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Synod demographic studies offer insight despite critiques

In this blog post, I hope to offer some clarifications that will further the efforts of interested readers, as they make plans for the future of their ministries in the challenging cultural landscape of 21st-century America.



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On The Sign Of The Cross In Baptism

On The Sign Of The Cross In Baptism – A Poem by Henry Alford In token that thou shalt not fear Christ crucified to own, We print the Cross upon thee here, And stamp thee his alone. In token that thou shalt not blush To glory in his name, We blazon here upon thy front […]



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Of Treasures and Hearts

Lent is approaching – a time for reflection, repentance, and faith. The following is the Stewardship Thought for Ash Wednesday – you can download Stewardship Thoughts for every week of the church year, and many other resources, at www.lcms.org/stewardship/ Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy […]



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Stewardship Thought for the Baptism of Our Lord

January 13th, one week after Epiphany, is the date the Church celebrates the Baptism of Our Lord. The following is the Stewardship Thought for this celebration – you can download Stewardship Thoughts for every week of the church year at www.lcms.org/stewardship/ Matthew 3:15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it […]



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The faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 1:9 — “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”



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First things first

Deuteronomy 8:3 — “…that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”



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