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God's Money in God's Mission: Financial Support and the Minister of the Gospel
In this essay, Kenneth Cherney makes five points about financial support of ministers: 1) it is not a payment for services rendered; 2) it is provision for needs, since this service precludes them from earning a livelihood ...
Doctrinal Brief: Part-Time Pastors
Dr. Brug discusses part-time pastoral calls, specifically retirement calls and tent ministries. While recognizing that some congregations may have good reasons for being unable to support a full-time pastor, this should ...
The One Great Sin
Our College Pastoral Training Curriculum: A Channel of Blessings from Our God
Prof. Fredrich provides a thorough description and explanation of the curriculum for the Studies in Pastoral Ministry program at Martin Luther College.
The Wauwatosa Spring IV: 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 ...
Proclaiming the Gospel in Worship
Strey discusses the proclamation of the gospel in our worship and our music. He compares the liturgy and the “praise service,” and discusses the possibility of “lutheranizing” the latter. He examines the use of symbolism ...
Doctrinal Brief: Sacrificial Giving
Prof. Schuetze discusses how the concept of “sacrificial giving” is misused. The idea that giving should cause some pain (“give until it hurts”) is not biblical. The new man actually derives pleasure from giving, not pain. ...
Formal and Functional Equivalence in Bible Translation
President Wendland takes a close look at two schools of thought in Bible translation work today: formal equivalence and functional equivalence. However, President Wendland does not state a preference between these two ...
An Overview of Hermeneutics in the 21st Century
President Wendland walks through the issues related to interpretation of Scripture with the post-modern worldview so prevalent in this 21st century. He strongly makes that case that a “Lutheran” hermeneutic might be a ...
Common Law Marriage—Fact and Fiction
Schuetze points out in this essay that the key factor in what is known as “common law marriage” is not time of co-habitation, but, as in any marriage: present, public consent.