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A mural of Jesus Christ in the chapel of the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Jesus isn’t the rebel you think He is

To see Jesus only as either a zealous renegade or an ardent traditionalist is to ignore His true and fundamental identity.

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Luther’s Small Catechism: A Christmas gift for the whole Church

Here is a book for whole-life discipleship, giving guidance to Christians on how they are to believe and live mercifully for others, telling them about Christ, and offering wisdom for their various vocations.

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Lutheran Witness: December 2017

This month’s issue addresses a variety of topics relating to Advent and Christmas, with a special focus on Mary’s place in history and Lutheran theology.

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Embrace — don’t skip — Advent

Most of us choose to skip Advent for the soft glow of a secularized holiday. But what if we gave this wonderful, preparatory season our full attention?

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Thanksgiving by presidential proclamation?

Thanksgiving worship services, held at the request of the government, seem strange in modern America. Some may wonder if the request is even appropriate.

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The sun sets over a cornfield on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in West Bend, Iowa. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Where have all the Christians gone?

The data are clear: American Christianity is in decline, and every major church body — including the LCMS — is feeling the pinch.

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