Category: Columns

January 3, 2019

In Review: Aquaman

Not So Serious: Aquaman Charts a New Course for DC Aquaman is the story of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) the son of a lighthouse keeper, Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison), and an Atlantean princess, Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), who must come to terms with his royal lineage…

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December 22, 2018

From the President, Central District – Auf wiedersehen

By: Thomas Prachar After roughly 135 of these columns for The Canadian Lutheran, it’s time to say, “auf wiedersehen.” Rather than translating the German as “good-bye,” I prefer, “until we see each other again.” As a new Church Year begins with the season of Advent,…

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December 21, 2018

From the President, East District – Roundabouts

By: Paul Zabel “But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.” (Jeremiah 7:24) One of the curious experiences I encounter as I travel the…

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December 20, 2018

From the President, ABC District – Another Year of God’s Grace

By: Glenn Schaeffer In Jesus’ name The days of our lives pass as sand through an hourglass. It is useless to try to stop the relentless march of time. As the hymn writer Isaac Watts put it, “Time, like an ever-rolling stream, soon bears us…

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December 19, 2018

From the President – Putting Christ Back Into Christmas

By: Timothy Teuscher “Put Christ back into Christmas!” It’s a familiar exhortation we often hear at this time of year—and for good reason. After all, “Happy Holidays” rather than “Merry Christmas” has become the socially accepted and politically correct form of greeting this time of…

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December 13, 2018

In Review: Creed II

Fatherhood rings true Reaching a goal, like becoming boxing’s World Heavyweight Champion, isn’t always enough. Creed II (2018) continues the story of Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan). He is the son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)—the result of an adulterous relationship—who, with the help of…

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December 12, 2018

Table Talk: Draw Us Up, O Lord

By: Mathew Block “Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.” These words, taken from the writings of St. Augustine, are a reminder that no one finds true peace outside of God. That doesn’t stop…

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November 29, 2018

In Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Losing the magic Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) is the second Harry Potter prequel by director David Yates under the Fantastic Beasts title penned for the screen by J.K. Rowling. It continues the story started in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…

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November 2, 2018

Our Great and Priestly Commission

By: Timothy Teuscher It is perhaps surprising to note that Matthew 28:19-20—“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded…

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October 30, 2018

From the president – Give thanks to the Lord!

By: Glenn Schaeffer Martin Luther’s favourite psalm was Psalm 118, of which he wrote, “This is my own beloved psalm… I fell in love with this psalm especially… Would to God all the world would claim this psalm for its own, as I do!” High…

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