Roy Askins
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Director of Editorial and Executive Editor of The Lutheran Witness

Sanctified by the Word: COP, BOD hold separate, combined meetings

At the joint session, each group shared updates and answered questions from the other group that will set the stage for further cooperation.

January ‘Witness’: God giving to us

The January issue of The Lutheran Witness walks readers through the worship service of the Lutheran church.

December ‘Witness’: The gift of children

The December issue of The Lutheran Witness considers how children bless us and how we might bless them.

November ‘Witness’: What is truth?

Truth is found in the Son of God, who came to be truth in the flesh for us.

October ‘LW’: Difficult teachings of the Bible

The October issue of The Lutheran Witness takes up difficult teachings of the Bible.

September ‘LW’ digs in to archaeology and apologetics

The issue explores both the promise and limits of archaeology in the apologetic task.

August ‘Witness’: Ancient and modern heresies

The August issue of The Lutheran Witness discusses ancient heresies such as Arianism and Eutychianism as well as modern heresies such as the Prosperity Gospel or Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.

Delegates adopt multiple resolutions on church and culture

The resolutions covered issues of racism, abortion, vaccines and more.

Convention affirms closed Communion and biblical sexuality

Floor Committee 5 finished its business at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, presenting resolutions on Communion practice, Lutheran education, and marriage and sexuality.

Convention affirms in-person Communion

Delegates to 2023 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) passed Resolution 5-08A, “To Affirm In-Person Communion,” by a vote of 842 to 140 (or 85.74%).

LCMS recognizes broken fellowship with Japan Lutheran Church

For only the second time in its history, the LCMS recognized that it is no longer in fellowship with another church body.

Synod convention welcomes new partners in proclaiming the Gospel

The LCMS acknowledges or declares full fellowship with five international church bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Summer ‘Lutheran Witness’ previews convention

Most important, readers will be reminded of Christ and Him crucified for the sins of the world.

Marks of the church: May ‘LW’

The seven marks of the church help identify faithful Lutheran churches around the world.

April ‘Lutheran Witness’: Three estates

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ guide and direct the entire life of the Christian.

March ‘Lutheran Witness’: Reaching the ‘Nones’

The fastest-growing religious group in the United States is those who, when asked about their religious preference, mark “none.”