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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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[December 23, 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Mathew Block
A December 19 report from the Forum on Religion and Public Life (Pew Research Center) details the spread of Christianity as a global faith. While the percentage of Christians in Europe continues to decline, the number of adherents in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Americas is growing at a rapid pace. Approximately 2.18 billion people around the world are Christian (an increase of 300 per cent over the past century), or roughly 31.7 per cent of the entire world’s population.
The study’s authors suggest that Christianity can no …

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[November 3, 2011 | No Comment | ]

After the morning chapel service, Tuesday, November 1, faculty, staff and students at Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) in Edmonton heard the news: “The CLS Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Edwin Lehman, LCC president emeritus, to serve as acting president.” This appointment will last until Christmas, at which time the board intends to have a longer-term Acting President in place. The board’s action follows the resignation of Rev. Dr. Manfred Zeuch at the end of October.
Dr. Lehman served the same role at the seminary in 1999/2000 between the service of …

In: General

[October 30, 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Andrew Craig
Edutainment is a word we’ve come to know around my house as my wife and I try to be discerning parents, limiting our child’s TV viewing so she gets something out of what she watches. Hence, she watches things like Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, etc. that help her interact with, and understand the world around her.
Luther: Echoes of the Hammer is an attempt to bring that dynamic to our beloved founder and, unfortunately, ends up heavy on the “edu” and light on the “tainment”.
The book is a thorough …

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[October 28, 2011 | No Comment | ]

WINNIPEG– After meeting for two days, new members of Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2011-14 Board of Directors attended Saint James Lutheran Church, Sunday, October 23 for their official installation. Their terms of office began September 1.
Guest preacher, LCC’s president, Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee based his sermon on the Epistle lesson appointed for the day 1 Thes. 2: 1-13. He focused on verse 13 and the work of God’s Word in the life of the believer.


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