Reading & Study

Fall ‘Engage’: Sent out to serve

The Fall 2022 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ shares stories of those going into the world to proclaim God’s Word.

September ‘Witness’: 500 years of Luther’s New Testament

Luther’s translation of the Bible into the vernacular had a profound influence on the Reformation and the German language.

August ‘Witness’: The inerrancy of God’s Word

The August issue of The Lutheran Witness takes up the question of seeming contradictions in the Bible.

Abortion: Lessons from the Early Church

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares excerpts of an essay by Hermann Sasse (1895–1976).

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.