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  • Visual Edition: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

    Visual Edition: Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

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  • November 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    November 2018 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Finding time for devotions can be hard, especially during the upcoming holiday season. But our Everyday Faith Calendar makes it easy. The calendar is designed to spark conversation and time in...

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  • Lost.

    Lost.

    Remember that feeling as a child when you went grocery shopping with your mom? One moment, you were right on her heels as she turned the corner to switch aisles and all of a sudden, you looked up...

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  • How Worship Rites Changed during the Reformation

    How Worship Rites Changed during the Reformation

    The Reformers sought not to overthrow existing church traditions but rather to bring them back to their pure states. As a result, the orders of worship Lutheran churches use today are...

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  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    One of my greatest struggles working in a communications role for a church is finding the balance between executing existing plans or ideas and finding space for creativity and...

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  • Why It’s Important to Read the Bible with Your Children

    Why It’s Important to Read the Bible with Your Children

    We talked with the author of The Hear Me Read Bible, Dr. Mary Manz Simon, about the importance of reading with your children and letting them read to you. She also shares tips on how to get this...

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  • Bible Study for Introverts and Extroverts

    Bible Study for Introverts and Extroverts

    The Christian community is imperfect. At Bible study, especially if you’ve been in an unchanging group for a while, you start to notice people’s flaws. The little annoyances that just slightly...

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  • Teaching Tools to Help Children Learn How to Pray

    Teaching Tools to Help Children Learn How to Pray

    Prayer is one of the most essential parts of the Christian faith. Like any relationship, communication matters, and prayer is a way we stay in conversation with God. It’s a way we express trust in...

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  • Why Church Worker Mental Health Matters

    Why Church Worker Mental Health Matters

    Church workers are called by God to apply the Gospel to the most daunting of human experiences. Because of their called vocation, church workers are at increased risk of sadness, despair, stress,...

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  • Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Before computers became integrated with our lives, the big office complaint was about paper. A good deal of our communication and information storage involved paper. How to store that...

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  • 5 Notable Reformation Hymns That Aren’t “A Mighty Fortress”

    5 Notable Reformation Hymns That Aren’t “A Mighty Fortress”

    It’s almost Reformation Day, and that means we get to enjoy hearing some of Lutheranism’s most famous hymns. (“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” I’m looking at you!) If you’re looking for...

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  • Five Ways to Prep for National Youth Gathering

    Five Ways to Prep for National Youth Gathering

    It’s nine months to go before a National Youth Gathering—do you know what youth leaders throughout the LCMS are up to right now? Before the first participants arrive in Minneapolis for Real....

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  • Flinging Blocks: How to Combat Cyberbullying

    Flinging Blocks: How to Combat Cyberbullying

    When I was six years old, I hit my friend in the head with a wooden block. This was no tap on the head. I doubled down, wound up, leaned in, and knocked him out. My offense, however, was not...

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  • Question: Can I Question God?

    Question: Can I Question God?

    I ask a lot of questions. Recently, I’ve asked how records work (how do you get the sound of a trumpet verses a voice?), how far apart stars are from each other, and how chlorophyll works in...

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  • Six Activities to Teach Kids about the Reformation

    Six Activities to Teach Kids about the Reformation

    The Reformation, kicked off by Martin Luther on October 31 of 1517, is one of the largest turning points in history. It still affects us today. How can you help children in your church understand...

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  • The Importance of Jesus Time

    The Importance of Jesus Time

    Monica Kegley knows the importance of Jesus time in the classroom. A new third grade teacher in Wisconsin, Monica was in the process of getting her classroom ready this summer when she began...

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  • Product of the Month: Luther’s Morning Prayer and Luther’s Evening Prayer

    Product of the Month: Luther’s Morning Prayer and Luther’s Evening Prayer

    Scripture teaches us to bring our needs daily to our Heavenly Father in Christ’s name. To help families and children understand this important truth, Martin Luther wrote two short...

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  • First Look at A Year in the Gospels with Martin Luther

    First Look at A Year in the Gospels with Martin Luther

    Martin Luther was a prolific preacher. He faithfully spoke words of Law and Gospel to many people over his career—which is crucial, since the average person wouldn’t have been able to read God’s...

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  • Software Training for Successful Change

    Software Training for Successful Change

    Perhaps you’ve heard this story before: a congregation invests a great deal of money in a new church management software, rolls it out to pastors, secretaries, and other users....

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  • For All the Women Who Also Married Hunting Season

    For All the Women Who Also Married Hunting Season

    Twenty years ago, a boy looked on me and I swooned. Okay, it didn’t quite go like that. Instead, a boy looked on me, I looked skeptically back, we started discussing deep theological concepts...

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  • 7 Ways to Bless Your Pastor for Pastor Appreciation Month

    7 Ways to Bless Your Pastor for Pastor Appreciation Month

    Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month? You may want to thank your pastor and other church workers but aren’t sure what they would most appreciate. As a pastor’s wife and Lutheran...

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