Lutherans for Racial Justice”: LCMS Pastor Calls for a New Gospel

The following is an edited partial transcript of a youtube “sermon” against racial injustice by LCMS pastor Matthew Ryan González of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Bronx, New York, posted on LutheransForRacialJustice.com. His church website states: “he serves as the chair of the Atlantic District Conference Committee and as a member of Atlantic District Task … Continue reading Lutherans for Racial Justice”: LCMS Pastor Calls for a New Gospel

Guilt and Reddress

Activism, protests, and legalism To be racist is said to be the greatest sin in our world—even greater than murder—and if you don’t say the correct three word magic phrase today—you are labeled as such. But words do have meaning and should be more than a political tool and symbol for outrage at perceived injustice. … Continue reading Guilt and Reddress

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?