|Jay Webber, on the extreme left, is talking to Gene Bunkowski,|
a Waldo Werning cohort and Church Growth professor at Ft. Wayne.
The graduation picture prompted me to look at the ILT Facebook page and website. Jay was one of two graduates during the month, and I did not find any more in the calendar year, months before or months ahead.
The faculty is diverse - Seminex, ELCA, Roman Catholic.
I am guessing that the Emmaus paper on Objective Justification was also his STM paper, a disturbing thought, considering the undisciplined, rambling, incoherent, anti-Lutheran substance of the effort. As I tell my graduate students, "At least make a good argument with the evidence, and weigh both sides, even if it is a bad thesis statement (argument)."
Why doesn't the Holy of Holies - the WELS Essay Files - have the Emmaus bolus on their websty. Surely it is no more dishonest and unscholarly as the rest of the drivel posted there.
A translator in WELS offered this pertinent observation - in print no less - "The Calvinists are no longer crypto."
We have students, staff, faculty and friends within various church bodies including Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), the Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations (CALC), the Augsburg Lutheran Churches (ALC), the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Association of Free Lutheran Churches (AFLC) and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). All are welcome who affirm the centrality of the Cross of Jesus Christ, the authority of the Holy Scriptures, and the truth of the Lutheran Confessions as a faithful explication of Scripture.
WELS-ELS-LCMS leaders would have everyone believe their precious UOJ is the Chief Article in the entire Christian doctrine. Oh?
The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord
III. The Righteousness of Faith
6] This article concerning justification by faith (as the Apology says) is the chief article in the entire Christian doctrine, without which no poor conscience can have any firm consolation, or can truly know the riches of the grace of Christ, as Dr. Luther also has written: If this only article remains pure on the battlefield, the Christian Church also remains pure, and in goodly harmony and without any sects; but if it does not remain pure, it is not possible that any error or fanatical spirit can be resisted.