Symposia Series set for Jan. 19-22 in Fort Wayne

The Reformation will be the focus of Concordia Theological Seminary’s annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology.

Pre-Lenten Workshop for pastors set for Jan. 15


The Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing will lead the workshop on the Book of Job at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Gaudete Sunday: Breaking the Rules

Gaudete forms and shapes our understanding of Advent and Christmas by teaching us that true joy is found only in Christ.

Sudanese church leader visits LCMS International Center

Bishop Elijah Arok relays his Anglican church body’s interest in gaining a rich and full knowledge of Lutheran theology and one day becoming a Lutheran church body.

San Bernardino victim had clashed with shooter over Israel

Victim Nicholas Thalasinos was a Messianic Jew who worked with shooter Syed Farook.

Atheist battles religion in ‘Fighting God’


“Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World” is the new anti-religion book by American Atheists President David Silverman.

LCMS, WELS, ELS release report on years of informal discussion

Leaders of the three confessional Lutheran synods began meeting informally in 2012.

Report on the 2012-15 Meetings of ELS, LCMS, and WELS Leaders

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod have released a report on informal dialogue between the synods that began in 2012.

LEA launches campaign to benefit future teachers

Lutheran Education Association aims to bring as many as 100 future Lutheran schoolteachers to its 2016 convocation in Grand Rapids, Mich.

End-of-year gifts ‘mightily bless’ Synod ministries

And there are a variety of ways you can contribute: by mail, in person, over the phone and online.

Historical Institute presents awards to authors

The Awards Committee of Concordia Historical Institute presents 17 “Awards of Commendation” for works published in 2014.

Audio: Rev. Day Discusses LCMS Dissolving Memorandum of Understanding with BSA

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, recently discussed the formal dissolution of the Memorandum of Understanding between the LCMS and the Boy Scouts of America.

Christian Children

My own children reminded me that our faith in Jesus begins at the font, flows from there into our homes and spills out further as we learn to navigate life in the world.

Movie review: ‘Spotlight’

The film — about child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church — is a movie of substance that is worth watching, even if it’s painful.

Megachurch boom rolls on, but big concerns are rising

Many of the 2,000-member churches launched a quarter century ago by Baby Boomers now see slippage among younger generations.