CLB Blog

February 2017 Contribution Report

Hi, this is LaWayne Rogness, Director of Finance and Personnel for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, and I would like to share with you this brief update on our 2016-17 contribution goals. We started our Fiscal Year in May of 2016 very strong, but each month after that we saw a decline…a decline until we

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Here I Stand: Heaven Opened

When I was a monk, I didn’t accomplish anything through fasting and prayer. This is because neither I nor any of the other monks acknowledged our sin and lack of reverence for God. We didn’t understand original sin, and we didn’t realize that unbelief is also sin. We believed and taught that no matter what

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Here I Stand: A Beautiful Swan

On July 6, 1415 the Bohemian priest Jan Hus was unceremoniously stripped of his vestments and condemned to die for heresy against the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Hus had advocated for morality amongst clergy, that the Scriptures be translated and taught in the common tongue, and that peace of mind could not be

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Truly Good Works

When you are taking a walk, cleaning your house, taking out the trash, eating lunch, changing a baby’s diaper, sleeping, working at your profession or replacing a lightbulb in your closet, you are engaging in everyday things that often seem to have no significance. Even as a Christian, much of your life revolves around these

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Resolved: To Study the Bible

When Martin Luther translated the Bible into the common language of the people almost 500 years ago, he made it possible for ordinary people to read an amazing Book previously available to only a privileged few. Today, many homes have multiple copies, and it is often easy to take the Bible for granted! But if

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Look Up!

I’m far from a consistent movie goer. In fact, that’s an understatement. However, through the years there have been several series that I’ve really gotten into: Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings. The imagination, characters, animation and plots are captivating. We had a friend who was so enamored with

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