Flesh And Blood People

Roger Kovaciny Why is every church divided into wings which, for convenience, we will call conservative and liberal? (This is a broad overview, so let's not quibble about terms.) Years ago Oprah Winfrey asked her pastoral adviser about same-sex marriage. His answer perfectly illustrates the reason why all denominations are thus divided. The (obviously liberal) … Continue reading Flesh And Blood People

A Statement from the President of Synod Regarding Events at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis. (CUW) causing concern in the church.

The 8th commandment has become the bureaucrat’s favorite commandment—as a bully stick to bludgeon all discussion, while keeping public matters semi-private and out of the media. It is not gossip that a professor at CUW—an ordained LCMS pastor—was suspended and prevented from teaching. None of the three public statements (from the interim President, district president, … Continue reading A Statement from the President of Synod Regarding Events at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis. (CUW) causing concern in the church.

Dr. Schulz – A More Blessed version of LaocoönConcordia Wisconsin’s Trojan Horse

Rev. Andrew J. Preus Virgil’s Aeneid tells a story of a great statue of a horse left by the Greeks outside the city gates of Troy. This Trojan Horse was beautiful. The people of the city thought it was a gift from the gods. They brought it into the gates, and at night the Greeks … Continue reading Dr. Schulz – A More Blessed version of LaocoönConcordia Wisconsin’s Trojan Horse

Paper Arguing for Women’s Ordination by St. Louis Seminary-trained professor at Canadian Seminary

Digitized and edited versions: Pdf Word document (docx) Open Document Format (odt) Rich Text Format (rtf) Unedited scanned translation (pdf) -- (large file, 8.5mb) A study document arguing for women’s ordination within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (IELB, Igreja Evangélica Luterana do Brasil) has been obtained by Christian News. Dr. Alexander (or Alexandre) Vieira, … Continue reading Paper Arguing for Women’s Ordination by St. Louis Seminary-trained professor at Canadian Seminary

You’re not imagining it: This is why celebrity divorce announcements have gotten so aggressively nice

The common person knows divorce is not good or holy—it is a breaking apart of a unity, that no one dreams about. But careful human words are publicized to cover up the grievous sin against God and shame before others. These PR stunts do not change the fact that they denied their marriage vows. No … Continue reading You’re not imagining it: This is why celebrity divorce announcements have gotten so aggressively nice

The Religious Marriage Paradox: Younger Marriage, Less Divorce

This should not be such a great mystery. Sexual temptation does not wait until a pre-determined age or selfish career goal is met. People who waited selfishly to get married often did not resist temptation well, and so are already divorced, by virtue of the one flesh union being broken in immoral unions. The serial … Continue reading The Religious Marriage Paradox: Younger Marriage, Less Divorce

2022 Concordia Theological Seminary Symposia:Select Summaries and Thoughts

Trinity and the Bible — Dr. Carl L. Beckwith This was the most clear and accessible presentation I heard. It was precise, extremely helpful, and most edifying. It was one of the few to actually exhort and encourage, while also being academically sound. This under- recognized scholar of the LCMS wrote the excellent book The … Continue reading 2022 Concordia Theological Seminary Symposia:Select Summaries and Thoughts