Concordia University System schools develop new programs, partnerships

Several CUS schools are also reporting upturns in fall enrollment.

A meditation for Christmas

Cradle to cross, Jesus humbled Himself, serving to the point of death and giving His life as a ransom for many. At Christmas and always, we cling to Him.

Lutheran Witness: December 2018

The great mystery and “miracle supreme” of Christ’s incarnation is the thread that runs through the December issue of The Lutheran Witness. 

Life transitions and the church work marriage

Life is full of transitions! What unique transitions exist in ministry life and marriages? How can workers build up their marriages in the face of transition?

Year-end ‘Together as Synod’ gifts offer flexibility, cost-effectiveness

An undesignated “Together as Synod” gift to the LCMS enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second Harry Potter prequel in the Fantastic Beasts series, attempts but ultimately fails to conjure the magic of the original Harry Potter series.

In Memoriam (December 2018)

Obituaries for ordained and commissioned ministers…………

Congregational Anniversaries (December 2018)

Announcements featuring special church anniversaries…………

KFUO Radio: Midterm elections and the religious community

Tim Goeglein, vice president of External Relations for Focus on the Family, and KFUO host Kip Allen talk during a Free to be Faithful® program about 2018 midterm elections and their implications for the religious community.

December ‘Lutheran Witness’ celebrates — and possibly ruins? — Christmas

Among other topics, the issue considers how Christians’ observance of Christmas may sometimes serve to distract rather than enrich their celebration of Christ’s birth.

Volunteers needed to decorate Rose Parade float

Volunteer “Petal Pushers” will decorate the Lutheran Hour Ministries float and eight others in the annual New Year’s Day parade.

Official notice: Colloquies (Dec. 2018)

A listing of those who have completed — or submitted applications for — teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Official notice: Requests for reinstatement (Dec. 2018)

A listing of those who have applied — and been approved — for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Positions (Dec. 2018)

Positions are available at CUS schools in New York, Irvine and Chicago.

What is the most Lutheran sport?

Tennis? Running? Golf? What is the quintessential Lutheran sport? The answer might surprise you … but then again, it might not.