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RockwellAs I write this newsletter article, our nation has just seen a spike in anti-Semitic activity with a wave of bomb threats at Jewish community centers and desecration of Jewish cemeteries throughout the country, including right here in Milwaukee.  And this comes after many years of growing anti-Semitism on college campuses throughout the USA as well, both among faculty and students alike. (more…)

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On Reformation Sunday in October we will again commemorate the Protestant Reformation of the Sixteenth Century that brought renewal to the Medieval Church.  And the essential principles for the Protestant Reformation, especially for us Lutherans, are (more…)

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In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader from the The Chronicles of Narnia saga, Aslan tells the two Pevensie children and their cousin the reason why they were brought to Narnia.  As he is sending them back to our world, Aslan says to them, “This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”

This dialogue from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader beautifully illustrates why we assemble for worship and fellowship.  We assemble each week for worship and fellowship so that by knowing Christ in the worshiping assembly for a little bit each week, we may know him better out in our daily lives.

This is why I dislike the phrase “I’m going to Church.” (more…)

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