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He Comes to Us

There’s a couple who live in the environs of Bergen, Norway. Anders and Anne Elisabeth. Last fall, they came to see Ruth and me at our home in Menomonie, Wisconsin. A couple of years previous, they had come to our house in Fergus Falls, Minnesota for an evening with Hillcrest Lutheran Academy faculty. Elisabeth is

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2016-17 Fiscal Year End Update

Dear CLB Partner in Ministry, We come to the end of our fiscal year this weekend, and I am both grateful and hopeful for the mission of the Gospel which God has entrusted to us. I am grateful that God has deposited in us a rich gift in our theology of grace and the authority

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Delayed?

As the plane I was on descended toward O’Hare International Airport, I looked down upon one of Chicago’s many large cemeteries and thought to myself, “That’s life—or at least that is the inevitable outcome of life—death.” The thought triggered memories of loved ones lost, consoling grieving family members, repressing grief of my own—only to deal

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Christ Alone… in Luther’s Galatians Commentary

As we commemorate 500 years since the beginning of Martin Luther’s reform, it is fitting to remember the major themes that animated those reforms in theology, preaching, and Christian piety. The word sola—“alone”—became a watch-word for the distinctive emphases of the Reformation: sola scriptura—by Scripture alone; sola gratia—by grace alone; sola fide—by faith alone. All

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How Do you Read the Signs?

Have you ever read a sign and then realized that it could be read in more ways than one? Sometimes the sign maker has one thing in mind, and the sign reader gets a different message. I enjoy reading signs to see if I can come up with an entirely different meaning from what was

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