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  • Influencing Children’s Identity through Electronic Technology

    Influencing Children’s Identity through Electronic Technology

    Little has had a more dynamic impact on contemporary culture than electronic technology. I would argue that electronic technology is our feeble human attempt to copy God’s astonishing...

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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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  • Worth the Cost: Follow Jesus through Suffering

    Worth the Cost: Follow Jesus through Suffering

    We hear some Scripture passages more than others over the course of our Christian lives, especially the Gospel stories surrounding Jesus’s birth, death, and resurrection. One of these is...

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  • How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    Children’s Bibles serve a useful purpose in our homes. From the time our firstborn was four months old (in other words, when we emerged from our sleep-deprived fog enough to realize it was...

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  • The Spiritual Practice of Slowing Down

    The Spiritual Practice of Slowing Down

    Have you ever felt like time is just slipping away? Maybe it’s time to rethink and slow down! Adele Werner shares her reflections on the benefits of stepping back and slowing down.

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  • Challenges in Christian Caregiving: Find Rest in Restless Times

    Challenges in Christian Caregiving: Find Rest in Restless Times

    For nearly everyone, the last few years have been hard. We’ve found ourselves facing unsettling situations and unwanted changes. Now, several years into the pandemic, we realize that...

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  • Found Faultless in Christ

    Found Faultless in Christ

    Phil Rigdon shares his teaching observations on our God-given talents, skills, and abilities while reminding us that Christ remains all sufficient for us.

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 8:48–59

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 8:48–59

    Explore Christ’s great confession, “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58), to the Pharisees and the highlights of John’s Greek with Rev. Phil Rigdon.

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  • Music of the Month: Piano Resonance

    Music of the Month: Piano Resonance

    Celebrated composer Marianne Kim has written an uplifting collection of hymn arrangements for piano based on favorite hymns of praise. These pieces feature contemporary and nontraditional...

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  • Christian Summer Reading List

    Christian Summer Reading List

    Reading is a great activity all year round, but especially in the summer! With school out, the sun setting later in the evening, and the days lasting longer, summer is a great time to head...

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  • Getting Started with Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum

    Getting Started with Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum

    As another school year comes to a close, many Lutheran schools are already starting to order curriculum for next year. This year, we’re excited to offer the all-new Enduring Faith Religion...

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  • Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    You open your phone and scroll past another devastating news story. A friend posts about the death of someone they loved. You open your email to be met with a long list of messages that...

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  • Proverbs: An Overview

    Proverbs: An Overview

    The Book of Proverbs could rightly be called a collection of collections. Within this book of the Bible, many different strands of Israel’s wisdom coalesce into a book that’s core...

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  • Promised Rest in the Names of God

    Promised Rest in the Names of God

    Rest can be promised to one another, yet those promises are not always kept.  My children promise me rest when they assure me they will get their chores done. The time they spend doing...

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  • Technology as a Tool at School

    Technology as a Tool at School

    How can technology further the mission of a Christian school? Digital tools are part of the landscape, so here are some observations of how they might be best used in the classroom. 

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  • Why We Should Sing Children’s Hymns

    Why We Should Sing Children’s Hymns

    The best things in life can be enjoyed by children and adults. This especially includes the music of the Church—specifically, the hymns we sing.

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  • 5 Reasons You Should Use The Tree of Life for Summer Sunday School

    5 Reasons You Should Use The Tree of Life for Summer Sunday School

    Have you considered using The Tree of Life: God’s Promise of Salvation for summer Sunday School instead of VBS this year? Yes, I know this might be a surprising question considering I just...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Revelation 21:1–7

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Revelation 21:1–7

    Exploring the original Greek of Revelation 21, Pastor Rigdon shows us Christ’s words on the new heaven and the new earth promised to us in the last days.

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