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The Key to Being a Multicultural Church

In his article, “Unity and Diversity: Being a Multicultural Church” (Concordia Journal, Summer 2016:203-210) Mason Keiji Okubo identifies the key to being a multicultural church. He writes, The key to being a multicultural church (i.e. the key to removing the … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth? — Part 2

Last Monday, we focused on the first temptation the devil uses to make Americans indifferent to the fear and love of God. This week, we focus on two other temptations the devil uses to make people indifferent to fearing and … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth?

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) observes that he doesn’t hear “the fear of God talked about much in the church.”  He then states, “I suspect that’s why mainline American denominations are not growing.” Dr. Meyer writes, There are many … 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 New Life of a Christian: Are We Like a Trumpet or a Singer?

Michael P. Middendorf, professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine, suggests that, when it comes to the life of a Christian, a follower of Jesus is like a singer. He writes, The imperatives Paul addresses to Christians throughout his letter indicate … Continue reading

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Word Alive! Connections and Conversations — Dr. Dale Meyer

The summer edition of the Concordia Journal (Summer 2015) includes an article, “Word Alive! Connections and Conversations,” by Dr. Dale Meyer, the president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  Dr. Meyer discusses the importance of the developing relationships with people so that we … Continue reading

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“Mission is the Mother of Theology” – Martin Kahler

Rev. Gregory Seltz, speaker of The Lutheran Hour writes, “Messengers are always tested in new communities to see if they actually believe what they are saying.  The community examines, even tests, words and deeds as part of the process of making them their … Continue reading

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Preach What You ‘Smartingly Feel’

In the Concordia Journal (Spring 2015 Vol. 41, No. 2) Dr. Dale Meyer quotes from William Barclay’s article, “In the Hand of God,” which is in For All the Saints (Part 2).  In the following quote, Barclay  tells of a … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of World Lutheranism

For the past two weeks, an article by Dr. Douglas Rutt, “Martin Luthers’s Platzregen in Action: The Changing Face of Global Christianity” in the Concordia Journal (Summer 2014 pages 225-238) has been featured in “Go!”  Dr. Rutt has described the … Continue reading

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Sixty-five Percent of the World’s Christians Live OUTSIDE OF North America and Europe!

The number of Christians worldwide continues to grow at a slightly higher rate than the world’s population in general (see last Monday’s posting).  Dr. Douglas Rutt points out that there is a “seismic shift” taking place “in terms of where … Continue reading

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