Are You A True Confessional?

You cannot be a CONFESSIONAL without having the MISSION of God at the heart of your theology. The hallmark of the Lutheran reformation is the statement “Grace alone, faith alone, and scripture alone.” It can also be said that the Scriptures became more accessible to the German Christians through the

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Life with a Shot Clock

During the March Madness hoopla of NCAA basketball, our nation lives with the evident reality of a shot clock. There was a time when college basketball did not have a shot clock. You may remember when collegiate basketball players could stand around the top of the key on a basketball

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Never Too Old For Mission

What can a 4-foot 11-inch septuagenarian do for global Christianity? Plenty. I witnessed the work of Mrs. Carol Buckman during a visit to St. Louis. The Missouri District of the LCMS was showcasing some of its excellent work in urban ministry. One stop was in the heart of a decaying

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Legacy Deo—A Partner in Mission

Did you know Legacy Deo (formerly Lutheran Foundation of Texas) supports the Texas District’s mission efforts? Thanks to past generosity of donors in the Lutheran community, Legacy Deo manages forty-six endowments and trusts totaling $6.5 million that ultimately benefit district ministries. Thirty of those accounts provide direct funding to mission

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From 32,000 Feet

  “We’ve just leveled off at our cruising altitude of 32,000 feet and we’re expecting a smooth ride, so I’m going to turn off the ‘fasten seatbelt sign’…” Those words, just spoken by the captain of the jet I’m on as this blog is being written caused me to look

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Momentum in 2016 and 2017

Ten new word and sacrament congregations were planted in the Texas District in 2016, bringing the total of new churches started since 2004 to 113. That means one new congregation has been planted in Texas every six weeks for thirteen years! We praise God for His Kingdom work among us

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