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Look Inside the Children's book Alive Before You Were Born
This children's book reinforces the truth that life begins at conception. Teach your child the relationship between God and his children and how precious each person's life is. Get this book today t
Discover Humanity's True Hero
We love watching superheroes defeat villains in our media, but there is only one true hero for our world. Jesus Christ. Eric Eichinger joins us live to discuss what it means to be a part of Jesus’ red
How Christians Can Respond to Cancel Culture
Cancel culture is a hot topic right now. It seems like a celebrity is being “canceled” each day for many things: actions, words said, pictures posted. The following is a post in...
The Dangers of Pride and Distraction in Social Media
The following is an excerpt from Redeeming Technology by A. Trevor Sutton and Brian Smith MD. Social Media has become increasingly prevalent across age groups. Although it does bring...
The Lutheran Legacy of Resistance
The following is an excerpt from Wade Johnson’s essay “We Must Obey God Rather Than Men: The Lutheran Legacy of Resistance” in One Lord, Two Hands? Essays on the Theology of the Two...
Haggai: A Return from Exile and Reverse Culture Shock
One of the most overlooked books in the Bible is that of the prophet Haggai. Still, this brief book holds a relatable experience to our current context this summer in the United...
A Prayer for Memorial Day
Growing up, I never truly understood Memorial Day. My hometown of Holland, Michigan, would host a parade every year. Being part of a high school marching band, I was required to march...
Serve Your Neighbors in the Continuation of a Pandemic
We live in a weird time—not only are we still in the midst of a global pandemic, but we also are living in an in-between time. Some churches are open, others are not. Some people are...
Teaching the Faith to Children With Down Syndrome
Starting in 2006 and marking its fifteenth anniversary this year, World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, is the day we celebrate the unique and precious blessing of individuals in our lives...
Coming Out of the COVID Cocoon | How Churches Can Move Forward after the Pandemic
What will church ministry look like as we come out of the COVID cocoon? Pastors Brian Davies and Ted Doering join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities awaiting church workers and church lead
How Christians Can Love and Welcome the Stranger
That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While...
Why Lutherans Should Celebrate Black History Month
I had a great conversation with a brother in Christ about Black History Month. He asked me two sincerely heartfelt questions: Why and how should a Lutheran church celebrate Black...
Black History and HIS Story
“You can’t be like everybody else. You’ll have to work twice as hard for half as much.”
Celebrating Black History Month in a Christian Classroom
A year of changes brings a year of adaptations. How blessed we are to serve our God, who is unchanged in His love, care, and provision for us. He even provides ways for us to spread His...
Celebrating Differences: Down Syndrome Awareness Month
How do we rank the quality of life for a person with a disability? October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month—a good time to consider this question. And to be honest, I’m already familiar...
Politics in the Pulpit?
One of the most challenging aspects of being a pastor in the United States in the twenty-first century is the deep division of the nation along political lines. Based on research from a...
Developing a Circle of Trust
In previous posts, I have approached the concept of race relations from a theoretical point of view. However, in this post, I want to give you some practical ideas to help make the task...
Faith and Politics | Lutheran Life Magazine
Balancing faith, politics and society can be a challenging task. This summer, Lutheran Life takes a deeper look at politics and faith, and how God calls His people to listen and speak to others.
A Sea of Broken Dreams
“I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.” Isaiah 65:19 As I look at the landscape in our...
Anxiety and the Pandemic: Help Students Cope as They Return to Classrooms
“Mommy, I can’t sleep. Can I come and snuggle in your bed?” Anyone experiencing this question these days? Are your children experiencing bad dreams? eating disorders? emotional...