Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Original Innocence

Original Innocence
By John Parcher
Christian News, May 14, 2000

Now our children are supposed to be the latest oppressed minority in dire need of liberation.

Since the ‘60s, children along with women are considered to be victims of patriarchy and an “ideology of control.”

Popular authors like John Holt, and famous like Hillary Clinton, say the government should free children from the “captivity” of parents and schools.

Today’s child development experts and family life counselors agree: Parents are to be bystanders in the lives of their children.

It’s the old philosophy of Jean Rousseau, widely hailed as a pioneer in the areas of human rights and child development.

Rousseau said the children are inherently good, and society is evil.

This explains why only 7 percent of education professors think teachers should impact knowledge, while 92 percent believe “students should learn on their own.”

This is also a whole lot easier than teaching English grammar, square roots and the location of Montana on a map.

And you see traces of this theory in the phony curriculum offerings, such as, “discovery learning” and “thinking strategies.”

Moses would probably be cited today for a “hate crime because he said “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.”

And charges of child abuse filed against the one who said: “He that spareth the rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him.”

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”?!?
Such an attempt to mold the character of a child, or transmit values, is considered a misuse of power by the strong against the weak.

Most sane people know the difference between a spanking and a beating; between discipline and child abuse.

Rousseau, by the way, drew income from one woman and his connections from another.

That, while living unmarried with “a dull and unattractive servant girl” who bore him five children.

Then he crept through the streets of Paris by night to abandon his offspring, one by one, on the doorsteps of a foundling hospital.

If that qualifies a man as a “pioneer” in child development, well, you can have it.

Give me any day the humbling, and yet ennobling and inspiring teachings of the Bible.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Moving beyond Contemporary worship

The upcoming worship conference is being touted as a way to provide outreach opportunities and move beyond contemporary worship.

As you browse the varies topics you will see a variety of topics. Yet what is highlighted and touted is blended worship. You might recall that infamous Forward in Christ pushing blended worship with a picture of a blender full of fruit on the cover. I guess what they were trying to show is that when you blend worship all you get is mush.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

CEO Ministries

I am trying to figure out what synod is sponsoring this "new" and "innovative" approach to ministry.

Its synodical affiliation is hidden very nicely.

Maybe they got their ideas here:

Maybe this website provides a clue:

Does anybody know who is the CEO of this CEO ministry?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Janke sequel..

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those in the Wisconsin Synod know that district presidents rarely, if ever, fail to run for reelection and rarely, if ever, receive a call. Janke was just called out of the district almost at the same time he decided not to run for reelection (Johnson's Creek, WI). Two highly improbable events. Hmm?

March 9, 2008 9:59 PM


Janke has done enough damage in the AZ/CA district. Now he can move back to the holy land.

I wonder if the fallen angels that Janke drove out can be reinstated?

Sunday, March 2, 2008


I have just learned that Paul Janke, DP of the AZ/CA district, is stepping down. This is a huge step forward for the confessionals in the WELS. Janke spent most of his time using his position to oust men that didn't fit his WELS model. He would either get them to resign (change the reason to cause - so they can't get back in) or suspend them.

Hopefully, the Lord will rise up a person who can gain control of Apostle's and Crosswalk and the district.


I have decided not to stand for re-election at this summer's Arizona-California District convention. It has been a privilege to serve as district president and to work with you in this role. After months of thought, prayer, and consulting with others, I am convinced that after ten years as district president, I need to turn my full attention to the place where my heart is: parish ministry. I told Pres. Schroeder of my decision at the Synodical Council meeting today and have also informed my brothers on the COP. I ask you to share this information with the men in your circuits. May God be with you as you care for the people of your congregations and your circuits!

In Christ,


Pastor Paul Janke
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
3461 Merle Avenue
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 551-0563