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A year later, tornado-struck congregation helps others

Members of St. John Lutheran Church mark the one-year anniversary of the twin tornadoes that ravaged the community of Pilger, Neb.

Campbell explains what’s at stake for LCMS after SCOTUS ruling

Jim Campbell is senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom and director of the Center for Marriage and Family.

LIRS offers ‘Refugee Sunday’ resources

A digital resource kit from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is available to congregations and schools.

Registration opens June 1 for domestic-violence, child-abuse workshop

The LCMS Task Force on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse is sponsoring the Sept. 30 training event at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

3,000-plus Ethiopian pastors claim Amharic ‘Book of Concord’

After decades without the book in their language, Ethiopian pastors can use it to learn what it means to be Lutherans committed to scriptural faithfulness.

New digital ‘Lutheran Service Book’ available

The “LSB Ebook Edition” can be downloaded for either Amazon Kindle or Apple iBooks for use on tablets, e-readers and other compatible devices.

Synod responds with grants for Nepal quake relief

LCMS Disaster Response grants fund immediate provisions such as food, personal-care kits and water-filtration units for many affected.

Credit union to benefit LCMS members gets charter

The Lutheran Federal Credit Union could become operational as early as the second quarter of 2015.

Commentary: ‘News’week on the Bible

The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, a professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, critiques “Newsweek” magazine’s Jan. 2 cover story titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”

LCMS college students tackle ‘TABOO’ topics

With some 475 participants, the Jan. 5-7 LCMS campus-ministry conference addresses topics the culture may not want the Church discussing.

‘TABOO:’ God’s gift of family

Bethany Woelmer, a participant in the Jan. 5-7 LCMS campus-ministry conference in St. Louis, offers her observations on the event.

Ethiopian church leader visits Synod seminaries

The Rev. Dr. Wakseyoum Idosa, president of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, visits Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in mid-December.

Pastor provides care after plane crash with 7-year-old survivor

The Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt responds to the Nashville, Ill., community reeling from the devastating Jan. 2 crash — by trusting that the Lord is good, despite how things seem.

Concordia, Irvine alumnus killed in the line of duty

Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., alumni and professors hold a candlelight vigil Jan. 2, the day of police officer Tyler Stewart’s funeral in Arizona.

Guatemalan church president writes of shootings

The letter was received by LCMS leaders on Nov. 22 from the Rev. Cornelio Midence, president of the Lutheran Church in Guatemala, an LCMS partner church body.

Synod, Texas District partner to encourage Hispanic ministry

Hispanic church workers and lay leaders in Texas gather Oct. 11 to discuss growing mission plants into LCMS-member congregations.