Monday, June 30, 2008

Issues, Etc. Reissued!

I am delighted to be able to devote post number 100 on Laughing Martin to the reissuance of Issues, Etc. on Pirate Radio as of Two P.M. Mountain Daylight Time today. What a joy to be listening to Pr. Wilken again even as I type this message. To listen yourself, go to

Under the caption, "The Truth Will Set You Free," you will read this message:

"Pirate Christian Radio is an online radio station that is free from the scurvy plagues of pop-psychology, goofy fads, self-help, pietism, purpose-drivenism, the prosperity heresy, contempletive mysticism, seeker-sensitivism, liberalism, relavantism, Emergent nonesense [sic], and the sissy girly religiousity that is being passed off as "Biblical Christianity".

"This station proclaims 'Christ crucified for our sins' and exhalts [sic] and defends THE historic Christian faith."

This was pretty much the rallying cry of Luther and the Reformation. There was a time that this was the rallying cry of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Sadly, this is no longer true. Within the LCMS, indeed within much of "mainline" Lutheranism, you will find all too many of the "scurvy plagues" mentioned above. However, if I may be so bold, this still is essentially the rallying cry at Trinity Lutheran Church of Layton, Utah where I am the pastor, as well as that of many faithful pastors and congregations that serve as harbors of truth in the vast seas of Lutherdom.

After taking a listen to the new iteration of Issues, Etc., if you too are interested in exalting and defending THE historic Christian faith along with faithful, orthodox Lutherans dispersed throughout the LCMS and other Lutheran bodies, I suggest you check out Among other things there, you will find information and a link to the Augustana Confraternity, an organization for laymen interested in promoting and supporting true Lutheranism. If you would like to be directed to a faithful Lutheran congregation in your area, you can find a state by state listing of confessional/liturgical Lutheran congregations at

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