Flying with Luther on the 500th

When Victor Nelson flew from Albany to Louisville on Reformation Day, he brought along a costume, a bag of KitKats — and a heart for sharing the Gospel.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2017

A blessed Advent to you all and a very Merry Christmas!

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.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary

Looking around at the contrary approaches that other church traditions take to Mary, it’s easy to be confused. How, then, should Lutherans view Mary?

Christmas is too good to miss

Even if only five people show up on a sleety Christmas Eve, open the doors. Light candles. Sing. Read Scripture. Preach the Word.

LCMS publishes first dogmatics in 100 years

The project, over 30 years in the making, was begun in 1983.

LCMS Worship: Hymn of the Day Studies for Easter – Three-Year & One-Year Lectionary

LCMS Worship provides Hymn of the Day Studies for Easter for the Three-Year Lectionary and the One-Year Lectionary. The Word in Song studies hymns in Lutheran Service Book.

A Christmas Day Devotion for the Poor Among Us

Apart from God – we are all in the dark, we are all hungry, we are all homeless and alone. And when it comes to being saved by God, we are all beggars with nothing to offer. But God sent His Son to lavish us in the richness of His love and mercy. So my dear friends if you feel unwanted, unloved, unforgiven, lonely and written off by the world as unimportant, then let me just say this – Merry Christmas! God has sent His Son because you are wanted, you are loved, and you are forgiven. You are so precious that God would send His one and only Son to be born, to live, and to die in poverty so that you can have eternal life in glory with Him.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: December 2017

Discover both the opportunities and challenges the Lutheran Church experiences 500 years after the Reformation.

Jesus isn’t the rebel you think He is

To see Jesus only as either a zealous renegade or an ardent traditionalist is to ignore His true and fundamental identity.

‘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.

The End of the World and the Coming of Christ – An Advent Devotion for the Mission of the Church

John 14:25–31 25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance…

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.