Monthly Archives: February 2014

Seminex: Final Thoughts

Historically, when the church gathers together in a council or synod, each congregation receives a vote through the pastor. This is not to say that the laity are not important. The pastor is the one who spends his days and … Continue reading

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Seminex: Aftermath and Warnings

One of the lessons of Seminex – and for that matter any false teaching – is that the peddlers of new theologies will couch their new theology in old language. So, the Seminex crowd tried to pass off historical criticism … Continue reading

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Narrow the Path, and Few Find it

Later, there would be a parting of the ways. Discord, anger, bitterness, charges of false doctrine, and even lawsuits. But on February 19, 1974, these five men stood united, faithfully at their posts, refusing to bend for their long-time colleagues … Continue reading

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A Fable

Two school administrators were talking. One was very sad and confused. “What seems to be the problem?” said his friend. “We’re having a problem at my school.” “Tell me what it is, maybe I an help.” “Ok,” replied the first. … Continue reading

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Seminex: A Retrospective

Reading and listening to the Seminex generation describe their struggles in the church over what they termed “The New Hermeneutic” (and which their opponents called “Gospel reductionism”) one thing becomes obvious.  They considered themselves theological liberators, fighting to throw off … Continue reading

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Five Votes

I spent the day in Cheyenne, testifying before the House Judicial Committee. I learned a lot about how the political system actually works. For those who have seen House of Cards, that’s probably not too far off. It’s ugly. It’s … Continue reading

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Remarks to the Wyoming Legislature

The Wyoming legislature is considering a bill (HB0077) that would help insure that students in Wyoming are guaranteed their religious liberties while at school. These are the remarks I made at the committee hearing: The First Amendment guarantees that government … Continue reading

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Seminex-a-palooza

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of the “death” of Concordia Seminary. Forty years ago this week, the brave souls who dared to defy the authority of the nefarious Preus brothers bravely called every network news station in Saint Louis, … Continue reading

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Too Far?

Since Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is no longer just “for Lutherans”, but has been broadened to include other faiths as well, I was thinking of ways to help them market their product to non-Lutherans.  As they move away from their … Continue reading

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Thrivent: Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence

Unless you are 1) Not Lutheran or 2) Have been living under a rock. In a cave. On Mars. With your fingers in your ear, you probably have heard of the kerfuffle that Thrivent started by 1) Funding Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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