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  • How the Lutheran Confessions Apply in Your Daily Life3:31

    How the Lutheran Confessions Apply in Your Daily Life

    How do the Lutheran Confessions apply today? The Lutheran Confessions was formed by Scripture and so shapes our confession of Christ. These confessions speak to us today about who God is, who we are,

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  • Struggles and Support: May 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Struggles and Support: May 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    May isn’t just the month of Mother’s Day; it is also Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. Before I became a mother, I thought that the conversation surrounding maternal mental health...

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  • Affirming Baptismal Identity in Your Youth

    Affirming Baptismal Identity in Your Youth

    Early adolescence is an especially formative time in the life of a Christian—not only as youth take ownership of their faith for a future of following Christ, but also as they contribute...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 20:19–31

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 20:19–31

    When we use the expression “take my word for it,” we are asking another person or group to trust that what we are saying is true. More specifically, we are asking this person or group to...

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  • How Does Church Management Software Help Small Churches?

    How Does Church Management Software Help Small Churches?

    Does church management software really help small churches? In short, the answer is yes, of course! However, the answer is much more complex than that. Church management software isn’t...

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  • The Minor Prophets: An Overview

    The Minor Prophets: An Overview

    The Greek title “Book of the Twelve” (dodekapropheton) describes [the last twelve] of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew canon. Jesus son of Sirach perhaps referred to this title when he...

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  • Easter Hymns | Part 2 | CPH Podcast with Peter Reske1:04:07

    Easter Hymns | Part 2 | CPH Podcast with Peter Reske

    In this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast, Peter Reske, senior editor of Music/Worship at Concordia Publishing House, returns to share his insight into some of his favorite hymns durin

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  • Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the First Lutheran Hymnal

    Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the First Lutheran Hymnal

    Beloved Lutheran hymnals have a long history, dating all the way back to 1524 in Germany. Each variation has been used for different purposes, such as a home devotional that eventually...

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  • How to Rank Your Church on Google with SEO

    How to Rank Your Church on Google with SEO

    Have you ever wondered how Google knows what websites to suggest when you look something up? It’s called SEO—search engine optimization—and it helps users find a website by improving its...

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  • Ordinary Callings: April 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Ordinary Callings: April 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    In college, I attended a Bible study hosted at a pastor’s home. One week, he said our homework was to make a list of our biggest questions about faith, and we’d discuss them and seek...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 10:35–45

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Mark 10:35–45

    I grew up reading comic books (often when I should have been studying). I was fascinated by the heroes, stories, art, and action. Back then, you could buy comic books at the grocery...

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  • Assurance for Times of Change | CPH Podcast with Christopher M. Kennedy24:22

    Assurance for Times of Change | CPH Podcast with Christopher M. Kennedy

    On this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast, Pastor Chris Kennedy joins host Elizabeth Pittman to preview his newest book, Unfailing: God’s Assurance for Times of Change. Pastor Kennedy

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  • Music of the Month: Easter with Minimum Pedal

    Music of the Month: Easter with Minimum Pedal

    Edwin T. Childs adds to his series of settings for minimal pedal, providing a collection of hymn tunes for the Easter season. Composed as a single stanza, these preludes are suitable as...

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  • How Mass Texting Can Lead to Better Engagement in Your Church

    How Mass Texting Can Lead to Better Engagement in Your Church

    Every day, most of us receive text messages—from our family members, coworkers, and friends. But have you ever received a text from your church? The concept might seem foreign to some,...

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  • The Gospel of Matthew: An Overview

    The Gospel of Matthew: An Overview

    The first book of the New Testament begins in a manner similar to the first book of the Old Testament: focused on genealogy (cf Matthew 1:1–17; Genesis 5). Matthew sketches for us a human...

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  • Spring into Giving with Vanco’s Fee-Free Promotion

    Spring into Giving with Vanco’s Fee-Free Promotion

    While your church is busy making plans for a successful Lent and Easter season, summer will be here before we know it. With the joys of summer come warmer weather and summer vacations,...

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  • How To Streamline Your Church’s Giving Practices

    How To Streamline Your Church’s Giving Practices

    Offerings, or financial giving, can be a tricky thing to talk about in the church. Yet it’s a vital part of ministry and people’s life of faith.

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  • Five Easy-to-Learn Sheet Music Options for Easter

    Five Easy-to-Learn Sheet Music Options for Easter

    Every spring, Easter comes around in the Church Year as a celebration of the battle Christ has won for believers everywhere. He has conquered the devil, died for your sins, and defeated...

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  • Parenting Guilt, God’s Grace: March 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Parenting Guilt, God’s Grace: March 2024 Everyday Faith Calendar

    It was a month or so after our second child was born, and my almost two-year-old decided he wanted to join the rest of the family and stop sleeping too. Fighting bedtime, skipping his...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Genesis 22:1–18

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Genesis 22:1–18

    The United States enjoys what is largely a free-market economy. Those entering and competing in the free-market economy vie for the attention of the consumer and do so, in part, with...

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