The Morning Star

The planet Venus is known as the Morning Star. It circles the Sun faster than the earth and often appears in the east just over the horizon before dawn. As the earth rotates it gives the appearance...

Fear and Lies

The idea of a Kingdom of Darkness attempts to describe the ongoing reality of the devil’s work on earth. This includes demonic activity and the sinful thoughts, words, and actions of humanity. We...

gods: on Trial

A Toss of the Blocks“Will Miss Kuo have a boyfriend before next semester?” This seems like a silly question to ask a god. And yet, as the two red crescent-shaped blocks clattered across the floor...

Have You Committed the Unforgivable Sin?

If you type the words “the unforgivable sin” into a google search bar, you will be promptly drowned in several hundred articles on the subject. Apparently, there’s something here that weighs on the...

One Little Word!

One of my favorite hymns is Martin Luther’s A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. The second part of the first verse paints a pretty bleak picture of our position on earth compared to the Prince of...

A Disciple-Making Movement

Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren (CLB) is a family of 116 congregations in the United States and Canada, with 1,500 daughter congregations in Cameroon, Chad, Japan and Taiwan now organized into four national church bodies. The CLB, as a denomination, exists as a disciple-making movement—serving congregations in obedience to the Great Commission, locally, nationally and internationally.

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Lutheran Brethren Seminary

LBS is called by the Church of the Lutheran Brethren to serve the church and world by living in and preparing others to live in the blessing of the Triune God and His call to participate in His mission of grace to bless all nations in Christ.

North American Mission

NAM seeks to plant churches and revitalize congregations. The Church of the Lutheran Brethren is served by a NAM Director and Associate Director seeking to enhance health and growth opportunities within our churches.

LB International Mission

LBIM brings the good news of Jesus Christ to people who have no indigenous church through which the Gospel can be spread. We currently have missionaries in Chad, Japan, and Taiwan working among unreached people groups.

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