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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
The nation will surely be pausing to observe 9/11 in various ways ten years after it happened. (How time flies!) In the annals of world and/or a nation’s history, certain events and/or days—such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941—have been said to “live in infamy” (as then President Roosevelt put it). Read More
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. How many of us young people (I think I can still call myself that!) find ourselves finishing high school and simply not knowing what to do with ourselves? It used to be that a son would commonly follow in the trade of his father who had previously followed Read More
We, our children and young people, need to know how our Christian faith is under attack from pro-evolutionist elements in the church (!) as well as in the secular, humanistic world outside of it. How sad that the church—external Christianity—is more and more caving in to theistic evolution. This is happening in our day not so subtly (see Read More
My wife and I were privileged to visit the Hawaiian islands for the first time recently—in fact, just a week or so before the Japan catastrophies. The islands give abundant evidence of volcanic eruptions and lands formed at least to a degree by lava flows (yes, on one calm day a tour-guide warned of the danger of tsunamis!). But one surely Read More

A Christian Perspective

With regard to the January 8 Tucson tragedy we find it interesting that the nation—from the President on down—pretty much stopped in its tracks for a couple weeks to mark and decry the act of a deranged individual who killed six people and injured another fifteen or so, including an Arizona Read More
True to form, the past holiday season again had various religious articles in the secular press, like one a week ago in the Sunday newspaper magazine about “How Americans Imagine God.” Interesting reading, beginning with the survey result that supposedly “about nine in 10 Americans believe in God or some higher power.” A number of the Read More

Daniel’s Vision of the Messiah

I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One  like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought  Him near before Him…” Daniel7:13. This “Son of Man,” theMessiah in human form, came riding on the clouds of heaven. Read More
A Christmas Sermonette… As the opening narration for the children’s service will tell us, our Christmas Eve service is constructed around Dr. Martin Luther’s hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come,” echoing the Christmas angel delivering the good news of the Savior’s birth. I would summarize my remarks this evening with the Read More

Concluding Our Observance Of The Clc’s 50th Anniversary

In the calendar year now drawing to a close, our church body with its respective congregations has individually and collectively marked a half-century of wonderful blessings. As the synod’s official “spokesman,” our little magazine too has been noting the event. Together Read More