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[March 14, 2019]

Marvellously Middle-of-the-road
Captain Marvel (2019) is the story of a human woman living her life under the name Vers (Brie Larson) who is unaware of her personal history. She’s a member of an elite galactic military unit called Star Force on the Kree alien home world Hala. A warrior, she possesses a unique superpower: destructive plasma-charged fists which she can light up and shoot at will. Yet she can’t remember her childhood or early adult life back on earth. The blue-skinned Kree, under the supervision of her Star Force team leader …

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[March 13, 2019]

Dr Harold Ristau was the guest speaker at the Higher Things youth retreat at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina in February. He presented on the topic, “The Soldier’s Vocation and Luther’s Theology of the Two Kingdoms”. He spoke about the challenges of spiritual soldiering, and the ways in which the Lord equips us for the spiritual war that surrounds us all,  as well as the unique challenges that “physical soldiers” face in combat (Christian members of the military). The Holy Bible, Book of Concord, and writings of Martin Luther …

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[March 7, 2019]

Fire-breathing family fun
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third film in the animated How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, wraps up the loose ends for Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Astrid (America Ferrera), and the dragon-loving Vikings of Berk. It also provides a satisfying conclusion to the story of Toothless the dragon, Hiccup’s trusty black-coloured Night Fury, and the plight of the beleaguered hunted dragons.
This installment opens with Hiccup, Toothless, Astrid and assorted friends and dragons rescuing a group of dragons trapped by opportunistic warlords and returning them …

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[March 6, 2019]

This review contains spoilers
Seeing Through Glass
Glass (2019) is part three in a film trilogy by writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. This is the trilogy few expected to happen. Shyamalan gained notoriety as a filmmaker with The Sixth Sense (1999) and its clever twist ending and followed up his success with Unbreakable (2000) the first film in this trilogy. The trick with The Sixth Sense (1999) was that the audience didn’t know it was watching a ghost story until the end. In the same way audiences didn’t know Unbreakable was a superhero …

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[March 5, 2019]

In early February, Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) International Mission Executive Rev. Mark Smith met with representatives of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua, along with members of the local mission, for the annual Central American FORO in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
At the FORO meeting on February 1st, all the necessary legal documents were signed and the members present witnessed the formation of the Evangelical Confessional Lutheran Church of Honduras (ECLCH).
LCC, LCMS and the Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua have worked for several years to support the mission in …

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[March 4, 2019]

CALGARY, AB – With hearts full of gratitude and faith the Calgary Circuit of Lutheran Church-Canada reports that the sponsored refugee family from the Sudan is making good progress adjusting to their new home in Canada. Eighteen weeks in Calgary—since their arrival May 31—has seen the Ibrahims settle into a busy and focused routine. Both parents, Rabie and Faiza, and the children, Esam and Awadia, attend English as a Second Language classes daily. Their English is improving gradually—practically speaking, they have mastered the “double-double” at Tim Horton’s. Public transit is no …