Friday, May 12, 2017

Rest in Peace, Donna Preus, Widow of Dr. Robert Preus

Governor Preus and his wife posed with
sons Jack and Robert, at the cabin on Gunflint Lake.

We had supper with Robert and Donna Preus at the Sanford, Michigan congregation where their son Peter was installed.



Obituary for Donna Mae Preus
Preus, Donna Mae, age 91, of Wayzata. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert and son, Klemet. Survived by children, Daniel (Linda), Katherine (Steven) Briel, Rolf (Dorothy), Peter (Julie), Solveig (John) Fiene, Christian (Cindy), Karren (Michael) Perkins, Ruth (Stephen) Saunders, Erik (Jody); daughter-in-law, Janet Preus; 51 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren. Funeral service 11AM, Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9141 County Road 101, Corcoran. Interment St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation 4-6PM Sunday and one hour prior to service on Monday at the CHURCH.



Opposition to My Books Is Scriptural

 Creation Gardening teaches the relationship between
toxin-free methods, Genesis 1, and John 1 -
"All things were made through Him."

Every so often, the shun button is suspended for a few moments. I was mildly surprised to find the May 15, 2017 Christian News  featuring the covers of the latest two books, quoting some of the introductory material.

When the first edition of Thy Strong Word was published in 2000, Otten refused to publish any positive reviews of the book. Nevertheless, one of our members, from the Jackson area, was attracted to our congregation because of the mention of TSW in Christian News.

I was talking to our congregation's attorney yesterday. He got me interested in teaching New Testament Greek over the Internet, and a class quickly formed. He wanted extra copies of Thy Strong Word and Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant. A WELS pastor recommended Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant to him, and that led to Thy Strong Word being read. He said, "I could not put Thy Strong Word down."

The synods have neglected basic Biblical doctrine for so long that people are starved for the training denied them in college, seminary, and the congregation.



That is the thesis of The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine. Luther's doctrine has been forcibly ejected by the Lutherans, notably by the synodical leaders who endlessly honk, bray, squawk, and cackle their Universal Absolution and Salvation without Faith (OJ - UOJ). The ELS and WELS, LCMS, ELCA, and CLC (sic) are completely in harmony - concordia - with each other. When they say "grace," they mean Universal Forgiveness and Salvation. Some clergy and most laity disagree - if they are told the truth about their official positions.

Stephan-Walther trump the Bible and the Book of Concord. The Kokomo Statements only define the Scriptures, because WELS has no use for the Confessions. They do have around 60 essays in their beloved Essays file, praising their beloved UOJ dogma, some of them written by atheists who were once WELS clergy.

Christian News consistently trumpets the ELCA-ELS-WELS-LCMS Kokomo Statements.

I enjoy the opposition, because hatred, enmity, and shunning must accompany the Gospel. Even when Christian News tries to appear pleasant, the barbs necessarily appear.

Both of my books are described in CN as "manufactured by Amazon," a peculiar term to use. Christian News is manufactured by a local printer. Christian News is a vanity publication that the Otten family sells to the public. They have $500,000 in assets, according to public documents.


 "Shun the evil-doer! Make these books go away.
Does my beard look Eastern Orthodox?"

Martin Chemnitz Press books are largely given away, thanks to gifts from various people and my tent-making activities in higher education. ELDONA received free MCP books and KJV Bibles, but His Holiness the Bishop had his flunky tell the donor, during a meal - "Make these books go away!"

"Lutheran News, Inc., publisher of Christian News, is a non-profit organization recognized for tax-deductible giving by the federal government."

All books are manufactured somewhere now, because few publishing houses have their own printing facilities. NPH published my Liberalism: Its Cause and Cure, after ferocious opposition from the Church Growthers tried to stop the presses - and it sold very well. WELS later gave me the rights to the book. NPH manufactured it earlier. Now I do, through print-on-demand, Amazon.

Thy Strong Word is in its third edition.

Otten was going to publish Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant, after WELS put it on their list to print, then cancelled. I know Valleskey and Bivens were bitter opponents, because they threatened to boycott a WELS printer who asked to publish my books.

