Congratulations and Blessings….

July 16, 2007

Congratulations and Blessings to Dr. Wohlrabe on being elected as LCMS 3rd Vice-President. After the encumbent President was elected on the first ballot and Wohlrabe was nearly elected as 1st VP, the convention elected Dr. Paul Maier as 2nd VP and then Dr. Wohlrabe as 3rd.

May the Lord be with you on your service to our synod in the next triennium, Dr. Wohlrabe!


Wohlrabe Responds to “Jesus First”

July 12, 2007

I had heard that Rev. James Rogers issued a delegate letter through
Jesus First calling the signers of “That They May Be One” schismatic.
I did not know that he also said that I signed and agreed with the
“Keller Resolution.” I did sign the document entitled “That They May
Be One”
(TTMBO). I did not sign the “Keller Resolution.”

Like many statements of concern that have been issued by both
conservatives/confessionals and those seeking to change the Synod’s
confessional position (e.g., “A Statement of the 44” or the Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis Faculty Majority’s “Faithful to Our Calling”),
TTMBO was not a new confessional statement, it was never intended to
be, nor was it schismatic in any way. It expressed concern to others
in the Synod over what many believe was a violation of Holy Scripture
and our Lutheran Confessions by Presidents Kieschnick and Benke. When
President Kieschnick issued a memorandum in 2003 asking District
Presidents to discipline the signers of TTMBO, I wrote [an] article,
which was then placed on the Consensus web site. [link]

I believe it has also been subsequently printed elsewhere. This article
identifies that which has been considered schismatic during the
Synod’s history and hopefully shows TTMBO is not schismatic.

I find it somewhat troubling, but not totally surprising or
unexpected, that such false information is being disseminated prior
to the convention. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and
allowing me the opportunity to respond. You are certainly welcome to
share this response with anyone you wish. Also, thank you for your
kind words.

May God bless you and guide you in your deliberations this coming week.

Sincerely in Christ,
Chaplain John Wohlrabe

John C. Wohlrabe, Jr.
Force Chaplain
FIRST Naval Construction Division
Naval Construction Forces Command

Wohlrabe on Issues, Etc…

July 6, 2007

July 3rd, 2007

Captain Wohlrabe speaks about the military chaplaincy on “Issues, Etc…” radio program (second half hour of the show)

Wohlrabe on YouTube

July 3, 2007

Recently a DVD featuring Dr. Wohlrabe was sent to all delegates to the 2007 LCMS convention.

“Right the Ship” has uploaded the contents of this DVD to YouTube, and it may now be viewed online.

“Restoring Unity in the LCMS” is Dr. Wohlrabe’s presentation given in Houston, TX on June 3rd.

An Interview with Dr. Wohlrabe – a sort of get-to-know-you conversation which highlights the nominee’s experience and qualifications for the office of President.

also a new link in the sidebar: check out the recommendations of the United List for various synodical offices.

Streaming Video of Wohlrabe in Zionsville, IN

June 20, 2007

John D. Sasse writes:

All are most cordially invited to a presentation by Dr. John C.
Wohlrabe, Jr., a nominee for President of The Lutheran Church-
Missouri Synod, on Saturday, June 23, from 10AM to Noon at Advent
Lutheran Church, 11250 N. Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN (north side
of Indianapolis). His topic: “Restoring Unity in the LCMS.” Everyone
concerned about the continuing deterioration of doctrine and practice
in our synod should make every effort to attend; if you *cannot*
attend, see the following for *live streaming video.* You will not be

Dr. John Wohlrabe will speak at:

Advent Lutheran Church
11250 N. Michigan Road
Zionsville, IN

Saturday, June 23, 10:00-12:00

Many have indicated that, while they would like to attend Captain
John Wohlrabe’s presentation at Advent Lutheran Church in Zionsville
on this coming Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m., other commitments will
be keeping them from attending. With the aid of live streaming
video, you can now attend via the internet. Using the links below,
you can access a video of his address either live or at a later date.

Please find the links below for Dr. Wohlrabe’s presentation this
Saturday. The first link can be used by anyone interested in viewing
Dr. Wohlrabe’s presention live on Saturday. The second link is a
recording of the presentation that will be made available shortly
after the presentation.

Live Presentation Link:

Recorded Presentation Link:

Please fee free to publicize this to any and all who might be
interested. Thank you.

Glen Wurdeman, assistant pastor
Advent Lutheran Church, Zionsville, Indiana

John D. Sasse

Wohlrabe Tape and DVD

June 7, 2007

Rev. Andrew Simcak, Jr. of Houston, Texas writes:

Some interest had been expressed in obtaining a tape of Dr. John
C. Wohlrabe’s presentation at the Texas Confessional Lutherans
meeting held at Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas on June 3.
As you know, Dr. Wohlrabe has been nominated to serve as the
President of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The tape contains the Opening Presentation by Dr. Wohlrabe as well
as the Question and Answer session which followed. This meeting was
also placed on a DVD, which will be sent to every delegate to the
synodical convention in Houston on July 14-19.

If you wish to receive a copy of the tape, please phone Marvin
Orlowski at 281.447.5568. If he is not at home, please leave your
name and complete mailing address on his recorder. Marvin has
faithfully taped almost all of our annual TCL Free Conferences.

The tape costs $10.

“Right the Ship” will be working on making this DVD available via streaming internet video.

4 Questions for the Nominees

June 5, 2007

The 5 who are Nominees for President at the 2007 convention of the LCMS have been asked a set of questions regarding their vision of and for the synod. You can read Dr. Wohlrabe’s responses, along with those of the other men, by clicking here.