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, August 14, 2015

SpenerQuest Gives Massive Coverage to the Matt Harris Lawsuit - Lots of Gossip and Backbiting Added

Pastors' Roundtable for Thursday, April 30, 2009. Todd Wilken; Pastor David Boisclair of Faith and Bethesda Lutheran, St. Louis, MO; Pastor Charlie Henrickson of St. Matthew Lutheran, Bonne Terre, MO; Pastor Mark Bestul of Calvary Lutheran, Elgin, IL (not pictured)

Rev. David R. Boisclair (Drboisclair)
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Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I believe that Dr. Strickert has provided a helpful analysis of this matter, and I admire his concern to bring it out in the open. Obviously Gregory Jackson in his infantile blog (Ichcabod - sic!) had taken notice of it as his slander of WELS, ELS, and the LCMS continues to wallow away.

Typical post on the Net.

Boisclair is one of many incoherent UOJ advocates. I cannot translate what he is trying to say here. Missing word? Wrong word? Certainly he is confused about the facts. I have not speculated, just passed on the news reported in print and also sent around the LCMS.

SpenerQuest finally caught on and began their usual blab-fest.

I posted about the lawsuit by copying the scans from Christian News. SpenerQuest was silent for days.

Boisclair thinks that slander wallows. What is slander? - reporting news and providing the evidence?

Why the new spelling for Ichabod? The word means - The Glory Has Departed.

This graphic will help LCMS pastors with their spelling.
Save it to your hard drive and share it with others.

Joel Osteen makes WELS feel superior,
but their own Osteen is Mark Jeske.

From ChurchMouse

On Ichabod, the Glory Has Departed (see Blogroll), Dr Gregory Jackson unpacks David Valleskey’s writings in ‘Vallesky and Commentary‘.  (Dr Valleskey is a 1962 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary graduate and one of its past presidents.  He also attended Fuller Theological Seminary.)
In ‘Thank You: LCMS, WELS and Herman Otten’, Dr Jackson notes the proliferation of church growth at the expense of Lutheran doctrine.  Somehow promoting church growth — or, as Dr Jackson calls it, ‘shrinkage’ (as this is what it seems to result in) — earns Lutheran pastors prominent positions:
When Curtis Peterson left the LCMS as a pastor and joined WELS, he told Herman Otten how much he appreciated Ralph Bohlmann promoting the Church Growth Movement in the Missouri Synod.
Peterson immediately had a large church and a position on the world mission board – with David Valleskey …
Otten still promotes the Church Growth Movement, selling Valleskey’s book on Shrinkage as a doctrinal book.
A look at the WELS Statistical Report reveals that, while some of these Church Growth churches are “growing,” the total number of communicants in the conference has not increased.
… Church Growth mongers either reduce the membership of their own churches or that of their neighboring churches
It’s a shame to see a Synod go down the path of church growth.  Lutheranism doesn’t need an man-centred, unbiblical programme from an Evangelical seminary wallowing in church growth and emergent church techniques.
What would Martin Luther say?

Reactions to Ichabod posts are mixed.