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“The Ten Commandments” with Pr. Peter Bender

“The Apostles’ Creed” with Pr. Peter Bender

“The Lord’s Prayer” with Pr. Peter Bender

“Holy Baptism” with Dr. Carl Fickenscher

“Confession and Absolution” with Pr. Peter Bender

“The Lord’s Supper” with Pr. Matt Harrison

“Why Do Bad Things Happen?” with Pr. Matt Harrison

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Sample Article: “Playing the Pharisee Card”

Sample Article: “Playing the Pharisee Card”

pcardI have been called a Pharisee more times than I can remember. It goes with the territory. I host a conservative Christian radio talk show. I publicly defend the teachings and practices of the historic Church. I also publicly point out false teaching and practices in the Church today. For these reasons alone, some believe that I deserve to be called a Pharisee.

But I’m not alone. Today, the label “Pharisee” is applied to many Christians just like me—perhaps you’re one of them. We are Christians who cherish God’s Word, the Church’s historic Creeds, confessions and practices. …

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The Issues, Etc. Books of the Month

The Lutheran Study Bible

Treasury of Daily Prayer

He Was Crucified

Mission from the Cross

Sacred Head Now Wounded

The Spirituality of the Cross

Starck’s Prayer Book

Concordia Popular Commentary: Revelation

The Works of His Hands

Law & Gospel

Luther’s Works: Volume 69

God Grant It

Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions

The Lutheran Difference

The Old Testament Collection

The Shepherd’s Shook in Their Shoes

Lutheran Spirituality

Natural Law

Faith Alive Student Bible

The Lutheran Difference

In the Beginning God

The Story Bible

The Christian’s Mission

Behold the Lamb: An Introduction to Christian Symbolism

Concordia’s Complete Bible Handbook for Students

Luther: Echoes of the Hammer

Witness, Mercy, Life Together

A Year with the Church Fathers

The Problem of Suffering: A Father’s Hope

Pastors and Elders: Caring for the Church and One Another

My First Hymnal

The Church from Age to Age: A History from Galilee to Global Christianity

Holding Up the Prophet’s Hand: Supporting Church Workers

Ordering Our Days in His Peace: An Introduction to the Christian Church Year

Faith and Act: The Survival of Medieval Ceremonies in the Lutheran Reformation

One Word, Many Writings: A Study of the Origins of Religious Writings

The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes

Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible

O Holy Night, Arch Book

A Simple Way to Pray

Restore the Roar! Lenten Devotions for Lent and Easter from Amos

Lutheranism 101: The Lord’s Supper

The American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism

Lutheranism 101: Holy Baptism

What They Need to Hear: Sharing Christ with Family and Friends

Divine Kingdom Holy Order: The Political Writings of Martin Luther

Concordia Commentary: Romans 1-8

5 Things You Can Do to Appreciate Science and Love the Bible

The Mother of the Reformation: The Amazing Life and Story of Katharine Luther

5 Things You Can Do to Live a Jesus-Centered Life

When Was Jesus Really Born?

5 Things You Can Do to Witness Christ

How Can I Help? God’s Calling for Kids

Your Marriage by God’s Design

Making the Case for Christianity

I Am Not Afraid

Hello! My Name Is Single

The Best Loved Parables of Jesus

Lutheran Bible Companion

Concordia Commentary on Galatians

House of Living Stones

The Songs of Christmas