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Articles by Pastor Em. Daniel Feischer:

SECURE WEALTH

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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
To the statement in our title we might say, “Duh!” Is this news? To some it apparently is. The quote was the headline of an article in a local  newspaper a few years ago. The director of a local social organization said, “There is a lot of research and studies that show healthy marriages are an indicator Read More
(written after graduation 2012) Recently we enjoyed one of the highlights of each year—the closing concert of our CLC’s Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire was filled to capacity with worshipers who had the distinct privilege to hear both the student body Read More
Following the question “Whom do men say that I am?” Jesus turned to His disciples and asked, “But whom do You say that I am?” Peter responded with his sterling confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:13–16). The word of Jesus and His ministry had left a mark on Peter’s Read More
But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to Read More
The title above is the notice on the bulletin board of a non-denominational church in our city. Though we do not know what this church claims as its noteworthy difference, we commend its frankness. Nevertheless, that description loses some of its originality in the general religious climate of our day, for if the measure of a church is Read More

Religion As a Prop

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Religion is often used as a prop by politicians during election times. Recently we read in the public press, “President Obama and his family headed out to church this morning for the third time in a month, the latest sign that the president may be using religion to boost his image as the campaign heats up.” Lest we be accused of Read More
In concluding our second article on the topic "What is Truly Lutheran?", we summarized the contents of the Augsburg Confession . The Augsburg Confession—the classic confession of the Lutheran Church—was read publicly in June of 1530. One of the Catholic bishops who heard it said, “All of this is Read More
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 2 Timothy 4:6-16 Read More

What is Truly Lutheran?

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To begin with, we do well to define the term Christian. A Christian is one who believes in the forgiveness of sins through the blood atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. This faith and confidence is not part of the natural human heart but a consequence of the gospel through which the Holy Spirit creates the faith that confesses, “I believe in Read More