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The Reformer on “Judging”

God-pleasing Judging: “You must understand this in such a way that it does not take away the right of the man in the public ministry of preaching to judge matters of doctrine as well as of life. Indeed, it is incumbent on him in his office to rebuke publicly Read More
In the process of laying out the August issue of the Lutheran Spokesman, including the article which mentions the selfish behavior of ravens, we came upon a quote in which the Reformer Dr. Martin Luther uses the ravens’ cousins, the crows, to make a spiritual point. Recall the times of Luther (b.1483-d.1546). In preparation for the Read More
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

Another Mass Murder

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Words cannot express the horror experienced in the Connecticut city where a young man murdered his mother at home, then entered the kindergarten classroom in a local school, shooting to death twenty children and six others on the school staff. After the rampage, the killer killed himself. A number of Scriptures come to mind, including: 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