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The Key to the Renewal of the Church Is the Office of the Keys

In a paper presented to the Central Region Pastors’ Conference of the Northern Illinois District in 1975, the Reverend Dr. Kenneth Korby urged that “the key to the renewal of the church is the Office of the Keys.” Following the lead of Pr. Wilhelm Loehe, one of the...

Citizens of Two Kingdoms under One God

The Feast of All Saints and the final Sundays of the Church Year remind us and teach us that our true citizenship, our eternal Home, our City and our Country are with the Lord in Paradise (Hebrews 11:8-16). So, too, our highest priority in life, our Touchstone in...

The Cross Bears Good Fruits after Its Own Kind

We remember this week (on Wednesday, October the 26th) three of our great Lutheran hymnwriters, namely, Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608), Johann Heermann (1585-1647), and Paul Gerhardt (1607-76), all three of whom were also pastors during times of great distress and...

Take Heart! A Respite Retreat for Pastors’ Wives ~ Katie Retreat

The Indiana District is blessed to have a group of women who plan an annual "Katie Retreat" for pastors' wives and widows. Named in honor of Martin Luther's loving wife, Katie, this retreat is designed to bring together women who share in the vocation of being a...

Giving Thanks for the Medicine of Immortality

As we remember and give thanks for St. Luke the Evangelist this week (18 October), let us consider the Lord’s gracious care and provision for both body and soul, for this life on earth and the Life everlasting. St. Paul describes him as a “beloved physician”...