Dear WE: I have a situation where my girlfriend and I would love to get married; however, we have a problem with the fact that if we get married and if we are registered with the government, my girlfriend would lose the insurance she desperately needs to stay alive do to transplants she had undergone. […]

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Dear WE: Recently a question came to mind after my wife and I received the Lord’s Supper. We are expecting our 5th child and she wonders if the child receives the body and blood of Christ when she communes. Scripturally I couldn’t give her a definite answer. Does Confessional Lutheranism hold to receptionism or to […]

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Dear WE Team: If you are baptized by a Christian who is not a pastor and/or the baptizer fumbles over the words of Father, Son and Holy Spirit does this mean anything? May one still count on this as the place of God’s solace? Thanks WE team. N. N: Thank you for your question. As […]

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Dear WE: With all of the things that are going on with ISIL, could you speak to the core beliefs of orthodox Muslim belief? I believe as Christians, it will be important to have a good understanding of their core beliefs moving forward. Thanks, J. Dear J, With groups like ISIS (or ISIL) and Al-Queda […]

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Dear WE! Could you please offer guidance on the proper way to dispose of a Bible. I have a family Bible that is literally crumbling and would like to offer it the proper reverence rather than just tossing it in the recycling bin. Thanks, N Dear N, Thank you for your question about how to […]

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Dear Pastor Fisk and WE Team, What do I say to “Lutherans” who believe that Romans 8:28 is a proof text for mysticism? Yes, this is a serious question. Because we “love God, God will use our feelings to speak to us.” They also claim that we cannot use the Book of Concord because it […]

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Can you please help me understand Matthew 21:22? Thank you so much! ~L Dear L, To understand Matthew 21:22 (as will 100% of Scripture), it must be read in context to the Scripture. See how these passages are a reflection on Christ and faith. Matthew 21:17-19: 17.And leaving them, he went out of the city […]

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The LCMS Stereotype: When talking with other Christians a few associative words are usually stated when I tell them I belong to the LCMS. Traditional, strict (due to our closed communion practices), and dated find their place in most interdenominational conversations. Their tone and the context of their words are primarily negative. 1) Am I […]

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I saw a video that a few Christian friends appreciated and recommended on Facebook. The theology seems mostly valid, but the combination of hype and lack of focus on Christ left me wanting. This is a well-produced piece of media. Would you please consider analyzing it? You have given insight that I have valued relating […]

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“Each sin, a transgression of the divine Law, is an offense to the high majesty of the eternal, holy, and just God and thus merits eternal rejection by God. Nevertheless, there are degrees of offense. A person who is continually plagued by certain sins can still receive forgiveness and stand in God’s grace, while other […]

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