Babylonian Captivity of the Church

The Babylonian Captivity of the Church By Robert Schmidt High sacramental doctrine should make men eager…to provide the sacraments for Christians, and to remove all hindrances which prevent men, anywhere, from using them; but we see those who most glorify the sacraments, glorifying them by external adornment and standing most stoutly for those very things…
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Insiders and Outsiders

By Karen Miller We spend most of our waking hours looking through the lenses in our eyes, but we rarely look at them. Similarly, we look at the world, the Scriptures, the church and each other through the lenses of our attitudes, but unfortunately we rarely examine our attitudes. Not too long ago I heard one pastor…
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Not Our Children’s Church

By Stewart Marshall As a member of synod I am relatively young.  As a pastor, I am part of the largest age group within Synod. I attended my sixth convention this year.  I have been a delegate or observer to the conventions of the Synod since 1998. This was my third time attending as a…
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