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[August 7, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in style and support LCC missions in the process with a new Reformation T-shirt.
The T-shirt features Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Reformation 2017 logo, and is a great way to share the story of the Reformation in your community. It costs $25 and is available in men and women’s styles, three different colours (black, white, and blue), and four sizes (small, medium, large, and extra large). Costs cover the cost of producing and shipping the T-shirt, with all additional proceeds going to support …


In: Feature Stories, Headline, National News, Reformation 500

[August 2, 2017 | No Comment | ]

This article reflects on the section of Luther’s Small Catechism dealing with The Lord’s Prayer. Read the relevant portion online in contemporary English here.
Teach Us to Pray
by Edward G. Kettner
The Lord’s Prayer is the third part of Luther’s Catechism. We have heard what God would have us do and leave undone, and seen how far short we fall in keeping them. We confess faith in the God who has created us, redeemed us in Christ, and called us to faith through the preaching of the Good News. The Lord’s Prayer …


In: Back to the Catechism, Feature Stories, Headline, Reformation 500

[July 19, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Mathew Block
For Martin Luther, the road seemed destined to lead to martyrdom. He had been summoned to appear before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Imperial Diet of Worms to answer allegations of heresy. And so he left for Worms on April 2, 1521. It would be another 14 days before he would reach the city and stand before the emperor.
A year earlier, Rome had pronounced judgment on Luther’s theology in a papal bull outlining Luther’s purported errors. But the Pope was not in Germany. If his …


In: Feature Stories, Headline, History of the Reformation, Reformation 500

[July 17, 2017 | No Comment | ]

Editor’s Note: Kelly Klages has agreed to prepare six pieces of original art for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Each piece of art will be featured on the covers of this year’s issues of The Canadian Lutheran magazine.
In addition, each piece of art is being made available to LCC congregations as a free, downloadable poster. You can print out the posters, along with accompanying artist’s statement, as they become available at www.reformation2017.ca/resources/posters/.
by Kelly Klages
“Here I stand.” These words are traditionally attributed to Martin …


In: Headline, National News, Reformation 500

[July 11, 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
I have this annoying habit that when someone presents me with a gift, I am at a loss as to how to respond. If it’s not Christmas or my birthday (or maybe even if it is), I don’t know how to receive a gift from another. My first reaction is probably to say, “Oh, you shouldn’t have!” I say that sometimes only to be polite when I really don’t like or want that particular gift. Or I say those words because, well, in this situation that’s what people …


In: District Presidents, Headline, Reformation 500

[July 4, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – As part of this year’s celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) will hold a conference exploring the Reformation’s impact on parish life. The conference “The Reformation of Worship and Preaching” will take place September 10-11, 2017.
Two guest speakers will headline the event: Rev. Dr. Jobst Schöne, Bishop Emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany and Rev. Dr. Fredrik Sidenvall, Principal at L.M. Engstöms Gymnasium, Lutheran High School in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The conference will begin following the …


In: East District News, Education News, Headline, Reformation 500