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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So That All May Know His Name

While attending the Texas District Theological Convocation earlier this May, I had the pleasure to be introduced to a gentleman whose spirit for mission work and reaching the lost was contagious! The interesting thing about this gentleman was the work he does in ministry—reaching deaf people with the love of

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Is Mission Outreach Dispensable?

A sentiment that surfaces in the church every now and then is that mission outreach and evangelistic efforts are not necessary. The reasoning goes: God has predestined people to salvation; He will convert whom He will convert; all we need to do is wait for the elect to become part

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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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