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[March 16, 2016 | No Comment | ]

EDMONTON – Alberta-British Columbia District President Glenn Schaeffer has published a letter he has sent to Alberta’s Minister of Education regarding the guidelines on sexual orientation the provincial government has released for schools.
“We commend your desire to provide a safe and caring setting for all students; every child should be safe and protected,” President Schaeffer’s letter begins. “They are of infinite value to our Creator, who forms them in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13-14) and who loves them so much He sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world …

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[February 17, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
As a person who suffers from chronic sinus problems, I just happen to live in a part of the country (the Prairies) that is not kind to my condition. Especially in the winter when temperatures are most frigid, the air is very dry here. As a result, the dry air I breathe in causes sinus havoc. If I don’t keep my nasal passages moist with saline solution, I can count on drawing blood when I blow my nose. And I’ve had some bloody noses in my time! Sometimes …

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[July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Sin and God’s Grace | ]

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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[July 17, 2015 | No Comment | ]

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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[July 10, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.” This is the first prayer I memorized, with my mother’s help, when I was around three years old. It was the prayer I prayed every night in bed before I went to sleep. And then as I recall, after I prayed this short prayer, I attached this addendum: “And God bless mommy and daddy and Bobby (my …

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[May 11, 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a spring; his branches run over the wall.” (Genesis 49: 22)
Chapter 49 in the Book of Genesis is often referred to as the “Blessing of Jacob.” And rightly so, for in this chapter of Scripture, Jacob blesses his sons before his death. We do not have enough space here to grasp the central thought in the blessing pronounced upon each of Jacob’s twelve sons. In this article I would like to call your attention to how mightily Jacob’s son, …

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