Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sanctification: resources from Just and Sinner

Just and Sinner offer the following discussion and resources relating to sanctification:

  • PCR Conference Interview on Boars in the Vineyard
  • “The Restoration of the Divine Image Through Christ” ~ A Sermon by C. F. W. Walther on Mark 7:31-37
  • “Man’s Working Together With God After Conversion” 
  • Sermon from Dr. Curtis Leins at the AALC National Convention
  • Equipping the Saints: A Study by Rev. Richard Shields
  • Sanctification in Conrad Lindberg’s “Christian Dogmatics”
  • What exactly is the problem with Gerhard Forde and the “Radical Lutherans”
  • What are the Two Kinds of Righteousness?
  • Francis Pieper’s Doctrine of Sanctification and Good Works
  • Sanctification as Progressive in Lutheran Orthodoxy
  • Characteristics of Lutheran Antinomianism
  • Luther on the Necessity of Preaching Sanctification
  • Forde’s Article: “The Lutheran View of Sanctification”
  • Progressive Sanctification: A Pauline Doctrines
  • Sanctification in the Formula of Concord
  • Progressive Sanctification: A Lutheran Doctrine
  • The Priority of Justification over Sanctification
  • Lutherans Deny the Third Use of the Law?
  • A Response to Kevin DeYoung and Rick Philipps on Sanctification
  • Why Should Christians Perform Good Works?

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Article: How to tell a GREAT story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?

What the Experts Say
In our information-saturated age, business leaders “won’t be heard unless they’re telling stories,” says Nick Morgan, author of Power Cues and president and founder of Public Words, a communications consulting firm. “Facts and figures and all the rational things that we think are important in the business world actually don’t stick in our minds at all,” he says. But stories create “sticky” memories by attaching emotions to things that happen. That means leaders who can create and share good stories have a powerful advantage over others. And fortunately, everyone has the ability to become a better storyteller. “We are programmed through our evolutionary biology to be both consumers and creators of story,” says Jonah Sachs, CEO of Free Range Studios and author of Winning the Story Wars. “It certainly can be taught and learned.”

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My Life Issues - a Lutheran biblical response

My Life Issues are Lutheran Biblical responses to many of the issues we face throughout life, compiled by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.     Some of the issues discussed include:

  • FEAR
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Searchable Data Base of Lutheran Hymns

The DbLH, Database of Lutheran Hymns is a not-for-profit web resource with the primary purpose of research for the church. It is being made available at no charge with no profit that servants of the church may use it to benefit them in researching hymns as well as putting together worship services for the glory of the Lord.
This resource contains the title, number, scripture, and tune data of the hymnals of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. It has been designed so that you can search through this information to find the right hymn. In the future, it is planned to have all the authorship credits, copyright data, as well as full texts of the hymn stanzas in this database. However, getting that data electronically and into this database takes an enormous amount of time.

The hymnals included in this database are the following:
Lutheran Service Book (LSB) [2006]
Hymnal Supplement '98 (HS98) [1998]
Lutheran Worship (LW) [1982]
The Lutheran Hymnal (TLH) [1941]

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Article: What does worship mean?

Frank Hart is the frontman for Atomic Opera, a solo artist, worship leader for CrossPoint Church (a LCMS sacramental church plant), creative director, public speaker and record producer draws our attention to the fact that worship is more than singing....and really about how we relate to God!!!

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