Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Fundamental Structure of Society: The Oikos/Oikia (Household)

The oikos/oikia was the foundation upon which the entire Roman Empire rested (Tidball 1984, 79-80; Judge 1960, 30-32; Banks 1980, 15; Branick 1989, 20-21; Jeffers 1991, 121).   The household portrait was more expansive than nuclear families in North America.  The … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen — Matt Maher

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Grounding Our Call to Discipleship/Mission in God’s Gift of Salvation

The following quote from: The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution, editors , Richard H. Bliese and Craig Van Gelder, Augsburg/Fortress Press, 2005 p. 19-21 provides us with some food for thought and discussion. —— Justification by grace through faith is … Continue reading

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Lutheran Church – Canada Reaches a Milestone!

On Sunday, April 15th, the first graduate of the Pastors with Alternative Training (PAT) program of Lutheran Church – Canada, will be ordained into the Sacred Office of the Holy Ministry.   Mr. Assefa Aredo, a spiritual leader of the Ethiopian … Continue reading

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Community Block Parties: A Great Way to Meet Your Neighbours

Summer is approaching.  People are emerging from their caves after winter’s hibernation.  Children are playing in playgrounds.  People are beginning to tend to their gardens and doing outdoor repairs to their homes.  Barbeques are being stoked and the aroma of … Continue reading

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The largest Church Planting Gathering — Exponential Conference 2012: Now Simulcast!!!

The Exponential Conference has become the largest gathering of church planting leaders in North America each year with nearly 5,000 attendees. Exponential champions healthy, reproducing faith communities by inspiring, encouraging and equipping church planting leaders. From leaders considering church planting … Continue reading

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House Church Communities during the First Two Hundred Years

Walter Oetting wrote, If you asked, ‘Where is the church?’ in any important city of the ancient world where Christianity had penetrated in the first century, you would have been directed to a group of worshipping people gathered in a … Continue reading

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The Easter Song by GLAD “He Is Risen! Alleluia!”

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The Power of the Cross — Keith and Kristyn Getty

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Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted

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