“We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). I aim to resist this increasing encroachment wherever and whenever I can.
International Lutheran Council issues statement on persecution of Finnish church
Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.
Harrison calls JLC to repentance
The Japanese Lutheran Church (JLC) recently made two decisions about the Office of the Holy Ministry that are contrary to Scripture.
LCMS President Harrison signs letter defending faith-based student groups
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined a diverse group of U.S. religious and legal leaders in writing to the U.S. Secretary of Education to provide protections for faith-based student organizations and their contributions to religious diversity on public college campuses.
LCMS President’s statement on the Equality Act
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses the Equality Act.
A pastoral letter about COVID-19 vaccines
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison provides facts and considerations regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Statement on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots
God’s Word rejects racism. All are equally created by God. All are equally accountable to God. The sins of all are atoned for by Christ. Racism is not acceptable.
Encouragement and resources for reopening churches
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.
Letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties.
President Harrison encourages support for church workers
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages congregational members to support and thank their church workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video: An Easter devotion with President Harrison
In uncertain times, we have certain promises through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Holy Week pastoral letter from President Harrison
Read encouragement from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and a statement from the Seminary faculties regarding the Lord’s Supper.
LCMS President Harrison video: Much cause to rejoice and give thanks
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, brings a message of encouragement and joy to the church during the coronavirus pandemic.
President Harrison comments on government recommendations
In light of government recommendations, we trust our great clergy and laypeople to make appropriate decisions regarding worship.
LCMS President’s statement regarding gubernatorial actions expanding abortion in New York, Illinois
A statement from the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in response to recent gubernatorial actions expanding abortion in New York and Illinois.
Update from LCMS President Harrison about vaccine mandate
Please study this collection of resources, which provides a summary of what we know about the COVID-19 vaccines, their relation to the issue of abortion, and what we can (and cannot) say about these matters from the Synod’s perspective.