Whose Tradition?

Recently a visitor to our Sunday morning worship service commented on her way out of church that she was really looking for a more traditional service. That’s not the kind of reaction we often hear at Heritage Lutheran Church. More commonly, first time visitors and church shoppers react in the...

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Biscuits and Coca-Cola

A 2005 report of the Inter-Anglican Liturgical Commission addressed the issue of the elements used in the Lord’s Supper in Anglican churches. The Commission reported that a surprising variety of substances had been used as substitutes for bread and wine in the Supper, including rice cakes, biscuits, round cake, Coca-Cola,...

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Grumbling Against The Lord

“The LORD said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’” –Exodus 16:2,3 Only forty five days had passed...

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What is love?

“ Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” – John 15:9-17 According to a December 2012 article in The Guardian, the phrase “What is love?” was the most searched for phrase on Google in 2012. In search of an answer to the...

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Worship Leader

One of the ubiquitous symbols of the pan-denominational contemporary worship craze is the designation “Worship Leader.” If your church’s worship service acknowledges a Worship Leader, it is cause for you to sit up and take notice. Seeming innocent enough, Worship Leader appears nowhere in Scripture. That in itself doesn’t make...

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