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The Gospel According to the Lutheran Hour: "You're Fired" by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-25 14:28
(Or: "Human Resources Seeks A More Convenient Savior") The Lutheran Hour loves Jesus so much they fired their own Speaker for telling the truth about Him.
Do You Really Want a Mail Order Pastor? by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-13 18:44
Distance Education, Distant Doctrine, Distant Church, Soi Disant Pastors: Distance education is becoming a crowded field, and now even churches and their seminaries are getting into the act. But the very things that make distance education appealing might be the same things that make it disastrous for pastoral education.
A (Partial) Solution to the Missouri Synod's Current Fellowship Debate by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-25 16:50
Let the healing begin! Here's a way to affirm both the historic doctrine and practice of the church and District President David Benke.
Who was Martin Niemoller, and why does Congressman Ackerman think he's David Benke? by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-13 23:16
Imagine if you will that one group of Christians, in order to fit in and to assimilate into the national political culture, decide to compromise their doctrine and practice in order to be more accessible and popular to the prevailing political winds. When the opportunity for confession is thrust upon them, they decide to come together in large mass gatherings, and pretend that their participation in this event does not compromise their individual confession, even after they have sworn to uphold the doctrine and practice of their Church. Now image another group of Christians, who are not willing to abondon the form or content of the historic faith, who resist efforts by the state and the popular culture to change their doctrine and practice, and who insist that those who belong to their Church also support the Church's doctrine. Could this be Nazi Germany, or the old Soviet Russia? Perhaps, but both groups today are in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and thanks to the wonderful alchemy of modern liberal rhetoric, the first group accuses the second group of being Nazis. But history tells us that these new advocates of accommodating state ideology into the church are definitely in the Twilight Zone.
Roe v. Wade as Sacred Text: A Preface and Commentary (Part 1 of 3) by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-25 17:09
Each side on the abortion debate has their own sacred text, and the Bible isn't one of them. The two opposing texts are the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade and the United States Constitution. (Editors Note: Three separate articles make up this treatment of the 1973 Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade: Part 1 is Roe v. Wade as Sacred Text: A Preface and Commentary Part 2 is Roe v. Wade, the Majority Opinion Commented Part 3 is Roe v. Wade, the Rhenquist Dissent Commented Parts 2 and 3 are a work in progress, with comments being added on a regular basis.)
Roe v. Wade, the Rehnquist Dissent Commented (Part 3 of 3) by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-21 01:39
Justice Rehnquist wonders why the majority seems so willing to make up the law (that is, to legislate) instead of dealing with the narrow matter in question. And if so, why bother to have elections and legislative assemblies at all?
Roe v. Wade, the Majority Opinion Commented (Part 2 of 3) by GW Bynum — last modified 2006-11-21 00:37
The simple reader considers the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, and marvels that just about anything can be justified as a right if one sticks one's head far enough up the penumbra. The simple reader also wishes that someone would use the Jaws of Life to extract the justices from that predicament. Editors Note: Three separate articles make up this treatment of the 1973 Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade: Part 1 is Roe v. Wade as Sacred Text: A Preface and Commentary Part 2 is Roe v. Wade, the Majority Opinion Commented Part 3 is Roe v. Wade, the Rhenquist Dissent Commented Parts 2 and 3 are a work in progress, with comments being added on a regular basis.
Lutheran Orthodoxy and Its Discontents, Part 1: Some Recent History by GW Bynum — last modified 2009-11-19 22:56
The Summer of 2007 saw two churches, the American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC) and the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) agree to Altar and Pulpit Fellowship. Are these two churches passing each other as they move in opposite directions toward and away from orthodoxy and enthusiasm? <br /> <br /> Note: This article was originally written prior to the 2006 convention of the American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC), and the 2007 Convention of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). The author is the former Academic Dean of the AALC's seminary, which is now housed at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. It is given here with some slight updating and revisions.
"No, no, it's not about the money..." but The Board of Directors is selling KFUO-FM, "Classic 99", anyway. by GW Bynum — last modified 2009-11-19 12:48
Have you noticed that when you see the phrase "It's not about the money..." it is almost always about the money? The Board of Directors of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod has voted to sell KFUO-FM, otherwise known as Classic 99, for 26 million (18 million plus interest), to Joy FM, a station that broadcasts "Christian Contemporary Music" and which already has two FM frequencies in the Saint Louis area. But if it's not about the money, why sell an asset that is valuable and difficult to replace?
Petition to Deny Filed with the FCC on sale of 99.1, KFUO FM by GW Bynum — last modified 2009-12-01 22:22
The decision of the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (or, more correctly, a committee to which sole authority was delegated) to sell the FM licence for KFUO has generated a lot of attention. Many individuals and organisations both within and without the church are opposed. This was sent to the FCC in support of the Petitions to Deny and Objections by the author.
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