Latest Articles: Religion
Delegates elect CUS board members; university and seminary regents
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:23:37 by Charles_Byrd
On Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3, at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS), delegates elected 22 pastors, commissioned ministers and laypeople to fill seats on the Concordia University System Board of Directors, as well as on the boards of regents for the Concordia universities and seminaries. Floor Committee 13 Chairman Rev. Scott C. Sailer, president of the LCMS South Dakota District, presented the slate of candidates for each position. Click for Full Text!
Convention encourages in-person worship, recognizes 50th anniversary of ‘Walkout’
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:14:58 by Charles_Byrd
On Thursday, Aug. 3, the final morning of business at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS), convention delegates considered and passed six resolutions presented by Floor Committee (FC) 4 on Life Together. Resolution 4-01A, To Commend and Encourage Continued Use of The Koinonia Project and Give Thanks to God for the Sainted Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller, Jr., encourages the continued use of Koinonia reconciliation resources and ongoing training in biblical reconciliation. The resolution also gives thanks for the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., who passed away in 2020. Mueller wrote and implemented the Koinonia resources and served six ...
Delegates adopt multiple resolutions on church and culture
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:13:21 by Charles_Byrd
On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Floor Committee (FC) 11 on Church and Culture presented a slate of resolutions on a variety of topics to the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS). All were adopted. The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod has spoken against racism 36 times in convention, beginning in 1956, said LCMS Montana District President Rev. Terry Forke, who also served as chairman of FC 11. He acknowledged the ongoing reality of racism: Have we conquered it in our midst? No. Have we said all or done that we could? No. Do we have opportunities to do more? Yes. Do we know the forgiveness and power of love in Christ? Yes. Click for Full ...
Convention affirms closed Communion and biblical sexuality
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:09:07 by Charles_Byrd
On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Floor Committee (FC) 5 on Theology and Church Relations resolved its remaining business at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS). The slate of resolutions provided guidance regarding the Lords Supper, Lutheran education and the use of technology in the church. Resolutions 5-09 and 5-15 dealt with different aspects of the Lords Supper. The former resolution re-affirms the LCMS historic position regarding close(d) Communion, the latter the reverential administration. Click for Full Text!
‘The Gospel is at stake’: Pohjola and Räsänen address LCMS convention
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:06:05 by Charles_Byrd
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland, and Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish Parliament, addressed the convention, recounting their experience being prosecuted in the Finnish courts for confessing biblical truth. Räsänen described how in 2019, after the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland came out with official support of a Pride event, she posted a Tweet sharing text from Romans and questioning the leaders of the national church body for contradicting the testimony of ...
Seminary presidents encourage residential seminary education
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:04:09 by Charles_Byrd
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast Jr., president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Egger, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL), delivered consecutive and congruent essays commending residential seminary education to the Synod as the historical and faithful model for training servants for ministry to the church and world. Rasts essay, The Biblical and Reformation Heritage of LCMS Pastoral Education, began with Luthers admonition to be alert, study, keep on reading! Truly you cannot read too much in the Scripture; and what you read, you cannot understand too well; and what you understand, you ...
OIM presentations highlight three-fold approach to mission work
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:02:36 by Charles_Byrd
On Sunday, July 30, the Rev. Geraldo Walmir Schüler, president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil, reminded delegates to the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS) of another convention long ago: the convention of 1899, when the LCMS first considered a request to send a missionary to Brazil. A year later, in 1900, a missionary arrived in Brazil, and from his efforts, a thriving church body has grown that now partners with the LCMS through the Alliance Missionary Program. We want to express our gratitude to God for having given us His only Son to be our Savior, dying on our behalf on the cross of Calvary, and we also want to express ...
Convention approves revision of university and college bylaws
Post Date: 2023-08-05 03:00:28 by Charles_Byrd
On Aug. 2, 88% of the delegates at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS) voted to adopt Resolution 7-04B, To Revise Bylaws to Revisit and Renew Relationship of Colleges and Universities with the Synod. This extensive resolution, spanning some 25 pages in the Aug. 1 edition of Todays Business, is the product of four years of work demanded by 2019 Res. 7-03, passed at the 67th Regular Convention in Tampa. Floor Committee (FC) 7 Chairman Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray introduced the discussion of Res. 7-04B by asking the five Concordia University System (CUS) presidents to stand. We are delighted to have those faithful leaders here ...
