Category: Table Talk

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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October 15, 2018

Table Talk: “That’s Too Catholic!”

In A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift tells the story of three brothers who receive coats from their dying father. His will explains that they are not to add or subtract anything from these coats, and gives careful instruction as to their use. At…

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August 8, 2018

A Light in the Darkness

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,…

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February 13, 2018

Bible-reading habit

by Lenora Buffi We are creatures of habit, aren’t we? And those pesky bad ones are extremely hard to break. Just ask anyone who has tried to lose a few pounds, or stop biting their nails, or count to ten instead of letting anger erupt…

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December 4, 2017

Final Things

by Mathew Block With this issue of the magazine, I say farewell. For a little more than six years now I’ve served as editor of The Canadian Lutheran and communications manager for Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC). The past year and a half of that have actually…

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October 27, 2017

The Good Confession

by Mathew Block Jesus had withdrawn from the crowds to pray, and His disciples were with Him. He turned to them and asked a simple question: “Who do the crowds say I am?” The answers were varied: John the Baptist, Elijah, or some other prophet…

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August 14, 2017

The Eternal Word in a Changing World

by Mathew Block Our world is in a constant state of change. Flash back ten years: cell-phones were used primarily for texting and making phone calls. Today they are as much computers as phones, used for browsing the web, playing games, listening to music, and…

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June 12, 2017

And I am the Only One Left

by Mathew Block The Prophet Elijah was hiding in a cave when the Word of God came to Him and asked him what he was doing. “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts,” Elijah said. “For the people of Israel…

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April 12, 2017

Missing Jesus

by Mathew Block If anyone should have understood Jesus, it was Judas. A disciple of the Lord, He had heard the teachings and seen the miracles. But on the night he betrays Jesus, we see how little he truly knew Him. We read that Judas…

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February 13, 2017

Look to Christ

by Mathew Block “I had no love for this righteous and angry God, but secretly hated Him, and thought to myself: ‘Isn’t it enough that God has condemned us to everlasting death because of Adam’s sin and that we must suffer so much trouble and…

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