Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of the print and online versions of Reporter, the official newspaper of the LCMS. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Federalist, Touchstone and The Lutheran Witness, and is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her family.

Synod pledges $1 million for beginning-of-life care

The 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match will provide up to $1 million in matching funds to LCMS congregations involved in upholding the sanctity of life in their local communities.

Carlson receives 2021 NLSA School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Eric Carlson is pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Hannibal, Mo.

From the mission field: New pastors in Kenya

In September, four new pastors were ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya.

‘No more and no less’: At all times, God provides

As 2021 comes to a close, consider a year-end gift to the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Colloquy committee undertakes ‘top-to-bottom review’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Colloquy Committee for Commissioned Ministry gathered Oct. 21 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis for its first in-person meeting this triennium.

Lutheran Braille Workers reaches 114 production centers

A new ministry production center opened at Rivercliff Lutheran Church in Sandy Springs, Ga., on Sept. 17.

CTCR report addresses marriage and the state

The report follows several requests, in recent years, for the CTCR to address the question of whether or to what extent LCMS clergy should continue to serve as agents of the state in officiating marriages and signing civil marriage licenses.

From the mission field – Dicke teaches on music and worship

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Campus clips – Special events feature art, history, film, theology

News from LCMS universities and seminaries.

‘Set Apart to Serve’: Church Worker Recruitment Initiative gets new name

Resolution 6-01, “To Support and Participate in the Comprehensive Church Worker Recruitment Initiative,” was adopted by the LCMS convention in 2019.

McDonnell joins staff of CUEnet

Concordia University Education Network, or CUEnet, was established more than two decades ago as a cooperative effort of the institutions of the Concordia University System.

Stained glass from IC on display at art museum

The exhibit, “Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration,” highlights artwork of the last thousand years from the greater St. Louis area.

World events receive church’s response

As the world has experienced a series of disasters and international events of far-reaching consequences, the LCMS has responded with prayers, encouragement and financial support.

Historic LCMS church destroyed by fire during annual Oktoberfest

The cause of the fire, which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 19, is still unknown.

Suicide prevention resources focus on biblical response

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 5–11, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10.