Review: Joining Jesus on His Mission – How to Be an Everyday Missionary

Author: Greg Finke Publisher: Tenth Power Publishing, 2014 Rating: 3/5 stars Bottom Line At first glance, two things had set off red flags for me about this book. The first is the title, which made me think Finke was going to talk about “missional living” in terms of church growth and church marketing. Too often these days, church […]

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Commit Your Work to God

Proverbs 16:3, Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. As stewards of God’s creation, God has given each of us various vocations in which we must dutifully fulfil. Whether pastor, parent, spouse, friend, employee, all vocations are pleasing to God so long as they are done in faith, for without faith […]

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Luther’s Search for Certainty

Today is Reformation Sunday where we observe Reformation Day on October 31st. Leading up to Reformation Day, there has been many gatherings—conventions, symposiums, etc.—focusing on Reformation themes with all sorts of German beer, bratwursts, and other good German food varieties. This Reformation Sunday probably follows more German beer and food! For the past year there has been […]

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When God Answers in Questions

Job 38:4, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.” God answering Job in his misery is my favourite section in the book. Like us, Job was asking why he was suffering and was demanding that God answer him. So, finally, God answers him, but not with […]

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Does Jesus Advocate Gun Rights?

Before I start, let me first make it irrevocably clear that the point of this article is not to push forward any political agenda. I am not going to be using Scripture to support the Republican side for gun rights or the Democrat side for no gun rights. (Full disclosure: I support Americans’ 2nd Amendment […]

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When God Tells Us to “Go”

Genesis 12:1, 4a, Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” …So Abram went, as the LORD had told him. As finite creatures, we favour directions. “Use 3 cups of flour to bake bread,” “Exercise for 30 minutes every […]

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Working Your Land

Proverbs 12:11, Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. This proverb seems to be calling to mind the issue of being content with what God has given us. As a college student, I can relate to this a lot. College students experience a lot of discontent […]

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Review: Being Lutheran

Author: Reverend A. Trevor Sutton Publisher: St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016 Rating: 5/5 stars CPH Price: $12.99 – $14.99 Bottom Line Being Lutheran is a terrific introduction to understanding the Lutheran faith whether the reader is a beginning Lutheran in catechism class or whether the reader is not Lutheran and simply wants to understand what being Lutheran means. Being Lutheran is […]

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