Category Archives: LCMS 2007 Convention

Other Issues from Issues Etc.

Several people have sent the following response of Mollie Ziegler Hemingway to President Kieschnick’s “letter to the editor.”  Here is my reaction.

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Radio Shows Go Mercy Stays & Politics Rules the World

 Several members sent me Radio Silence by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway in the March 28 Wall Street Journal.  Here is what troubles me:

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Give me those nice bright colors

Here is my latest attempt to view the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in the best light possible.  It comes from the realm of photography, digital photography to be precise.   Have you noticed how common freaky pictures of celebrities are?  … Continue reading

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The Principle of Authority

Find out the principle of authority for a group and you’ve found out what is at the rock-bottom of their belief system. In truth, denominations tolerate a wide range of beliefs as long as what you believe doesn’t compromise their … Continue reading

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Closed Communion

Once again the LCMS in convention reaffirmed the doctrine of closed Communion.  Oops.  I forgot the president of the LCMS has determined that there is no “doctrine” of closed Communion.  There is only the practice of closed Communion as opposed … Continue reading

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A Response to a CTCR Response

August 14, 2007 The Commission on Theology and Church Relations The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod 1333 South Kirkwood Road St. Louis, MO 63122-7295 Dear Commission: Thank you for your letter of February 15, 2007 and the copy of “CTCR … Continue reading

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To Establish a Specific Ministry Pastor Program

Our Synod in convention resolved to establish a Specific Ministry Pastor Program with resolution 5-01b. This is how it was reported through my district. “This program allows for alternate programs to become ordained as a pastor. Members of both seminary … Continue reading

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Where are You Michael Moore?

I’m no fan of Mr. Moore but his iconoclastic ways with institutionalism might be helpful for these latter days of the Lutheran Church – Misery (Oops that’s a typo, or is it?) Synod. Did anyone else find it strange that … Continue reading

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LCMS 2007 Convention – Well Done Good And Faithful Servants

Faithful pastors, whether delegates or not, who submitted or tried to submit godly resolutions to the 2007 LCMS convention are to be commended. They did all they could to turn the good ship Missouri. Because she didn’t turn doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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