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The True Vine

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“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser.Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot Read More

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you...” 1 Peter 3:15

The Myth of Neutrality

I was in a discussion with an atheist and we both realized that the conversation seemed to be going nowhere. I had my beliefs and he had Read More
When God created the Earth and the world and all that is in it, man was the crowning jewel of creation. Man was created and placed on the Earth as the unique expression of divine creation. Adam was created a special creature—formed from the dust of earth. Into his nostrils was breathed the breath of life “and man became a living being” Read More
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you...” 1 Peter 3:15

What it is and is not

The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia which means defense. Just as the Lutheran Reformers wrote the Apology to the Augsburg Read More
In this issue we have the last in a series of chapel talks which Pastor David Lau delivered during the 2009-10 school year to the student body at Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. ILC is our synod’s school for training the up-coming generation—pastors, teachers, and lay-people—to be disciples of Read More
As witnesses to the love of God in Christ Jesus and as bearers of the Word of God — the substance of which is the message of that love — Christ-believers can be nothing but optimistic. In keeping with the Lord’s commission, as well as based on His promise sure, the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) declares its “single purpose to Read More
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”   John 14:1-3 All of us Read More
Years ago, it was not uncommon for young women from well-to-do families to become school teachers. These were young women who enjoyed many advantages and probably didn't even need to get a job to support themselves. But they chose to get an education and to labor in a field that involved a lot of work for modest pay.  And no glory, for Read More
Our confident hope for time and for eternity is inspired by Paul’s confident expression of faith in 2 Timothy. In this prison epistle Paul recognized that his ministry and his life were drawing to a close. He wrote to Timothy, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have Read More

Portraits of Christ  from the Gospel of John
Chapter Twelve

Not many people in our world know what it is like to have someone as a king

Many countries, such as ours, have representative governments which “derive their just powers from the consent of the governed” (as Thomas Jefferson penned in the Read More