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Continuing Reform in the Church

            Changing one word in the New Testament could help the church reform itself and redefine its mission. But will anyone listen? Late in the twentieth century, popular study Bibles began suggesting the beloved concept … Continue reading

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Salvation Is Always About Today

     Most Lutherans will focus on the Reformation this Sunday and that’s nice. I hope they talk about salvation as a present day reality instead of telling people they how much better off they will be when they are dead. … Continue reading

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Luther Decade Newsletter

I haven’t said anything in a long time about the Luther Decade celebration that is going to culminate in October, 2017, even though I have a dedicated page on this webpage. Since I just received a newsletter from the headquarters for … Continue reading

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Reformation is Returning to God

       I learned a deeper meaning of repentance this week. In a nutshell it means “returning to the image of God – oneness, unity.”      I also learned that 60+ per cent of the universe is made up of … Continue reading

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Personal Reformation

  Luke 18:9-14      Personal reformation must take place before the world will become a better place. Personal reformation means— 1.  not looking down your nose at others no matter how good you think you are because it’s not about … Continue reading

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Reformation and Music

Did you know we are half way through the Luther Decade? Yes, it’s true. The Decade will end in 2017 at the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 theses on the door of the church … Continue reading

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Freed To Love

John 8:31-36 It’s pretty clear that people don’t like to be told what to do. My mother reminded me of the first time, at two years old, she asked me to do something, and I turned to her and said, “No!” … Continue reading

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