Each topic is followed by a list of related articles.

Topic (web pages have links)TitleLink (most recent to oldest)
Abortion / LifeNALC Life Conference – January 28th, 2021
Bethesda: All People are Wonderfully Made
How to Tactfully Navigate Conversations About Your Christian Faith
March for Life 2020
The ELCA’s Presiding Bishop Tiptoes Through the Abortion Minefield
Bishop Eaton’s Slippery Use of Language in Her Letter Regarding Abortion
Abortion Letter to Bishops
NALC Life Conference and March for Life
March for Life 2019 (before the March)
Marching for Life in 2018
Real Churches “Still” Don’t Kill Babies
Why Are Some “The Unmentionables” — Response to Bishop Eaton
Letter from Bishop Eaton
March On
Pastor Gjerde’s Letter Asking Bishop Eaton to Stand Against Abortion
Jan 2021
May 2020
– Mar 2020
Jan 2020
July 2019
June 2019
Feb 2019
Feb 2019
Jan 2019
March 2018
Nov 2018
Epiphany 2018
Epiphany 2018
Thanksgiving 2017
April 2017
AbsolutionLutheran Renewal And The AbsolutionNov 2019
Aging Lutherans (AKA Assets)February 2020 Letter from the Director
Handing Over the Keys
Every Eight Seconds…
Feb 2020
Nov 2019
Lent 2018
American Lutheran Publishing Bureau (ALPB)The Person and Work of the Holy SpiritJan 2021
Apologetics (defending the faith)How to Tactfully Navigate Conversations About Your Christian Faith
Not Here to Be Boiled
What’s a Christian to Do? Responding to Inconsistent, Illogical Ill-wit
Everyday Apologetics
Conversation with Unbelievers: Leading with the Love of Jesus
Sharing the (Not So) Good News
Mar 2020
Nov 2019
Mar 2019
Nov 2018
Sep 2018
Summer 2018


The BibleThe Bible as the Word of GodJuly 2021
Commence-ment AddressThe Power of the Word of GodSep 2019
Confessing What is Confessing? March 2019
Congregations in
Transition (CiT)
Grateful Client’s Experience with CiT
Your Online Presence Matters!
Lutheran CORE’s CIT Coaching Ministry: Now Available in a Second, Online Version
Intentional Interim Ministry
CiT Helps Churches
Coaches for Congregations in Transition
A 1st Century Mission Model for the 21st Century
Congregations in Transition: Three Scenarios
Congregations in Transition Ministry Initiative
Congregations in Transition Ministry Initiative
Mar 2021
July 2020
Mar 2020
Oct 2019
July 2019
May 2019
Mar 2019
Jan 2019
– Late Nov 2018 and Nov 2018
Oct. 2018
Connecting the OrthodoxResources for Congregations – Sermons, Clergy Connect, and Congregations in Transition
Seeking Survey Input
Helping Orthodox Pastors and Orthodox Congregations Connect
May 2021
July 2019
Thanksgiving 2017
Common Ground NetworkCORE is Your Voice in Renewal Movements across North AmericaThanksgiving 2017
Critical Theory
Critical Race Theory (CRT) V. The Cross of Redemption and Transformation
Christ-Less Christianity
The Heresy of False Eschatology
The Christian Alternative to Critical Race Theory
What is Contemporary Critical Theory
July 2021
Nov 2021
Sep 2020
Sep 2020
Sep 2020
Clergy Supply CrisisIs My Pastor About to Quit?
New Year Reflection on Our Future as a Church
See also Pastoral Formation row
Sep 2020
Jan 2020
DiversityObsessed With DiversityNov 2019
DivisiveNo Political Divisiveness Aug 2020
ELCA Church
Council
Is the ELCA Church Council Out of Touch with Reality? Jan 2019
Jan 2019
ELCA Churchwide Assembly (CWA)CWA Reflections: God has a way of Sorting His ChurchSep 2019
ELCA DeclineHow Is This Woke Agenda Working for You?
Not OK and a New Low
Letter from the Director – February 2021
ELCA Displays Misplaced Values and Priorities
You Reap Whatever You Sow
A Sharp Contrast
Spirit, Flesh, and Dr. Jesus
Thanks Be to God! Memoirs of a Practical Theologian by Robert Benne
New Year Reflection on Our Future as a Church
Obsessed with Diversity
Handing Over the Keys
Mar 2021
Feb 2021
Feb 2021
Jan 2021
Nov 2020
Nov 2020
Nov 2021
Jan 2020
Jan 2020
Nov 2019
Nov 2019
ELCA and/or LGBTQIA+ Agenda

