"In recent years, scientists have started to realise that the brains of women on the pill look fundamentally different. Compared to women who aren’t taking hormones, some regions of their brains seem to be more typically ‘male’." Well, duh, when you mess with God’s creation and commands, it’s not going to go well. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180822-the-birth-control-pill-can-have-male-side-effects
friendship with the world is enmity with God. https://religionnews.com/2018/08/29/new-poll-finds-even-religious-americans-feel-the-good-vibrations/
Oh, I forgot. Since there’s no Bible verse that explicitly says that girls aren’t allowed to ruin male athletics, while getting smashed by 250 pound lineman, it would be totally wrong for anyone to say anything about this. Why can’t these pathetic fathers just tell their daughters "No"? https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/theyre-her-bros/
More Science Denialism: Brown U. Puts Kibosh on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria Study http://www.unz.com/isteve/more-science-denialism-brown-u-kiboshes-rapid-onset-gender-dysphoria-study/
4 new Bloggers added to resurgent Gottesdienst. https://www.gottesdienst.org/gottesblog/2018/8/27/more-gottesblogging
The church is "shocked and grieved," but apparently not angered because of the sin. Wow.
A sad ending indeed
So…the bishop spends his days getting his millions from the church, and then the family who benefited from these millions turns around and condemns the church for following the law…precious!
CORRECTION FROM INITIAL POST – Salem is not LCMS but ELCA.
I believe this article is the example in the dictionary that you see when you look up the word "self-serving". https://www.tullian.net/articles/how-can-i-keep-from-singing
Science confirms what those of us reading the Bible already knew about busy bodies who run all around creation doing everything except what God called them to do: "But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." https://news.yale.edu/2018/08/23/do-gooders-dont-do-so-good-when-it-comes-dates
Science confirms what those of us reading the Bible already knew about busy bodies who run all around creation doing everything except what God called them to do: "But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."
Why not? If you have comfort critters, you have no worries. http://devotions.lccharities.org/
A very clarifying, and needed, post on the Roman Church’s recent abuse scandal, disgraced former pastors Tullian Tchividjian and Chad Bird, and the proper fruits of repentance. https://www.gottesdienst.org/gottesblog/2018/8/22/real-sin-real-forgiveness-real-faith-real-fruits-of-repentance
Why does the LCMS have anything to do with such an openly partisan political lobbying group that makes huge amounts of money in the refugee racket…paid for by US taxpayers?!? https://www.lirs.org/refugee-resettlement
Maybe the Catholic Bishops should first deal with all the predators they allowed to harm so many children and families before they start trying to solve global problems on the backs of US taxpayers. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/us-catholic-bishops-launch-campaign-to-pressure-trump-to-admit-large-number-of-refugees/
Why name "clericalism", when the condemnation that need to spoken should be against pedophilia, monasticism, and illegal and immoral cover-ups. It is always tempting to emphasize the communal nature of problems when getting specific is uncomfortable. Anyway, I thought the Roman Church was into the enumeration of sins! Also, no mention of punishment or consequences. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html
I am guessing that the LCMS is not going to file an amicus brief in defense of these folks. Let’s just be honest about it: First Commandment > First Amendment https://newschannel9.com/news/offbeat/hundreds-expected-at-satanic-temple-rally-at-ark-capitol-senator-rapert-responds
They should try: "Anti-Trinitarian Cultists" — at least they’d have truth in advertising going for them. https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/17/us/mormon-church-name-trnd/index.html
That’s fine with me. Let the dead bury the dead. https://ilc-online.org/2018/08/01/lwf-unilaterally-suspends-regular-meetings-with-the-ilc/
Murderous Turk as Luther called them. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/world/middleeast/syria-isis-assyrian-christians.html
The level of systemic cover up, toleration, and furtherance of such evil should remind us of the historic link between monasticism and the Antichrist (see also Daniel 11:36-39). https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/08/14/pennsylvania-diocese-sex-abuse-grand-jury-report-released/
Maybe he pulled this switcheroo because he was worried that quite a few of his underlings would be slotted for this very appropriate penalty due to their perverse predation of children. https://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2018/08/08/pope_francis_and_the_death_penalty_110198.html
More evidence that compromise with anti-Christian Leftists is a foolish strategy. https://pjmedia.com/faith/christian-baker-again-under-fire-for-refusing-transgender-cake-despite-supreme-court-win/
Appealing to the baddies to play fair is something astoundingly pathetic to watch. Why do people insist on bowing to the god of being NICE at all costs? http://lutherancore.website/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/LETTER-TO-BISHOP-EATON-JULY-2018.pdf
The future belongs to those who show up for it. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11644660/Germany-dominance-over-as-demographic-crunch-worsens.html
Walther did not rely on his own strength and personality to carry the day. https://www.gottesdienst.org/gottesblog/2018/8/13/we-refuse-from-our-1st-synod-president
That’s a good amount of money. http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/13/missouri-attorney-general-lutheran/
“Celebrity pastors cannot possibly be good shepherds to their people. Attractional worship is only entertainment, nothing more. A fast food version of Jesus can never be the real version of Jesus. The church growth movement leads to a bloated, unhealthy body of people who don’t really understand what they’ve signed up for. Capitalism does not hold the keys to evangelism. The Pastor as CEO idea will always fail, often with far-reaching, disastrous results. Big churches are not good role models for the rest of our churches. In fact, their methods will ruin us, too, if we’re not careful.”