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Easter Vigil – What a Joy!

After the previous four months of writing about the Easter Vigil, it just seems wrong not to write something now, just a couple weeks after we’ve been blessed to go through it together here at Good Shepherd for the first time. (I promise, next month’s article is assuredly not about the Easter Vigil! 😉). The […]

Easter Vigil: Can you “Do the Vigil”?

Waiting and watching do not come easy for us impatient, busy, on-the-go Americans. But for our Christian faith and life, waiting and watching are good spiritual discipline and restore peace and order to our restless, chaotic lives. So I ask you: Can you “do the Vigil”? Now, I don’t mean some kind of new dance […]

God’s Word on How We Use His Gifts

What is Stewardship? Christian stewardship is the faithful management of our financial resources and all we have. It begins with the understanding that all we have is God’s (Ps. 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein”) and that “we brought nothing into the world, and […]

Hymn Singing and the Reformation

Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians, “And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (3:15b-16) At the heart of the worship of God is the communication of […]

September Stuff

Dear Friends, This month I have just a little bit to share with you, and then I want to share a passage that Martin Luther wrote about repentance. It’s well worth reading a couple times and thinking about. Especially note in Luther’s words the emphasis on the gift of repentance as nothing other than an […]

The Small Catechism Challenge

Last month I highlighted the three chief books that every Christian should have and treasure: the Bible, the Small Catechism, and the hymnal. This month, I want to focus especially on the Small Catechism, and encourage you to take up and keep doing the practice of reading and memorizing the catechism for you and your […]