Is it Safe?

Is it safe? That is the question many are asking about church attendance, and also other public activities. But church is not supposed to be safe and harmless. Approaching the holy God is a dangerous task to be done in the highest reverence. God’s Word hits us hard in the pure proclamation of Scripture. We … Continue reading Is it Safe?

Church Discipline

This solid, biblical article I ran across while researching online, illustrates just how much the synodical literature of today has changed. This article came out in the Aug. 7th, 1896 issue of The Lutheran Witness. It is entirely doctrinal and dispenses with academic vacillation or trying to appeal to the wisdom of the world. It … Continue reading Church Discipline

A Brief Historical Lesson: An Explanation of this Generation

Rev. M. J. Nicolaus In a recent Bible Class on “Love and the Family” someone mentioned that although the study guide had been produced in 1971, the discussion questions seemed to be very contemporary. So was the discussion. The conversation, a very lively one, brought about three questions. What has our world come to; what … Continue reading A Brief Historical Lesson: An Explanation of this Generation

A Response to “Life Together at Concordia University: LGBTQ+ in Lutheran Perspective”

Submitted by a CN reader. See the referenced 2020 statement from Concordia, Ann Arbor below –ed. I Cor. 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, … Continue reading A Response to “Life Together at Concordia University: LGBTQ+ in Lutheran Perspective”

Oppression

Ephesians 2:11-22 Critical Race Theory or CRT has become both all the rage and outrage of a WOKE world. Because you’re white, you’re inherently racist and are oppressive to anyone who is not white. CRT makes a fundamental and critical error at the very core and foundation of its theory – it is in the … Continue reading Oppression

Carl Schalk, not an LCMS Musician: A Contrarian View

Image: Rev. Troy Medlin and Rev. Ole Schenk. Troy is the associate pastor of the church Schalk was a member at and was also the presiding minister at his funeral. Source: lstc.edu, “Troy Medlin & Ole Schenk: ‘Mutual Flourishing’ ” It is claimed by Rev. Dr. James L. Brauer, Emeritus Professor of Practical Theology at … Continue reading Carl Schalk, not an LCMS Musician: A Contrarian View