Saturday, April 18, 2009

Foreign DMins in the Wisconsin Synod




DMin Parlow at Andy Stanley's Drive 08 Worship Conference. The Texaco logo is actually the Drive 08 logo. The Babtist actor did a skit on twisting God's Word. Would twisting include
denying baptismal regeneration
and forbidding infant baptism?
Andy teaches against both Christian doctrines on his websty.


But the good news is: Parlow's congregation is listed on a find a church page in three different denominations:

  1. Wisconsin Synod
  2. Willow Creek Association
  3. Denver Seminary Schwaermerei.


To quote Ski - Parlow "gets it."

Everyone knows that Paul Calvin Kelm got a DMin at Our Lady of Sorrows in St. Louis (formerly Concordia Seminary, LCMS, St. Louis) and that Larry Olson got a quickie DMin from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena.

But lo, there are many other foreign DMins in the notoriously non-in-fellowship-with-anyone-not-even-the-ELS WELS.

Church and Chicanery Bigshot John Parlow, who worshiped with Ski at Northpoint Babtist in Atlanta, picked up a DMin at Denver Seminary. Here is his thesis, linked:

Dramatic sketches in weekend messages to increase cognitive retention of the main point and suggested application
by John M Parlow

Type: Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript Archival Material; English
Publisher: 2007.
Editions: 2 Editions
Dissertation: Thesis (D.Min.)--Denver Seminary, 2007.
OCLC: 183071617

Find a church where Denver graduates are serving:

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
2066 Lawrence Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115
920-336-2485

Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary. The school changed its name again in 1998 to Denver Seminary to reflect its growing appeal to a wide-spectrum of evangelical students, most of whom were no longer from the Conservative Baptists Association. This book gives a comprehensive overview of Denver Seminary’s history as it developed from a small denominational school to a major evangelical seminary under Grounds leadership. This statement was first used by Grounds to stake out Denver Seminary’s theological position in the midst of conflict between moderately conservative and ultra-conservative factions of the Conservative Baptist Association that eventually led the ultra-conservative faction to withdraw from the CBA and found the Conservative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). Craig Williford, 2000-present Denver Seminary is accredited by Association of Theological Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the prestigious Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Denver Seminary’s flagship training and mentoring program, started by former president Clyde McDowell, has distinguished the seminary from similar evangelical schools and led to a significant increase in student enrollment since it was launched in 1998. Denver Seminary Magazine, published quarterly since 1981, addresses current topics in the church and ministry and is distributed primarily to Denver Seminary alumni and other financial supporters.


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John Lawrenz anointed Steve Witte as president of the Asian porta-sem.

John Lawrenz was an early Church and Changer.


Steve Witte, a founder of Church and Chicanery, has a DMin from Gordon Conwell Seminary. I have his paper from Interlibrary Loan. I hope to get to that later.

Unless WELS went on a buying spree with Schwan grants, the Wisconsin Sect does not own Denver Seminary or Gordon Conwell.

WELS has spent so much offering money at Trinity Seminary in Deerfield (where Our Staff Infection caught the bug) that the synod is listed twice on the official Trinity website for participating in their hideous training in Enthusiasm.

No wonder The Love Shack wants Perish Services to continue. They got high on their own supply.

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GJ - Does anyone wonder where all the bilge is coming from in WELS? ELCA pastors-- like the one at Community of Joy in Phoenix--were doing this over 20 years ago. They are happy to have Church Growth fellowship with co-apostates in WELS and the ELS.

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Foreign DMins in the Wisconsin Synod":

Question: On a side note, with no comment or opinion included, just wondering, why do you spell Baptist as "Babtist"? Is this intentional? Just curious.

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GJ - Regular readers need to study Ichaslang, which I linked in the above article. Recently a member of the infallible Presbyterian Church studied the Ichaslang lexicon and came away edified and mildly amused.

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A Portrait of the Pastor as a Young Heretic":

What we have here is a demonstration of the ability to outsource religious leadership. Now WELS can close its schools in favor of contracting for what people want to hear, and the way they want to hear it. Thank Ski and Jeske for the disservice.

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Foreign DMins in the Wisconsin Synod":

Soon services can be piped in from India or China since it costs less to train ministers there. We have the technology.

A tinge of Buddhism will increase the attendance and go global.

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Foreign DMins in the Wisconsin Synod":

Where can interested persons get a DMin on the internet? I see a lot of tax breaks under the Gayla Tropical Event.

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Foreign DMins in the Wisconsin Synod":

One reason I have been a member of WELS is because I was asssured the pastors were all educated at Mequon and all believed and taught God's Word in its truth and purity. I feel scammed. I don't know who to believe anymore. I may as well join a non-denominational church closer to home instead of driving to a WELS church. So many pastors no longer write their sermons as taught in the seminary. They use non-Lutheran materials. I can get that at other churches. I joined WELS to be under WELS doctrine. I feel deceived. What is happening here?

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GJ - Look at Mark Jeske at St. Marcus. He wrote in his blog that everything has to change. His disciples all use the same schwaermer-fundy words, which can mean anything, such as "a changeless Christ in a changing world." Or - "shining the Gospel light." But look at what they read and the sermons they plagiarize. Study their idols: Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Mark Driscoll, Leonard Sweet, and the gang at Granger Community Church. The only Lutherans they can tolerate are Waldo Werning and Kent Hunter, Missourians who preceded them in falling at the feet of Fuller/Willow Creek divines.

Finally - follow the money. The Church Shrinkers maximize the money for themselves:

  • $50,000 for a life coach at St. Mark Depere,
  • $250,000 for Jeske, $20,000 for Doebler's Rock and Rollathon,
  • free vicars for SP-in-Waiting Don Patterson, a pastor with a ranch, a luxury home, and safaris in Africa.

    Try to find an issue of The Northwestern Lutheran FIC without key members of Church and Chicanery (or CG allies) as authors. The April issue includes Peter Pan-denominational and Frosty Bivens.
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