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Was John Tietjen Right?

Of course not. The man was a heretic, and his removal was necessary for the continued faithfulness of the church. But even a stopped clock is right twice a day. If Caiaphas in his office could be used to prophecy … Continue reading

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TTMBO, ACELC, and the 44

When serving at my first parish, I was privileged to be a part of the Northern Illinois Confessional Lutherans. In 2001, in response to certain events, the NICL produced and published a brief statement regarding prayer and fellowship. It was … Continue reading

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Sasse Class

I did a continuing education class last week on Herman Sasse, taught by the amazing John Pless. It was wonderful. The pure word of God, raining down on me for a whole week with practically no interruptions. I never realized … Continue reading

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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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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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