A Lutheran Pope?

Editor’s Note: In his recent “missive” to the “2013 convention delegates and other friends” President Harrison indicates that he has appointed a group to develop revisions to the current LCMS procedures for addressing dissent within the church body.  Because Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker was twice found not to be guilty of advocating false doctrine when…
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For the Record

Matthew Becker Back in the spring of 2011 an LCMS pastor forwarded to me an email that he had sent to his district president (English) and the President of the Synod (Pr. Matthew Harrison), but not to my district president (Northwest). In this email the pastor accused me of publicly teaching false doctrine. This individual,…
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An Open Letter to District President Linnemann

Dear President Linnemann, We wish to commend you for following the Synod’s Constitution, Bylaws, and standard operating procedures in the case of Dr. Matthew Becker. We would not know about this case had not the Synod President made it a public matter on January 26 on his personal Facebook page and then later on a…
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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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