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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

Pastor David Pfeiffer and family

A New Pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church!

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 in the trade of his father. These days that is not the norm, or at least so I thought.

Some deliberate, some procrastinate, some are three weeks ahead, some are three days behind, yet to some degree we all plan our way.Read More »A New Pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church!

Biology and Theology—At Odds?

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 footnote 1). Various aspects and assertions of evolution are more and more being accepted under the guise of science even in formerly conservative, Bible-believing circles.

Case in point: last fall a young thirty-something husband and wife, new arrivals in town, dropped by for worship at our CLC church (Redeemer, Cheyenne). After the worship service, in the process of telling us they were searching for a conservative Lutheran Church, they proceeded to inform us that both of them were instructors in the field of biology at the local junior college.Read More »Biology and Theology—At Odds?