Debate in the ELS
The Public Ministry of the Word (Adopted by the ELS in 2005)
Circuit 8 Revision of the Public Ministry of the Word
This is a
revision of the PCM document proposed by several pastors of the
PCM Comparison Document
by Joseph Abrahamson
This is a comparison of the two documents linked above
prepared by ELS Pastor Joseph Abrahamson.
the Bible Teach a Limited Public Use of the Keys?
by Pastor Rolf Preus
This is a paper prepared by Pastor Rolf Preus for the 2005
Circuit Meeting of the Northern Circuit (Circuit 8) and
later sent to President John Moldstad, Jr.
A Response from the ELS Presidium to Circuit 8
By President John Moldstad
The ELS in convention asked the ELS presidium to explain why the Circuit 8 Revision
was not in order. This is what President Moldstad wrote.
A Critique of the Circuit 8 Revision
By Erling Teigen
the Issues: A Response to President Moldstad and Professor Teigen
by Pastor Rolf
Pastor Rolf Preus wrote this in response to the papers by
President Moldstad and Professor Teigen.
This is the paper that President Moldstad required Pastor
Preus to retract or be expelled from the ELS.
Expulsion of Pastor Preus from the ELS
I Cannot Accept the "The Public Ministry of the Word"
Adopted at the 2005 Convention of the ELS
Presented to RHLC on January 29, 2006
Pastor Preus presented this
at the last Bible class he taught at River Heights Lutheran Church
in East Grand Forks.
Explanation of the Suspension of Rev. Rolf Preus
by President John
Rolf Preus' Appeal of his
Suspension from the ELS by President John Moldstad
Appendix to Pastor Rolf Preus’ Appeal of his
Suspension from the ELS
by President John Moldstad
July 24, 2006
This appendix to the appeal was written after the ELS
convention and addresses how the process had become corrupted.
Should I Retract my “Clarifying
the Issues” Paper?
August 14, 2006
Pastor Preus send this to the Commission on Appeals to study
prior to meeting with them eight days later.
Pastor Rolf Preus’ Oral
Presentation to the Commission on Appeals
August 22, 2006
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON
The Word of God and the
A Report on my Expulsion from the Evangelical Lutheran Synod
By Pastor Rolf David Preus
January 23, 2007