The Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a lively and engaged communion of
churches. Its member churches share altar and pulpit fellowship and bring
their spiritual and material resources together in order jointly to participate
in God’s mission in the world. This communion is alive because God calls
it into being and sustains it. Living together as a communion of churches
is a gift entrusted to the churches. read more »
Prayers for Nepal
Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ!
As you are aware, a devastating earthquake has rocked Nepal, bringing death, sorrow, confusion and much need to the country. Please pray for those who lost their lives and all others who have suffered. Below [Rread more >>] is a prayer and appeal from LELBA Central Region's religious leader, pastor Ilze Larsen.
May God Bless you and strengthen you. May His Peace be with you.
Yours in Christ,
Archbishop Lauma Zusevics
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57 Choral melodies have been recorded
We thank the generous sponsorship of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in England for being able to record music for 57 chorals, allowing 3 verses of each. The main instrument used is the piano, but many songs also include recorder and accordian music.
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New Book by Andris Abakuks, Ph.D.
The Synoptic Problem and Statistics lays the foundations for a new area of interdisciplinary research that uses statistical techniques to investigate the synoptic problem in New Testament studies, which concerns the relationships between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. There are potential applications of the techniques to study other sets of similar documents.
Explore Hidden Markov Models for Textual Data
The book provides an introductory account of the synoptic problem and relevant theories, literature, and research at a level suitable for academic and professional statisticians. For those with no special interest in biblical studies or textual analysis, the book presents core statistical material on the use of hidden Markov models to analyze binary time series. Biblical scholars interested in the synoptic problem or in the use of statistical methods for textual analysis can omit the more technical/mathematical aspects of the book. The binary time series data sets and R code used are available on the author’s website.
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Porvoo Communion Church Leaders gather in York
Forty-five church leaders from The Porvoo Communion of Churches met in York, UK, on 17-19 September 2014, and received the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad and the Lutheran Church in Great Britain as new member churches of the Porvoo Communion. read more »
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