Dear WE: There are many, many, many, many, works by Martin Luther available for purchase. Which of these works do you consider ‘must haves’ for every Lutheran’s bookshelf? Thanks, B Dear B., After doing an informal poll from the WE Authors, the following list is a good place to start upon their recommendations: The Small […]

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[youtube]6_hvaOhvO8U[/youtube] This week’s episode is shorter as Pastor Fisk took some time in the Bible study hour to take questions regarding his newly accepted call to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oakes, North Dakota. He had just announced his acceptance in the earlier service. After that, he gives a quick introduction to David and why […]

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Dear WE: What do you know of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in America? There is an ALCA church nearby and I have never heard of this group before. Thanks, C Dear C, They are also known as the Laestadian Movement. Though having the name “Lutheran” they hold a “quatenus” subscription to the Augsburg Confession, that […]

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[youtube]V-xgXQGBoRk[/youtube] So if baptism saves and God’s Word preached saves, what does the Lord’s Supper do? Check out the Issues Etc Making the Case Conference here: http://issuesetc.org/47753-2/ We continue our break as Pastor Fisk prepares to transition to his new call in North Dakota and Peter welcomes Atlee Elisabeth into his family. But we still […]

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Dear WE: My friend states that reciting The Lord’s Prayer is legalistic and says that we must pray from our hearts. Not sure how to answer this. What should I tell him? Thanks so much. Thanks, M Dear M., When someone says that God does not want us to prayer pre-written prayers, even ones from […]

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[youtube]wzVJ0CPh9JI[/youtube] We’ve had a lot of questions about the future of WEtv now that Pastor Fisk has taken another call. Well, here are the answers to those questions. And also, we need your help! Check out the Issues Etc Making the Case Conference here: http://issuesetc.org/47753-2/ Around the Word Devotions http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/devotions.html Questions about the Lutheran Ninja […]

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[youtube]Pi_hOeK1GvA[/youtube] Greek Tuesday covers John 20:19-31 very quickly. Check out the Issues Etc Making the Case Conference here: http://issuesetc.org/47753-2/ We continue our break as Pastor Fisk prepares to transition to his new call in North Dakota and Peter welcomes Atlee Elisabeth into his family. But we still have videos! Around the Word Devotions http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/devotions.html Questions […]

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By: Rev. Jeffrey E. Ries This piece was inspired by something I read several years ago but I confess that I cannot recall what (a sermon I think, or maybe a song) or by whom.  So while the words (and the use of musical dynamic terms) may be mine, the idea and inspiration belong to […]

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Dear WE: I read in a Defender’s Bible commentary of the primarily Baptist ICR that hell is in the center of the earth. Is there a differing Lutheran view? Thanks, B.J. Dear B.J.: Dr. Francis Pieper is helpful on this topic in his Christian Dogmatics, Volume 3: As to the location of hell, it is […]

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