Get Out Of Jail Free Card – Now Official!

It's been brought to my attention that the New and Improved Handbook has an interesting change for the Commission on Adjudication (COA). I've quoted the text in full and bolded the part that should concern every member of LCC. 8.41 Jurisdiction The Commission of Adjudication shall have jurisdiction in the following: a. procedural questions involved in... Continue Reading →

The Sin of Eli

A story from 1 Samuel 2:12-36 Eli's Worthless Sons Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the Lord.The custom of the priests with the people was that when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant would come, while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand, and he would thrust it... Continue Reading →

Commission on Adjudication Plays “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card

Note: All references to Synod documents pertain to the 2014 Handbook that was in effect when these events took place. This article specifically focuses on Synodical Bylaw VIII RECONCILIATION, RESTORATION AND ADJUDICATION. One aspect of the whole CEF situation continues to mystify me is why there hasn't been any disciplinary action. Why hasn't President Bugbee's vaunted... Continue Reading →

Got Soup?

It's always nice to publish good news, and this is something every like not-for-profit LCC church will like - TechSoup Canada operates a "Technology Donation Program" What is a Technology Donation Program? Glad you asked - from the "how it works" page: Intro to the Technology Donations Program We help Canadian nonprofits, charities and libraries achieve... Continue Reading →

Beware the Christian Comedy Club

Something to keep in mind if you ever find yourself trying to figure out if you're in a church or a "christian comedy" club:  I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our... Continue Reading →

Convention Recordings for Everyone

The Canadian Lutheran published the convention proceedings and made them available here which is great step forward in terms of LCC being transparent with its membership. Update 2017-11-08: The livestream event was deleted and the official recordings are no longer available. The copies I downloaded, converted, and stored will remain available.  But what if you don't have... Continue Reading →

And That’s a Wrap!

The 2017 LCC Convention is over, and I'm sorting out what I think about it.  Andreas's blog about the convention's refusal to even talk about CEF mirrors my own thoughts on the matter. I also think once it gets out that the congregations won't get a confirming vote on restructuring they won't be as easily persuaded as... Continue Reading →


In my experience big last minute asks for special treatment or consideration invariably  results in some kind of unpleasant 'gotcha' that would've resulted in declining the request. As such, my personal policy is to turn down these kinds of requests regardless of how good they sound or well-intentioned they may appear to be. This experience... Continue Reading →

Lehmann On Bugbee’s Performance

One of the advantages of becoming old and full of days is that the accolades of man don't matter any more and you can speak your mind with impunity. And when as past-president of LCC you're asked to speak at a convention chaired by your replacement whose performance is just begging for public comment....let's just... Continue Reading →

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