|Lutherans for High Lifestyle CEO spins gold at his non-profit organization.|
Supposedly WELS Lutherans for Life was started to keep the pure away from the taint of the Missouri Synod. But now it is generic Christian Life Resources, using WELS as a base to make money from all denominations - preferring 50's and 100's, of course.
When I was leaving the LCA, I pointed out that the entire organization was budgeted and programmed for failure. One of the pastors turned to a district staffmember and asked, "Is that true?" The staffer, who was in business all his life, said, "Yes, that is true."
WELS is in the exact same position. While the Church and Changers are looting the congregations to feather their nests, the whole apparatus is burning down. Considering the extraordinary level of abuse in the synod, that is good. More than one pastor will say so, too - but not in print.
Meanwhile, many will suffer from the incompetent doctrinal and moral leadership of the synod.
|The Frog in the Kettle book argues|
that congregations and synods can be changed slowly -
boil the frog before he notices the difference.
WELS-LCMS-ELS members are cooked
instead of being boiling mad.
KJV 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
rlschultz has left a new comment on your post "Burning Down the Sect":
A friend of mine who has retired from OHSA once told me about the Interlocking Directorates Handbook.
A good description of it is here:
Since WELS is such a tiny sect, and the other players are small in number and tightly knit, postings here on Ichabod are usually sufficient to expose this network.
In the Austrian School of Economics, this can also be called the "Rothbardian Analysis", so named after Murray Rothbard. Old Murray had a way of finding out how unsavory characters were connected to each other and exposed it in his writings.
I would affectionately call the vetting process here on this blog the "Ichabodian Analysis".
GJ - I was getting mighty tired of the ice-water challenge when pro-life people began pointing out the unsavory nature of some ALS groups. That boils down to some ALS charities advocating use of fetal stem cell research.
Medical research has no qualms about mining the resources of aborted babies. The facts are probably far more horrible than anything we can imagine.
Fleischmann's blog states that boycotting will do no good and stem cell research keeps expanding.
I simply will not support any group that has a position condoning abortion on demand. That is reason enough to abandon ELCA, WELS, LCMS, and the Little Sect on the Prairie. Sure - Thrivent has been funding Planned Parent, but nobody cares if they send big and little checks here and there all over Lutherdom.
One way to test the credibility of a source is to examine trivial details unrelated to the issue. His blog solemnly declares -
"I am the oldest of four sons to my parents, Bob and Helen Fleischmann who presently live next door to me in rural Wisconsin."
|These are the two rural homes of Robert Fleischmann and his parents.|
Where are the cows, the sheep, and the outhouses?
Norm Teigen on Christian Life Resources, Oct 14th, 2007:
I see the Christian Life Resources as a self-perpetuating organization without any control from a responsible church body. Christian Life Resources endorses an organization called Church and Change.
A pastor in my synod was accused of false doctrine for his stated intention of attending the Church and Change conference. The objectee also, apparently, said that the Wisconsin Synod has a false doctrine in its synod in Church and Change.
My suggestion is for the ELS to put Christian Life Resources and Church and Change under the microscope and advise the membership of its results.