From the WELS DP:
Another item involved the Intrepid Lutheran website. There is a concern that those who still wholeheartedly support this group by being “signers” are also supporting a pastor who has been removed from the ministerium of the WELS for doctrinal reasons, because he has been given a forum on their website.
The consensus was that each district president should approach pastors in their district who are listed as “signers” on the website and determine whether or not they are in support of the false doctrine that the suspended pastor espouses.
|Paul McCain loves UOJ as much as Jon-Boy Buchholz.|
Missouri and WELS share the same media hero - Mark and Avoid Jeske.
GJ - The WELS COP took years to address Mark and Avoid Jeske's problems. Buchholz went from Nay! to Yay for Mark! in a matter of weeks, speaking in favor of their New Age theologian from the floor of the convention. I burst into tears...of laughter.
The question is - will pastors confess justification by faith or COP a plea to UOJ to stay safe?
This new Inquisition is a great idea, because justification by faith and world absolution are completely opposed to one another.
The question is - do these pastors agree with the Scriptures, the Book of Concord, and Luther?
Dimestore Liam has left a new comment on your post "Mequon Connection in Jeske Exit":
Wow, I know a lot of those guys... I had no Idea the WELS had gotten so much crazier since my exit in 1992! Mark Jeske played in a "Christian Rock" band with a guy I knew, I met him at the '85 Youth Rally; Tom Jeske was my tutor at MLS that Fall... R.e. Mequon '78, Mark Porinsky was my Pastor from 1979-1985; Kenneth Jahnke was the emissary who had to explain why I was kicked out of St. Mark's, Flat Rock MI & then why Pastor Gore & I were 86d from the WELS a couple of years later, poor guy...
As for Mark Freier, I got in a shoving match with him in the chapel at HVLHS in 1987 because he was mis-quoting scripture in his sermon and I stood up and called him a liar, hahaha... He jumped down from the pulpit and took a swing at me. That wasn't the last time I had a run-in with him, either. That guy is a complete lunatic! Oh yeah, I also just finished reading Mark Braun's "A Tale Of Two Synods" immediately before getting online this morning, which is how I ended up on this website again...
|Ask Mark Freier about WELS helping to start CrossRoads Community Church, |
which is now Evangelical Covenant.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
- Evangelical, but not exclusive
- Biblical, but not doctrinaire
- Traditional, but not rigid
- Congregational, but not independent
GJ - The Michigan District of WELS should try honesty and just join the ECC. So should WELS.
bruce-church (https://bruce-church.myopenid.com/) has left a new comment on your post "Gather the Kindling - WD40 the Guillotine. The WEL...":
Hey, that sounds like the WELS--coming down from preaching from the pulpit and throwing a punch :)
Meanwhile, here's a dictionary to help interpret the last comment:
..."86","86'd", "86ed", or eighty-sixed when used as a verb in American English, is a slang term for refusing service or getting rid of something.
Mark Braun: Effective Church Shrinkage Principles:
HVLHS (WELS area Lutheran HS): Huron Valley Lutheran High School, Westland, Michigan: