Critical reviews (by Lutheran pastors and church musicians) of books and other resources for Christian worship, preaching, and church music from a perspective rooted in Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and good common sense. LHP Quarterly Book Review asks, "Is it worth the money to buy, the time to read, the shelf space to store, and the effort to teach?"
Feed: Weedon's Blog Posted on: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 8:01 AM Author:firstname.lastname@example.org (William Weedon) Subject: New Lutheran Quote of the Day
In the LCMS these canonical requirements are summed up most brightly and clearly in the constitution: this synod is bound to the Word of God and the Lutheran Confessions. Period. Beyond that, all is advice. But what do we mean when we put one under orders in terms of evangelical energy, the ordering of the church's life by the Holy Gospel? We say: "We tie you to the cross and the church to your back. We pray for you; we lay hands on you for a gift of grace to be faithful and courageous in your service to that God who called you to be a servant, a servant in the style of Jesus Christ. Endure suffering as a faithful soldier. Be a man of prayer. Tend your people." —Dr. Kenneth Korby, The Pastoral Office and the Priesthood of Believers, Lord Jesus Christ, Will You Not Stay? p. 364, 365