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God-Given Rights and Responsibilities During the Pandemic

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS ­­— COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The following was written by Pastor Bruce Naumann as a response
to a request posted on an online forum frequented by CLC members.

Dear Christian Friends,
I’ve been asked to provide some brief comments concerning our government’s instructions, during this time of preventing the spread of Covid-19, to refrain from public gatherings. How are we to respond to this, when our Lord instructs us to gather regularly for Christian fellowship?Read More »God-Given Rights and Responsibilities During the Pandemic

The ELCA and Bankrupt Lutheranism

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 indicative to us of how far from traditional (biblical) Lutheranism the ELCA has fallen. The profile of Lutheranism painted in practically every issue is more and more unrecognizable to us as deserving of the Lutheran name. Read More »The ELCA and Bankrupt Lutheranism

Leave It Better

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 it—doing so by improving, restoring, and helping to maintain the campus and its facilities.

There is strong support from the school’s faculty and staff.Read More »Leave It Better

475th Anniversary of the SMALCALD ARTICLES

“…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 on one of our Lutheran Confessions—the Smalcald Articles.Read More »475th Anniversary of the SMALCALD ARTICLES

A tale that is FINALLY* told!

*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 Synod’s counterpart to our Lutheran Spokesman.Read More »A tale that is FINALLY* told!

Count your many blessings, name them one by one

“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. Truly, we have many reasons to say:Read More »Count your many blessings, name them one by one