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[August 13, 2018 | No Comment | ]

by Esko Murto
To tell a complicated thing in a simple way is better than telling a simple thing in a complicated way. Rod Dreher’s 2017 book The Benedict Option falls into the first category. It is approachable, easy to read, and clear enough, but deals with a topic both important and complex—namely, how the Christian Church can go on in a post-Christian world.
What’s so Benedictine about the Benedict Option?
The name “Benedict Option” needs a bit of explaining though—and after that, a bit of more explaining. The Benedict of the title …


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[August 12, 2018 | No Comment | ]

BELGIUM – The International Lutheran Council (ILC) will hold its 26th (11th) World Conference September 26-29, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium, meeting under the theme “Ecclesiology and Ecumenism.” The event will also mark the ILC’s 25th anniversary in its current form.
Among other business, the World Conference will elect officers to the ILC’s Executive Council as well as vote on the acceptance of several new members to the ILC.
“It is an honor and a blessing for our rather small Lutheran church in Belgium to host the ILC’s World Conference,” said President Gijsbertus …


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[August 9, 2018 | No Comment | ]

Job Posting – Donor and Communications Officer – Community Relations Department
Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is seeking a full time Donor and Communications Officer in its Winnipeg office. This position is a 12-month term with possibility of extension.
Inspired by God’s love for humanity, Canadian Lutheran World Relief challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty, through community development, emergency relief, refugee resettlement, and other programs.
The Donor and Communications Officer is a key member of the Community Relations team. Under the direction of the Community Relations …


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[August 7, 2018 | No Comment | ]

OTTAWA – On June 15, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Trinity Western University (TWU), which was seeking to have the law societies of Ontario and British Columbia’s refusal to accredit graduates of TWU’s proposed new law school overturned. The societies had stated they would not accredit graduates of TWU, an Evangelical Christian university, because of the school’s community covenant, which prohibits sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage.
The Supreme Court released a pair of complex 7-2 rulings, finding in favour of the law societies. While eight of the judges agreed …


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[August 1, 2018 | No Comment | ]

GENEVA – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has unilaterally moved to suspend regular meetings with the International Lutheran Council (ILC), following a joint decision by LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and LWF President Panti Filibus Musa.
Dr. Junge announced the decision in a report to the LWF Council in Geneva on June 29, 2018.
The International Lutheran Council received the news with regret. “We are disappointed in the LWF’s decision to break off regular discussions,” said ILC Executive Secretary Albert Collver. “It is difficult to see how unilateral action of this kind …


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[July 16, 2018 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG, MB – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is pleased to announce that Pastor Mark L. Smith has accepted the call to the position of Assistant to the President for International Missions (International Missions Executive). LCC’s Board of Directors extended the call in June and Rev. Smith is expected to begin his work on September 1st.
Originally from Monroe, Michigan, Pastor Smith earned his BA in theology at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and Luther Seminary in Australia, received his M. Div. degree from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines before …


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