I want to say something about Lutheran Service Book. I truly appreciate the attempt made to make everyone happy and to have the same hymnal in all LCMS pews. I am, however, perplexed and disappointed that strides made in Lutheran Worship were simply reversed. I’m not talking about big things, but some things that simply […]
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by Scott A. Schmieding Even with reminders of death all around us, I found our “resurrection reality” on display not long ago when I led a committal service in New Orleans. The deceased was a baptized, faithful sister in Christ, Hazel Pinkerton. Throughout her painful battle with cancer and even during her final, dying breaths, […]
by Theresa M. Shaltanis My daughter has been serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army since last year. Frankly, I don’t care about all the politics of whether our forces should be there. All I know is that I live in fear every day that she won’t come home. Does that show a lack of […]
Forgive us our errant passesUncle Matt went to watch his nephews Ian, 5, and Brighton, 4, play basketball. Before the game, they were explaining to him the three different passes they had learned from their coach: the bounce pass, the overhead pass, and the trespass (also known as the chest pass.) You can tell they […]
by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans I’m facing a layoff at work and am very anxious about what to do. My wife also works, but we can’t make it on her paycheck alone. How can my faith support me during this time? I hear the very real struggle in your question of not being able to […]
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