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HOST A PREMIERE SCREENING OF “FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS” AT YOUR CHURCH!

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Editor's note: Bob Rognlien is a Lutheran (LCMC) pastor, author, and discipleship expert. Per Pr. Rognlien, "...the window for organizing and inviting people to such an event is rapidly closing!"…

Lutheran Core Year End 2023 Giving Letter

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KNOWING THE OUTCOMEGIVES COURAGE AND STRENGTH IN THE MEANTIME Dear Friend in the Savior-King: For me one of the most inspiring, encouraging, and strength-giving passages of Scripture is John’s vision…

Call to Prayer

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Please join me in praying for Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA.  A recent news release from the ELCA reported that her request had been approved by the Church…

ABUSE OF POWER IN THE ELCA’S METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD

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The following is an excerpt from the October Letter from the DIrector of Lutheran Core, Dennis Nelson. In my Summer Letter from the Director I gave a very detailed account…

Stand With Israel

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Certainly one of the most complex, difficult, and volatile situations in the world today is therelationship between Israel and its neighbors. The Jewish people suffered horribly during theHolocaust. After World…

September 2023 Giving Appeal

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“He will command his angels to guard you in all your ways.  They will bear you up in their hands so that you will not dash your foot against a…

Summer 2023 Giving Appeal We Need Rest

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We Need Rest Dear Friends – A few Sundays ago the Gospel reading included the words of Jesus in Matthew 11: 28 -“Come to Me, all you that are weary…

Year End Giving Appeal Letter 2022

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Year End 2022 Dear Friends – I have been enjoying doing a weekly Bible study based upon the lectionary readings for the following Sunday.  A couple churches post them on…

2022 September Giving Appeal Letter

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Dear Friends: One of the most enjoyable parts of my work as executive director of Lutheran CORE is the group of young adults that I meet with via zoom once…

The Revisionists Have Completely Taken Over: A Review and Evaluation of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly

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The ELCA held its Churchwide Assembly August 8-12 in Columbus, Ohio.  The gathering sent a strong message to confessional Lutherans with traditional views – You are not welcome.  In this…

Major Disaster On Its Way: A Preview of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly

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The ELCA will be holding its triennial Churchwide Assembly next week, August 8-12, in Columbus, Ohio.  The Churchwide Assembly is the highest legislative body of the ELCA.  There is much…

ELCA: Major Changes Coming

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Note: This post is intended to be short and to the point. Dennis Nelson, CORE's Executive Director, has also written a longer version which can be found here as well…

2022 Summer Giving Appeal Letter

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June 2022 Dear Friends – I am very grateful for the positive responses we receive to the video book reviews that are posted on our YouTube channel.  On the first…

An Analysis of Bishop Eaton’s “A Pastoral Message on Abortion”

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On May 17, a couple weeks after the news broke of a leak of a draft opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton released…

An Analysis of Recent Events in the ELCA Sierra Pacific Synod

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For years I have been writing articles about the ELCA – often with the subtitle, “What Will It Be Next?”  The images I have chosen for those articles have often…

Oh, What A Mess

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Speaking of “oh, what a mess,” here is the latest from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Awhile back the board of Luther voted to continue to not be RIC. …

What a Difference a Day Makes

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Last September the ELCA celebrated the election and installation of its first transgender bishop, Meghan Rohrer of the Sierra Pacific Synod.  ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton served as the lead…

Speaking of the Gospel of John

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Speaking of the Gospel of John, there is a movement afoot to “cancel” the passion narrative in John 18-19 and remove it from the readings for Holy Week.  The claim…

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An Invitation to City Mission: BALTIMORE & BEYOND—‘22 Sponsored By: River's Edge Ministries Dear Friends—It is with great joy and expectation that I’m pleased to announce our first City Mission on the…

2022 Pre-Easter Giving Appeal Letter

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April 2022 Dear Friends – The apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, “I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received, that…

