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Hopes and Dreams

What hopes, dreams, or goals do you have for the future—for yourself and for your family? What about for your church?

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A Faithful Story?

I was disappointed to read that Dr. Albrecht felt The Nativity Story (December) was “faithful to the biblical account.” How could he fail to note the inaccuracies regarding the Magi and the glaring omission regarding the announcement to the shepherds? Concerning the juxtaposition of the shepherds and the Magi, I hope the filmmakers weren’t suggesting […]

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A Valid Communion?

The Q&A reply to “Is self-communion appropriate?” (December) rightly emphasizes the corporate character of Holy Communion. On that basis, Article 24 of the Augsburg Confession rejected “private masses” at which only the celebrant is present. However, readers could conclude from the reply that if the friend of W.M. and his wife celebrate Holy Communion in […]

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A Welcome Return

Thank you for reinstating the Bible study “Searching Scripture” in The Lutheran Witness. I have missed that feature. Also, the articles the past few months have been excellent. Thank you not only for keeping us informed Christians, but also for pushing us out of our comfort zone to be “doers” and not “hearers” only to […]

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Christian Soldiers

by Rev. Andrew Simcak Jr. Whether you know it or not, you, dear Christian, are at war! We need to man our battle stations because we are in a life-and-death struggle against enemies determined to overcome us for time and eternity. The war began in Eden’s garden when our first parents, Adam and Eve, brought […]

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Shedding Some Light

One for “Q and A”As a farmer with many tasks that need to be done quickly when weather permits, too often I miss Sunday services. My question is: Is it better for me to sit in church and think about my hay, or for me to sit on a load of hay and think about […]

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