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Treasures in Jars of Clay: The Synergy Between the Instrumental and Ministerial Causes in God's Plan of Salvation
Hein explains, “The purpose of this paper is to examine the synergy that exists between God’s instrumental cause of salvation (the Gospel) and his ministerial cause of salvation (you and me). First, we will define what we ...
Doctrinal Brief: What is Legalism?
In this brief, Prof. Schuetze presents three ways in which Christians may fall into legalism: 1) depending on one’s works to earn salvation (work-righteousness); 2) motivating good works with the law instead of the gospel; ...
Circuit Pastors and the Eighth Commandment
Brenner discusses the role of the circuit pastor, focusing on oversight of doctrine and practice, discipline and keeping the eighth commandment in the performance of these duties.
Prayer in a Digital World: Practical Suggestions for Using Technology to Assist in Our Prayer Life
Pastor Huebner approaches the ever-relevant topic of prayer in a highly contextualized way. He looks at the various technological advancements of the past decade or so (cloud computing, mobile technologies, and CRM/CMS ...
Exegetical Brief: The Betrothal Explanation of Porneia in the Exception Clause
John Brug presents the case of porneia in the exception clause of Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, that it means any kind of sexual immorality, against those who would restrict its meaning to certain kinds of sexual misconduct.
First Do No Harm: Toward a Philosophy of Ministry for Short-Term Missions
Prof. Cherney examines the rationale and motivation for sending short-term missionaries: why we send them, whom we should send, and what we send them to do.
The Wauwatosa Spring III: The Flowering of the Historical Disciplines at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Pastor Prange brings a new look to the historical period of time that may have been the “golden age” of exegetical thought and development within the Wisconsin Synod. Here is a highlight that captures the spirit of the ...
Our Seminary in Watertown: 1863-1870
In this essay, Professor Danell takes his readers through the earliest years of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, to its roots in Watertown, as a young synod found itself in desperate need of pastors to fulfill the needs of a ...