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LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Insights on Black Ministry’

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in News | Comments Off on LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Insights on Black Ministry’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray presented a webinar on “Insights on Black Ministry.” Gray shared ways to establish and grow ministry to African-Americans in your community, and he addressed unique challenges such as racism, poverty, discrimination, and family structure. LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission Webinar archives Webinar schedule lcms.org/citymission Source: LCMS...

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‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in News | Comments Off on ‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

Abby Johnson, the subject of the upcoming motion picture, “Unplanned,” marches with other pro-life demonstrators at the 2019 National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 17. (Kristina Hernandez) By Holly Scheer “Unplanned,” a motion picture about Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson, opens in theaters across the country on March 29. Holly Scheer, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyo., recently interviewed Johnson about both the movie and Johnson’s own life. This story is based on that interview. Next week, Reporter will publish...

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March ‘Witness’: Christian fellowship in a hostile culture

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in News | Comments Off on March ‘Witness’: Christian fellowship in a hostile culture

How do Christians live authentically in a post-Christian culture? What does it mean to be in the world but not of the world? What’s it like to serve as a Lutheran pastor in a country where Christians have never been in the majority? And what do potluck suppers, youth servant events and congregational singing have to do with all of the above? In its March issue (the third in a series on Witness, Mercy, Life Together), The Lutheran Witness seeks answers to these questions and more as it explores the theme “Life Together, Set Apart.” Readers will travel back in time to the Early Church (with...

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We shall not want: On Psalm 23

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in News | Comments Off on We shall not want: On Psalm 23

by David H. Petersen The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want. (Ps. 23:1)   This familiar sentence is more than poetry. It is a confession of faith. Christ, our Good Shepherd, lacked everything so that we, His sheep, would want for nothing. He had no earthly home, no place to lay His head. He was hungry in the wilderness, thirsty upon the cross and stripped naked for His execution. He let go of life, breath. He died. Everything we need, He went without. Yet out of His lack comes our abundance. His righteousness covers our iniquity. His innocence removes our guilt. His thirsting slakes our...

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Campus clips – People, projects and lists

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Campus clips – People, projects and lists

Concordia University, Ann Arbor (CUAA), Mich., students Mikaela Morgan and Dakota Bostic are interviewed by a Detroit-area radio station about their justice class investigation of a 2013 murder “cold” case. (CUAA) CUAA students investigate cold case Students in the Justice and Public Policy Program at Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA), Mich., gave police a new lead in the search for a murder suspect who killed a young woman in a Michigan check-cashing store in 2013. While students’ efforts did not ultimately yield any new suspects, multiple Detroit-area news outlets took an interest in...

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From the mission field – Art in the Dominican Republic, famine relief in Malawi

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in News | Comments Off on From the mission field – Art in the Dominican Republic, famine relief in Malawi

Liturgical artist Kelly Schumacher (L) talks about her painting, “Jesus and the Children,” at the dedication of the painting on Jan. 27 at Concordia Reformer Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic. (Jana Inglehart) Dominican Republic On Jan. 27, 2019, Concordia Reformer Mercy Center and Seminary in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, dedicated a painting by liturgical artist Kelly Schumacher. Schumacher traveled to the Dominican Republic to work on the painting, which is titled “Jesus and the Children.” The painting makes use of the local landscape and people, including students...

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