A Blessing and Exhortation For Graduating Minions

The following exhortation was given to the members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Standish, Michigan who have recently graduated from High School and is a good reminder for all of us during this time of year of graduations and parties.…. . . Read All

Are We Resolved? Or Not?

During the 2013 National Convention of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, the convention passed Resolution 3-10A, “To Appoint a Task Force to Study the Call Process for Returning Missionary and Military Chaplains and Other Rostered Church Workers without a Call.” This July will bring with it the deadline for the report of the taskforce established by the resolution. Readers can view the publicly available information regarding the taskforce’s work thus far here. When you view that page, you will be presented with a link to “the full text of this resolution, including taskforce membership.” On that page, you will be able to read 8 “RESOLVED” statements from the original resolution (reproduced below): Resolved, That each district . . . Read All
The Saving of Souls: the Ultimate Purpose, End, and Aim of our Joint Work

The Saving of Souls: the Ultimate Purpose, End, and Aim of our Joint Work

What would happen if we really would make the saving of souls the ultimate purpose, the end and aim of our joint work? . . . Even though all kinds of strife-causing questions might arise yet, the question:  ‘Which course is best for the salvation of souls?’ will quickly give the right solution … Whatever will win the most souls for Christ, that would decide between us …” – CFW Walther, Address to the 1st Session of the Synodical Conference, 1872. As I unwound from Holy Week, I was perusing some of the books I received this past Christmas and ran across a full translation of CFW Walther’s address to the first session of the Synodical Conference in a translation . . . Read All
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