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
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

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

Friday, February 6, 2015

Synodical Discipline Never Stops - But What Is the Target?

The LCMS treated Herman Sasse like dirt more than 50 years ago.
Missouri was busy courting the future ELCA leaders.
WELS was training future Seminex leaders, like Richard Jungkuntz.

Graphic by Zach Engelman.
Sasse's quotation still describes the failure of ELCA, WELS, Missouri, the Little Sect on the Prairie, and the odious CLC (sic).  Since I did not write this, the people who whine so often should consider the wisdom of the quotation.

The naive think there is no discipline in those sects, but discipline is handed out 24/7. The sect leaders punish, rebuke, silence, and excommunicate those who lean toward the Confessions and Scriptures, but they reward, promote, protect, and praise their fellow-apostates.

  • Item - count how many WELS blogs have shut down in the last few years, all the silencing the work of Mark Schroeder and his Church and Changer buddies.
  • Item - figure out who was silenced and who was rewarded in the Darwin Schauer sex crime scandal, where I have 22 posts. The pastor who came from that parish was willing to abandon the victim to please and satisfy his boss, Synod President Matt Harrison.  So did the putative Steadfast editor Tim Rossow.
  • Item - count all the efforts of WELS, Missouri, and the ELS to withdraw from joint activities with ELCA. Answer - none.
  • Item - why are the so-called confessional blogs afraid to link this one, while the ones on other continents (and in even other denominations) are not afraid?
  • Item - how is the big, splashy money spent? On a bar ministry? On emergent, anti-Lutheran congregations? Yes - the others can starve.
  • Item - what pan-synod organizations are allowed to do anything they want, protect all  their clergy pals from discipline, and organize pan-synodical events? Answer - 1. Thrivent. 2. The Mark Jeske Mob.

Tis funny how this urban minister
must live in luxury, while sponging off
Thrivent, the LCMS, WELS, and the ELS.