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

Friday, October 7, 2016

The LCMS Has Two Debtors' Prisons - Ft. Wayne and St. Louis. 2012 Post
How Many Blogs Have Featured This Disgrace?

Missouri just spent a zillion dollars changing their logo to royal blue.

bruce-church ( has left a new comment on your post "Reprise - Zion Mourns in Fear and Anguish. I Heard...":

Hmmm. Let's see. A LCMS member calls you to commiserate, AND you post a bio of hymnist who lost all his worldly possessions. I'd say there's a good possibility that this is a seminary student who was told after his vicar year that he won't be receiving a call, and he up to his eyeballs in student loans from Concordia U and seminary. I refer to the reader back to this Icha-post:

SP Harrison welcomes new student to debtors'  prison:

See also:


GJ - Wrong on all counts, BC, but you gave me a chance to post the new LCMS logo.

The layman I mentioned has always stood up for sound doctrine. He is deeply disappointed in the clergy.

Welcome to Debtors' Prison - Many Arrive - No One Escapes

Obama Relies on Debt Collectors Profiting From Student Loan Woe:

With $67 billion of student loans in default, the Education Department is turning to an army of private debt-collection companies to put the squeeze on borrowers. Working on commissions that totaled about $1 billion last year, these government contractors face growing complaints that they are violating federal laws by insisting on stiff payments, even when borrowers’ incomes make them eligible for leniency.

‘Boiler Room’
Education Department contracts -- featuring commissions of as much as 20 percent of recoveries -- encourage collectors to insist on high payments. Former debt collectors said they worked in a “boiler-room” environment, where they could earn bonuses of thousands of dollars a month, restaurant gift cards and even trips to foreign resorts if they collected enough from borrowers.

Within the past 17 months, three companies working for the Education Department -- including one that is majority owned by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s private-equity arm -- settled federal or state allegations of abusive debt collections. 

Debt-collection companies helped the Education Department recover $11.3 billion in defaulted loans during the year ended Sept. 30. The agency projects it will collect 85 cents on every dollar that defaults, factoring in collection costs and the time-value of money.


Welcome to the Church-Run Debtors' Prison

Last thing I remember, I was 
Running for the door. 
I had to find the passage back 
To the place I was before. 
"Relax, " said the night man, 
"We are programmed to receive. 
You can check-out any time you like, 
But you can never leave! "

Nobody starves in the Harrison administration.


Walther Became a Pastor After a Four-Year Rationalistic Degree from Leipzig and Cell Group Revelations.
Now It Takes Eight Years.

Ichabod Had the Scoop on the Seminary Tuition Scandal

bruce-church ( has left a new comment on your post "Walther Became a Pastor After a Four-Year Rational...":

Here are some of the more memorable LCMS seminary cost posts, which sketch excludes many minor posts and comics:

Fake Pastoral Shortage in the LCMS, Friday, August 8, 2008

Maybe Because Bruce Church Told the Truth about Sky-High Tuition and the 600 Empty Parish Lie, 9 Sep 2010:

The Seminary Question, 14 Sep 2010

The Boomers Got Their Cheap Seminary Education, Only To Stick the Next Generations with Harvard Costs and Mudville Quality, Saturday, October 2, 2010:

LCMS Seminary Costs, 28 Dec 2010

Lutheran Seminary Fraud: Students Are Bankrupting Themselves To Provide an Easy Living for the Profs. "No Call for You" Threat Stifles Dissent, 16 May 2011

LCMS Seminary Cost Scandal: Fabulous Costs To Support Posh Professor Salaries, September 17, 2011

LCMS Seminaries - Where the Money Is. Ultra High Tuition and Salaries, December 8, 2011

Walther Became a Pastor After a Four-Year Rationalistic Degree from Leipzig and Cell Group Revelations. Now It Takes Eight Years, Feb 13, 2012: 


bruce-church ( has left a new comment on your post "Walther Became a Pastor After a Four-Year Rational...":

Understanding The Costs Of Pastoral Education: Do We Pay Pastors Too Much? April 18th, 2012, by
a Lutheran Brethren Church pastor:

Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America (CLBA):

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren has 123 congregations with about 8,860 baptized members[2] in the United States (114) and Canada (9),

MDiv program at Lutheran Brethren Seminary:

Credit hour cost of $340 on page 22:

Fergus Falls, pop. 13,000:,_Minnesota