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Church Year Confessions of a Liturgically-Challenged Pastor

Our church body prescribes no specific style of worship, focusing instead on consistent content from congregation to congregation. Our history and heritage fall on the “less structure” side of the corporate worship spectrum. This left me on a 2002 internship in which I wore a robe for the first time and looked at the organist…

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Luther for the Busy Man

  Luther for the Busy Man  Reformation Day, October 31, 2020 Plymouth, MN  Luther for the Busy Man, hereafter “LFTBM,” is a new project brought to you by the Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary, in cooperation with Ambassador Publications, the publishing arm of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. Our two ministries cooperate in a…

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What is the Church Year?

The church year does not begin on January 1st. It begins with Advent. The church year was not invented by one man or one particular denomination. It was a gradual outcome of the needs of the church through the centuries. One of the valuable features of the church year is that its observance is Christian…

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Rightly Handling the Word of Truth

I first came upon Luther for the Busy Man when I was a pre-seminary student at Texas Lutheran College and it quickly became a staple in my devotional life. With short excerpts from the vast corpus of Luther’s writings arranged according to the Church Year and accompanied by a biblical text and short prayer, Luther for the Busy…

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Life with Luther

I don’t remember where I got my copy of Luther for a Busy Man over 25 years ago but I remember many places where I have been blessed with Luther’s insights. From rural northeast Ghana in West Africa, to urban Pretoria in South Africa, to mountainous Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Martin Luther pointed out Law and…

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