New This Week

‘Bells still are chiming and calling’: Damaged LCMS churches carry out ministry while working to rebuild

Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.

In the Fall ‘Engage’: Crossing barriers and borders

The Fall 2018 issue of Lutherans Engage the World looks at a few of the ways God is working through Lutherans around the world.

In the October ‘Witness’: Ministry and mental health

The October issue of The Lutheran Witness examines topics relating to ministry and mental health.

Lutherans For Life to celebrate 40 years at national conference

Online registration is open for the conference, to be held in St. Louis under the theme “From Age to Age the Same” (Is. 46:3–4).

Latvian church (ELCL) celebrates 25th anniversary of archbishop’s consecration

The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations, joined Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in bringing greetings to the Latvian church on behalf of the International Lutheran Council.

Nuckols to direct Pastoral Care Advisory Team for the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains

After serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, for 15 years, Nuckols — an LCMS reserve chaplain — has been called into active duty.

Higher Things summer youth conferences draw nearly 2,800

Held under the theme ‘’Sanctified,” the conferences took place in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas and Washington.

Campus clips – Classics and honors

News from the Concordia University System.

From the mission field – Lithuania rehab center

On Aug. 18, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania (CELCL) dedicated a new chapel and residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Garliava, Lithuania.

Share it! – Encouraging good health

Answers to the question, “How does your congregation or school encourage good health among members, students and/or workers?”

As the waters rise in North Carolina, neighbors arrive to help

The Synod is working hand in hand with the LCMS Southeastern District to provide relief and begin recovery.

LCMS congregations prepare response to Hurricane Florence

The LCMS Southeastern District and LCMS Disaster Response are working with congregations in the area to address both the physical and spiritual needs of those in the hurricane’s path.

Preach the Word releases new module on sacramental preaching

The sixth module of the Synod’s ongoing program for fostering excellence in preaching is taught by the Rev. Dr. David H. Petersen.

Movie review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The all-Asian cast and critical acclaim of the new film “Crazy Rich Asians” may remind viewers of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000), but as a romantic comedy about a wedding filmed almost entirely in English, “Crazy Rich Asians” is probably more accessible to a North American audience.

Photo essay: ‘Future and Hope’ at the 2018 Corpus Christi conference

The 2018 Corpus Christi youth conference was held July 23–27 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “Future and Hope.”

New resource aimed at witnessing to adult children who have left the church

The newest module in the Every One His Witness® (E1HW) evangelism program is about witnessing to adult children who have left the church.