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[August 29, 2012 | No Comment | ]

by William Mundt
Apologetics is the art and science of making an apology. Christian apologetics is the art and science and scriptural guidelines enabling Christians to make an apology for their faith.
But a Christian apology is not, as modern English usage suggests, saying you are sorry for what you believe because it makes you sound old-fashioned or even bigoted. We Christians have made that kind of apology far too often. It is, sadly, the most common form of “apology” Christians seem compelled to make in a secular but supposedly religiously-inclusive society …

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[June 18, 2012 | No Comment | ]

by Peggy Pedersen
Children of God
Not long ago, we had a visit from one of my five step-children. Even though I did not give birth to these children, still I look for reflections of myself in them. I love them, and wish for their love. I long to share things in common with them—to be a real parent to them.
The visit made me think back to my own parents. How alien I must have seemed to them at times as I pursued interests completely different than their own, rebelled against their plans …

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[May 24, 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Église Évangélique Luthérienne—Synode de France (EELSF – Evangelical Lutheran Church—Synod of France) has elected a new president at its synodical convention May 18-20 in Châtenay-Malabry, France. Rev. Roger Jones, who serves Saint-Sauveur in Paris, was elected on the first ballot. President Jones formerly served the EELSF as vice-president and as a regional president.
The office of president was formerly held by Rev. Jean Thiébaut Haessig, who had announced his intention to retire from the ministry this coming August. He currently pastors the Lutheran congregation of Châtenay-Malabry and is director of L’heure Luthérienne, a French spinoff …

In: Feature Stories, General, Headline, International News

[May 16, 2012 | One Comment | ]

The synodical office of Lutheran Church–Canada in Winnipeg is upgrading its servers May 18-22. During that period, office staff will be unable to receive emails. As a result, emails sent to any @lutheranchurch.ca account during that time may be lost. We strongly encourage people to hold off on sending emails until May 23 to ensure that they arrive safely. Pressing needs can be communicated by telephone at (204) 896-3433 or 1-800-588-4226.

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[February 27, 2012 | 8 Comments | ]


by Kim Goebel
Every couple of years we see articles published and discussion arising about homosexuality and the Church. With the recent acceptance of practicing gay and lesbian ministers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) reiterated its stance on the issue: homosexuality is not what God intended for His creation. However, I am left wondering if we ever intend to look at this issue from a more personal perspective—something less rule-oriented and more people-supportive. For me, the message we too often seem to send is this: “If …

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[January 9, 2012 | No Comment | ]

by Jane Ford
From December 12-18, 2011, pastors and deaconesses from Iglesia Luterana Sínod de Nicaragua (Lutheran Church Synod of Nicaragua) (ILSN) completed a test run of a new free Spanish-language vacation Bible school (VBS) program.
The process began almost a year ago when veteran leader of VBS teams to Nicaragua, Jane Ford, volunteered to work with Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) to write a 5-day program using already-tested strategies from previous experiences. Following doctrinal review of the material, the lessons were translated into Spanish by Rev Sándor Arguëllo, retired LCC missionary to Nicaragua. …

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