COVID-19 Pandemic and the Digitalization of the Church

ilc-online.org/2020/04/18/essay-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-the-digitization-of-the-church/ This article is very insightful, but something is off—the truly Lutheran element is missing. The author emphasizes “divine service” as if it were a human work, instead of divine faith in the Word. The Word is not bound or limited—because neither is Christ, who fills all things. In faith, all spiritual gifts are had … Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic and the Digitalization of the Church

Is the LCMS Now Copying the Amish?

An interesting document by Michael W. Newman, current president of the Texas district of the LCMS, appeared in Lutheran Mission Matters 28:2 (Nov. 2019): “Next Steps for LCMS Multiplication: Two Actions to Reignite a Gospel Movement.” The abstract is promising: “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) experienced two robust periods of growth in its history. During … Continue reading Is the LCMS Now Copying the Amish?

How are Lutheran Congregations Reassuring Members amid the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Our Savior Lutheran Chuch Centereach, NY Some may be wondering how Our Savior may be affected by the coronavirus. My intention is to be in church Sunday to honor the Lord,and serve God's people and lift up the world in prayer. Thank God I know of no such infections among us. I along with the … Continue reading How are Lutheran Congregations Reassuring Members amid the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Faith without Christ?

Objective justification is often misportrayed, because what it actually describes has always been assumed by genuine Lutherans. It is the denial of any objective aspect, basis, or foundation to justification that is new, and therefore requires a pointed and emphatic response. It is often assumed that those who hold to this objective aspect of justification … Continue reading Faith without Christ?