|One of these does not belong.|
Just as all socialists look to Communism as the culmination of their hopes, so the little sects look up to Mother Missouri as the New Jerusalem, the Israel of God, heaven on earth. Anyone who leaves the bosom of Missouri can and should be shunned, but the icy looks or hostile gestures vanish when the Prodigal rejoins the fold.
|Straight Talk - isn't that a micro-aggression?|
Jeske's free ad on the LCMS websty.
Mark Jeske is the midwife who quietly minded the patient by being the media star of Missouri, WELS, and the ELS at the same time. He appeared on the Missouri website and WELS pastors were scandalized, for a few seconds. They are always shocked and alarmed for a short time, until the official excuse is passed around.
Joining the board of Thrivent ($140,000 a year!) made Jeske the Elijah of the great reunion - ELCA and the LCMS cult, united by Universal Objective Justification. How can they object when they teach exactly what ELCA promotes - universal forgiveness without faith? Besides that, WELS is not quite so open about it, but the Wisconsin Synod schools are gayer than lavender hose. They just need to get past their habit of lying about it to the membership.
On the sidelines, the cousins Tiefel are knitting together the fragments of the CLC(sic)-WELS-ELS alliance. James Tipple is the Mequon professor, an early promoter of Church Growth and other intoxicating ideas. Paul Tipple is the equally nasty promoter of Church Growth in the CLC (sic). They have done a fine job of turning their abusive sects away from any suspicion of Lutheran doctrine, uniting them in Church Growthism without damaging the methods of abuse still earnestly applied, like whips on unrepentant backs.
|Kilcrease is born of a WELS parsonage, yet a product of ELCA and Jesuit education.|
He is an UOJ expert for LCMS, a Roman Catholic lecturer, and professor of UOJ
at Jay Webber's ELCA seminary, ILT.
Rated at Marquette - "Class is really boring. He is monotonous, rambling, doesn't use the board much (like 3 times in the semester he wrote a word or two, or drew a map). Not very engaging. 3 essays and a couple exams (essay/mc). he gave out pretty good study guides for all but the final exam. not too hard, just not exciting."