Tag Archives: Church

Feed My Lambs

Pr. James Moshier steps “into the ring” to discuss his homily delivered at the 2015 Spring Pastors Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. When the risen Lord Jesus works a great catch of fish and when He instructs Peter to feed His lambs (John 21:1-17), we also receive Jesus’ admonition to pastors to feed the flock through faithful, lifelong catechesis. It might even include something called “liturgical trivia.”

Read Pr. Moshier’s meditation here.

The Three Outposts, part 10 – Conflicts between Church and Home (cont.)

AbrahamsonWe continue discussing the conflicts between the estates of church and home with Pr. Joe Abrahamson. Why do pastors solemnize marriages as “agents of the state”? What place or interest does the church have in weddings and marriage? How does forgiveness take place in the home? What some cautions to hearing the confession of other people?

Read Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study: “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 6 – Church and Home”

Confusion Among Lutherans

Tim WoodWhat happens when the average LCMS pew-dweller, who has a superficial grasp of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, sees some careless “cooperation in externals” by LCMS entities? “Confusion,” says elder Tim Wood. How does our “cooperation in externals” undermine our seeking oneness in doctrine and faith?

Read Tim Wood’s article, “What Does the LCMS Reap by Sowing Confusion Among its Members?”

Read Tim Wood’s article, “Inviting Tullian Tchividjian Gave the Wrong Impression.”

The Three Outposts, part 9 – Conflicts between Church & Home

AbrahamsonIn this installment of our series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we begin discussing areas of overlap and conflict between the three estates. Here we discuss the very real and timely overlaps and conflicts between the estate of the home (family) and the estate of the church.

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study: “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 6 – Church and Home”

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.”