In the gospels Christ repeatedly tells people to give up everything of this world to follow him. All the churches I’ve attended spend more time talking about responsibility then whole-hearted sacrifice for Christ, but I have yet to find a passage in the gospel about responsibility. Are we missing something. Can we reasonably sit in […]

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What is the best way to help fellow college students understand the seriousness of their faith/life after death/importance of going to church? And once that is settled, how should I approach the issue of Liturgical/Confessional/Sacramental worship? (I am frustrated with today’s culture!) Sincerely, A college freshman 😀 Dear College Freshman: I share your frustration with […]

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Dear Pastors, I have question about 1Timothy 2:12 and whether it is appropriate for a woman to read scripture lessons during the Divine Service. Several women at my parish do this, although I would never feel comfortable doing it myself. I also wondered if it is appropriate for a woman to ask or respond to […]

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I have heard the same passages used to support the Office of the Keys in the office of the ministry and in the private sharing of law and Gospel by the lay priesthood of all believers (Jn 20, Mt 18.) Since the Words of Law and Gospel always bind and loose, is the primary difference […]

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Hello WE Team, My roommate and I (Both LCMS) were having a discussion about communion outside of the divine service. The question being discussed was this: Is it right and proper if a the father of a family chose to practice the Lord’s Supper, during a mid-week family devotional? I was wondering what Your thoughts […]

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Can you discuss the common evangelical notion that “everyone is a minister” in detail? Is it even Biblical? If yes, what is the Biblical basis for such a claim? Would it be wrong for me to just aspire to work for the National Park Service (which is an agency of the US Government) or similar […]

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What to do when serving one neighbor conflicts with serving another? I know from experience that a business competitor, “Joe,” tends to cheat customers. I have been asked to bid on the same job as Joe. I also know what Joe tends to bid and could easily underbid him. On one hand, I could underbid […]

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I’ve heard from some that we should only speak of serving our neighbor, not God, since he doesn’t need anything. Yet the Bible and our Catechism (explanation of 1st and 2nd articles) speak of serving God. Is this a different service than serving the neighbor? Also, please comment on Acts 17:27 and what is meant […]

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Paul speaks in I Corinthians about it being better to marry than to burn with passion. Does this mean that all who remain celibate for most or all of their lives must effectively be “asexual”? Can a person who experiences physical desire for others remain celibate, or is it better that they were married? Thanks, […]

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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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