Symposium addresses ‘challenging’ world of infertility ethics

The question of what is God-pleasing in the field of infertility medicine lies at the center of the Infertility Ethics Symposium, held Nov. 8 in St. Louis.

Historical Institute presents 21 awards to historians

Concordia Historical Institute honors historians for exemplary accomplishment in Lutheran history.

Seminary symposia series set for Jan. 20-23

The annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology will be held on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and via a webcast.

International Lutheran roundtable discusses immigration issues

The meeting brings together Lutheran leaders from the U.S., Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Comfort dogs: ‘God’s gifts’ in times of turmoil

Three of the specially trained golden retrievers visit numerous sites in Marysville, Wash., after the high-school shooting there to help the town feel safe and happy again.

LCMS disaster-relief funds can cover insurance ‘gaps’

When disaster strikes — delivering a devastating financial blow to an already-struggling congregation or school — LCMS Disaster Response is available to help in whatever ways it can.

CPH manages sale, storage, distribution of LWML products

More than 700 items still may be ordered by visiting the website and clicking on the “Shop” tab at upper left.

Board of Directors marks progress on Wittenberg Project

Work is expected to be complete in time for the building’s dedication planned for May.

EECMY, LCMS leaders sign revised working-partnership agreement

Representatives of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the LCMS sign the agreement at the end of discussions Nov. 10-13 in Addis Ababa.

Harrison encourages LCMS to ‘not grow weary’ in public square

“We can’t step back. We must participate,” LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison says during a Nov. 13 “Free to Be Faithful” webinar.

LCMS supports medical professionals in Ebola fight

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2014—Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison announced today a new initiative to deliver aid to combat the spread of Ebola.

RSTM conference discusses ‘backbone of Church in America’

Conversations center on farming, faith and finances at the LCMS Rural and Small-Town Mission conference, Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo.

ISIS, other radical Islamists driven by Muslim eschatology

A Concordia Seminary lecture by Dr. Timothy Furnish explains bizarre eschatology driving ISIS/ISIL extremists.

Concordia Seminary earns top marks from accrediting agencies

The St. Louis seminary announces the reaffirmation of its accreditations through the Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Theological Schools.

LCMS joins ‘Giving Tuesday’ effort

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining Giving Tuesday and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day, Dec. 2.

Suggestions for Advent

The season of anticipation is almost upon us! How will your congregation mark it? Here are some suggestions toward a fuller celebration this Advent in your congregation.