Book Review: Regan Country

Book Review: Regan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel Author: Ray Keating Pastor Stephen Grant has an unusual background. He was once a Navy SEAL and then a CIA agent before becoming a pastor. He now serves as the senior pastor of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in New York. Though

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We Remember Athanasius of Alexandria

Commemoration of Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor May 2 May 2 is the Commemoration of Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor. Athanasius (c. 296-373) was the principal champion of Christian orthodoxy against the Arians. Arians rejected the Nicene Creed by denying the full divinity of the Second Person of

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We Remember Philip and James

Feast Day of St. Philip and St. James, Apostles May 1 May Day (Civic) The Lord be with you May 1 is the Feast Day of St. Philip and St. James, Apostles. This day has been observed as such since ca. 560, when their remains were moved to the new

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We Remember St. Mark

Feast of St Mark, Evangelist April 25 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of St. Mark, Evangelist. Mark was the author of the second Gospel, which he composed, according to some Early Church Fathers, when the Christians in Rome asked him to write down the preaching

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We Remember Johann Walter, Kantor

Commemoration of Johann Walter, Kantor April 24 The Lord be with you One of the great blessings of the Lutheran Reformation is its strong endorsement of “the arts” as a gift from God in our lives and a wonderful aid in worship. This included paintings, sculpture, cloth, woodcuts, and so

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We Remember Anselm of Canterbury

Commemoration of Anselm of Canterbury, Theologian April 21 The Lord be with you Today we remember Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109). Born in Aosta, which is now part of northwestern Italy and then the frontier of Lombardy and Burgundy, Anselm was the son of a nobleman. After the death of his

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