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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Picking A Sermon Topic

The Lord be with you One of the joy-filled pressures of the Holy Ministry is the proclamation of God’s Word each Sunday through the sermon. It is an awesome responsibility, one for which the Lord God himself will hold every minister accountable for on the Last Day. Did we faithfully

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We Remember Johannes Bugenhagen

The Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen April 20 The Lord be with you Today, on the calendar used in the LC-MS, is recognized as the Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen. Born in Eastern Pomerania in June 24, 1485, Bugenhagen studied humanism in Greifswald and was ordained as priest before holding diverse positions

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More Than A Nice Story

As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. With this Christ entrusts to his disciples the office of proclaiming the gospel, telling of and applying Christ’s suffering and resurrection according to their intended purpose. For if the suffering and resurrection of Christ had remained apart from the

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