Category: Feature Stories

December 17, 2018

Transition to New Structure Continues at LCC

CANADA – During the month of October, the three Districts of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) welcomed members to their final regular conventions before the transition of the new LCC structure in January 2019. Central District’s Convention was held between October 1-3 in Winnipeg, East District’s Convention…

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December 15, 2018

A Knife, a Sheepskin, Sandals, and a Flute

Shepherds at Work in the Fields of Bethlehem Those shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem were tough guys. Any decent person of the time would have considered them outcasts—on par with thieves and robbers. Nobody wanted to have anything to do with them. So, of…

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December 14, 2018

Annual Call for CLS Award Nominations

EDMONTON – Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton wants to ask you a question: Do you know someone who has given greatly of themselves in service to the Church? This could be a dedicated pastor, deacon, or layperson who has done much for the Kingdom 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 13, 2018

Annual Call for CLTS Award Nominations

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Each May at the annual Call Service Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has the opportunity to confer two major awards on worthy pastors or lay members of Lutheran Church–Canada. The recipient of the Friend of the Seminary award is nominated by the…

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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 27, 2018

Darin Storkson named Deputy General Secretary of the ILC

ANTWERP – The newly inducted and installed Executive Committee of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) has named Darin Storkson as the ILC’s Deputy General Secretary, filling a post created following the ratification of the ILC’s new bylaws during the 2018 World Conference in Belgium. Storkson…

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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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November 1, 2018

Lutherans and the Sacraments

by Edward Kettner What has the Church meant when it speaks of the “catholicity” of the Church, or when it speaks of “one holy catholic and apostolic church”?  The word “catholic” is derived from a Greek term which means “according to wholeness.” That which is…

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