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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 17:1–9

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 17:1–9

    An interesting phenomenon takes place at Halloween. Mom and Dad get dressed up in costume in anticipation of attending a party or taking the children trick-or-treating. Oftentimes their...

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  • Music of the Month: Hymns Complete

    Music of the Month: Hymns Complete

    John Behnke has begun a series for organists titled Hymns Complete, designed to accompany hymns as they are sung by congregations. Each volume contains introductions and accompaniments for...

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  • Repetition: February 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Repetition: February 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    The words of Proverbs 3:1–4 tumble around in my head and heart often as I go through my day with my three small children:

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  • Understanding Hosea's Marriage to Gomer

    Understanding Hosea's Marriage to Gomer

    The Lord and Israel are major characters in the Book of Hosea, but the drama of their relationship is acted out in the persons of Hosea and his unfaithful wife, Gomer. She bore him three...

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  • Repurposing Your Church Newsletter for Facebook

    Repurposing Your Church Newsletter for Facebook

    As you work on your church’s social media plan, making the most out of the content you already have should be on the top of your mind in order to get the most out of your limited time...

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  • Top Organ Chorale Prelude Collections

    Top Organ Chorale Prelude Collections

    Preludes center your congregation’s hearts and minds on treasured hymn texts and tunes that inspire reflection and encourage their faith. Chorale preludes in particular draw upon a rich...

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  • Support for the Pastor’s Wife and Family: Bust the Fishbowl Mentality

    Support for the Pastor’s Wife and Family: Bust the Fishbowl Mentality

    I never wanted to marry into the ministry.There. I said it. Whew.The life that corresponds to marrying a church worker—whether pastor, chaplain, missionary, or so on—is messy and...

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  • God's Design for Your Emotions | Lutheran Life Issue 123

    God's Design for Your Emotions | Lutheran Life Issue 123

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  • Music of the Month: When I Behold Jesus Christ

    Music of the Month: When I Behold Jesus Christ

    This month's selected piece is a well-crafted modern hymn concertato scored for two-part voices, two treble instruments, piano, optional congregation, and optional violoncello by Matthew...

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  • A Look Inside My First Catechism1:01

    A Look Inside My First Catechism

    My First Catechism is a wonderful tool to help teachers and families introduce Luther's Small Catechism to kids. The book is filled with engaging illustrations and kid-friendly language to help teach

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  • Mental Health and Technology as Christians: An Interview with Heidi Goehmann

    Mental Health and Technology as Christians: An Interview with Heidi Goehmann

    Mystery, tension, data, connection, and creativity. These were recurring threads throughout my discussion with licensed clinical social worker, author, and hope-driven mental health...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 2:1–12

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 2:1–12

    When I work with couples in premarital counseling, there is a point at which we discuss leaving and cleaving, based on the creation account. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his...

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  • Athanasius on John 10:30

    Athanasius on John 10:30

    Given the high status the Gospel of John gives to Jesus, it is not surprising that certain passages from this Gospel would play important roles when questions arose concerning Jesus’...

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  • The Stories behind Three Favorite Christmas Hymns

    The Stories behind Three Favorite Christmas Hymns

    Every Christmas tradition has an origin story, as do longtime favorite Christmas hymns. You may be surprised to discover what inspired three of your favorite holiday hymns: “From Heaven...

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  • Building: January 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Building: January 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Can you please help me, Mom?”My six-year-old son asked me this when he was working on a new LEGO building bricks set and got stuck on a step in the directions.

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  • Shedding Light on Themes in Daniel

    Shedding Light on Themes in Daniel

    Daniel is best known for the story of the fiery furnace and the lion's den, but he is known amongst scholars for different reasons. Putting aside differences in receiving the text, here...

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  • Downloadable Sheet Music for Epiphany

    Downloadable Sheet Music for Epiphany

    Celebrate the coming of the Magi and the Epiphany season by joining in fellowship through music. As you prepare for the season, consider adding these pieces to your repertoire for your...

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  • 7 Steps to Learning Social Media

    7 Steps to Learning Social Media

    In the process of creating new and fresh content for your church on different social media platforms, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Although the process may take a while...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: James 5:7–11

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: James 5:7–11

    I am dating myself to share that I was five years old when the movie Star Wars came out. Mind you, this was 1977. At this point, there was only Star Wars without the context of The Empire...

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  • Ezekiel: An Overview

    Ezekiel: An Overview

    Applying Ezekiel to one's own life can be a difficult process. The following chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Ezekiel from The Lutheran Bible Companion helps the reader apply knowledge from...

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