The Lord’s Prayer at HerChurch

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A friend of Lutheran CORE has written a side-by-side, phrase-by-phrase comparison of every phrase in the Lord’s Prayer as used by Ebenezer HerChurch with the version of the Lord’s Prayer as translated…

Seminary Devastated

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Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Ethiopia Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) no longer receives support from the ELCA due to the 2009 ELCA churchwide assembly. …

September Giving Appeal Letter

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September 2021 Dear Friends: The Psalm for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 12, speaks powerfully about why we need a faith, a theology, and a relationship with God that…

Reflections From One Synod Assembly

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Last weekend I attended the online synod assembly for the ELCA synod in which I was rostered before I retired.  My two strongest impressions from the gathering are as follows.…

What Does Lutheran CORE DO? May/June 2021

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Lutheran CORE defines its mission as being a Voice for Biblical Truth and a Network for Confessing Lutherans. As a Voice for Biblical Truth we alert people to ways in…

Devotion for Saturday, May 22, 2021

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“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the…

Post Easter Giving Appeal Letter

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April 2021 Dear Friends – Every year the Gospel reading for the second Sunday of Easter is from John 20: 19 ff.  I remember how last year – when we…

Not OK and a New Low

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“I DID NOT HEAR ANYONE NEAR ME PRAYING THAT VERSION OF THE PRAYER” I remember after the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, which provided for the possibility of the ordination of…

“DO NOT BE AFRAID”

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Dear Friends:   Have you ever noticed that among the first words of the angels to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds were the words “Do not be afraid”?   In…

Strength For Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

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September 2020 Dear Friends: I am always blessed and encouraged whenever I talk on the phone with friends of Lutheran CORE.  You are very interested in and supportive of our…

No Political Divisiveness

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I often wondered – during the years I was serving as a pastor – why God would bring the particular group of people together at the church where I had…

Letter to Bishop Eaton

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July 17, 2020 Dear Bishop Eaton: As I was reviewing the section on the homepage of the ELCA website entitled, “Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community,” I was surprised to find…

“Why Are You Here?” – “Because You Are Here”

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Dear Friend in Christ – “The Last Full Measure” is a 2019 American war drama film that tells the story of William H. Pitsenbarger, a U. S. Air Force Pararescueman…

List of Online Church Services (Livestreams and Recorded)

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This is a list of confessional and orthodox congregations who are livestreaming or recording their church services. If you would like your church to be added to the list, please…

Fundraising Update

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Dear CORE Supporters: Not even a month ago we started raising funds for a class at the NEXUS Institute and, thanks to your response, we went from 6% to 16%…

Letter Regarding the NEXUS Institute

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Dear Friends in Christ – Among Lutheran CORE’s greatest concerns have been the following – How can we help raise up a whole new generation of Lutheran pastors who will…

March for Life 2020

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Editor's Note: Pastor Cathy Ammlung is a pastor in the North American Lutheran Church and serves as Secretary of the Board of Lutheran CORE. She has earned a master's degree…

What is “Confessing”?

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Editor’s Note: this article first appeared in the March 2019 edition of CORE Voice. Lutheran CORE strives to be a voice and network for “confessing Lutherans.”  But just what is a confessing…

CORE’s Support to Orthodox Pastors

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Editor's Note: this article first appeared in the March 2019 edition of CORE Voice. Click here to read the article.

Is ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Losing Touch with Reality?

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Editor's Note: this article first appeared in the March 2019 edition of CORE Voice. Click here to read the article.

Letter to the ELCA’s Upper Susquehanna Synod

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March 14, 2019 Dear Bishop Collins – I read with considerable confusion and concern your letter to the Rev. W. Stevens Shipman informing him that action had been taken by…

Looking Back Upon 2018 and Forward to 2019

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Editor’s Note. This article first appeared in our January 2019 newsletter; the author is Pastor Dennis D. Nelson. As Lutheran CORE seeks to be a VOICE FOR BIBLICAL TRUTH and a NETWORK…