Monthly Archives: October 2011

Martin Luther on Sharing the Word

On this Reformation Day, it is appropriate to be reminded of Luther’s view on a Christian’s participation in the missio Dei.  The following quote is one of my favourite Martin Luther quotes on mission. Martin Luther: “For once a Christian begins … Continue reading

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Love Crucified Arose — Michael Card

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Speaking About Sin and the Wrath of God

I had a discussion with a pastor the other day who was telling me that a couple of his members would like the language “toned down” when one speaks against homosexuality. Their perspective is that “strong language” might make a … Continue reading

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Supporting the Christian Church in Kenya

Fifteen people from Bethel, Sherwood Park, Alberta travelled to Kenya in August 2011 to participate in a short-term mission trip. These missionaries crossed the Atlantic so that they might support the Christian work that is being accomplished in that country. … Continue reading

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A Progeny of a Theological and Missiological Union: House Churches (Part 3)

A PROGENY OF A THEOLOGICAL AND MISSIOLOGICAL UNION: HOUSE CHURCHES (Part 3) Glenn E. Schaeffer  Characteristics of the House Churches in the Early Centuries The birthing of house churches was a natural development of the early church’s theology and missionary … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Gonna Happen — Rev. Ken Klaus (The Lutheran Hour)

The following sermon is being heard today on radios across North America. If you are not able to tune into The Lutheran Hour, you can listen to the sermons online, at anytime! Streaming of this sermon is available at: The … Continue reading

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Shout to the Lord! — Darlene Zschech

Psalm 98: 1 Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2 The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness … Continue reading

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Lutheran Bible Translators: Making it possible for people to read God’s Word in their “heart” language

Luther translated the Bible into the German language so that German people could read the Gospel in a language that was understandable to them. Lutheran Bible Translators (USA) and Lutheran Bible Translators – Canada continue this practice of translating God’s … Continue reading

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“I’m Done Using the word ‘Attractional’” – Mike Breen

Mike Breen’s book, Building a Discipling Culture, focuses on the Great Commission component of discipleship.  The “going” of the Great Commission is hindered if we are not discipling Christ followers to think and act like missionaries. In a recent blog … Continue reading

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Vancouver was ROC’d!!!

Close to 180 youth and adults attended the Lutheran Hour Ministry Regional Outreach Conference held in Vancouver on October 14-15! The participants were inspired by hymns, songs, spiritual songs and the study of God’s Word. Insightful plenary sessions were presented … Continue reading

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