When the government announced a general lockdown ("two weeks to slow the spread" as the US gov't put it) people took it in stride because it's something the government did for our good. When shutdowns continued and brought with it the cessation of in-person services, I read a number of articles discussing pros and cons... Continue Reading →
CEF/DIL: The Wheels of Justice Grind Slowly
It's said that the wheels of justice turn slowly because of how fine they grind. This is a good thing because a just system needs to correctly discern the good from evil so it can protect the good while holding the evil to account. Almost eight months ago in Sept 2019 the ASC settled with... Continue Reading →
Whoever Causes One of These Little Ones Who Believe in Me to Sin….
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary... Continue Reading →
Boz Tchividjian Quote of the Day: July 28, 2019
https://twitter.com/BozT/status/1108754059761209345 or... "It's God's money anyway, why are you mad?"
CEF/DIL: The End of the CCAA Proceeding is Nigh
On Jan 15, 2015 LCC ABC District shocked the Lutheran Church-Canada community when it declared a "sufficient cash flow shortage" and froze all withdrawals from its CEF and then DIL investment funds. District personnel later blamed a "perfect storm" of withdrawals, outstanding loans, and a lack of other investments that could earn money for the... Continue Reading →
LCC Synod Board Issues “Mea Culpa” After Leduc Meeting
After the Leduc meeting the LCC Synod BOD sent the following email to the Western Region LCC members. I've also included an article about the meeting published in the Canadian Lutheran. April 11, 2019 Via E-mail To All West Region Congregations and Pastors, The Board of Directors of Lutheran Church-Canada extended an invitation to the... Continue Reading →
LCC Board of Directors Wants to Hear From You / Part 1
Recently the LCC Synod Board chair sent out the following "request for comments" asking the membership to "share with the Board" their thoughts and opinions on various questions. This is the original solicitation: National -BOD “Town Hall” Meeting - As part of the Board of Directors meeting in April at Leduc, Alberta, congregations of Lutheran Church—Canada... Continue Reading →