Intercession

According to Dictionary.com, “Intercession” is defined as: 1) an act or instance of interceding; 2) an interposing or pleading on behalf of another person; 3) a prayer to God on behalf of another. If you’re like me – and I’m guessing most Christians are – you tend to think of

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Who’s Confessional?

Here is a story with no ending. Fictional Pastors Schmidt and Schultz shepherd LCMS congregations in neighboring towns. Both believe that Holy Scripture is the sole norm for faith and life in the church and both subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions (quia) as a true and proper exhibition and exposition

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New Starts for New People

I stayed at a new Home2 Suites hotel the other day. It’s a fairly new hotel brand in the Hilton family of hotels. Hilton Worldwide had not launched a new brand in twenty years. So, why the new start? One important reason: new starts reach new people. For under a

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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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