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Can Christians be Soldiers

For 500 years, Lutherans have answered “Yes.” by Dr. Adam S. Francisco It is hard to imagine a vocation more at odds with popular conceptions of Christian living than military service. The Christian life is supposed to be about peace and love for the neighbor, but the life of a Marine, Soldier, Sailor or Airman […]

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Godadoodles and Godschnoodles

The First Commandment forbids us from having other gods. Does that rule still apply, or is it just a dusty, archaic command? by Rev. Gaven Mize Have you ever heard of a Labradoodle? How about a Bullhuahua? Certainly you have heard of a Schnoodle, right? No? They are designer dogs–canine creations that allow you to […]

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He Speaks, We Listen

What makes the Lord’s Prayer different? See why God loves to hear you pray this prayer. by Rev. Paul Beisel If Lutherans followed the advice of Martin Luther, they would find themselves praying the Lord’s Prayer five times per day. Luther took prayer seriously. In the Small Catechism, he instructs Christians to pray the Lord’s […]

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Church and State: Distinct but Not Separate

God has instituted both church and state. How have they affected the history of the LCMS?

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So Let God Be God

Society tells us that we have to work for what we want in life. Christ tells us that it is all ours, freely, on account of Him. by Rev. Barry Long “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt. 6:33). When I was […]

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Simple

Did God have to become man to save us? by Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). No more sublime words have ever been written. God has become man in Christ! But why? “Why did God become man?” This question has echoed through the centuries in response […]

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