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An excerpt from Celebrating the Saints in commemoration of All Saints’ Day

With overflowing joy, the Church of Jesus Christ celebrates the Feast of All Saints’ Day. The Feast of All Saints’ is one of the principal feasts of Christ. Many congregations observe the custom of transferring it to the first Sunday in November each year so that a maximal number of people may join in its(…)

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Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

October 31 means different things to different people—Protestant Christians celebrate Reformation and prepare for All Saints’ Day, while secular society celebrates Halloween. But Christians also get caught up in the secular celebrations of Halloween, usually “all in good fun,” yet sometimes that “fun” can be to our detriment. We must remember that “Satan disguises himself(…)

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Who Do You Truly Rely On for Your Well-Being?

Martin Luther explains the First Commandment by saying, “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” In the following excerpt from the new CPH title The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, author Michael Lockwood dives into a discussion on how misplaced trust and misplaced love(…)

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Q&A with Michael Lockwood, author of The Unholy Trinity

In the newest release from Concordia Publishing House, The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, Rev. Dr. Michael Lockwood draws upon Martin Luther’s key insights on the theology of idolatry in order to unmask contemporary idol worship and its futility. Read the following Q&A with Dr. Lockwood to find out(…)

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What People Are Saying about The Unholy Trinity

Michael Lockwood shows that God’s use of the Law—for Christians as well as for non-Christians—includes the sufferings of life that destroy our self-sufficiency, which is the root of all idolatry. His book is full of practical suggestions for pastoral care and evangelistic outreach and will be an enormously helpful resource for pastors. —Gene Edward Veith,(…)

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A Year of Reformation Reading

The coming year presents a unique opportunity as anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation builds. Not only is it a ripe opportunity to proclaim Christ with Reformation-focused services throughout the year (for example, The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession on June 25 falls on a Sunday), but it is also an apt occasion(…)

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What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

The Barna Group recently conducted a survey on the topic of supernatural physical healing and discovered that the majority of Americans—Christians, people of other faiths, and even those who claim no faith—believe God can heal people supernaturally . . . miraculously. But what does God tell us (and warn us) about miracles? The following excerpt(…)

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From Prison Guard to Pastor, an excerpt from The Executioner’s Redemption

When Tim Carter became a member of the execution squad at a prison in the state of Texas, he signed away his life, his heart, and his very self to a career of brutal violence and routine executions. But in the midst of the darkness of prison life, the light of God’s Word shone in front(…)

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Why Should I Trust the Bible?

You or people you know have likely had tough questions about the Bible at some point or another. Maybe you’ve even heard things like, “The Bible is racist.” Or, “The Bible has too many errors and edits.” Or, “The Bible is merely a mythological story like Homer’s Odyssey.” Author Trevor Sutton’s newest book Why Should(…)

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Q&A with Timothy Schmeling, editor of Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church

The wisdom and biblical teachings of the early Lutheran Church have been locked away in German and Latin for centuries. But coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church provides a key to this treasure chest by introducing the chief confessional Lutheran theologians from the era(…)

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