Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Life of a Follower of Jesus is Just Different … as She Daily Plunges into the Waters of Baptism

Jesus is clear.  The beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviours of followers of Jesus makes them stand out from other people in the world.  Jesus says of his followers, “You are the light of the world. … Let your light shine before men, that they … Continue reading

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We Praise You, O God! — St. Olaf Choir

May you have a joy-filled Canadian Thanksgiving Day weekend as you celebrate God’s countless gifts!

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From Gutenberg to Cell Phones: How Technology Helps Spread the Gospel

Rev. Mike Kuhn, a missionary with Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada discusses the importance of using technology, specifically the cell phone, in spreading the Gospel in countries like Cameroon.  Rev. Kuhn writes in the Messenger (Vol. 43, No. 2, Fall 2015), Five … Continue reading

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Outreach and Ministry Resources Available from Lutheran Church of Australia

The Lutheran Church of Australia provides a number of outreach and ministry resources. Here are some resources provided by Lutheran Media. www.happyland.com.au — Children can play a safe and fun online game here. There are also seasonal activities, such as … Continue reading

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A ‘God-does-it-all’ attitude in our Christian living is not what Saint Paul teaches

Michael Middendorf, professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine, California, states in his Concordia Journal (Summer 2015: 201-219) article, “The New Obedience: An Exegetical Glance at Article VI of the Augsburg Confession”, “In keeping with AC VI, the Apology of … Continue reading

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The Valley of Dry Bones — Michael Card

My prayer for the Christian church in the western world is that the Spirit of God will breathe new life into the hearts of lethargic Christians and resurrection life into the hearts of people who do not yet believe in … Continue reading

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Life Sunday Resources Available through Lutherans for Life

The “official” Life Sunday is January 17, 2016. However, Lutherans for Life materials may be used anytime during the year. Click below for new resources for 2016 including bulletin inserts, Bible study, children’s message, worship service, and sermons. Our culture says … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Church? Really? — Rev. Michael Ruhl

Michael Ruhl of Center for Unites States Missions writes in the most recent edition of Mission Moments, Many of you saw it.  It was nothing less than a first-hand experience of history in the making.  There was Pope Francis – … Continue reading

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