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  • Do We Listen to Too Much Music?

    Do We Listen to Too Much Music?

    I was recently listening to a podcast in which one of the hosts shared a personal anecdote about his attempt to not listen to music all day. He briefly related how he realized he had...

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep.1 - Biblical Origins24:03

    God's Great Plan | Ep.1 - Biblical Origins

    Dig even deeper with the Old Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24330-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-1-introduction-and-old-testament.aspx In this episode, Pastor Palmer guides us through th

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  • Israel’s Story in Nehemiah

    Israel’s Story in Nehemiah

    The following is an excerpt from volume 1 of The Lutheran Bible Companion on the happenings in Israel during the time of Nehemiah. Nehemiah Travels to Jerusalem and Serves ...

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  • Showing Appreciation for Volunteers in Your Church

    Showing Appreciation for Volunteers in Your Church

    When our twin boys were first beginning to eat solid food, we introduced three simple signs to help them communicate with us: more please, all done, and thank you. While I could...

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  • Man Up! Episode 1: Genesis: The Manhood Definition13:42

    Man Up! Episode 1: Genesis: The Manhood Definition

    Check out the book: https://www.cph.org/p-29665-Man-Up-The-Quest-for-Masculinity.aspx In this episode, pastor Hemmer starts at the beginning of man’s story in Genesis and starts to establish some of

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  • What Makes a ‘Happy’ Year?

    What Makes a ‘Happy’ Year?

    What is happiness? This can be a difficult question to answer. In the context of a new year, having an answer probably feels like a key to a good year. Pastor Keith Haney offers a...

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  • Our Callings are God Given | Callings for Life Part 5 with Pastor Jeff Leininger7:07

    Our Callings are God Given | Callings for Life Part 5 with Pastor Jeff Leininger

    Our callings in life are better understood as God given rather than self-chosen. Most of the things that we're asked to do in Christ’s name, we don't choose ourselves, but God gives them to us. How do

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  • God’s Gifts in James

    God’s Gifts in James

    The following is an excerpt from Dr. Curtis Giese’s Concordia Commentary on James. It considers God’s role as a gift giver and unchanging figure.

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  • Faith Milestones | Lutheran Life Issue 321

    Faith Milestones | Lutheran Life Issue 321

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  • Devotion for the Commemoration of J. K. Wilhelm Loehe, Pastor

    Devotion for the Commemoration of J. K. Wilhelm Loehe, Pastor

    Today we remember nineteenth-century German pastor Wilhelm Loehe, and we read an excerpt from one of his writings as recorded in The Pastor.

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  • The Giving Trends You Need for 2022 and Beyond are Here!

    The Giving Trends You Need for 2022 and Beyond are Here!

    Do you know how your members prefer to give? In 2021, Vanco conducted the fourth biennial study of 1,000 churchgoers around the country and across Christian denominations to find out....

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  • Your Calling is not a Spiritual Escapism | Callings for Life Part 4 with Pastor Jeff Leininger7:18

    Your Calling is not a Spiritual Escapism | Callings for Life Part 4 with Pastor Jeff Leininger

    Some believe that God calls us to ascend or transcend to some higher spiritual plane. But this not the case. Your callings are this-worldly. Your calling is not a spiritual escapism. It's not a way of

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  • Featured Church Music for Lent

    Featured Church Music for Lent

    If you’re looking for some special music to incorporate into your repertoire this season, here are some of our recently added Lenten selections to check out. 

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  • God Uses the Ordinary to do the Extraordinary | Callings for Life Part 3 with Pastor Jeff Leininger7:48

    God Uses the Ordinary to do the Extraordinary | Callings for Life Part 3 with Pastor Jeff Leininger

    It’s the small stuff that makes all the difference in our daily lives. We're not to focus so much upon the great things that we might want to do in this world, while neglecting the everyday ordinary c

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  • Why Do Christians Celebrate Communion at Christmas?

    Why Do Christians Celebrate Communion at Christmas?

    When I was a child, my church always sang “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” on Christmas Day as the Communion elements were processed into the sanctuary. The congregation would start...

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  • Overlooked December Feast Days

    Overlooked December Feast Days

    Toward the end of December, there are several feast days that tend to get overlooked as we celebrate Advent and Christmas. Let’s take a few minutes to draw our attention to these...

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  • Pondering Christ in Our Work as Church Musicians

    Pondering Christ in Our Work as Church Musicians

    A common complaint in our modern culture is the swiftness of time. It seems like every month we look at each other and ask, “Where did the last month go?” For church musicians, this is...

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  • Finding Rest during and after Busy Seasons

    Finding Rest during and after Busy Seasons

    Through certain seasons in the Church Year, church workers often find themselves burning the (Advent) candle at both ends. Coming in early, working through meals, staying late — they’re...

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  • Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “It wasn’t what I was expecting, Mom.”   Those reflective words from my five-year-old come from countless experiences of navigating transitions and life together. The intersection of...

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  • Our Callings are Present Tense |  Callings for Life Part 2 with Pastor Jeff Leininger6:11

    Our Callings are Present Tense | Callings for Life Part 2 with Pastor Jeff Leininger

    Are you burdened by your past? Is it easy for you to become fixated on your future? In this session, Pastor Leininger talks about the false gods of the past and the future that may cause us to neglect

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