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  • What does it mean to be Lutheran? | Preview the book Confessing Jesus with author Molly Lackey0:55

    What does it mean to be Lutheran? | Preview the book Confessing Jesus with author Molly Lackey

    Being Lutheran is all about Confessing Jesus. In this video, author Molly Lackey previews her new book: Confessing Jesus: The Heart of Being a Lutheran. In the book, we'll explore the answers to thes

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  • Discipling Our Children by Abiding in the Word

    Discipling Our Children by Abiding in the Word

    My mother once said, “The best children’s ministry a church can have is a solid, pastor-led adult Bible study.” Since that conversation, I’ve contemplated her words often, reflecting on...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 12:22–34

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 12:22–34

    Anxiety can get the best of us, but even amidst our struggles, God promises to provide for all our needs. Read what Pastor Phil Rigdon has to say about the anxiety found in Luke 12:22–34.

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  • Music of the Month: Rest for the Weary

    Music of the Month: Rest for the Weary

    This piece by Benjamin M. Culli paints a beautiful image of heaven. Arranged for SATB and piano, Culli treats the text with a lyrical tune and supportive piano accompaniment. The piece...

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  • Creator and Creation: August 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Creator and Creation: August 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My son called to me in a stressed and urgent tone, “Mom! I need a big eraser!”

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  • Tips for Teaching Grades 1 and 2 | Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum4:57

    Tips for Teaching Grades 1 and 2 | Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum

    In this video, editor Mary Laesch shares her tips for effectively teaching Grades 1 and 2 of Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum for Lutheran Schools. To learn more about the curriculum or order, visit

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  • Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry | Lutheran Life Issue 222

    Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry | Lutheran Life Issue 222

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  • Music and Language Drawing Us to the Lord’s Supper

    Music and Language Drawing Us to the Lord’s Supper

    My husband and I recently received a little toy piano for our daughter. It is the perfect size for her. She sits on the floor and bangs the keys with her little fists, squealing in delight...

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  • Waffles, Mugs, and Bible Study: Four Tips for Building Christian Community That Lasts

    Waffles, Mugs, and Bible Study: Four Tips for Building Christian Community That Lasts

    You’ve got everything laid out: snacks, Bibles, pens, and a welcome sign. You even turn on an inspirational playlist for mood music. Despite these eager preparations, only a few people...

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  • What I Wish I Knew before Teaching My First Lesson

    What I Wish I Knew before Teaching My First Lesson

    My very first time teaching a classroom lesson was at a small Lutheran school in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was working with a class of about ten eighth-graders, helping them identify active...

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  • Song of Solomon: An Overview

    Song of Solomon: An Overview

    The Song of Solomon celebrates love, a common theme for all people of all times. What distinguishes the Song, however, is the way it connects human love to God’s greater love in poetry...

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  • Top Three Collections to Get Instrumentalists Involved in Your Church

    Top Three Collections to Get Instrumentalists Involved in Your Church

    From timid first attempts at reading notes to performing with confidence and flourishing, Christian instrumentalists have something to offer your congregation. Even if you don’t know it,...

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  • LAMP Update: A Year of Rebuilding for Ministry

    LAMP Update: A Year of Rebuilding for Ministry

    There can be no doubt that 2022 will still be a year of rebuilding for many witness ministries such as LAMP (Lutheran Association of Mission and Pilots). With the pandemic still lingering...

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  • 5 Must-Reads for Lutheran Teachers

    5 Must-Reads for Lutheran Teachers

    There are a lot of professional-development books out there, but few are written specifically for the Lutheran teacher. Take a look at some of the suggestions below. They include books on...

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  • What I Wish I Knew before Attending My First LCMS Youth Gathering

    What I Wish I Knew before Attending My First LCMS Youth Gathering

    It’s upon us again. The time when youth are scrambling to pack, leaders are double-checking transportation, and committees are reviewing who goes where and when. This summer, a buzz of...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 10:25–37

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 10:25–37

    Discover salvation and sin in the parable of the Good Samaritan with Pastor Phil Rigdon’s insight.

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  • Music of the Month: Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Services

    Music of the Month: Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Services

    I wasn’t born into the Lutheran Church, at least not in the earthly sense. In every way, it’s a miracle that I, a child born to a single mother in post-Soviet Russia in the late 1990s,...

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  • Congregational Singing and the Body of Christ

    Congregational Singing and the Body of Christ

    “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it,” Paul writes in his first Letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12:27).

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  • Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer is a unique opportunity that we are given to talk directly with God. How cool! The Creator of the universe, the one that spoke the stars into the sky and fish into the sea, wants to...

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  • Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    When the book of Ecclesiastes highlights judgment, it can arouse questions about the apparent contradiction between the grief of Ecclesiastes and statements of abundant mercy elsewhere in...

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