Category Archives: LCMS 2007 Convention

It’s Long Past Time

Rev. Matthew Harrison of LCMS World Relief has published a paper titled “It’s Time” and subtitled “LCMS Unity and Mission.”  It is but the latest plan to get together by talking.  Issuing yet another call to talk is not how … Continue reading

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Female Elders

You’ll recall that the 2004 Convention said that woman can be elders as long as it doesn’t involve them in the function or accountability of the pastoral office. As of 31 July 2008 three of the nine elders at Trinity, … Continue reading

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Public Doctrine

Much fanfare was made when in 2001 when the LCMS in convention affirmed “The book The Voice of our Church on the Question of Church and Ministry, by Dr. C.F.W. Walther…as the definitive statement under Holy Scripture and the Lutheran … Continue reading

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Politics and Peeing on New Hay

This being a presidential election year politics is amped in the secular news.  This being an “off” year in the LCMS with neither District nor Synod conventions (Honestly, who but bureaucrats isn’t thrilled by this?) means in LCMS-ville politics are … Continue reading

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“Flies on Jesus”

Saul Bellow in his novel Herzog quotes what he says is an old song, “There are flies on me; there’s flies on you, but there ain’t no flies on Jesus.”  O yes, there were

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You Can Learn a lot from women, so Don’t Sacrifice them

There are shows aimed at men and shows at women.  While, as far as I know, no one has thought of a derisive term for movies aimed at men such as “Male Movie” or “Testosterone Tape,” we do have the … Continue reading

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Other Issues from Issues Etc.

Several people have sent the following response of Mollie Ziegler Hemingway to President Kieschnick’s “letter to the editor.”  Here is my reaction.

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Radio Shows Go Mercy Stays & Politics Rules the World

 Several members sent me Radio Silence by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway in the March 28 Wall Street Journal.  Here is what troubles me:

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Give me those nice bright colors

Here is my latest attempt to view the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in the best light possible.  It comes from the realm of photography, digital photography to be precise.   Have you noticed how common freaky pictures of celebrities are?  … Continue reading

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The Principle of Authority

Find out the principle of authority for a group and you’ve found out what is at the rock-bottom of their belief system. In truth, denominations tolerate a wide range of beliefs as long as what you believe doesn’t compromise their … Continue reading

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