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Christian Perfectionism

(Reposted from my blog today)

“What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind? What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothes? Look, those who wear soft clothes are in kings’ palaces. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet. This is the one it is written about: “Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.” I assure you: Among those…


Added by Doug Cohenour on June 8, 2015 at 9:58am — 3 Comments

Lutheran Books

Ok, I just got Broken, Grace Alone, A Simple Way to Pray, and Bondage of the Will for my Kindle! Woo Hoo!

Added by Doug Cohenour on May 14, 2015 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

Confessional Lutheran Singles - Facebook Group

Did you all know there is a group on Facebook for Confessional Lutheran Singles?

It's a closed group, so all you need to do is ask to join and if you're a Confessional Lutheran who is single and would like to meet and converse with like minded people, you will love the group. Plus, we've been blessed to witness one couple meet through the group who…


Added by Cara Zietz on October 3, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Confessional Lutheran Singles

Just wanted to share that there is a group on Facebook for single, marriage-seeking, like-minded, liturgical, confessional, Christ-centered, Cross-focused Lutherans. It's a place to meet new friends, share tips, chat, ask questions. It's a lot of fun!

Confessional Lutheran Singles…


Added by Cara Zietz on January 28, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments

The Lutheran Parish School – An Idea Whose Time Is Past?

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…


Added by Ted R on September 20, 2010 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Similarities and Differences where "Reformation meets Rome"

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…


Added by Rik Eischen on August 11, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Is There a Place for Lutherans at THEOLOGICA (

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:

Do you…


Added by Rik Eischen on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 28 Comments

Response to news story: "ELCA splits!"

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 — 5 Comments

NPR Praises LCMS World Relief and Human Care

At Home in the House of My Fathers 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 — 3 Comments

Redeemer, jackson, WY

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 Pastor Bott's sermons are solid Law & Gospel sermons and, in or opinion, well worth viewing.

Sola Deo Gloria
George Adams

Added by Dr. George C. Adams on October 7, 2009 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Confession of Sin

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 — 3 Comments

What Will Lutheranism in North America Look Like in Five Years?

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 — 3 Comments

Parish pastors wanting to do a doctorate at a Lutheran school and stay in the parish

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 — 1 Comment

The Lutheran Study Bible

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 — 3 Comments

CORE VALUES for CHRISTIANS: Lutherans and the Lord's Supper

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 — 4 Comments

Letters to the Editor

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 — 1 Comment

I asked The Rabbi - this is what he said Tue, Apr 7th 2009 at 6:08 PM

Shalom Marlene,

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 — 9 Comments

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

“Christ Came Down to Be Lifted Up”

Fourth Sunday in Lent

St. John 3:14-21

March 22, 2009


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 — No Comments

Sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent

“The Scandal of the Cross”

Third Sunday in Lent

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

March 15, 2009


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 — No Comments

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