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[August 31, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Kruesel
Last year I started keeping honey bees. I have one hive and about 18,000 bees. I find them absolutely fascinating. They are a joy to watch as they go back and forth in and out of the hive, bringing in pollen and nectar to strengthen and enlarge the hive.
Right about now my children will be rolling their eyes and groaning inside—“Bees again, Dad. Really?”—and my wife will be making that face familiar to all long-suffering wives—that “Really, I find this story as fascinating as the first 122 times …


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[January 6, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Nolan Astley
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit… I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing”  (John 15:1-2,5).
Over the last months President Glenn Schaeffer and I have travelled to the circuits in the ABC District to meet with people and …


In: ABC District News, Headline, Vice-Presidents

[August 13, 2015 | One Comment | ]

by Thomas Kruesel
This edition of The Canadian Lutheran focuses on the changes facing our church in Canada. Most of us are aware that this has been going on for a long time, and that it is not unique to our church body.
Our world is different from just 25 years ago. The religious landscape in Canada is becoming more fractured. Those holding to the Christian faith are now in a minority, and the teachings of the Church make it an unwelcome participant in conversations regarding almost everything. The question that faces …


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[June 25, 2013 | No Comment | ]

by Rudy Pastucha
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! By the time you read this article, we will be beyond the season of Easter in the Church Year. But please permit me to linger with you in that season a bit longer.
Remember all those readings from the book of Revelation during the season of Easter? Ever wonder why? The Church, over many years, came to realize that the Easter Season is both an opportune time to proclaim Christ’s appearance after the resurrection to many witnesses, as well as to reflect …


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