Dear WE: My wife and I visited our LCMS+U church this past Sunday. This is the pastor’s first call since graduating seminary. This congregation had been practicing open communion for many years. This new Pastor expressed to me that he would prefer things become more closed but that as long as the members who are there […]

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Dear WE: I know that the LCMS holds to the confessional position on women’s ordination, i.e. it doesn’t allow it. (I agree with this position). Why then do almost no women wear head coverings anymore? As it is a similar exhortation by St. Paul. Why do we abide by one and not the other? Thanks, […]

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Dear WE: Can you explain what the phrase “Do not boil a goat in its mother’s milk” means? Thanks, M M: What you have there is a reference to one of the many dietary laws in the Old Testament. The idea was specifically this – you don’t cook an animal in its mother’s milk. This […]

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Dear WE: What do you think about holding members of a church accountable for their attendance? I have heard of some Lutheran pastors who actually drops someone’s membership in the church because they refuse to come on a regular basis. Do you agree or disagree with this and is there a Biblical reference on why […]

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Dear WE: I have a friend who is a non-celibate homosexual and a Christian. He argues that he is not in violation of Scripture (I disagree), and I don’t know how to handle our relationship. How does 1 Cor. 5:11 apply both here and in general? Am I truly not supposed to be friends with […]

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