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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Why Fuss about the Efficacy of the Word?
Chasubles Are Fashion Forward and Figure Flattering

This Webber-Whritenouer
photo illustrates why "copes should NEVER be worn
with chasubles."
As I said to one layman, "I have to look up copes and
other equipment when I get into this stuff."
Father Hollywood's vainglory is on display - not a hair out of place.

ELS Pastor Paul Webber made a splash in Kloha News by drawing my attention to the high crimes of David Becker, who identified Father Jay Webber as a partner with an ELCA pastor in promoting chasubles on Facebook.


Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Scottsdale
Joined about 7 years ago

Pastor at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ
Joined about 6 years ago

This page illustrates in great detail why people who fuss over matters of indifference (adiaphora) are really quite shallow and indifferent about Biblical doctrine itself.

Like the Church Shrinkers, who divide and conquer, the high church nit-pickers cannot abide Biblical doctrine or any serious question, so they deride their imagined enemies and obsess over nothingness.

The high church fanatics are simply another manifestation of Entertainment Evangelism, easily proven by videos of them clowning around or being ultra-solemn in their elaborate costumes. What is more vain - to preach in wrinkled jeans and a baggy shirt? - or to process with dainty hands pressed together at the fingertips while making the women gasp at their fine, expensive, flowing robes and expensive accessories.

Bishop James Heiser travels to the part-time pastors of ELDONA
to tell them the latest ways they must bow, dress, bless, and dismiss.
The crosier can cost $8,000, its case a mere $400,
but this staff is probably not at that price point.

The accessories must be just right or the entire effect is spoiled. "A cope with a chasuble? That is just hideous!" - they hiss and fume. I am not sure why, but that is what I glean from this curious amalgamation of Little Sect on the Prairie (ELS) and the ELCA Rome Wannabees.

The Chief Article for them is chasubles - certainly not Justification by Faith Alone. The ELS and ELCA have that clear. They promiscuously peddle the notion that by grace the entire world has been declared righteous, forgiven, and saved. Ever since God transplanted the Stephan-Walther cancer to America, the daft followers have fallen over themselves to expand and enlarge the absurdly anti-Scriptural claims of UOJ.

ELCA and the Synodical Conference were both spawned by Halle University Pietism, so they share the same errors, no matter how the surface details vary.

  • Muhlenberg (ELCA pioneer) - Halle University. 
  • Martin Stephan (LCMS founder) - Halle University.
  • Adolph Hoenecke (WELS theologian) - Halle University.

UOJ did not take over any group at once. The concept of universal righteousness worked its way through each group, like bad yeast, until they dominated every seat of power.

UOJ makes everything else in the Christian Faith irrelevant. "Everyone is forgiven and saved", so the people only need to be told this great truth that never appears in the Scriptures, Confessions, or even the most mediocre book among the various sects.


  1. One congregation needs a cheap rock band and the defenestration of their pipe organ, and
  2. Another congregation needs purple clergy shirts and a mitre for the bishop, incense, copes, chasubles, birettas, and such.
Biretta - don't leave home without one.