* see also Same Sex Marriage
What Does Reconciling Works Want?
Letter from the Director – April 2021
Not OK and a New Low
Letter from the Director – February 2021
The Key Question Remains Unanswered
How the Revisionists Re-Framed Critical Race Theory
Don’t Be Led Astray
ELCA: Answer the Question! – Part 2
Reflections on the Augsburg Confession – Part 2
Obsessed with Diversity
ELCA: Answer the Question!
Reflections on the Augsburg Confession
What Will It Be Next? Part 2
What Will It Be Next?
Pithy Responses to CORE’s April Letter from the Director
July 2021
April 2021
Feb 2021
Feb 2021
Sep 2020
– Sep
2020
July 2020
Jan 2020
Jan 2020
Nov 2019
Nov 2019
Nov 2019
Sep 2019
July 2019
May 2019
ELCA (some good programs)Encuentro Recap 2019
Appeal for Prayer and Mission Partners
Seeking Ministry Partners
The Uncle Charlie Program @ St. Timothy
What Happened to Timothy? (Nexus Institute – Theology training for Youth)
Note: See also the other Encuentro articles below
Nov 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
Easter 2018
ELCA Political AdvocacyELCA Support for the Equality Act: What Does It Mean?
Reflections on the Augsburg Confession, Part 4
May 2021
May 2020
ELCA Presiding
Bishop
Mountain Lion Cubs Do Not Stay Mountain Lion Cubs
Letter from the Director, August 2020
Is ELCA PB Eaton Losing Touch with Reality?
May 2021
– Aug 2020
March 2019
ELCA Seminaries ELCA Seminaries After CWA 2009: What a Difference a Day Makes
Response from Bp. Eaton
Is There Room for Traditional Candidates at ELCA Seminaries?
“Please, Lord, Spare the Congregations”
ELCA Does Not Honor Its Own Commitments
Farewell (Steve Shipman’s Farewell blast)
CORE Response to “Naked and Unashamed”
Nov 2018
Sep 2018
Sep 2018
Aug 2018
Lent 2018
Lent 2018
April 2017
ELCA
Social
Statement:
Women &
Justice
Postmodernism Gone Viral, Part 3
Postmodernism Gone Viral, Part 2
Postmodernism Gone Viral: What is Disingenuous About The ELCA Social Statement (Jenkins) [See Also Postmodernism]
ELCA Draft Social Statement: My Response to “Women and Justice” (Ammlung)
Scriptural Authority to Suffer Another ELCA Blow in 2019? (Gjerde)
Sep 2019
July 2019
May 2019
Jan 2019
July 2018
ELCA Synod Letter to the ELCA’s Upper Susquehanna Synod March 2019
ELCA
Youth Gathering
The ELCA Breaks Trust
Lutheran CORE Receives Response (Sort Of) from ELCA Presiding Bishop
Letter to Bishop Eaton
A Lament for the ELCA
July 2018
Sep 2018
– July 2018
Summer 2018
EvangelismHow to Tactfully Navigate Conversations About Your Christian Faith Mar 2020
FaithHow to Tactfully Navigate Conversations About Your Christian FaithMar 2020
Encuentro (Encounter) The Nations at Our Doorstep
– Enfleshed Word / Verbo Encarnado – 2020 Encuentro
Recap of Encuentro 2019
Neighborhood Outreach
Annual Chicago Encuentro Set For Holy Cross Day, Sept 14th
Save the Date!
Encuentro 2018: “Fight the Good Fight of Faith / Pelea La Buena Batalla De La Fe”
Make the Most of Every Opportunity (paragraph 3)
Encuentro 2018 (pre-event)
Come, Holy Spirit, Come! ¡VEN SANTO ESPÍRITU!
Sep 2020
May 2020
Nov 2019
Sep 2019
Sep 2019
July 2019
Nov 2018
Oct 2018
Sep 2018
Easter 2018
ForgivenessWhy They May Not Hear You
Reflections On The Augsburg Confession
Lutheran Renewal And The Absolution

