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By Pastor Paul Fleischer, July 1989

An acquaintance regularly passes along to us The Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We peruse its contents, since we are not unconcerned about what is being said (written) and done in “mainstream” Lutheranism.

The contents of the magazine are Read More
Not long after retiring and relocating to another city, this writer had a backyard “over the fence” (literally) get-acquainted visit with a next-door neighbor. Upon my mentioning that I was a retired Lutheran minister, the friendly chat quickly turned to the subject of religion. And when I noted that I was a long-time member of the Church of Read More
The national (liberal/progressive) narrative increasingly bad-mouths “old-fashioned traditional” man/woman marriage as being stodgy and dull—while promoting the new relationship excitement between people of the same sex “uniting” in marriage. Just this week we learn Read More

“Pet Blessings”

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While traveling the city recently, we noticed a local Lutheran Church (ELCA) bulletin board advertising an up-coming Sunday as “Pet Blessing Sunday” in/at their church. Read More

“…Real Ghouls”?!

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To our considerable interest, an article touching on pet blessings recently appeared in WORLD Read More

Leave It Better

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Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a exciting new movement being promoted by students at the school. The aim of the new movement is to provide a way for an organized group of students to show their thanks to the Lord for their Christian training by “leaving the school better than they found Read More
“…The Word of God shall establish articles of faith and no one else, not even an angel.” (Luther, SA, Part II, Art. II) A Closer Look at the Smalcald Articles (SA) (First of Three) 1. Establishing our “Confessional” Identity The plan is to use valuable space in our little magazine, beginning next month, with a series of articles Read More

A tale that is FINALLY* told!

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*Defined in Webster as 1) at the end, in conclusion; 2) decisively; conclusively, irrevocably “Finally… finally… finally… finally... finally… finally… finally… the split came!” Count 'em—seven times the word "finally" appears in two short articles (August & September 2011 issues) in Forward in Christ, the Wisconsin Read More
"Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever." Psalm 136:26 One reason many people fail to give thanks is that they don't take time to reflect on the many blessings they receive from the hand of the Lord. Listed on page 3 of this issue is a small sampling of benefits of body and soul which He has provided for our enjoyment. Read More

The Luther Seal

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Dr. Martin Luther’s seal expresses his theology and his faith. Luther designed it himself. In the center is a black cross indicative of Christ’s dreadful sacrifice on the cross for every sinner who ever lived. The cross is in the center of a red heart, to show that faith causes love, joy, and peace to grow in the human heart. The Read More