The Three Outposts, part 8 – The State

AbrahamsonIn part 8 of our series on “The Three Outposts” (three estates), Pr. Joe Abrahamson gives us the Scriptural teaching on God’s gift of, yes, government. How can government be more than a “necessary evil,” as Thomas Paine said? Is government really a gift from God? (The tax-man too? Seriously?) Why is government necessary, and how do Christians live under a sinful, wicked government?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission, part 5: The State.”

The UnBiblical Removal of Pastors

BJS_JoshuaScheerw100Pr. Joshua Scheer joins us to discuss the sinful and unbiblical removal of pastors from their congregations. What non-Scriptural reasons do some congregations give for removing their pastors from their God-given calls? What are true, Biblical ways in which a pastor may/should be removed from his call? How do the Ten Commandments enlighten us on what’s going on here?

Read Pr. Scheer’s article, “Sinful Removal of Pastors – Let Me Count the Ways…”

Why I Use the Liturgy, part 2 (continued)

BJS_BruceTimmWhat other reasons does Pr. Bruce Timm have for using the Church’s liturgy? How does the liturgy teach the young and sustain the old? Isn’t the liturgy “boring”? And that’s a good thing? How does it unite us in confessing the faith as a synod? (or was it “senate”?) How does using the liturgy help us to “be green,” or environmentally friendly?

Read Pr. Timm’s articles, “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” (Reasons #1-3)

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #4”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #5”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #6”

Look for Pr. Timm’s articles on Reasons 7 – 11 coming soon at steadfastlutherans.org. (What can we say? We’re just ahead of the game in getting Pr. Timm – and the BJS editors – to post his remaining reasons!)

Check our Pr. Timm’s blog, “Bat in the Belfry.”

Why I Use the Liturgy, part 2

BJS_BruceTimmPr. Bruce Timm just had to come back to smack down the hosts – especially Eric! – as he continues discussing his articles titled “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” Did Adam and Eve have the liturgy in the Garden of Eden? What does the book of Leviticus teach us about the Church’s liturgy in our day? What can the book of Acts teach us on using the liturgy?

Read Pr. Timm’s articles, “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” (Reasons #1-3)

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #4”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #5”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #6”

Look for Pr. Timm’s articles on Reasons 7 – 11 coming soon at steadfastlutherans.org. (What can we say? We’re just ahead of the game in getting Pr. Timm – and the BJS editors – to post his remaining reasons!)

Check our Pr. Timm’s blog, “Bat in the Belfry.”