Reading & Study

Summer edition of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ addresses topic of war

Before beginning any discussion of war, we need to fix our eyes firmly on Jesus.

May ‘Witness’: Understanding the Ascension

Ascension Day is an oft-forgotten feast, but its restoration in the life of the congregation will serve God’s people well.

Spring ‘Engage’: The Word at work

The issue highlights a few places where the Word of God is at work in the world.

April ‘Witness’: History of the LCMS

The April issue offers a small peek into the history of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

March ‘Witness’: The deadly sin of sloth

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness digs into acedia, the Greek word for sloth, as this spiritual malady has often been called.

One God, one path — February ‘Witness’

The February issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the teachings of various world religions and contrasts them with the one true faith.

December ‘Witness’: Canticles of Christmas

The December issue of LW highlights how the canticles teach us about Christ and why the church continues to use them to keep us mindful of the most important Christmas gift all year long. 

‘Lutherans Engage the World’ returns to print

After a yearlong printing hiatus, the magazine will arrive in mailboxes once again in November. 

Readers answer call to write for LW

The November issue includes such topics as advice from Martin Luther on how to comfort those who mourn and guidance from C.F.W. Walther on the relationship between church and state.

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.

October ‘Witness’: A Book of Concord toolkit

The October issue of The Lutheran Witness offers a “Reader’s Guide to the Book of Concord, in honor of Paul McCain.”

Juan de Frías, Lutheran martyr of Venezuela

This article is the second in a series observing Hispanic Heritage Month.

September ‘Witness’: Thinking about your funeral

The September issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the Lutheran funeral in depth.

Suicide prevention resources focus on biblical response

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

August ‘Witness’: Church workers needed

In the August issue of LW, the Rev. Dr. James Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, explains why and how the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative will be vital to the work of the LCMS.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission: ‘Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross’

The Biblical Charities Continuing Education, which promotes applied mercy-education in connection with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, sponsored a roundtable discussion on “Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross.”