Why Christian News? There are many less than compelling reasons to continue Christian News: just because it is 57 years old and people are used to receiving it; for the memory of Herman Otten and his work; to relive the glory days of Christianity in America and the LCMS; as a tribute to the steadfastness … Continue reading Why Christian News?
The move to make abortion a purely medical issue is wrong. To enlist the expertise of doctors is not a moral appeal, however, but one to a supposedly higher authority. It is not as if doctors cannot be wrong about what is right and godly. Being technically proficient is not the same as wisdom and … Continue reading Doctors and Abortion
Rev. Dr. Gregory Schulz An abbreviated version was published in May 16th The Federalist. --ed. Today’s academic landscape is littered with the dry bones of academic freedom – desiccated and disjointed bones. This is true of the landscape at my own religious university, Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), from which I have been suspended and put … Continue reading Dem Dry Bones: Can Academic Freedom Live Again at My Religious University?
The recently adjudicated religious case—turned secular civil trial—has made it abundantly clear that Christianity is discriminatory from the world’s viewpoint. The charges brought against them (all quotes are from an English translation from the Finnish), titled “Ethnic Agitation” describe: “Päivi Räsänen has made available and kept available to the public opinions and statements which disparage … Continue reading Is Christianity Discriminatory? The Finnish Court Case
Noah Hahn Bronx, NY Philosophy students at Concordia University Wisconsin, at least when I attended from 2012-2016, were taught the importance of backing up assertions with carefully articulated and organized reasoning. The model figure here was Thomas Aquinas, a great doctor of the late medieval church. Because I love reasoned dialogue, I was excited to … Continue reading Schulz on Wokeness: A Philosophical Response to Objections
The leaked Supreme Court Draft is an interesting read and gives some historical perspective on our country and the present state of our culture. 30 of the almost 100 pages (as an appendix) deal with specific historical testimony which shows that abortion is a new legal concept without precedent. It was only recently declared an … Continue reading Abortion and the Law
Dr. Muth,Thank you for your careful and patient letter.I appreciate your response. It is good to hear that you take your call to serve at CUWAA seriously.I know that many professors at CUWAA, whom we should pray for, do also. I support your efforts to teach students well. That is commendable.I am sorry that valid and … Continue reading CN’s Response to Concordia, Wisconsin Prof’s Letter
Originally published in CN July 17, 1989. Note the stress on the confession the funeral makes as a public statement and Christian privilege—it is not just an evangelistic tool/party favor. Too many pastors are eager to please the grieving, but not with the truth of Christ. Can not doing a funeral make a greater confession … Continue reading How About the Widow?
Rev Gregory P Schulz, DMin, PhD Professor of Philosophy in Exile Previously I spoke about the worship of Wokeness in our country: When Jesus tells us, "Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give unto God that which is God's" (Matthew 22:21), He certainly does not mean that we should give our children to … Continue reading No Repentance at Concordia this Easter
Though ostensibly about cities, the main thread running through this issue is that of racial injustice and man’s overcorrections. The Gospel is given lip-service, to be sure, but the main theme is that we must change to meet the felt-needs of city-dwellers—not that the Gospel is sufficient in itself. Dr. Reed Lessing on p25 opines: … Continue reading Problematic Joint Concordia Journal with Concordia, St. Paul
Jacob A. O. Preus II “You and Your Synod—Present Issues Between the Synod and other Lutherans,”Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois (now at Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1976), April 1975. J. A. O. Preus II (1920-94) was the eighth president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (1969 to 1981). Eugene F. A. Klug: Question asked about the dissolution … Continue reading Historical Footnote on Missouri Synod Institutions of Higher Education