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[November 2, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Norman J. Threinen
“History is bunk.” So said Henry Ford in an interview recorded by the Chicago Tribune in 1916. Grade school students, who have been subjected to history as a bewildering collection of largely irrelevant dates which they were forced to memorize, may be inclined to agree with Ford’s comment. Perhaps many other people in our culture will also agree with it as they bustle and run after the “new” and the “now.” In view of the approaching 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017, is there something …

In: Feature Stories, General, Headline, Reformation 500

[September 20, 2013 | One Comment | ]

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – President Robert Bugbee of Lutheran Church–Canada preached the Service of Installation for President Matthew C. Harrison of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) September 14 in St. Louis.
“It’s an unexpected honour to be asked to serve our Missouri Synod friends in this way,” said President Bugbee in the days before the event, “and we deeply treasure the common confession and shared work that binds our hearts to theirs.”
The service also saw the installation of other officers elected at the LCMS’ 2014 convention.The installation fell on Holy Cross …

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[June 21, 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

(Ongoing updates at http://www.lccabc.ca/blog/2013/06/21/alberta-flooding/)
by Rev. Don Schiemann
No doubt we have all seen video footage and news reports of the extreme flooding which has taken place in Calgary and the surrounding areas. As of Friday morning, 25 communities in the City of Calgary have received evacuation notices. The Town of Canmore has been completely cut off as a result of Highway 1 being closed by the surging waters. High River, south of Calgary, has also been evacuated and most of the Town is underwater. A state of emergency has been declared in …

In: General, Headline, National News

[February 22, 2013 | One Comment | ]

For our January/February issue, The Canadian Lutheran focused on how God calls pastors to serve the Church. To accompany Ed Kettner’s article on that topic, we interviewed four current seminary students to see what life in seminary is really like. Along the way, we were reminded that God calls men of various backgrounds, ages, and interests to be pastors. Some play video games. Others like working with their hands in gardens or on woodworking. Others enjoy skiing. Some are married with grown children; others are single. Some have wanted to …

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[December 18, 2012 | One Comment | ]

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A third round of theological discussions among representatives of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) took place December 13-14 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
LCMS President Dr. Matthew Harrison issued the original invitation to the NALC in 2011 so that the two church bodies could become acquainted. Lutheran Church–Canada President Dr. Robert Bugbee was invited to the discussions from the beginning since the NALC now includes a growing number of congregations in Canada.
“I’m grateful to …

In: General, Headline, News

[December 6, 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

by Mathew Block
O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
So goes a verse from the well-loved Advent hymn “O come, O come Emmanuel.” In the words we read here, we find mixed equal parts sorrow and hope. We confess that we are, indeed, oppressed by heavy darkness—that Death casts his grim shadow over us and deepest midnight circles us round. What is more, we know that on our own we can never escape.
And yet, we …

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