Category: Feature Stories

January 11, 2019

Human Rights, the Church, and Canada’s Summer Jobs Program

by Colin Liske While it is true to say that the proper task of the church is the proclamation of the Gospel, it is also true that Christians need to relate to the world around them, a world where human rights are very important and…

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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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January 2, 2019

Reading the Word of God in 2019

ONLINE – In 2017, Lutheran Church–Canada joined The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the North American Lutheran Church in releasing a three-year Scripture reading plan, which began in 2018. With the beginning of a new year, participants are now preparing to enter their second year of…

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December 24, 2018

Changes to District News in The Canadian Lutheran

CANADA – The Districts may be winding down, but Lutheran Church–Canada remains committed to sharing local stories in the pages of The Canadian Lutheran. For that reason, beginning in the January/February 2019 issue, you will notice the “District News” sections are replaced with “Region News.”…

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December 23, 2018

LCC International Mission Executive has a busy start

WINNIPEG – After being installed as International Missions Executive of Lutheran Church–Canada, Rev. Mark Smith has jumped into the position with both feet. Smith was installed on Tuesday, September 11th, and then attended a forum in Honduras later the same week along with representatives from…

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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 18, 2018

Singing the News of Christmas

by Jonathan Kraemer Christmas, perhaps more than any other time of year, is when music fills the air. It is everywhere, in stores, on the radio, at children’s programs and choir concerts. Some of the songs are fun and fluffy, about sleigh rides and snow….

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