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Brick-and-mortar may change, but the church shall remain

Does online activity spell doom for brick-and-mortar congregations? Many beloved aspects of life in the Church give us reason to hope not!

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Rehearsing the narrative of salvation

Our creeds give us a quick, memorable summary of what we as Christians believe, teach and confess.

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Dick Keezer (left), a church member and flood victim, prays with his pastor, the Rev. Steve Gillmore (center) of First Lutheran Church, Neosho, Mo., the Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, and the Rev. Greg Mech (right), pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Mo., during a visitation with Keezer at his flood-damaged home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Neosho. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Praying in faith and love as the Body of Christ

In the wake of devastating disasters that leave victims in need of tangible assistance, what good is prayer?

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Ordinary green

Green fields, green trees, green paraments. It can all seem a bit mundane. But look again: there’s nothing ordinary about ordinary time.

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The Rev. Wally Arp, senior pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, visits with Beverly Kilbey at a birthday party for a 100 year-old parishioner at Lutheran Haven on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Oviedo, Fla. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Joyfully Lutheran

How shall we live as Lutherans? “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 THESS. 5:16–18).

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Hope rising above the flood

As Hurricane Harvey dumped over two feet of rain in the greater Houston area, Romans 8:39 kept ringing through Donna Pyle’s head with Hurricane Harvey subtitles: Neither height of rising water nor depth of flood, nor anything else Harvey can hurl at us, can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ […]

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