The grant will provide $10,000 each to assist nine missionaries/missionary families serving in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Peru and Russia, and another missionary who has been called to Thailand.
Fiedler to begin second five-year term as Foundation president
David Fiedler began serving in the LCMS Foundation post in 2013.
Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has made a perfectly good film that some viewers will love but others may find frustrating because of the unexpected plot.
KFUO Audio: Christian cake artist’s expression of faith under examination
Listen to Worldwide KFUO’s December’s Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and guest Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations for Focus on the Family, discussed the implications of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, developments concerning transgenders in the military and other religious freedom lawsuits.
Call for nominations/applicants: Director, School Ministry
The deadline to apply or submit nominations is Feb. 28, 2018.
BOD weighs monetary, membership challenges
At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.
Synod, partners continue to offer helping hand in wake of five disasters
Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.
Lutheran Church–Canada elects new president
The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.
Lutheran principal in Grafton, Wis., receives national recognition
Yurk is one of only four private/parochial school educators nationwide to receive the honor.
Catch the Lutheran Hour float in Jan. 1 parade
“Bringing Christ to the Nations” is the theme of the Lutheran Hour Ministries float that will be featured in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
LCMS publishes first dogmatics in 100 years
The project, over 30 years in the making, was begun in 1983.
‘Melvin Witt Award’ honors memory of longtime chaplain, World Relief director
The first award was given posthumously to Witt’s family in 2016, and this year’s award was presented to Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker.
Christmas is in the air… and in The Lutheran Witness!
The December issue features articles on candlelight services, Advent activities and Christmas programs, as well as a holiday gift guide for Lutherans.
Two Lutheran-school teachers win teaching-excellence award
Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.
Supreme Court hears case of Colorado baker under fire for marriage view
Upon hearing oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Dec. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court now must decide, in effect, whether Christians have the same liberty as others to live consistently according to their religious beliefs.