Category Archives: LCMS 2007 Convention
There are words in English that mean two different things. For example, ‘bolt’ means both secure in place and to dart away. ‘Dust’ means to both remove material and spread material. ‘Trim’ means to both add and to take away. … Continue reading
This is not deja vu. You might have read this in May of 2008; you could have read it in 1998. Think of this as my Carthago delenda est. I am republishing because both at the district and synodical level the political … Continue reading
Who can forget the iconic landing of President George W. Bush on an aircraft carrier ablaze with a banner proclaiming MISSION ACCOMPLISHED? Who does not now know how utterly naïve or perhaps impolitic it was? The banner referred to the … Continue reading
to win souls for Jesus? I don’t know, but I’m willing to bet that whatever the Baptist, Presbyterians, on Non-denominationals do, we will soon follow.
That’s the second question the Lord asked of the newly fallen Adam. The Lord came looking for His friend for their usual cool of the evening stroll in paradise, but Adam was hiding from Him. When God asked why, Adam … Continue reading
The following is from http://www.usccb.org/romanmissal/examples.shtml . The Third Edition of the Roman Catholic Missal is finally out as of August 21, 2009, and look what they changed back to.
Surely “someone’ wanted it to happen this way. Defenders of the LCMS polity use the analogy of a pyramid standing on its tip. The congregations are the base; the Synod is the tip. Well, that pyramid has crumbled.
Since the late 1990s prescription drug use has grown exponentially. In large part this has been due to the “ask your doctor if _____ is right for you” ad campaign. Doctors are hard pressed when you say, “I have these … Continue reading
The CTCR has released it’s response to a 2007 convention mandate “To Provide Further Discussion and Guidance on the Matter of Serial Prayer.” This goes back to 2004 Res. 3-06A where the convention commended for study Guidelines for Participation in … Continue reading
This is from the official annual report on the Fan into Flames funds found at www.fanintoflamelcms.org Resolution 1-09 adopted at the 2007 Synod convention required “a detailed annual report…to be published throughout the Synod.” The report is only 6 pages … Continue reading