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“Spiritual Nones”—Some Thoughts

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Post Date: July, 2013
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Recently this writer, a pastor, caught some self-described “non-denominational Christians” off guard. In connection with a pre-marriage counseling class, we remarked to the couple: “More and more religious people are becoming Nones.” “Really?!” “Yes, but the word is spelled n-o-n-e-s.” “Oh!” came Read More

“Read…Ponder…Share

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Post Date: July, 2013
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June is subscription month for the Lutheran Spokesman. In that connection the usual appeal went out to CLC pastors nationwide, seeking their help in the promotion of the magazine in their respective congregations. The latest appeal prompted the following response from one of the pastors regarding “disposal” of the monthly Read More

“Spot Your Own Plank First”

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Post Date: July, 2013
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I'll never forget the day I was working underneath my rusty, little pickup truck. I was foolishly banging around on the muffler without wearing any eye protection.  When a shower of rust and dust fell into my face, one tiny flake lodged firmly onto the surface of my eye. After a sleepless night of weeping, wiping, and Read More

Baptism: Mere Ceremony or a Sacrament?

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Post Date: July, 2013
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 Dove_webOur title may seem at first to be a silly question, but assuredly it is not. 

In the religious Read More

CLC Teachers’ Conference 2012

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Post Date: July, 2013
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Douglas Libby • Reporter The 2012 CLC Teachers’ Conference convened Wednesday through Friday, October 17-19, in Hales Corners, Wis., enjoying the hospitality of Messiah Lutheran Church and School. Masterpieces of Christ was the conference theme (based on Ephesians 2:10):  “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for Read More

Led by God

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Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Articles,Old Testaments
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Moses prayed for it at Mt. Sinai when he said,   If Your Presence does not go with  us, do not bring us up from here.     Gideon wanted to Read More

Mercy and Compassion Prevail

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Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Series,THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST
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And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.” Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or Read More

Remember Where You Came From

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Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Series,Studies in Titus
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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when Read More

Respect for Religion but with Doubts

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Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: ENCOUNTERS OF A SPIRITUAL KIND,Series
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(Second of a Series) Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him Read More

SECURE WEALTH

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Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Cross Purposes,Series
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Anyone who follows the political scene knows that the United States, the individual states, and the cities are in financial crisis.  Politicians talk the subject to death but exhibit little fortitude to do the hard things that will balance the books. Instead, many seem to get particular pleasure out of targeting those whose Read More