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LCMS President suffers house fire

Friday, July 31, 2015

USA – On Wednesday July 29, Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Matthew C. Harrison and his family suffered a severe house fire to their home in Ballwin, Missouri. “All thanks to God, though the damage was severe, no one was hurt,” a statement released on the LCMS’ Facebook page reads. “President Harrison expressed his appreciation for the concern and prayers of all as he and his family work through things.” The damage is reportedly extensive, with suggestions that the whole house may need to be rebuilt. While no one was hurt, a family ...

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Old, obsolete or worn out? – Terminator Genisys

Thursday, July 30, 2015

by Ted Giese All the Terminator franchise films share basic elements. They are all sci-fi movies involving time travel. They all have good guys and bad guys who want to stop an event in time from happening. They are all movies about a robot apocalypse and humanity’s reaction to it. And they are all action films. Terminator Genisys, the fifth feature film in the series (there was also a television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles from 2008-2009). While often very bleak, each offering in the franchise ends with a ...

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Sin and God's Grace

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

by Don Schiemann As District President, this is probably the last devotional article I will write for The Canadian Lutheran. Our District will soon have its newly elected president to look to, as well the Interim Pastoral Leader to be appointed by Synod. I have served in the ministry for 39 years; the last fifteen years have been in the office of District President. In 1976, I attended my first District Convention as a newly-minted seminary graduate in what was then called the Ontario District. At the Convention banquet, the guest speaker ...

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CLTS President's new commentary on Ephesians now available

Monday, July 27, 2015

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – In June, Concordia Publishing House (CPH) released the 28th volume of its landmark Concordia Commentary series. This volume (on Ephesians) was written by Rev. Dr. Thomas Winger, President of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) in St. Catharines, Ontario. Dr. Winger’s commentary unfolds the mysteries of the Gospel through meticulous analysis of the Greek text and reverent exposition of the epistle’s proclamation of Christ and His gifts for the sake of the Church,” a CPH release notes. “Winger’s commentary addresses such timeless topics as our eternal election in Christ; ...

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Women of LCC plan for the future, LWMLC President Barta reelected

Friday, July 24, 2015

WATERLOO, Ontario – Mission, service and fellowship are the elements Lutheran women consider key in an organization. How do you keep and increase those elements while making major revisions to how you are organized with the intent to free up resources, time and finances to respond in greater measure to God’s call? Women, meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, for the ninth national convention of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC), tackled this question in small and large group discussions. The convention saw Iris Barta reelected as President of LWMLC for another three years. ...

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Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints

Thursday, July 23, 2015

by Rod Buck The pie was obviously from Safeway: it still had the sticker on it, yet Carl insisted straight faced (eyes twinkling) that he baked it especially for my visit. It became a running joke between us. Truth was, there was a lot of laughter each time one of the pastors from St. Matthew would visit Carl and Ruth, especially when Ruth would announce she was going to tell us a joke she’d heard, and Carl in a patient long suffering way would plead “No Ruth, don’t tell the pastor ...

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The Folly of Self-Confidence

Friday, July 17, 2015

by Paul Zabel “And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.” (1 Corinthians 2:3) Did you ever stop to think that recognizing your own weaknesses and inadequacies is a first and necessary step to becoming strong? It is no proof of spiritual advancement when you feel that you yourself are capable of doing anything for God. For when Christ gave His warning to the members of the Church in Laodicea in the Book of Revelation, He wrote: “When you say, ‘I am rich, I have prospered, and ...

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