Mar 2020
Nov 2019
Nov 2019
God“I Can’t Possibly Believe” in a God Who Would Send Anyone to Hell!Easter 2018
GospelThis Crisis Calls for Unity in Christ
Reflections on the Augsburg Confession, Part 4
Why They May Not Hear You
True Unity: Reflections on the Augsburg Confession, Part 3
Reflections on the Augsburg Confession – Part 2
Reflections On the Augsburg Confession
July 2020
May 2020
Mar 2020
Mar 2020
Jan 2020
Nov 2019
Global Lutheran Forum CORE’s Take: Global Confessional and Missional Lutheran Forum Nov 2018
Global MissionGlobal Missions 2021: How Did We Get Here … What Now?
Celebrating Global Mission
July 2021
July 2021
Healthy ChurchYour Online Ministry Presence Matters!
Through the Statistics, I died to the Statistics
July 2020
Thanksgiving 2017
HeresyChrist-Less Christianity
The Heresy of False Eschatology
The Christian Alternative to Critical Race Theory
Nov 2020
Sep 2020
Sep 2020
International PartnersLutheran CORE Nurtures Global Connections
Lutheran CORE Develops International Connections
Summer 2018
Easter 2018
LawA Sharp ContrastNov 2020
Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) The Institute of Lutheran Theology: Ten Years and Counting, part 2
The Institute of Lutheran Theology: Ten Years and Counting, Part 1 of 2
Lent 2018
Epiphany 2018
List of Online Church Services List of Online Church Services
(Livestreams and Recorded)
Mar 2020
LutheranismLutheran Renewal and the AbsolutionNov 2019
Lutheran
CORE’s
Accomplishments
and
Plans
Looking Back upon 2018 and Forward to 2019 Feb. 2019
Lutherans for Life (LFL)Meet Lutherans for Life in St. Louis at the 2018 National Conference!
– See also Abortion/Life category
Sep 2018
MinistryBrother Hub Helps Sister Spoke: Everyone Wins
When Congregational Ministries Might Need to Move Beyond Clergy
Ministry by Meaningful Conversation
Is My Pastor About to Quit?
Ministry in the Pandemic Era
July 2021
July 2021
Sep 2020
May 2020
NALC ConvocationLetter from the Director, August 2021
Letter from the Director, August 2020
Indoor vs. Outdoor Christianity
NALC Convocation was Uplifting, Inspiring, and Encouraging
Aug 2021
Aug 2020
Oct 2019
Sep 2018
NEXUS InstituteLetter from the Director, August 2021
Letter from the Director, August 2020
Thank You
Where Will Our Future Pastors Come From?

Aug 2021
Aug 2020
May 2020
Mar 2020
North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS)The North American Lutheran Seminary in a NutshellSummer 2018
Orthodox CORE’s Support to Orthodox ELCA Pastors
Not Here To Be Boiled
CORE’s Support to Orthodox Pastors
March 2021
Nov 2019
March 2019,p. 7
PandemicLetter from the Director – June 2021
Embracing the Challenges and Opportunities of Worship in the Digital Age
Ministry by Meaningful Conversation
A Sharp Contrast
Focus on Anxiety
Is My Pastor About to Quit?
Your Online Presence Matters!
June 2020 Letter from the Director
All in
Ministry in the Pandemic Era
Letter from the Director – April 2020


