial theology in the Book of Concord. Was he right? Or are the Lutheran Confessions just a time-bound expression of a branch of the Christian church-a church whose provisional job is to heal the breach of the 16th century and be the agent for the visible unity of the whole church, as some 'Evangelical-Catholic' Lutherans have argued? One answer comes from the Bethel Confession of August 1933, whose chief authors…See More
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James Robertson replied to James Robertson's discussion Do It for the Children!?
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James Robertson replied to James Robertson's discussion Education and Liberty in the group Lutherans for Liberty
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James Robertson replied to James Robertson's discussion Theology in the group ELCA and beyond
"Nazis and Hitler are in Heaven, According to ELCA Magazine 08/28/2014- Exposing the ELCA - Dan Skogen   Read for yourself what the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America published about salvation. It's from an article written by an ELCA…"
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James Robertson replied to James Robertson's discussion Will Anyone Be "Normal"?
"Are we more narcissistic than ever before? Selfies, social media and video challenges - society is becoming inundated with the me, myself and I W. Keith Campbell -  28 August 2014 There was once a young man named Narcissus who was so vain…"
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A place to ask questions about the Lutheran Faith that are answered by orthodox Lutheran Pastors. Join this group and add a discussion with your question. Be sure to title the discussion clearly and include details of your question in the body.See More
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James Robertson commented on James Robertson's blog post Manliness
""Act like men" (1 Corinthians 6:13) The expression literally means, "Be men," or "Be manly." Paul uses the Greek verb andrizomai in the middle voice. It's another one-word imperative, though it's hard to…"
James Robertson replied to James Robertson's discussion Worship? in the group The Church Visible
"August 28, 2014 - PastoralMeanderings - Pr. Larry Peters The Primacy of Relevance. . . Worship today is the realm of relevance and everything what happens on Sunday morning is the primacy of relevance over doctrine, truth, and the means of grace.…"
James Robertson commented on James Robertson's blog post Read Me. (How well do you know your Bible?)
"Christians Can Be Terrible–You Should Know This Going In Christians can be terrible. As a reader of the New Testament, this doesn’t surprise me. One of the major premises of the Christian faith is that humans are so flawed, so…"



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