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[August 8, 2018]

By: Mathew Block
There is prepared on high My heritage, my lot;
Though here on earth I sink and die, My heaven shall fail me not.
Though here my days are dark, And oft my tears must rain,
Whene’er my Saviour’s Light I mark, Lo, all is bright again.
So wrote Paul Gerhardt , that great luminary among Lutheran hymnwriters, in 1650 (the translation is Catherine Winkworth’s). Like so many of those hymns penned by Gerhardt, the words here are a comfort to those facing dark days, whether in their personal lives or when they …

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[August 7, 2018]

OTTAWA – On June 15, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Trinity Western University (TWU), which was seeking to have the law societies of Ontario and British Columbia’s refusal to accredit graduates of TWU’s proposed new law school overturned. The societies had stated they would not accredit graduates of TWU, an Evangelical Christian university, because of the school’s community covenant, which prohibits sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage.
The Supreme Court released a pair of complex 7-2 rulings, finding in favour of the law societies. While eight of the judges agreed …

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[August 1, 2018]

GENEVA – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has unilaterally moved to suspend regular meetings with the International Lutheran Council (ILC), following a joint decision by LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and LWF President Panti Filibus Musa.
Dr. Junge announced the decision in a report to the LWF Council in Geneva on June 29, 2018.
The International Lutheran Council received the news with regret. “We are disappointed in the LWF’s decision to break off regular discussions,” said ILC Executive Secretary Albert Collver. “It is difficult to see how unilateral action of this kind …

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[July 16, 2018]

WINNIPEG, MB – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is pleased to announce that Pastor Mark L. Smith has accepted the call to the position of Assistant to the President for International Missions (International Missions Executive). LCC’s Board of Directors extended the call in June and Rev. Smith is expected to begin his work on September 1st.
Originally from Monroe, Michigan, Pastor Smith earned his BA in theology at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and Luther Seminary in Australia, received his M. Div. degree from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines before …

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[July 12, 2018]

By: Rev. Ted Giese
Family-positive film
The 2015 film Ant-Man set up the story of the new Ant-Man and the Wasp by introducing the subatomic quantum realm into which Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Wasp—and wife of the original Ant-Man, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)—vanished while saving thousands of people from a deadly missile attack. A trip into this miniscule world and successful return by modern Ant-Man, ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) opened the door for a possible rescue mission to retrieve Pym’s missing wife. Father and modern-Wasp daughter Hope …

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[July 12, 2018]

At the meeting of Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) Board of Directors on April 26, 2018, the board voted to approve a motion to change the names of its three regions (currently districts) to reflect the new structure of the organization. As of January 1, 2019, the three LCC Districts: ABC District will be known as West Region; Central District will be known as the Central Region, and East District will be known as East Region.
The Board’s approval of the name changes is one part of the ongoing changes to the structure …