Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hands of Mercy: A Christian Reflection on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician assisted suicide and euthanasia is being debated in Canada. In fact, about one month ago, the provincial legislature in Quebec passed Bill 52 which legalizes assisted suicide and euthanasia in the province under a law that resembles closely the … Continue reading

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Can My Church Plant a Church?

Paul Krentz, the Mission and Ministry Facilitator of the Texas District LCMS, asks this question and provides an answer in the recent edition (June 15, 2014) of the Mission Moments from the Center for United States Missions. Based on his experience … Continue reading

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Mixed Unions on the Increase in Canada

Statistics Canada has released information (June 17, 2014) that reveals “more people are forming a conjugal union with someone from a different ethnocultural background.”  Mixed unions have increased from 2.6% in 1991 to 3.1% in 2001 to 4.6% in 2011. … Continue reading

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In and of itself, Jesus’s Death is not Good News!

Jeffrey A. Gibbs, in his article, “Christ is Risen, Indeed.  Good News for Him, and For Us” (Concordia Journal/Spring 2014 pages 113-131), says concerning the centrality of Jesus’s resurrection to the redemptive work of Christ: I beg my readers’ indulgence … Continue reading

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Pray for the People of Haiti

To learn more about the prayer needs of the people in Haiti, visit: PRAY!

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A Medley of Hymns to Praise our Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

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World Refugee Day is Friday, June 20. What are you doing to recognise it?

Friday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. What are you planning to do to recognize the plight of refugees? Are you planning to have a Refugee Sunday? If so, you will want to utilize the Canadian Lutheran World Relief worship resources found at: Refugee Sunday. You might also … Continue reading

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Britain Bans Sex-Selective Abortion

The Christians.com reports (May 29, 2014) that the British Health Ministry released new regulations that govern the country’s abortion industry.  Celeste McGovern explains that the regulations “are intended to deter abortion staff from forging paperwork and specifically ban “gendercide” – … Continue reading

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“My job is to make the grace of an invisible Christ visible wherever I am.” — Paul Tripp

You are encouraged to take 2 1/2 minutes to listen to Paul Tripp’s provocative words:

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Get Equipped for Mission

Verge Network is providing a number of resources to help you participate in Jesus’ mission of seeking, saving, and discipling people.  Here’s what you get when you sign up for a free membership with Verge: 15 high impact eBooks on discipleship, … Continue reading

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