International church leaders gather at convention for first Church Relations forum
Post Date: 2023-08-05 02:57:48 by Charles_Byrd
As delegates to the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) conducted the Synods business, more than 40 international guests participated in their own event down the hall. This was the first International Church Relations Forum organized by LCMS Church Relations at an LCMS convention. The four-day event had its own daily schedule, which included worship, a theological presentation and significant time for discussion. Presentations delved into unity in Christ and confession; unity in the church through the Christ Child/pro-life efforts; unity in the way of worship; and the proclamation of Christ crucified as the key for the churchs unity in ...
Delegates unanimously pass three resolutions on mercy
Post Date: 2023-08-05 02:50:19 by Charles_Byrd
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the third day of business at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS), delegates adopted three more resolutions presented by Floor Committee (FC) 3 on Mercy. All resolutions were passed unanimously by voice vote. LCMS Minnesota North District President Rev. Brady Finnern, FC 3 chairman, introduced the committees business by reminding the delegates of the words of the Kyrie: Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Click for Full Text!
Douglas J. Moo: ‘Creation Care’ Is A Form Of ‘Biblical Social Justice ‘+Loving Others is Using Less Air Conditioner
Post Date: 2023-08-04 01:32:49 by Charles_Byrd
Douglas J. Moo is a prominent biblical scholar and theologian. The author of Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World, he recently retired as the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. Before this, he spent decades at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also served as chair of the New Testament Department, editor of Trinity Journal, and director of the Ph.D. program in Biblical and Theological Studies. Hes written extensive commentaries on the New Testament and was the chair of the Committee on Bible Translation, which produces the NIV and its variants. During a June 2023 event at Denver Seminary titled The Gospel ...
Falwell Jr. Sues Liberty University, Alleging Trademark Infringement
Post Date: 2023-08-01 22:37:25 by Charles_Byrd
Jerry Falwell Jr., the former president of Liberty University, is suing the school, arguing administrators are committing trademark infringement by using the late Jerry Falwell Sr.s likeness without consulting with the family. Click for Full Text!
200+ Foster Teens Age out of Arkansas State Care Every Year: Ministry Aims to Help Them Transition to Adulthood
Post Date: 2023-07-30 01:55:37 by Charles_Byrd
Eric and Kara Gilmore, who served as houseparents at a local group home in Arkansas, knew they had to do something after they watched in disbelief as one of the young women they had cared for was kicked out of foster care the day after her 18th birthday. Click for Full Text!
Prominent Unrepentant Gay Man from SBC Church Plugs His Gay Bible Study’s Good Deeds
Post Date: 2023-07-28 19:57:47 by Charles_Byrd
First Baptist Church Orlando is a 14,000-member Southern Baptist megachurch led by David Uth that continues its quest to brazenly and flagrantly violate scripture. Years ago they infamously offered a full- blown ecumenical statement devoid of any Gospel truth and antithetical to the teachings of scripture by highlighting how many illegal immigrants, pro-choice democrats, and LGBTQ folk were serving in his church. Last year they knowingly baptized Joe Mills, an out-and-out gay, unrepentant gay man, who is married to his husband and has been leading a small group of FBCO congregants in a bible study for the past few years, with the knowledge of Pastor ...
TGC/LifeWay Lady-Preacher Says Christians Should Affirm Some Marxist Slogans to Truly Be Christian
Post Date: 2023-07-28 02:07:41 by Charles_Byrd
A prominent LGBTQ activist that TGC relentlessly promotes is Rebecca McLaughlin. McLaughlin, herself, openly admits that she is romantically attracted to other women. During this presentation at The Gospel Coalition, she states, Ive been romantically attracted to women since childhood, and if I were not a Christian Id likely be married to a woman, not a man. Click for Full Text!
