MARTIN CHEMNITZ PRESS
A MIGHTY FORTRESS LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Gregory L. Jackson, Ph.D.
6421 W. Poinsettia Drive
CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION
I thought the readers would enjoy the following message from the Reverend Steve Kurtzahn, the circuit pastor in Minnesota for the Church of the Lutheran Confession.
I see that you yourself have succumbed [sic] to the church growth movement---advertising coffee and doughnuts on your web site? Isn't that trying to bring people into the church with something other than the means of grace? Maybe that warrants my writing an article to Christian News about your lapse.
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He is one of the proponents of self-love in his little Pharisaical sect. I think we should take up a collection and buy him a dictionary. What is “succombed”? Then he brings up the Church Growth Movement, although he actively supports the twin advocates of that garbage in the CLC, Paul Tiefel Jr. and Dave Koenig. Like most Pietists, he cannot get a joke, even if it is explained to him.
I’ll explain the joke for Steve, Dave, and Paul. It is aimed at people like you, so you wrinkle your nose and complain at your next coffee hour together. The rest of us are laughing at your sourpuss attitudes.
I love the threat to write an article in Christian News. Tim Otten recently looked up my site and loved it. But it's only a first effort. The new version will be packed with essays, sermons, quotes, including examples of those who cave in on the important issues.
I owe Steve Kurtzahn a lot. Without his constant inference, meddling, usurping the constitution of the synod and parish, I would not be basking in the sun and swimming in my pool. He really started two successful independent parishes: Bethany in New Ulm, and A Mighty Fortress in Phoenix. Both have pastors. Both have chapels. Both have members and prospective members. Our evangelism program goes around the world. The Holy Spirit is so powerful that He can even use people like Kurtzahn to accomplish His will.