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Category: Editorial

Gnosticism

Written by James Albrecht | July, 2020
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“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail.” A similar thing could be said of Gnosticism. If you understand what Gnosticism is and how it works, you will see Gnosticism wherever you look. “Gnostic,” comes from the Greek word gnosis, which means knowledge. More specifically, it refers to experiential […] Read More

God-Given Rights and Responsibilities During the Pandemic

Written by Bruce Naumann | June, 2020
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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS ­­— COVID-19 PANDEMIC The following was written by Pastor Bruce Naumann as a response to a request posted on an online forum frequented by CLC members. Dear Christian Friends, I’ve been asked to provide some brief comments concerning our government’s instructions, during this time of preventing the spread of […] Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (DECISION THEOLOGY) Passages that will help you respond when people say… These statements and others like them are examples of what is broadly termed “decision theology.” Decision theology is taught in many denominations. It is frequently encountered in Christian literature and in conversations with other Christians. What can you do […] Read More

The ELCA and Bankrupt Lutheranism

Written by Paul Fleischer | November, 2014
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By Pastor Paul Fleischer, July 1989 An acquaintance regularly passes along to us The Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We peruse its contents, since we are not unconcerned about what is being said (written) and done in “mainstream” Lutheranism. The contents of the magazine are indicative to us of […] Read More

The ELCA and ‘Easy’ Lutheranism*

Written by Paul Fleischer | November, 2014
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Not long after retiring and relocating to another city, this writer had a backyard “over the fence” (literally) get-acquainted visit with a next-door neighbor. Upon my mentioning that I was a retired Lutheran minister, the friendly chat quickly turned to the subject of religion. And when I noted that I was a long-time member of […] Read More

MARRIAGE PERSPECTIVES (Bible/Christian style)

Written by Paul Fleischer | April, 2014
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The national (liberal/progressive) narrative increasingly bad-mouths “old-fashioned traditional” man/woman marriage as being stodgy and dull—while promoting the new relationship excitement between people of the same sex “uniting” in marriage. Just this week we learn that Chevrolet is using the Olympic games to promote a pro-gay platform, thus “helping drive the crusade to normalize two men […] Read More

“Pet Blessings”

Written by Paul Fleischer | January, 2013
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While traveling the city recently, we noticed a local Lutheran Church (ELCA) bulletin board advertising an up-coming Sunday as “Pet Blessing Sunday” in/at their church. Read More

“…Real Ghouls”?!

Written by Paul Fleischer | January, 2013
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To our considerable interest, an article touching on pet blessings recently appeared in WORLD Read More

Leave It Better

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | January, 2013
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Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a exciting new movement being promoted by students at the school. The aim of the new movement is to provide a way for an organized group of students to show their thanks to the Lord for their Christian training by “leaving the school better […] Read More

475th Anniversary of the SMALCALD ARTICLES

Written by Paul Fleischer | March, 2012
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“…The Word of God shall establish articles of faith and no one else, not even an angel.” (Luther, SA, Part II, Art. II) A Closer Look at the Smalcald Articles (SA) (First of Three) 1. Establishing our “Confessional” Identity The plan is to use valuable space in our little magazine, beginning next month, with a […] Read More