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Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics

Good and bad ways to think about religion and politics? Yes! Dr. Robert Benne, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, wrote exactly that title. And here’s a free study guide to go along with it!

Thank you, Lord, for Lutheran writers. Thank you for Lutheran readers who can suggest books I hadn’t heard of! Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics may be just what I need! Also, God bless Dr. Pless, who writes some of the best handouts & study guides out there! 🙂

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Easier Bach

Blessed Epiphany! Happy Day! 🙂 AND I get to tell you about a tremendous resource I’ve just found out about! It’s a keyboard book with easier Bach! By that I mean, Sight-Reading & Harmony: Progressive Pieces for Keyboard, Grades 1-10, Selected from Four-Part Chorales by JS Bach is rocking my world!

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Poetry books for Christmas

Yep, time for one of my period posts about how Lutherans ought to read more poetry. Mostly I want to remind you that Lutheran poetry is INCREASINGLY AVAILABLE! Buy poetry books for Christmas, especially Lutheran poetry books!

I know you may not have always liked the poetry taught in school, or the poetry you were forced to write in school, but poetry is language of the soul, folks. SIX ENTIRE BOOKS of the Bible are poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations. It’s NOT A PASSING CRAZE!

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2021: A Year of Hope

Bryan Wolfmueller has done it again and somehow I almost missed it! (Thanks, Carmen, for the head’s up. This is GREAT!) Once again Rev. Wolfmueller has put together a calendar and he has given 2021 the theme, “A Year of Hope.” Perfect!

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Advent Music

Today I thought I’d share some free Advent music for your enjoyment. 🙂 They’re playlists on Youtube, and I haven’t checked to see whether Alexa (or other media) can play them, but here they are for your enjoyment. 

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Light in the Darkness Hymn Journal

Here’s another LCMS Advent resource find: Light in the Darkness: A Hymn Journal for Advent & Christmas. I love the idea of a light in the darkness hymn journal!

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Advent Resources

Let’s put together our yearly list of Advent resources!

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Everbook

Have you heard of Everbook? It’s an organization method that Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller is perfecting. I thought I’d try to type out a few models, both to explain to you how it works, and to help him show others how accessible and flexible the system is. 🙂 (Here are two introductory videos, one from Bryan Wolfmueller and another from Jonathan Fisk. As for me, I’ll stick with written words.) 

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Forgiven Therefore Free

I got my copy of Katie Koplin’s Forgiven Therefore Free Devotional Study Journal for Galatians and I’m really pleased with it. 

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Digital Bonus Sunday School Materials

Hey, did you see that CPH has digital bonus Sunday school materials up for 14 lessons of Unit 4, Enduring Faith Sunday School CurriculumOur church is hoping to start back up with Sunday school and Bible study, but I know we’ve had some hesitation due to so many concerns. Thanks to CPH for the resources they’re sharing! I think it says a lot.

Also, check out this excerpt from Johann Gerhard’s On the Resurrection of the Dead and the Last Judgment – Theological CommonplacesLooks good to me! Though not quite my usual light reading. 🙂

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