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The Lutheran Distinctive Part 1

In many cases around the country, many people when they hear "Lutheran" Church, they are not quite sure what to think of this church body. For some people, they think of a sect that began merely in the 16th century just to start its own thing distinct from the Roman Catholic Church. Others are not sure what to make of this Church. Some have questions about whether or not w...

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Remembering Your Baptism

An interesting feature of the Lutheran tradition is the retention of many "catholic" practices. One particular practice one will find encouraged in our hymnals, prayerbooks, and even in the Small Catechism is the sign of the cross. This can sometimes make people think we are Roman Catholic but what if I told you this practice is an evangelical practice that stretches back ...

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Now Thank We All Our God

As we approach Thanksgiving, I thought it was appropriate to meditate on a true treasure of the church. The hymn is called "Now Thank We All Our God", which you can find in your Lutheran Service Book which is hymn 895. Martin Rinkart (1586-1649), who authored this hymn, was a Lutheran archdeacon in Eilenburg, his hometown. During his lifetime he experienced the effects of ...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings...

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