Category Archives: LCMS 2007 Convention
The Brotherhood of Sgt. Schultz
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
Have the flames been fanned or has Ablaze hit the fan?
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
Betty isn’t ugly but we are making her that way. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when Father Christmas is handing out gifts he gives to Susan a bow and a quiver full of arrows and a bow … Continue reading
Quibbling is better than not Knowing
This is off-color, but there is often pointed truth in ribald humor.
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
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
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
“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
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
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.