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Year/Month: 2022/10


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | October, 2022
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Southeast Pastoral Conference Gift of God Lutheran Church, Fairfax, Virginia September 27-29, 2022 Agenda: Our Youth and Future—Professor Daniel Schierenbeck “The Gospel”—Pastor Matthew Hanel Homiletics—Pastor Samuel Naumann “Pornography, Desertion and Divorce” “Pastoral Refreshment”—Pastor David Pfeiffer “Wrestling With God”—Pastor Dennis Rieken Chaplain—Pastor Dennis Oster —Submitted by Pastor Dennis Rieken Children of the vacation Bible school of… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Seen in Passing

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | October, 2022
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Items of interest from various sources of religious news and opinion, in print and on the web. Jim Harbaugh’s Courage and Compassion on Abortion. In the midst of a contentious public debate on abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade , University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has… Read More »Month Archive Read More

We’re the “For” Church

Written by Michael Eichstadt | October, 2022
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What do others say about your church? Do you hear, “Oh, you’re the church that’s against abortion. Your church is against same-sex marriage. You’re against praying with other Christians”? Sometimes the perception is that we are all about being “against” things, things which our world sees as perfectly fine. The conclusion drawn is that we… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Mission Helper Trip to Zambia

Written by Todd Ohlmann | October, 2022
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Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the CLC Mission Helper Program was finally able to make a trip this past July. Eight volunteers (Andrea D’Onofrio, Kaylee Koenig, Henry Lau, Candy Ohlmann, Noah Ohlmann, Erica Oster, Amy Tvedt, and Kari… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | October, 2022
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymn Scripture Comments 2022-10-01 TLH 629 2 Timothy 1:1-12 Suffering scorn from unbelievers and imprisonment in Rome, Paul nonetheless is not ashamed of the Gospel. Let us also follow that example when we face the relatively inconsequential… Read More »Month Archive Read More

“Awakening” and “Conversion”—A False Dichotomy

Written by Timothy Daub | October, 2022
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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 »Month Archive Read More

Give Me Back My Child

Written by C. M. Gullerud | October, 2022
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Professor C. M. Gullerud was the first President of Immanuel Lutheran College. We here reprint the first chapel talk ever delivered at that institution following its move to the Eau Claire campus. It was reprinted in the Lutheran Spokesman of October 1963. “ And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Revising the “I AM”?

Written by Edmund Reim | October, 2022
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Professor Edmund Reim was a leader in the formation of the CLC, and the first President of Immanuel Lutheran Seminary. We here reprint an article from the Lutheran Spokesman of August 1969. It has become the fashion lately to take a new, hard look at almost everything that has previously been accepted as an established… Read More »Month Archive Read More

A Bangladesh Baptism

Written by Todd Ohlmann | October, 2022
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[Ed.: The names of certain people and places in this article are withheld because of the risk of persecution.] On our visit to Bangladesh in May, the Lord provided an incredible example of His grace, mercy, and patient blessings. After a couple of weeks of travel, teaching, and discussions, the trip was coming to a… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Two Natures of Christ

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | October, 2022
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. DNA testing has become popular as curiosity about ancestry leads people to investigate family roots. Is my family lineage limited to one continent? Are my ancestors from one country or are they German with a bit of British and splash of Scandinavian?… Read More »Month Archive Read More

How Should We Then Live?

Written by Mark Gullerud | October, 2022
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“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Gloria Patri

Written by Craig Owings | October, 2022
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“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” Some Lutheran churches have begun using “contemporary worship” services and other somewhat casual formats instead of the traditional liturgy. The reason for that is often… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Trust Your Equipment

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | October, 2022
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An Army paratrooper recalls the story of having a bad jump from an airplane that left her with a bloodied mouth and tangled parachute cords. As she hurtled toward the earth, she remembered the words of her instructor: “Trust your equipment. It will not fail you.” Sure enough, her parachute did what it was supposed… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Power and Authority of Light

Written by Michael Roehl | October, 2022
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How ironic that God’s blessings can actually serve to obscure His blessings! More than that, there is a danger that we allow His blessings to cause us to fail to fully comprehend or appreciate all that we read in His Word. When we read, for example, of how people in Bible times waited anxiously for… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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