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LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter Article and Bulletin Blurbs – April 2018

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles each month to use in church publications.

A Guide to Raising Christian Children

The goal is not just to raise adults, but to raise up husbands and wives, fathers and mothers.

Political Contrast

When it comes to politics, Christians do not withdraw completely like some or invest our whole selves like others.

Christ Becomes the Greatest Sinner . . . for You!

Jesus comes to [John the Baptist] at the Jordan from Galilee and desires to be baptized [Matt. 3:13]. How marvelously backward this is!

Consolations for Our Times

As we await the advent of Christ, we need the same consolations for our times

Parents Are Real Sinners Too

Aside from God the Father Himself, every parent is a bad parent, but not for the reasons you may think.

Spiritual Isolationism

by Andrew Yeager We live in an individualized world. I think back to Church History IV, a class I took at the seminary, where our instructor, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast introduced us to a book Bowling Alone: the Collapse…

Adam and . . . Lucy?

If Christ doesn’t return before, perhaps one day science will take the myth of Lucy as mother of us all and cast it on the pile of dead
fables together with the world’s standing on four pillars on the back of a giant tortoise.

Brings Princes to Nothing

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Joy of a Generous and Faithful Lutheranism

Wherever the Gospel and Sacraments are—enough to bring people to true faith in the true Jesus—there is the Church.

God and Others

We Christians must be aware that our society is in the process of committing suicide, both literally and intellectually. Once things have come apart, we must again be ready to deliver the God who is for us humans and once again give our culture the source of human flourishing.

Transhumanism: The Danger of Humans without Bodies

Transhumanism promotes uploading human personalities into robotic bodies so that people can live beyond death. But in view of the Gospel promise, the dream of humans without bodies, of our minds being uploaded into robots so as to live forever, seems less like a dream, and more like a nightmare.

Luther’s Catholic Reformation

The early Lutherans were also diligent to keep the traditional practices and ceremonies of the church, as long as these did not conflict with the Gospel of grace.

Broken Vows All Around

God doesn’t break His vows – even if the pastor is a bore and worship is boring.

The Temptation of the Quick and Easy

There is a reason the church gathers as a body, face to face side by side by side one another in the same building. We are created as flesh and blood people. We are not digital ghosts who transmit data. We are men and women who eat and cry and hurt and laugh.

Framing the Day: Home Catechesis Made Simple

If you think that an hour of church and an hour of Sunday school is enough exposure to Jesus for your kids, you’re kidding yourself.