When representatives of the North American Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod started meeting together over five years ago, it was decided that the group would sponsor a book of essays on the proper distinction of God’s Law from his Gospel. Continue reading “LCMS & NALC Dialogue Produces New Book on Law & Gospel”
This is the third in a series of articles on temples, priests and church buildings by Pastor Mark Chavez, NALC General Secretary. Continue reading “Temples and Priests – Before and After Christ’s Resurrection”
Many people are observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, but Pastor Paul Arnold may be outdoing them all.
The pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Palm Beach, Florida, has been collecting Reformation memorabilia for many years. He is now sharing his extensive collection with visitors to the Martin Luther Center created by his congregation. Continue reading “Remembering the Reformation”
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I am sharing with you portions of an article I was asked to write about the need for reform in the Church today. Continue reading “The Need for Reform in the Church Today”
We ended part one of this series with the observation that Jesus’ body is now God’s dwelling place on earth, rather than the temple in Jerusalem. This began with Jesus’ conception in Mary. He is the Son of God, the word of God incarnate dwelling in the midst of sinners. Wherever he is, God is. Continue reading “Temples and Priests – Before and After Christ’s Resurrection”
As I am writing these articles in 2017 in response to questions about the NALC and our shared ministry, the question this month is one recently posed by a Roman Catholic bishop. In our conversation about the NALC, he asked, “Explain to me the Core Value of being Congregationally Focused?” Continue reading “Congregationally Focused, Intentionally Connected”
Dear Disciples of Jesus,
I invite your continued prayers for those devastated by the ravages of the storms in Texas and Florida and the surrounding areas. Please continue to pray as well for those leading our disaster response efforts. I encourage both your prayers and support to meet those needs as we respond with Christ’s love in word and deed. These acts of love and care are vital to our witness and prompted me to share this reflection. Continue reading “Reformation and Transformation Begin with the Word of God”
It is our joy and privilege to present this free resource to all of our congregations in the NALC. Many of our congregations, leaders, and lay people have articulated the need for such a resource.
The vision of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) is: “To make people know Jesus Christ and have life in its fullness by bringing to them the Good News through words and deeds based on the Word of God as it is in the Bible and the Lutheran teachings guided by the ELCT Constitution.” Continue reading “Lessons on Mission and Evangelism from Tanzania Today”
According to numerous national surveys, millennials are leaving or disengaging the church at an alarming rate. Continue reading “Ministering in Samaria: How Our Young People Can Change the Church if We Let Them”