The Institute of Lutheran Theology is pleased to announce the addition to its team of dedicated workers and instructors. The Rev. Jenina Gatnoor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has joined the ILT Certificate School team as a faculty member and to help in ILT’s growing International… Continue
Added by Douglas V. Morton on August 13, 2015 at 5:30pm —
(1) As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. (2) One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. (3) Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not…
Added by Douglas V. Morton on July 29, 2015 at 8:13am —
Added by A Lutheran Layman on August 25, 2014 at 9:39am —
By Patrick Kyle
This rant has been a long time in coming. I have personally watched or been involved in several of the situations I will relate below. In several other cases I have walked beside Pastor friends who have dealt with the same issues. I was on the Board of Directors or the Board of Elders in a previous congregation for eight years and have seen some of these situations from the inside.
I think it is time to seriously reconsider the current… Continue
Added by Ted R on September 20, 2010 at 10:44pm —
On a blog called "Called To Communion: Reformation meets Rome,
Bryan Cross compares and contrasts Protestant--mostly Lutheran--Justification with the Roman Catholic position, to try to explain the reason for the anathemas proclaimed against the Lutheran position at the Council of Trent. The article is called, "A Reply from a Romery Person" and it points to how the Roman Catholic position sees… Continue
Added by Rik Eischen on August 11, 2010 at 11:54am —
I have recently taken a look at THEOLOGICA, which is a community much broader than Wittenberg Trail, and seems heavy on Calvinism.
I have sought to start a Lutheran group there, but cannot unless they think there is enough interest in such a group. The following hyperlink goes to my plea for such a group: http://theologica.ning.com/forum/topics/a-possible-new-group-here-at
Do you… Continue
Added by Rik Eischen on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
Last night on the car radio, I heard a news story on the radio about a split in the ELCA. I found further information on the story at Gene Edward Veith's blog: Cranach: The Blog of Veith
. His blog begins with the words:
"The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, like the Episcopalians, have split over homosexuality. A new church body is now being organized, consisting of… Continue
Added by Rik Eischen on November 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I just spent a great 2 days at the Western Missouri District Pastors' Conference. LCMS World Relief and Human Care
Executive Director Matt Harrison
led us through highlights of LCMS history, coupling sound… Continue
Added by Pastor Walter Snyder on October 20, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Through the hard work of two members at Redeemer, Kiley Campbell and Marvin Cotney, videos of sermons delivered by Rev. David Bott are available at our web site redeemerlutheranjackson.org. Pastor Bott's sermons are solid Law & Gospel sermons and, in or opinion, well worth viewing.
Sola Deo Gloria
Added by Dr. George C. Adams on October 7, 2009 at 4:29pm —
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead… Continue
Added by Cory Howell on September 17, 2009 at 2:05pm —
While it is certainly time for prayer regarding Lutheran Christians in this country, it can be a time to consider that five years down the road American Lutheranism could look significantly different to both insiders and outsiders. It seems as if groups such as the LCMC and others will be growing this year. How likely is it that at least one new Lutheran church body in the USA will come about in 2009? Also, since the beginning of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the ELCA has been the… Continue
Added by Rik Eischen on September 2, 2009 at 7:52pm —
I just started my doctor of theology degree at Australian Lutheran College in Adelaide Australia. I looked into doing a doctorate at other Lutheran schools but they all wanted me to do more course work. I was not opposed to that per se, but the real problem was having to leave the parish for awhile to do that. With ALC that is not a problem. Their off-shore program allows me to stay in the parish and work on the degree part-time. The full description can be found on their web site at… Continue
Added by Ernest Bernet on August 30, 2009 at 5:28pm —
In my church's newsletter today, there was an insert advertising The Lutheran Study Bible, at a special price offered through church volume sales. The insert reads in part "This new Bible is the first in English to be developed from the ground up, with notes that are distinctively Lutheran, prepared by Lutheran contributors from over twenty church bodies."
It goes on to say "Making the decision to buy a copy of TLSB when you already own a copy of the Concordia Self-Study… Continue
Added by Jim Busse on August 26, 2009 at 10:59am —
I have been sorely tardy in posting to this blog -- not that anyone much misses it, I'm sure. Still, because I was without a secretary for a few months and because of the press of parish business, I simply got behind on my project of writing a lay-oriented commentary on the articles of the Augsburg Confession. It is time to correct that. I am herewith continuing that little series with this post on AC Article IX. that said, I pray that this post will, in some measure, be a blessing to the few… Continue
Added by Rev. Alan J. Wollenburg on June 6, 2009 at 1:15pm —
Please take the time to scroll down the link and read the Letters to the Editor.
I found them very interesting.
Added by Marcy on May 18, 2009 at 10:34am —
JewishAnswers.org Tue, Apr 7th 2009 at 6:08 PM
Temple services were solemn events, and not a time or place for dancing.
Regards, Eliahu Levenson
Added by Marcy on April 21, 2009 at 6:50pm —
“Christ Came Down to Be Lifted Up”
Fourth Sunday in Lent
St. John 3:14-21
March 22, 2009
IN NOMINE JESU
In the words of the Nicene Creed we confess our faith in “one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God…Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven…And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate” (LSB, p.… Continue
Added by Rev. Mark Schlamann on March 21, 2009 at 7:12pm —
“The Scandal of the Cross”
Third Sunday in Lent
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
March 15, 2009
IN NOMINE JESU
Get ready to be offended. Get ready to be scandalized. Some of the things you will hear from this pulpit may well anger you. Such is the nature of the preaching of God’s Word. Those who hear such preaching will at times become… Continue
Added by Rev. Mark Schlamann on March 14, 2009 at 10:00pm —
As the date on which I preached this sermon came a day after the Feast of Bl. Martin Luther. Hence the many references to Luther [well, more than usual :) ].
“Your Sins Are Forgiven You”
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
St. Mark 2:1-12
February 19, 2006
IN NOMINE JESU
“What is confession?”
the blessed Reformer, Dr.… Continue
Added by Rev. Mark Schlamann on February 17, 2009 at 9:18pm —
When I initially delivered this sermon, my late bride, Beth, had just begun receiving chemotherapy for her thymic carcinoma. The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, called her home on May 12, 2007.
“Divine Mercy, Divine Cleansing”
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
St. Mark 1:40-45
February 12, 2006
IN NOMINE JESU
He was to be… Continue
Added by Rev. Mark Schlamann on February 13, 2009 at 7:30pm —