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The online musings from pastors, theologians and laity that will help you see the world from a Lutheran perspective. 

‘If We Are Faithless …’

We’ve all certainly heard of “eleventh-hour conversions” … Would this have been the opposite? Eleventh-hour wavering? Deathbed doubt?

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Funerals Have Changed

More than 25 years ago, a funeral was simply a funeral; they were all the same. The visitation happened at the funeral home …

Book Review: ‘Overcoming Life’s Sorrows’ by R. Reed Lessing

Despite our best efforts to avoid them, pain and suffering appear in our lives. Lessing reminds us: “Exile doesn’t negate God’s promises.”

God Bless You

I don’t know why I thought I’d be able to mediate the heated dispute between two neighbors on the jogging trail that day.

The Ballad of Baby Peach

When we welcome the three-legged chickens, we very often find ourselves surprised and delighted by the ways God blesses our lives.

When Your Pastor Gets Deployed

Advice from LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces on the steps a congregation should take at each stage of their pastor’s deployment.

U.S. Population Changes Bring Opportunities

Population growth in the U.S. is slowing, with the decade of 2010–2020 recording the slowest growth rate in American history.

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