An interesting tidbit from the ABC District Convention Workbook is the section CONGREGATIONS/PREACHING STATIONS THAT LEFT LUTEHRAN CHURCH – CANADA The East Kootenay Parish – Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elkford, BC; Trinity Lutheran Church, Fernie, BC; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kimberly, BC; Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Cranbrook, BC; St. Peter’s Lutheran Mission, Invermere, BC – Voluntarily... Continue Reading →
I'm reposting a Christmas article I wrote a year ago because it's as applicable today as it was then. Wishing all my readers a blessed Christmas in the knowledge of the reason for our Lord's coming! ANO In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when... Continue Reading →
Or, should I say "tweets of the day"? Good stuff. https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/1075866218572251136 https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/1075866219465576452 https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/1075866220493238273 ...which is why I use a pseudonym - you can't privately oppress what you cannot find. https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/1075866221885698050 ...and if I ever find myself in a meeting to "discuss" purported "issues of concern" I'm recording it in the off-chance it turns out to... Continue Reading →
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 If there's one lesson I repeatedly learn... Continue Reading →
If there's one thing that's puzzled me the most about the CEF disaster, it's Synod's reaction to it. Why is this problem being so studiously ignored? Why is confession and absolution being prescribed as the universal answer while the house-cleaning LCC so desperately needs has completely failed to materialize? Recently I came across an article... Continue Reading →
The dollar costs of the CEF / DIL collapse are pretty well known - the DIL investors got ~80% of their deposits back in "relatively" short order while the CEF depositors with less than $5K got all their money back and - on average - the larger depositors got ~18% of their funds back with... Continue Reading →
A little reminder to anyone that thinks pushing past bad acts under the carpet and refusing to talk about it means the church can go back to "business as usual"...
When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing... Continue Reading →