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SEEN IN PASSING

Written by Paul Naumann
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Items of interest from various sources of religious news and opinion, in print and on the web. Prominent Evangelical Leader Succumbs to COVID. Marcus Lamb, a prominent Christian broadcaster known for his outspoken opposition to COVID-19 vaccines, died on December 1 after contracting the virus. He was 64. Lamb was co-founder and CEO of the […] Read More
Updates from congregations around the Church of the Lutheran Confession. Right along Highway 54, which runs through the middle of downtown Melrose, Wisconsin, stands St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The congregation dates back to 1902 when Pastor William Parisius of Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) in Burr Oak, Wisconsin, began holding services for a number of […] Read More
Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. At this past year’s CLC Convention, the delegates recognized a need for a new approach to domestic missions. In order to encourage a new approach, the following resolutions were passed: (1) Resolved that the Board of Missions encourage […] Read More

Worship in the Apostolic Era

Written by John Klatt
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans do what we do in church? In this series we examine the depth and meaning of the various elements of our worship service, beginning with the history of Christian worship itself. The first mention of Christian worship in the book of Acts occurs immediately following the account of Pentecost. The […] Read More

“Ponder” the Gift

Written by Michael Eichstadt
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“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus . . .” You know the rest. After a lifetime of Christmas Eve services, you may be able to recite Luke 2 from memory. It’s the precious record of God’s eternal plan of salvation coming together in the fullness of time. Who could forget the […] Read More
One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and 1986 editions of the […] Read More

Beyond the Manger

Written by David W. Bernthal
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Myguess would be that most, if not all, of us have a creche or manger scene that we display in our homes. These may range from simple hand-carved figures, to extremely expensive Fontanini’s, to light-up plastic yard models. Now, before we begin, I want to assure you that my purpose for this message is not […] Read More

When Things Go South

Written by David Fuerstenau
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[‘Going south’ is an idiom that generally alludes to directional maps, on which south is down. Thus, south means lower in value, or going into a bad or worsened situation.] I is not surprising that the great heroes of faith are also portrayed as great sinners. Such heroes were but sinner-saints with great weaknesses and […] Read More

The Christian’s Wait

Written by Chad Seybt
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“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” (James 5:7-8) Te Christian faith […] Read More
Updates from congregations around the Church of the Lutheran Confession. Greetings from your fellow members of the Body of Christ who also happen to live in the Body of Christ. Corpus Christi, you see, is Latin for “the body of Christ.” This name gives us an easy opportunity to bring up our faith when we’re […] Read More