The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to two African seminaries -
a third one is being sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central.
Ash Wednesday,
7 PM Central Standard.
NT Greek after each midweek service.

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

This One Gimmick Could Have Ended All the Drama in Star Wars

I thought of this cartoon when I learned that a slender little pillow stopped my snoring, after all the other remedies - short of surgery - failed.

The Darth Vader and Stormtroopers analogy works for Universal Objective Justification because they are always on the attack and yet never win. Their volume of fire is poorly aimed and the faithful are never hurt. "No weapon devised by man can hurt you."

Isaiah 54:17King James Version (KJV)

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
The UOJ forces have to admit that their new cooperation with the Missouri Synod means their unity is false, feigned, and built on nothing but a bluff. No official catechism of the Missouri Synod teaches UOJ and the highly promoted Brief Statement of 1932 is just another conventional document, the swan song of the LCMS.
The 1932 BS means the Walther-Pieper Pietists finally got their way for a moment, but there is no honor in disparaging the Word of God, quoting Romans 4 as if it were against Justification by Faith, and then pretending to teach Luther's doctrine and the Book of Concord.
Jar Jar Webber and Jon-Boy Buchholz end up looking like the last two schlubs to buy zoot suits.

A Zoot Suit will make someone very impressive in
the dying ELS. Someone said Buchholz is a pariah
among the District Pariahs - a unique honor.