Pastor,I have an orthodox friend who cites various portions of Church History and Matthew 5:39 to state that capitol punishment is wrong, self-defense, serving in the military and any type of killing to be 100% non-Christian. I don’t feel like the post that you have entitled unselfish defense answers this question.Is it really wrong for […]

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Dear WE Team: I’m wondering if I should still attend the Lutheran church where I live. It is infected with CG theology. I have a feeling the senior pastor has sold out to Church Growth theology, often not even bothering to preach Law & Gospel. I would attend the more confessional Lutheran church nearby, but […]

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Could you respond to a trend happening in my area: The Cowboy Church/Campfire Cowboy Ministries, which has a Simplified Cowboy Version of Bible passages? This seems irreverent and dangerous to me. It is certainly not the first time that churches have tried to make things “relevant” (insert Seusscharist here) – just one more brand of […]

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what do you think of Christian Zionism? I was defriended by one of your facebook friends for speaking up for Palestinians, I told her that you’re ant-Zionist too, are you going to defriend pastor Fisk next? -C Dear C: The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is a political issue. A Christian in general or a pastor in particular […]

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Do Lutherans also after one is Baptized, also receive the marking the forehead with oil in the Sign of the Cross with a prayer something like this, “[Name] you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for ever. Amen”? What is the correct way for the Words of Institution […]

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I am taking the ALPHA course at my church. It claims “the worst part of His suffering was not the physical trauma or torture of crucifixion nor even the emotional pain of being rejected by the world and deserted by His friends, but the spiritual agony of being cut of from His Father for us […]

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I administer the Lord’s Supper to with the actual WOI, & all my parish to remember baptism & also absolve sin. The FOR YOU of the Gospel is delivered weekly and Law&Gospel Is distinguished. Our congregation has come to believe that the Gospel is good news, no strings attached. BUT the plot thickens when I […]

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[youtube]gVv7nOPjqNE[/youtube] Worldview Everlasting AskdaPastor 2.0 takes on questions about paying attention to Scripture, following up on closed communion, and Luther’s Epistle of Straw.

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A question on the “5-fold ministry”: What is the confessional lutheran response to someone claiming to “restore” the Eph.4:9-16 gifts should be according to the Scriptures ? I ask this quesiton, because in my lutheran church small bible study groups we adopted some study materials, the teacher is very keen on teaching the 5-fold ministry […]

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I know of some Lutheran churches that practice closed communion (meaning that only members of that specific congregation may commune). What is your view on such a practice? Thanks! -W W, The practice of only communing those who are members in one’s congregation (and excluding those who are members of congregations which are in fellowship […]

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