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Get Out of the Boat
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Get Out of the Boat

Anyone who knows me well knows that I enjoy fishing. A general practice of mine is that I drive my old Chevy pickup anywhere I go – a meeting, an appointment, or an event. If I’m in my truck, I have access to my fishing gear, which means you may see me pull over beside a lake, a river or an interesting mountain stream. If […]

God's Law Psalm 119
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God’s Law Psalm 119

By: Rev. James McManus Some time ago I saw a video filmed by a missionary to China. It showed a group of native Christians receiving a copy of the Bible in their own language. These men and women were so excited because, for many of them, it was the first time they had the Bible […]

A New Song
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A New Song

By: Phil Williams Recently, as I was getting ready to leave Columbia, S.C. for Winston Salem, N.C., I texted my wife to let her know I was leaving for home. I also asked her to text me the scripture memorization verse we were working through from a devotional study plan that most of our church, […]

The "Silver Bullet" of the Joyful Christian Life?
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The “Silver Bullet” of the Joyful Christian Life?

By: Alex Campbell A “silver bullet” is defined as a simple remedy to a difficult problem.  The term, from ancient folk lore, taught that the only way to successfully defeat foes such as werewolves, vampires, and witches that embodied dark powers, was to dispatch them with a silver bullet. We are all naturally suspicious of […]

Looking Back and Looking Ahead
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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Several years ago my wife, Janie, and I took our 14-year-old granddaughter, Logan, to the Cinema to see “Chronicles of Narnia” from CS Lewis’ book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The first time I read CS Lewis I was 23 years old, not redeemed and was not particularly impacted by what I read. Years later, at 35, I picked up a copy […]

What is it to Love?
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What is it to Love?

By: Rev. Patrick Malphrus  The theme of synod this year is to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. But what does it actually mean to love? The article that follows is a condensed version of the sermon I had the honor of preaching this year at General […]

The Power of Music
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The Power of Music

By: Kristen Wunderlich “Next to the word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.”-Martin Luther God has given us the gift of music that we may worship Him TOGETHER in song. […]

True Colors
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True Colors

By: Neil Stewart “By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action…yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.” (Daniel 11:32-33) We live in interesting times. For […]

Holy Spirit, My Spirit
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Holy Spirit, My Spirit

  Following last year’s nomination and election as Moderator, I have spent a lot of time in thought and prayer for you and for our church (Synod). A portion of that time has been in reflection on issues, needs, strengths, weaknesses and direction for our Synod. In past years, we have seen issues come and […]

Social Media Outlets
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Social Media Outlets

  Social Media Outlets By Rev. Benjamin P. Glaser We live in a fluid time of radical change concerning how human beings consume news, talk to one another on a daily basis, and generally interact with the world around them. This brave new world can be intimidating for those without degrees in computer engineering or […]

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