CLB Blog

Land of Opportunity

Have you ever, after a difficult discussion, later wished you had responded differently? I was recently involved in what has become a typical conversation for these days, and didn’t have a response at the time. The woman I was talking to expressed many concerns and fears about all the immigrants coming to North America: the

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Merciful Unity

Every four years, the eyes of the world are fixed on two very different events: the Summer Olympics and the United States presidential election. I wonder if this wasn’t somehow planned. In the midst of an election season marked by controversy and great division, the Olympics serve to unite an otherwise divided nation. Whether liberal

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The Christian and Money

We are all born with a desperate need for love, purpose and security. Those are good things to desire. Unfortunately, since our sinful nature is absolutely and resolutely opposed to God, we will search for those things everywhere except the one place we can find them…in God himself. Since our society equates all three—love, purpose

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Mentoring Ministry

Note: This is a portion of the seminar Gretchen had prepared for the July WMCLB Convention. She was unable to attend, due to the birth of her sixth child. As our culture examines gender roles and what they mean for the Church, women’s ministry has been reexamined, questioned, and turned upside-down. There is a stream

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Introducing Steve Tonneson

At the 2016 CLB Biennial Convention President Paul Larson sat down with Steve Tonneson, the CLB’s new Associate for Advancement Ministry. Tell us about yourself. I am a graduate of Minot (North Dakota) High School and Minot State University, where I earned my degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. I’ve been married

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LBS Class of 2016

L to R: Dr. Mark Erickson, Dr. David Veum, Rev. Troy Tysdal, Professor Nathan Oldenkamp, Pastor Craig Schmidt, Professor Brad Pribbenow, Kay Asche, John Zwiers, Naomi Evans, Pastor Darren Shaw, Pastor Kevin Skaret, Pastor Clint Knutson, Pastor Ben Hosch, David Narvesen, Pastor Luke Kjolhaug, Pastor Clayton Robison, Pastor Drew Nelson, Dr. Eugene Boe, and Dr.

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