CEF/DIL: Confession is Good for the Soul

Every Sunday when a Lutheran takes communion the penitent may say something like this "I, a poor miserable sinner, do hereby confess that...." and the rattle off a list of all the various offences they've purportedly committed since the last time they took communion. I'm thinking that maybe that's the most Christian way out for... Continue Reading →

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CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 2

This article is reviewing a letter by District President Schaeffer to the members of the ABC District. Part 1 covered the introduction and the three major points of the letter, this article will address the closing paragraphs, and the concluding article will have some closing thoughts. In a complex financial situation as that faced by... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 1

When legal proceedings take place there's a number of players involved in the room - the judge or panel, counsel for the respondents (the people charged with an offence), the prosecution, and the ever-present court reporter that transcribes everything that happens into a permanent record. For the ASC hearing  that took place on Aug 13,... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Churchly Leadership

A major role organizational leaders play is to set the standard example of behavior. Whether it is congratulating someone on an accomplishment, announcing routine business, taking a hard issue head-on, avoiding dealing with the elephant in the room, what leadership models publicly tells to the rest of the organization what they really value and believe.... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Lutheran Church investors eager for resolution in alleged securities violations

From Alberta Lutheran Church investors eager for resolution in alleged securities violations By MADELINE SMITH StarMetro Calgary Mon., Aug. 13, 2018 CALGARY—Lutheran Church members in Alberta and B.C. are waiting for answers as the Alberta Securities Commission moves ahead with a hearing to examine accusations of misleading investors in a church-directed fund. The ASC has alleged that the... Continue Reading →

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