The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Unpleasant Truths from Randall Schulz

Leave it to WELS to treat Thrivent Insurance salesmen to "divine calls."
That works for them, because they consider money a sacrament.

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There is an interesting irony in this. In spite of Wayne Mueller's denial over 20 years ago, the WELS and others have been chasing after new members via Church Growth methods for decades. Many of the younger prospects seems to be either absent (due to the demographics) or really not all that interested in CG gimmicks. Yet, the CGM was supposed to be all about the demographics. Several years ago, a researcher discovered that the typical demographic for those that listened to Contemptible Christian Music was a 48 year old white female.

True to form, the Planned Giving Counselors are trying to get the last drop of blood out of the baby boomer turnips. Their push for the irrevocable trusts and estate bequests will give them their last windfall. The younger generation will not see the success that the boomers had. Many of them grew up unchurched, from divorced parents and are saddled with educational debt.

Once again, the CGM has shown what a dismal failure it is. It would wrong to say that without the CGM, the local congregations would be overflowing.

The preaching of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. But, those who rely upon methods would be pleasantly surprised if would trust in the Efficacy of the Word.


GJ - The biggest traitors have been those Lutherans-in-Name-Only (John Seifert, Paul McCain, David Scaer, Jon Buchholz) who pretended to resist Church Growth while backing it 100%.

I could add a few whiners from the ELS, who "fight without discipline and run without shame."


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Here is a link to an article about the under 40 group accumulating less than their parents: