Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Power of Everyday Christians On Mission by Matt Carter (A Free e-book)

What if, instead of growing our church by 100 or 200 or 2000 this year, we released those people from our church out into the world to do ministry in their workplaces, in their neighborhoods, or in their homes? If … Continue reading

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Free Online Quest Course: “Culture and the Word: Christians and New Communications Technologies” with Dr. Stephen Chambers of Concordia Theological Seminary (Edmonton)

At several key points in history, Christians enthusiastically pioneered the use of new media. The first watershed was the shift from scrolls to books, when early Christians were early adopters of the new technology. During the Reformation, a similar shift … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Life Of The Royal Priesthood: Vocation And Evangelism (continued)

Now we come to the point of asking what this doctrine [i.e. the doctrine of vocation] means for evangelism and missions. This issue has, in fact, already been perceptively addressed by the report of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Church Growth … Continue reading

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Pray for the People of Hungary

To learn more about the prayer needs of the people of Hungary, click on: Hungary.

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Handel’s Messiah — Lift Up Your Heads

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Lutheran Mission Activity in Asia

The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod is involved in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Asia. The following video describes some of the work being done. If you would like to learn more about the work, the Lutheran Church … Continue reading

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God Is In the Manger by Dietrich Bonhoeffer — A Free Audio Book from Christianaudio

“There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid.  These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ.” “No priest, no … Continue reading

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Church and Clergy Revitalization and Luther’s Theology of the Cross

Terry Tieman, Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network, reports, “I recently had the opportunity to read the Doctoral Dissertation of Rev. Dr. John David Roth, entitled “Church and Clergy Revitalization Seen Through the Lens of Luther’s Theology of the Cross.” … Continue reading

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Free eBook – Transformational Partnerships: Church to Organization by Rob Wegner & Jack Magruder

Exponential has made another free ebook, on the topic of discipleship, available online.  The promotional email for Transformational Partnerships states: “Making disciples is a team sport. If a local church wants to disciple a neighborhood, community or city, they can’t … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Life Of The Royal Priesthood: Vocation And Evangelism (continued)

That which Luther expressed theologically in “The Freedom of the Christian” is expressed liturgically in the post-communion collect that Luther included in his 1526 Deutsche Messe: “We give thanks to you, almighty God, that you have refreshed us through this … Continue reading

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