The Glory Has Departed


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Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thrivent Will Finance the Faux-Celebration of the Reformation in WELS.
Is That Like Tim Glende and Paul McCain Sponsoring Ichabod?
What a Disgrace!

WELS is one with ELCA and The Episcopal Church, Unitarians, and other scoundrels,
thanks to its velcro attachment to Thrivent and Mark Jeske's toxic leadership.

Delegates heard today from the Reformation 500 Committee, which was appointed by WELS President Mark Schroeder to plan a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation started by Martin Luther on Oct. 31, 1517. The anniversary will be celebrated in 2017.
Rev. John Braun, chairman of the Reformation 500 Committee, says the goals for the committee in its planning are to educate WELS and others on the important truths of the Reformation as well as to help congregations reach out in their communities by providing resources for them to point to Christ using the emphasis of Luther and the Reformation.


The committee has partnered with Northwestern Publishing House to prepare new books and materials in time for the celebration. These include a commemorative book of essays on the value of the Reformation today; a Lenten kit with sermons based on a Reformation theme; a Christmas kit; bulletin inserts; a new Reformation history; an interactive, digital presentation for school classrooms called Luther Then—Lutherans Now; and a new version of the exposition to Martin Luther’s Catechism.

Boettcher+Trinklein Television, Inc., the producers of Come Follow Me and Road to Emmaus, also are producing a two-hour documentary on Martin Luther and the impact of the Reformation on modern-day America, which will broadcast nationally on PBS in October 2017. Additional resources related to the film will be available.

Several events are being planned throughout the districts, including a gathering for all WELS pastors, teachers, and laypeople in Milwaukee on Oct. 31, 2017.

The original Wolf of Wall Street, a drug addict, promiscuous fraudster,
cheat, and liar, inspiration for a trashy film -
Featured Speaker for Thrivent!

Grants from Thrivent Financial are helping make many of these Reformation projects possible.
Tongues hanging out, Thrivent officials featured The Wolf of Wall Street.
Note the cross plus the dollar sign in the upper right.
DEARBORN, Mich. (RNS) For the first time in its long history, Thrivent Financial is not just for Lutherans. The 111-year-old financial services firm began taking applications this month from all Christians.
“We feel like we’re being called to serve more people,” said Dick Moeller, chairman of the board.
The change from “Thrivent Financial for Lutherans” to just “Thrivent Financial” was not a simple response to declining membership in the Lutheran church, Moeller said, although that factor was discussed during the lengthy transition talks.
It’s more about having a long-term strategy to share the company’s Christian business principles with more people, he said.
“It will open many, many new doors for us in terms of our ability to expand and help our members and communities,” he said.
The latest belch from WELS is Jay Webber displaying
how little he knows about Luther's doctrine,
Emmaus 2015. Buchholz said, "Amen!"