Lutheran Zionism

Why Seminex – Lutheran Zionism Editor: The divisions within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) predated The New Orleans Convention and the events leading up to Seminex. Eugene Brueggemann, digs deeply into the history of the church body, naming names, delineating theology, pointing out the politics, and expresses his love, admiration, and dismay to what…
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On the Corner of Insurgentes and Reforma

Lee Precup If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  –Romans 10:9-10 Many years…
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Confessionex

Christ Seminary – Seminex The LCMS Confessing Movement in Exile Pastor Tom Hahn, Christ Seminary – Seminex, Class of 1978 Tom Hahn was at the Senior College at the beginning of Seminex. After his ordination in 1978 he served several congregations in Alberta, Canada and Wisconsin.  Still active in ministry, he reflects here on decisions made…
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The Testimony of the Spirit

Pr. F. Dean Lueking, Pastor Grace Lutheran Church River Forest, Ill. Text: Romans 10:10 Trinity V July 22, 1973   “For a man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.”   From the Heart I begin this sermon by doing what the text says…
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The Lamb Is Our Shepherd!

Pr. Dale Krueger “After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. {10} They cried out in a loud voice, saying,  “Salvation…
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Our Children’s Church Conference 2015

For a brochure and registration form for the “Our Children’s Church Conference” (August 2-4, 2015), click on this link: Our Children’s Church   For just the registration form, click on this link: Registration Form

The Turns in Ministry through Seminex

Bob Stuenkel Editor’s Note: Few events have shaped Lutheranism in America more than those connected with Seminex whose 40th anniversary is being observed this year. Prior to that time incremental steps were being taken to foster Lutheran unity in the nation.  Under the Lutheran Council (LCUSA) campus ministers across the country worked and worshipped together. …
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In Response to the CCM Opinion of July 3, 2014

Pr. Joel Nickel Joel Nickel is a pastor in the NW District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  He is well known  in the area for his ecclesiastical art.  In this article he addresses the ruling of the Committee on Constitutional Matters (CCM) which is printed after his response.   This scholastically reasoned opinion effectively elevates…
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Diaconate: The Biblical Basis for the Ministry of Deacons

Norm Metzler *Dr. Norm Metzler taught  Systematic theology and Ethics at Concordia University  in Portland Oregon.  He recently served a vacancy at a congregation where he worked with a deacon in training to complete his program and get licensed by the district.  The deacon then was contracted to serve a vacancy at a neighboring congregation which…
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DIAKONIA

Accessing the Work of John Collins for Current LCMS Discussions[1] By Richard Gahl Whenever an ecclesiastical office is discussed in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod it is customary to turn to Scripture to ascertain if/how such an office or function is described.  The intent of this essay is to bring to the discussion some recent findings…
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