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Easter Newsletter: Can you eat Christ without the Lord’s Supper?


As I write this, it is Easter Tuesday. At this point we have gone without gathering for worship for over a month. As yet, we still do not know how long we will have to go on in these present…

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Resources for Isolation

Since we’re all stuck at home due to this coronavirus epidemic, here are a list of resources which you may find of use.

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Article: The Reform of the Breviary and Its Lessons

The Reformation of the Breviary and Its Lessons: A Very Brief Survey Rev. Matthew Fenn There are many choices for Lutherans, and indeed all Christians, for daily prayer. Choosing a book or form of daily prayer has often been left…

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Resources on JWs

Here are three resouces I have made available on Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are two PowerPoint presentations, one on the background of Adventism which led to the rise of JWs. The other is one on JWs, what they believe, and how…

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Article: WHOSE REFORMATION IS IT? A LUTHERAN REFLECTS ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION

I wrote an article this past summer about the Reformation. It was posted on the Gospel Coalition Canada website. The original article can be found by clicking the link below: WHOSE REFORMATION IS IT? A LUTHERAN REFLECTS ON THE 500TH…

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Article: The Tales That Really Matter: Exploring Lewis on the Veracity of the Christian Mythos

  Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”[i]  Douglas Adams has expressed a common viewpoint among…

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Article: Antico et Moderno: The History of Bach’s Great Catholic Mass

“Ky-ri-e!” The first notes thunder, and hearers today are stunned as they have been for nearly 300 years at the near perfection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor. In the autumn of his life, Bach set all his…

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Article: Psalms and Hymns and Pietist Songs: A Look At Early Lutheran Hymnals in America

Christians throughout the centuries have always highly valued liturgy and hymnody. St. Paul encourages the Colossian Christians to continue “teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.”[i] It…

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