lutheran

  1. jinc1019

    Can LCMS Lutherans Attend Other Church Services, Pray with Other Christians?

    Hello. I’ve been interested in Lutheranism for a long time. There is a good LCMS church near the town where I just moved, as well as a good WELS church. One area I have always struggled with regarding these two denominations is their relationship with other Christians. I know that LCMS and...
  2. The Liturgist

    This is what Christian Worship Should Look Like

    I thought about posting this thread in Traditional Theology, where I have posted collections of thrilling liturgical worship before, however, recently I have added to my collection several worship services which are not liturgical, even if they are broadly speaking liturgical, or are from...
  3. jinc1019

    Lutherans, Baptism, Falling Away in Book of Hebrews

    Hello All. I've been interested in Lutheranism for a long time, but I have not joined a Lutheran church. One of the things that has kept me from joining the Lutheran Church is a passage in the Book of Hebrews and how it relates to baptismal regeneration. How do Lutherans understand Hebrews...
  4. The Liturgist

    Beautiful churches, vestments, sacred music and liturgies

    There have been some unpleasant threads lately for those of us in the Traditional Theology community, and it occurred to me it might be quite nice to invite my friends who participate in this forum, who include but are not limited to @MarkRohfrietsch @public hermit @concretecamper @prodromos...
  5. The Liturgist

    Happy Ascension Day

    Once again I find myself recommending a liturgy from All Saints Margaret Street, the excellent Anglo Catholic parish in London that historically rivals St. Magnus the Martyr (I greatly wish St. Magnus would livestream their services so we could do a comparison): Also, here is a good...
  6. The Liturgist

    Protest-ants

    There a very small Lutheran denomination called the Protest-Ants, which broke off from WELS over a minor theological dispute, which has at most six parishes, of which only one appears to have a substantial congregation. Are any of you familiar with this denomination and its beliefs? I don’t...
  7. The Liturgist

    What Eucharistic Prayer Is This?

    At this lovely Reformation Sunday service held at Old North Church, a Eucharistic prayer was used which didn’t seem to correspond to any in the 1979 BCP. I even looked at Common Worship. Perhaps I missed something. The priest did say he and many congregants were originally of Lutheran...
  8. S

    Can LCMS date church member?

    Here’s the background story: Single LCMS pastor, never married, age 40. Newly divorced woman, in her 40’s, member of the church and attends church regularly. This woman’s ex is a non-attending member of the church, and he only became a member for the school tuition discount. This church has a...
  9. The Liturgist

    Billy Graham, And The Three Great Televangelists

    I thought, having recently felt compelled to state the following history in a few different topics, for those unfamiliar with the three great televangelists, Dr. James Kennedy, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and Rev. Robert Schuller, or the important work done in the Soviet Union by Billy Graham, the...
  10. Ashley755

    Interview questions for a Methodist or Lutheran Pastor

    :wave:Update: I found someone from a nearby church to answer my questions via email, so nevermind everyone. Thank you though! Hello! I'm a college student doing a theology class and I need to interview a pastor of a different denomination. I'm looking at Methodist and Lutheran. I was...
  11. EmilytheLutheran

    Hey its me, Emily!

    I'm Emily and I am a young professional in the law field who grew up in Lutheran/Methodist/Presbyterian churches (props if you can spell Presbyterian without a dictionary because I still can't spell it on my own, haha) and I was baptized Lutheran. I love outdoor activities and being with my...
  12. KagomeShuko

    Lutheran Seminary

    Do Lutheran pastors have to take pastoral counseling classes when they are in seminary?
  13. KagomeShuko

    What should somebody fairly new to the UMC ask?

    Every first Sunday of the month, the pastors at the UMC have a time when, if people want to ask questions, they can come ask them and they will try to answer them to the best of their In the abilities. This would only be my third time asking stuff as this time is only held during Sunday School...
  14. KagomeShuko

    ELCA and United Methodists Differences

    I keep trying to find the differences between ELCA and the UMC. I only find one major difference - that the UMC believes in becoming holy on this earth and has more of a focus on earthly works. However, they still believe in God's grace and that Jesus is the one who saves. They believe that...
  15. Garlic Magnet

    How Many Books Are in Your Bible? 66? 73? 81?

    I'm genuinely interested in hearing about how many books are in a canon. The number varies greatly. The Lutheran Position on this subject is unique. While today, especially in the West, Lutherans keep and utilize Bibles with the 66 standard Protestant books, Lutherans have never been...
  16. bèlla

    Exploring the Lutheran Faith

    I am exploring the Lutheran faith as a possible path for myself. I'm familiar with a few tenets of the LCMS and sense it would be an ideal fit. However, there is much to learn and I'd appreciate pointers on the topics I should consider. Books and other resources are welcome. Also, does the...
  17. amariselle

    "Lutheran Confessions: Anti-Catholicism Formalized"

    Having grown up attending a Lutheran church (LCC), and having an interest in the "Ecumenical Movement", I found this article to be of significance to this topic: (from a Catholic source) "Lutheran Confessions: Anti-Catholicism Formalized" From the article (May 30, 2018): "All thoughtful...
  18. ChristIsSovereign

    UPDATE: Curiosity about the Catholic/Orthodox Church

    Being a Protestant, although my Protestantism is weaker than it used to be, I was wondering how the Catholics come to the conclusion that they are the Church that Christ set up on Earth. Also, I am starting to believe that many of the Catholic practices are actually proper Christian behavior...
  19. Nova Scotian Boy

    Starting a Confessional Lutheran Church in Iceland

    Im heading a group that is trying to get a Confessional Lutheran Church started in Iceland, by way of the LCMS. Right now we are trying to put together a core group who would be interested in being part of a church plant. If you or someone you know lives in Iceland and is interested in a...
  20. S

    Lutheranism and predestination

    Hey there. As I understand it Lutherans believe in single predestination, that is, they believe that God has chosen people to be saved but hasn't chosen who's damned. They also believe that Jesus died for the sins of everyone, not just some people. How is it possible for those who are not...