June 2021
Mar 2021
Jan 2021
Nov 2020
Nov 2020
Sep 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
May 2020
Apr 2020
Pastoral FormationWhere Will Our Future Pastors Come From? and Nexus Fundraising Thermometer
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New Year Reflections on Our Future as Church
Pastoral Formation Gains Support
What Kind of Pastor Does the Church Need Today? part 3 of 3
Attention, Please!
Pastoral Formation Project Needed Now More Than Ever
Praying to the Lord of the Harvest
What Kind of Pastor Does the Church Need Today?, part 2 of 3
What Kind of Pastor Does the Church Need Today, part 1 of 3
Mar 2020
Jan 2020
Easter 2018
Lent 2018
Lent 2018
Lent 2018
Epiphany 2018
Epiphany 2018
Thanksgiving 2017
PoliticsNo Political DivisivenessAug 2020
Post-
modernism

Postmodernism Gone Viral, Part 3: Responding to My Critics
Postmodernism Gone Viral, Part 2: Sloppy, Tendentious Exegesis
Postmodernism Gone Viral: What is Disingenuous About the ELCA Social Statement
– Sept. 2019
July 2019
May 2019

PrayerPray Earnestly to the Lord of the HarvestEaster 2018
ReconcilingWorks Seminary Professors Give Solid Biblical Support for Traditional Views
https://www.lutherancore.website/2021/07/15/what-does-reconcilingworks-want/
The Key Question Remains Unanwered
Don’t Be Led Astray
June 2020 Letter from the Director
Why Are You Here? Because You Are here.
ELCA: Answer the Question! – Part 2
Obsessed with Diversity
July 2021
July 2021
Sep 2020
July 2020
June 2020
Jan 2020
May 2020
Nov 2019
RepentanceRepenting of the Sins of Our Nation: Part I – Accepting the CallMay 2021
Retirement– February 2020 Letter from the DirectorFeb 2020
RevisionismHow the Revisionists Re-Framed the Sexuality Debates
Not Here To Be Boiled

Sep 2020
Nov 2019
SeminariansDon’t Be Led Astray
Review of Queer Eye, Season 5, Episode 1
PDF of Confessional Resources
July 2020
July 2020
June 2020
Same Sex
Marriage
* See also ELCA and LGBTQIA+ Agenda

How the Revisionists Re-Framed the Sexuality Debates
June 2020 Letter from the Director
Letter to ELCA Leadership Following Same-Sex Marriage Decision
Sep 2020
June 2020
June 2015
St. Paul Lutheran SeminarySt. Paul Lutheran Seminary Trains Christian WorkersThanksgiving 2017
Society of the Holy Trinity (STS) General RetreatNot Ashamed or Afraid to Call God FatherOct 2019
Time (Past, Present, Future)Why They May Not Hear YouMar 2020
TributesTribute to Paull Spring
Tribute to Paull Spring: Remembrance
Nov 2020
Nov 2020
UnityUnity, Truth, and Renewal
This Crisis Calls for Unity in Christ
True Unity: Reflections on the Augsburg Confession, Part 3
July 2020
July 2020
Mar 2020
Veterans and LMVFMWe Never CloseJuly 2020
Video Book ReviewsVideo Book Reviews – July 2021
Video Book Reviews – May 2021
Video Book Reviews – March 2021
Video Book Review: Synopsis
Video Book Reviews

July 2021
May 2021
Mar 2021
Jan 2021
Nov 2020
Worship ResourcesIncreasing (In-Person) Worship Attendance: “One Sunday at a Time”
Navigating the Copyright Minefield When Live Streaming Worship
Send Me Your Best Sermons
Letter from the Director, August 2020
Prayers for Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018
May 2021
May 2021
Mar 2021
Aug 2020
Easter 2018, p. 4
Youth
Ministry
Resources
Spring Devotional
Pray for Kanye
Our Thursday Night Group: The Lord Can Do This Anywhere
An Appeal to Youth: Take Yourself –And Jesus — Seriously
Where Will Our Future Pastors Come From?
The Christian Faith: Catechism for the Curious
Faith Webbing
We Need a Translator! (Jenkins)
Outcome-Based Youth Ministry
What Happened to Timothy? (Nexus Institute provides summer theology training for high school students)
May 2021
Mar 2021
Mar 2021
May 2020
Mar 2020
Nov 2019
Nov 2018
Oct 2018
Sep 2018
Easter 2018