Problematic Joint Concordia Journal with Concordia, St. Paul

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

Historical Footnote on Missouri Synod Institutions of Higher Education

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

VR Church

The distinction between reality and virtual reality (which is imaginary, but can feel very real, or even more real) is diminishing. This is evident in virtual communion and substituting online watching with actual fleshly participation. The virtual gives us control and power, like gods, whereas the sinful world we cannot dominate or change like we … Continue reading VR Church

Wokeism

It seems the real battle today is in the hearts and minds of the worldly, even if they attend services and claim to be Christian. But it has revealed universities as pagan to a large extent, and this battle lost for many individuals, even if they fly the banner of the LCMS or another Christian … Continue reading Wokeism