CNN panelist Scott Jennings calls out VP Kamala Harris over 'completely made up' Florida slavery curriculum claim
Post Date: 2023-07-28 01:01:23 by Charles_Byrd
A CNN Republican commentator has condemned Kamala Harris for speaking out against Florida's new school curriculum, saying her anger at the course discussing how slaves 'benefitted' was misguided and calling the scandal 'fabricated.' Harris was in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday and condemned the new curriculum, which was unveiled on July 19. Click for Full Text!
Nahum: An Overview
Post Date: 2023-07-28 00:55:59 by Charles_Byrd
Nahum is a book of comfort for those who trust in the LORD. God is portrayed as a warrior who will fight for His people, but He is also as an avenging God who does not tolerate wickedness. The following is adapted from Lutheran Bible Companion. Click for Full Text!
Bethel Church Teams Up With Roman Catholics for ‘World Evangelism’ and to ‘Bring the Gospel’ to Every Person
Post Date: 2023-07-26 23:11:42 by Charles_Byrd
No ones ever accused Bethel Church of having great theology and discerning spirit, and this was no more evident by leader Bill Johnson promoting and raising funds for The Change, an ecumenical event for World Catholic Youth Days in Lisbon, Portugal, he describes as an unprecedented opportunity for Protestants and Catholics to work together in evangelism. Click for Full Text!
Pope Tells Transgender Person: ‘God Loves Us As We Are’
Post Date: 2023-07-26 23:07:55 by Charles_Byrd
Pope Francis has told a young transgender person that God loves us as we are, continuing his unbridled attempts to normalize th LGBTQ agenda within the Roman Catholic Church. While there is no such thing as a good pope, since they are the head of an evil and wicked heterodox church, Francis has been particularly noxious and vexatious, doing things like affirming the faith of Joe Biden and saying he would never refuse him communion because the Presidents love for abortion is between him and God, endorsing civil unions for gay couples, appointing multiple pro-choice people to his pro-life organization, asking pagans to send him good vibes, appointing ...
Post Date: 2023-07-26 22:45:52 by Charles_Byrd
Do 90% of Muslims who convert to Christianity eventually revert to Islam? This claim resurfaces occasionally among Christian missiologists studying the evangelization of Muslims, including John Spans 2020 article entitled: Reversion: Why do Christian converts from Islam return to their old religion? What can be done to prevent it? Click for Full Text!
New Covenant Missions Equips Native Church Leaders in ‘Tension Belt’ Area of Africa
Post Date: 2023-07-25 21:01:17 by Charles_Byrd
After visiting an Ethiopian pastor he had met in the United States, Mike Stemm founded New Covenant Missions (NCM) in 2001 to help churches in the country be less dependent on foreign resources. Click for Full Text!
Bible Print Shop Ministry Celebrates 50 Years and 226 Million Copies of Scripture
Post Date: 2023-07-25 20:37:09 by Charles_Byrd
This month, Bible printing ministry Bearing Precious Seed (BPS) celebrates 50 years of printing and sending Scripture worldwide. Click for Full Text!
Texas Baptists Adopt Statement Affirming Women in ‘Ministerial’ Roles
Post Date: 2023-07-25 20:09:00 by Charles_Byrd
A month after Southern Baptists confirmed the expulsion of churches from their denomination for allowing women in pastoral roles, the Baptist General Convention of Texas adopted a statement on Tuesday (July 18) urging its staff to continue to affirm women in ministerial and leadership roles. Click for Full Text!
Captured on Film! Is This The Fakest Leg Lengthening Miracle of All Time, or THE MOST REAL!?
Post Date: 2023-07-25 00:10:33 by Charles_Byrd
Daniel Adams is the cringiest deliverance minister on the internet, rendering men and women flush with second-hand embarrassment while he works his charismatic dark arts and staged performances. Click for Full Text!
Disgraced Pastor James MacDonald Responds to His Felony Assault Charges: ‘I Blacked Out’
Post Date: 2023-07-25 00:02:56 by Charles_Byrd
Disgraced former Harvest Church pastor James MacDonald has offered some insights into an incident that saw him arrested and charged with felony battery and assault after allegedly attacking a woman in a road rage incident four months ago, claiming that she was the aggressor, not him, and that he blacked out during their interaction. Click for Full Text!
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