January 26, 2008

It's like my brother says
"I am Lutheran, just can't find any Lutheran Churches. "

Topical Index

Who Are We?
Message to Non-Christians
Men and Women
Lord's Supper
LCMS Lawsuit

Lutheran Mission Alliance
supports and plans for traditional congregations - Webpage l-m-a.org
is up and running.

Missouri in Perspective
"This Isn't Your Grandfather's Church Anymore"

Other Good Websites
for These Trying Times
Reclaiming Walther
Reformation Today
Info On Confessional Congregations
Confessional Lutherans
"That They May Be One"
A "Must Study" Statement
A Basis For Action!


Dear Pastor Loeschman, 

I, and no doubt many other Australian Confessional Lutherans, wish Godís blessings on your ministry to those who remain faithful to the Word of God and to the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as contained in the un-altered Augsburg Confession of 1530.
The phenomena that you (pl.) are experiencing are not localised to the USA but have crept in down in the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit also.  
I will keep you (pl.) in my prayers.
Mr. Christian P.J. ìBarneyî BahnerthGrad.Dip.Eng., Grad.Cert.Mgmt., Grad.Dip.Th., MACSLay Chaplain to the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers NSW Inc.

Dear Pr. L,

       Thank you for your input about the Ft. Wayne seminary.  I feel Christ leading me there, since they are not falling into the Church Growth trap.  Unfortunately, I am not from Texas.  I found your site through the Confessional Lutherans website, which I found while looking at the church websites from the LCMS site.  I am from ______.  My Pastor keeps telling me about some of the resources for seminary.  God Bless You, and thank you!  I look forward to chatting with you again soon!

In Christ,

Name and District withheld by Editor       

 Dear Rev Loeschman:

      I ran across your wonderful website for "Texas Confessional Lutherans" a few days ago.  It is wonderful.  I especially liked the paper on "Mother's Don't Let Your Pastor's Grow Up to be Entertainers."  My wife and I have been Lutheran for over three years, having come from a Baptist background.  Reading the article, I couldn't help but think that at first they were talking about a Baptist church.  It disheartens me that Our Liturgy is getting trampled on and tossed away.  We used to belong to an ELCA church, then found out about their positions on several issues and got out of there fast!  We then went to an LCMS that was getting really involved with the church growth movement.  We even sang a "praise song" that had the line "for those of us who gladly choose you now."  That song troubled me, but I didn't get it until I read the Book of Concord.  God, through Christ, chose us, not us choosing him.  Now we are in an LCMS church that uses Our Lutheran Liturgy, and we are pleased. 
      I'm sorry to ramble on like this, but thank you so much for all you do, and for answering your call to become a Pastor.   Thank you and God Bless You.
In Christ,
(Name withheld by Editor.  Sometimes Dist. Officials are prejudiced against conservative people.  )    

   Dear Pastor Loeschman, I have just read your response to Pres. Linderman's article in the Lutheran Witness.  I agree with everything that you wrote. My question is, " How can you remain a member of the Missouri Synod, knowing what the situation is, and that there is no hope of the Synod returning to the doctrine that was taught in my grandfather's day.  My wife and I have recently left the congregation (Trinity, West Sinton)  where I have been a member all my life and have joined Resurrection Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi which is a member of the CLC.  There is a time to quit fighting and to separate yourself, Rom. 16:17.
Thank you for your many years of faithful witness.
 Sincerely in Christ,
     Jimmy Adams    

Good Question, Jimmy.  One many of us have been pondering.

Thank you so much for putting this out there so everyone can find it.
A number of people in our church have been wondering where the pastor is coming from when he writes "affirmation of faith" where the creed is supposed to be. We would like our service to stay the way it has always been.Thank you so much,
Elaine Callenius

Some of us here in Central Illinios see your actions, are aware of your positions, share your same views, and pray for resolvement of this matter consistent with the will of our Heavenly Father. Just thought you should know.
Tom Greenwood

I appreciate your website, which I just found tonight. It's useful and informative for laypersons such as myself out here in the SED "wilderness!". In order to give a "best foot forward" effort, I would suggest that you be careful with the spelling....especially with topic titles. In the article posted about Dr. Schulz' response, you typed "responce."
Warmest regards,
Walter R. Wagner
(Immanuel Lutheran Church)
Simpsonville, SC

It is so woderful to see people (congregations) of our synod taking a stand. I pray and hope that this (Keller Resolution) was sent to ILLL, Gerald, and David for them to directly see the problems they are causing in our synod!
Paul Schilf, PhD

We have been using "For the Sake of Christ's Commission" in our Sunday Morning Bible Class and have to agree with what you write. Sad note at the end: how the youth are left empty. God's Blessing!
J. Nicolaus,
Messiah Lutheran Church
Independence, Missouri

Like I E-mailed Jim Telle that there are now 129,999 members in the LHM.
Clarence Brunkhorst
1603 W. 36th Street
Kearney, Nebraska 68845-2744

WOW! You have a good thing going there. You are an amazing writer. I just logged onto it for the first time today. I will forward a link to my Pastor. (In case he hasn't seen it.)
Keep up the good work. I find your style appealing. In Christ,
Steve Dow

More congregations should sign this (Keller) resolution. We have a tough job, but it needs to be done. God's Blessings Edmund Seifert, Layman from St John's Ev Lutheran Church, Maple Grove MN.

(Ed. The content of the Web Page is entirely the responsibility of the Web Page Editor, Rev. A. J. Loeschman, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or attitudes of the Board of Directors or the Editorial Group of the publication The Remnant or even the Editor himself. Responses to opinions are encouraged. Errors of fact have been and will be corrected on notification.)

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                                                     in Texas 

Members and Friends of Concord, it has been fairly impossible to get everything back the way it was.  It seems that it would just be better to make a new start.  In an effort to make Concord more helpful, I would like for those of you who still check the webpage to make suggestions as to what content would be helpful.

Just send a note to me at my edress.

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