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[January 9, 2018]

EDMONTON – Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, Professor of Religious Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE), is pleased to announce the publication of his third book, Atheism and the Christian Faith. Dr. Anderson is a pastor on the roster of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC).
Atheism and the Christian Faith is an edited anthology of the proceedings from the 2016 conference of the same name published by Vernon Press. The book advances arguments around serious philosophical issues of direct relevance to contemporary society. It will be of interest to a broad range of scholars …

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[January 8, 2018]

Ann Arbor, MI – Lutheran students from Canada heading to university or college are eligible to apply for two student assistance programs at Concordia University, Ann Arbor according to Rev. Charles Schulz, Pre-seminary Director at the LCMS institution.
One is the Luther Promise. It awards US$16,000, $18,000 or $20,000 per year for four years for all Lutheran students interested in any area of study, with amounts depending on the student’s academic qualifications. More details are available at: https://applycuaa.cuw.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/landingpages/lutherpromise.aspx?id=5e8a883a-ce81-e611-8c79-0050568f7595
The other financial incentive is the Luther Scholar Guarantee, specifically for the most promising …

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[January 8, 2018]

This article reflects on the section of Luther’s Small Catechism dealing with the Sacrament of the Altar. Read the relevant portion online in contemporary English here.
Christ’s Body and Blood
by Edward G. Kettner
The sixth chief part of the Small Catechism is titled “The Sacrament of the Altar.” Other names have been applied to it as well. It is often, and probably most popularly, called “The Lord’s Supper,” since it was instituted by Christ with His own words at the last meal He ate with His disciples before His death. It has …

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[January 5, 2018]

In a galaxy too close to home…
by Ted Giese
In Star Wars: Episode VIII–The Last Jedi (2017), Resistance warrior Rey (Daisy Ridley) continues her mission to convince the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to return from his self-imposed exile to assist the Resistance in its fight against Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), his apprentice Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and the First Order. Despite suffering great losses, Luke’s sister Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), leads the Resistance’s escape from its now-exposed secret base. With the First Order …

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[January 5, 2018]

ONLINE – Video from Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2017 convention is now online. The video includes both the opening worship service and all six business sessions.
The eleventh synodical convention, held in Kitchener, Ontario, was broadcast live online on Livestream and Facebook, but that video eventually expired after several weeks online. That footage has now been re-posted on YouTube.
Watch the video of the opening worship service and business sessions of the convention below:
Opening Worship Service

Business Session 1

Business Session 2

Business Session 3

Business Session 4

Business Session 5 (Part 1)

Business Session 5 (Part 2)
Business Session 6

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[January 4, 2018]

Kitchener, Ont. – After serving for more than 30 years, Stephen Klinck, managing director of Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada (Lutheran Hour Ministries-Canada) informed the league’s Board of Directors that he plans to retire at the end of May 2018. Mr. Klinck began his service to the league in September 1986 as Manager of Field Services becoming Managing Director ten years later in 1996.
“We give thanks to God for the service Stephen has provided our organization over the years,” noted Ian Adnams, president of LLLC. “We wish him God’s richest …