The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

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NT Greek Lessons - Thursdays, 7 PM.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Listen Up, Icha-Peekers - The Full-Color Version of The Faith of Jesus
Is in Production at Create Space, and Kindle Online.
The Black and White Version Needs To Be Ordered Soon

WELS claims their precious UOJ is the Chief Article,
using an oafish bait-and-switch to fool the unwary.

Norma Boeckler graciously illustrated the book after it was written.

The text has been fixed after various readers gleefully identified some typos, supplemented by a linguistics expert, who found even more. "There are no good writers, only good editors."

The free PDF of that version is posted at this link and on the left column. It will always be available, so feel free to save and share it.

Black and White Version Will Be Withdrawn Soon
I can still send the older version for the author's price of $3, so let me know if you want more copies. People have given gifts to make them available, so I am glad to send them. This is really an ideal way to get them to people.

Ask for more copies at bethanylutheranworship@gmail.com

Kindle Version for the Full-Color Edition Will Soon Be Published
Like many of you, I once shunned Kindle for being new-fangled and not printed. But lo, Kindle is ideal for mobility and for copying and pasting text - with the citation - into an essay or blog post.

Although I have the manuscript carefully copied into The Cloud, I like the ability to call up a quotation and use it quickly. Here is a sample from the book, blue added to avoid confusion, since I am quoting myself.

Luther is still respected – and hated – today because he read the Scriptures as a unified truth, not as one particular item or another to be taught. The Lutherans of the Reformation avoided speaking of individual doctrines as if each one existed separately, but taught what the Word revealed as a whole. Naturally, some distinctions have to be made for man, since comprehending the entire Scriptures is an art and gift given to few men.

Jackson, Gregory (2016-01-22). The Faith of Jesus: Against the Faithless Lutherans (Kindle Locations 310-313). Martin Chemnitz Press. Kindle Edition. 

That alone should make The Faith of Jesus a best-seller at Mequon. Don't worry boys, you can always erase the pesky citation and pretend you wrote it yourself. Why re-invent the wheel? - as they say on Mt. Pilsner.

Summary - Frugal Edition To Be Withdrawn When the Full-Color Version Is Published
The plan was always to have a full color edition, but it was handy to have a frugal edition first and provide them for a mere $3 (author's price).

All the publishers charge color for every page if any inside page has color, so that boosts the price. The Kindle price should be the same price as it is now ($6) but in full color, and edited with more precision. The content did not change in editing, only the typo count.


Long ago and far away, Little Ichabod and I studied Greek together. He has tutored various WELS students in Latin and Greek. One blogger recently asked me for tips on learning Greek.

I should have thanked the leaders of the ELS-LCMS-WELS-ELCA for the motivation to make another case for Luther's doctrine versus Halle's rationalistic Pietism. The president of Jay Webber's online ELCA seminary friended me as the book was finishing, answering an IM that his school was indeed non-profit.

I was talking to a friend on the phone or IM, and he reminded me about asking for more justification by faith graphics. I have accumulated quite a few, especially since WELS clergy were so easily riled by them.

The raging of the UOJ fanatics has motivated me to study their cause again and again, building a better case for the Gospel with the answers of St. Paul, Luther, Melanchthon, Chemnitz, Chytraeus, Gerhard, Calov, Robert Preus, and Gausewitz. Thus I have won the lottery, finding the treasures of the Gospel in so many places, especially where the blind and hardened clergy cannot find them at all.

As readers can see, a UOJ Stormtrooper is
only happy when reading Christian News.