The WELS Blogosphere

Here are some quotes from other WELS blogs.

Pastor Strey’s Weblog has an excellent article entitled “WELS President Gets Issues, Etc. Thumbs-Up!”  Here is an excerpt from his article:

There is a concern—and I would argue a justifiable concern—that some segments within WELS are flirting too much with methodology that leave the proclamation of the gospel behind just so we get people in the door.

Be Ye Reconciled, a thoughtful lay blog, has an insightful article entitled “Guilt and the Cross:”

It is interesting, looking at churches built 100 or more years ago, at how prominent the cross was.  Not just a cross, but Jesus hanging on the cross, wounds and all. . .  But in our modern brand of Christianity, the cross has fallen into disfavor.

In Christ Alone” is the title to an article on The Shepherd’s Study.  It focuses on a hymn in the new WELS Christian Worship Supplement:

. . . a soloist quietly sang the first phrase speaking of Christ’s burial, but then the entire choir joined in at full volume to sing of Christ’s resurrection victory.  The congregation joined in for verses 1 and 4.  It was moving to say the least.  Since that time, In Christ Alone has become a congregational favorite . . .

Bailing Water is a WELS discussion blog where it seems almost any anonymous comment is allowed.  Nonetheless, there is some serious discussion regarding “contemporary” worship, and recently, layman Freddy Finkelstein had an interesting comment/post entitled “Freddy says:”

. . . “contemporary” worship forms, which Lutherans are increasingly guilty of borrowing from Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals, including their music and instrumentation, have been carefully chosen and developed by these heterodox to teach their false doctrine—namely, Worship as a Means of Grace, and Religious Experience as Assurance of Salvation.

Sing Sing” is a humorous post on Revvin’ Rev.  There isn’t much to excerpt, but don’t forget to read the comments:

Peace and quiet.

Mark Cares is a web log devoted to Lutheran outreach to Mormons.  An interesting post entitled “Judgment Day” resulted in 61 comments:

I can’t wait for Judgment Day to come.  That will be the best day of my life.  On that day, God will not bring up one charge against me.  He will not bring up one instance when I failed him.  Instead of condemning me, he will commend me . . .  There will not be any hesitation on his part.  There will not be any qualifications in his verdict.  Instead he will welcome me into the wonderful bliss of living with him for all eternity.

Jesus gets every ounce of credit for that.