Publishing means paying for the printing and then selling the title for a profit, with royalties given to the author. Otten backed out of his promise, but later claimed to be the publisher. He sold it and sent off boxes of CLP to NPH, which was promoting and distributing the book like crazy.

For a long time I gave away PDFs of my books, but DropBox changed their public linking rules, nullifying that giveaway. However, I am going to repost new links to many of the PDFs. Lulu.com has some of those PDFs posted as free downloads.

 Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant
uses the material from each traditional group
to compare and contrast their teachings.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

For Easter - Norma Boeckler's Religious Art

Linked here are many of Norma Boeckler's art projects.
Her Religious Art can be found here.

I have the honor of working with Norma Boeckler all the time. She is always ready to design my book covers and the interior art as well.

I use her artwork in this blog, on Facebook, and in our worship posts. I know she takes great pleasure in providing religious art, which she shares across the Internet via Facebook. She has so many fans that one person wrote me, "You KNOW Norma Boeckler???"

 Norma Boeckler has won many awards for her artistic work.


This book is a wonderful example of how Norma uses her talent to communicate the Gospel. I am convinced that today's religious art is essential, the equivalent of the stained glass windows of European cathedrals.

Nothing connects the message better than uniting that with a picture. We know that from the teaching of Jesus. He always used picture language rather than abstract terms, not just in the parables, but also in His sermons and shorter messages.

I collected quotations on a database, Megatron, for a long time. I reached 3,000 and had trouble remembering them all when I wanted to call them up. Once I began pairing them with graphics, I remembered them better and so did others. One woman wrote me, "Could you post the roses quotation from Luther again?" Using the pictures folder, I found it immediately.

Those who know Norma Boeckler also enjoy her company. Her garden is a masterpiece (adorning my Creation Gardening book). Her home is filled with beautiful artwork and furniture. Best of all, she is a delight to be with, an example of the fruits of the Spirit.

 This is Norma Boeckler's garden and cover design.

Almost on Amazon and Kindle - The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine

Click this link for the Amazon book list for Gregory L. Jackson.
If you do, an angel will get his SEO wings.
SEO = Search Engine Optimization


Amazon will soon be hosting The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine, the printed version and the Kindle ebook. I have already sent out the first few, but I have not seen the printed version so far.

Yesterday I put two more volumes of Luther's Sermons into Word. I expect to do the final two volumes today. I found a rhythm for getting that done- I could teach copy and paste at Mordor - except I favor Reformation theology over Halle dogma.

I need a couple more volunteers to help edit, if possible. The set has typos from the original Optical Character Reproduction software someone used. There will be format adjustments too.

Believe it or not, Liberalism was first printed that way - scan the manuscript, try to find the scan mistakes. WELS first published Liberalism and the Church Growth fanatics hated it. WELS also accepted Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant, put it on their schedule, and then spat it out. But they promoted it once I had it in print via Otten's printer.

I am definitely doing a book on Luther's Large Catechism after the Sermons are done. Some other volumes are on the list, with Luther's works at the top.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Rules of Book Reviewing - For Search Engine Optimization

 Click here for the Pastor Gregory L. Jackson author page,
pick a title, and write a review.
For each one, an angel will get his wings.

The social media work through big data. They associate things together, which makes the most popular ones come out on top in searches. That explains why people began complaining about this blog coming out on top in all searches of Lutheran topics, not to mention Lutheran graphics.

The answer is Search Engine Optimization. I use links within all articles to build up SEO.

As the graphic above shows, even a brief review will help a title come up in searches.

 Norma Boeckler's Amazon page is here.
Click and write a review.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lutheran Pastor Enjoys These Books


From a Lutheran Pastor:
Love your Greek lessons, especially the approach.  If you're willing to take in a Lutheran pastor who has a lot of exposure to language but has never made the Greek Bible his own, I would like to take your class.  How would I join the live Thursday class?  Or I will keep following the recorded lessons. [GJ - See below. We practice Open Greek Lessons.]

I have enjoyed lurking on your sites for years and purchased several of your books.  My favorite is still Thy Strong Word.  Currently, I have my copy lent to a congregational member who is loving it too.  

My son's favorite is Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran.  


Stay faithful & God bless you.



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