What is “Confessing”?

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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.

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…

Abortion Letter to Bishops

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Lutheran CORE has sent a letter to ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton as well as Bishops McCoid and Macholz asking them for a public response to the recent abortion decisions…

Is the ELCA Church Council Out of Touch with Reality?

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

Is the ELCA Church Council Out of Touch with Reality?

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Either the leaders of the ELCA are in agreement with Nadia Bolz-Weber or they are not. If they are in agreement, we have a problem because they are joining with…

March for Life

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All Lutherans are very welcome at the NALC LIFE Conference the day before the March, Thursday, January 17, starting at noon with lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church, 276 Cleveland St.,…

Congregations in Transition: Three Scenarios

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Here is the tragic irony for many congregations in transition: Their search process can be so prolonged that they lose essential ministry momentum. This lost momentum then, in turn, jeopardizes…

ELCA Draft Social Statement: My Response to “Women and Justice”

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Once again, the statement tries to have it both ways. Yes, Scripture is held “within the ELCA” as authoritative. But apparently the only way to discern “authoritative Scripture” is to…

ELCA Draft Social Statement: My Response to “Women and Justice”

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Editor's Note: This 4 page article by Pastor Cathy Ammlung originally appeared in Lutheran CORE's January 2019 newsletter. It is a must-read for anyone trying to digest the 76 page…

Encuentro 2018

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Editor's Note: The new article below, by Pastor Keith Forni, is CORE's final report on the 2018 Encuentro event and well worth a quick read. Click here to read the…

We Need a Translator!

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Editor's note: The article below by Pastor Brett Jenkins originally appeared in the July 2018 newsletter. Click here to read this very short and helpful article.

Lutheran CORE Receives Response (Sort of) from ELCA Presiding Bishop

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Editor’s Note: The article below by Pastor Dennis D. Nelson originally appeared in the September 2018 Newsletter. Click here to read the article.

Is There Room for Traditional Candidates at ELCA Seminaries?

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All, This month David Charlton, an ELCA pastor, wrote to Bp. Eaton about his concerns concerning seminary education of traditional Lutherans seeking ordination in the ELCA. Click here to read his…

The ELCA Breaks Trust

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Editor’s Note: The article below by Pastor Dennis D. Nelson originally appeared in the Summer 2018 Newsletter. Click here to read the article.    

Scriptural Authority To Suffer Another ELCA Blow in 2019?

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Editor's Note: The article below by Pastor Steven K. Gjerde originally appeared in the Summer 2018 Newsletter.   Click here to read the article.    

Letter to Bishop Eaton

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Lutheran CORE has sent a letter to ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton asking her to take action in light of some of the keynote speakers at the recent youth gathering.…

Marching for Life in 2018

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A funny thing happened on my way to the 2018 March for Life--I almost talked myself out of going. I was already in DC, having attended the 8:30 prayer service…

CORE Response to “Naked and Unashamed”

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This is Lutheran CORE's response, dated April 2017, to the "Naked and Unashamed" movement, which has come out of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.  CORE is doubly concerned…

Pastor Gjerde’s Letter Asking Bishop Eaton to Stand Against Abortion

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Easter Greetings and Pastor Gjerde’s Letter Asking Bishop Eaton to Stand Against Abortion APRIL 20, 2017 - 9:55 PM LUTHERANCORE Christ the Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! There…

Letter to ELCA Leadership following Same-sex Marriage Decision

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The following letter was sent in June 2015 to the sixty-five synodical bishops of the ELCA and to Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton after the decision of the Supreme Court of…