Immigrants Among Us – a review

Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues – a review A Report of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod 60 pages The Lord be with you, There is no doubt about it, there are “immigrants among us.” The topic is

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The Creator’s Tapestry – a review

The Creator’s Tapestry Scriptural Perspectives on Man-Woman Relationships in Marriage and the Church A report of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod December 2009 58 pages In contemporary America marriage, and the very idea of a sexual identity, have become extremely politicized. This means

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Faith Among Mockers

The Lord be with you Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a famous 19th century preacher who would not have cut it today. You see, he read his messages pretty much in a monotone. When asked about this, he said he didn’t want anything to distract from God’s word. Yet when you

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West Virginia Needs A Flood of Generosity

The flooding in West Virginia has left hundreds, perhaps thousands of homes damaged. Help is needed in all areas: assessment, mucking out, water, flood buckets, health kits. This disaster will become a long-term project. Workers will be needed in the near future and for months come. We lift up in

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Commemoration of Isaiah

Commemoration of Isaiah Friday, July 6 The Lord be with you July 6, on our calendar, is the Commemoration of Isaiah. Isaiah, the son of Amoz, is considered to be the greatest of the writing prophets and is quoted in the New Testament more than any other Old Testament prophet.

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What is the CTCR?

The Lord be with you Yesterday I posted a review of a “CTCR” report. Many may be wondering, just what is the “CTCR?” Well, “CTCR” stands for the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. This commission was established in 1962. It issues various

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Ancient Christian Doctrine – book review

Ancient Christian Doctrine, volumes 1-5 IVP Academic Press Thomas C. Oden, series Editor The Church throughout the ages has faced the threat of false teachers and their false doctrines. To combat this threat the Church has, on numerous occasions, gathered together in “councils” to clarify what exactly the Bible teaches.

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Orphan Grain Train July Newsflash

Dear Friend of Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic, This month it’s all about Greece. You first learned of a relief shipment for refugees near Thessalonica from the Spring/Summer newsletter, then more information came in the April and June News Flashes, and now – after weeks of sorting and packing – we’re

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