Reading & Study

June/July ‘Witness’: Walking by faith during COVID-19

The issue begins to ask questions about what the church has learned about how it can continue to witness during government shutdowns.

Pastoral Ed holds church worker recruitment meeting, publishes pastoral formation ‘white paper’

The measures grew out of Resolution 6-01, passed at the 2019 LCMS convention in Tampa, Fla.

‘In sickness and in health’: May ‘Lutheran Witness’

The issue explains how to keep Christ at the center of the wedding day and how Christ cares for His Bride, the church.

An Unexpected Visit
An unexpected visit

The Rev. Dr. Hans-Jörg Voigt recalls a visit from LCMS President Rev. Dr. John William Behnken soon after the end of World War II and the kindness of Lutherans from America and England.

From the mission field – Free, online catechisms

Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Publishing House has announced the release of downloadable, online versions of Luther’s Small Catechism in multiple languages.

Spring ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ shows Christ’s love for the hurting

Included in the issue are stories about what it looks like, as Christ’s followers, to make disciples for life.

April ‘Witness’ defends biblical teaching about Jesus’ resurrection

The issue also shares tips for talking to friends and family about the resurrection, examines what 1 Corinthians 15 says about the resurrection, and extols hymns that celebrate the resurrection.

March ‘Lutheran Witness’ focuses on fasting, temptation

The issue covers topics such as fasting in modern times, avoiding abuses of fasting and the biblical background of fasting.

Free resource summarizes LCMS youth ministry study on millennials and the church

The resource is available in either paperback or e-book format from Concordia Publishing House.

January ‘Lutheran Witness’ ponders grace

Included in January is a theological explanation of the different teachings about grace, a reflection on how we are to graciously forgive one another, and a reminder that the God whose grace saves us invites us to pray.

Winter ‘Engage’: Sharing the Gospel in unexpected places

The Winter 2020 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ is full of stories about the Gospel going forth in unexpected ways and reaching people through unexpected ministries — particularly through music.

December ‘Witness’: Reason to rejoice

Read the December ‘Lutheran Witness’ to learn more about the hymnody, poetry and decorations through which Christ is displayed for this world.

Fall issue of ‘Engage’ ponders ‘the loving hand of God’

The issue includes stories on mission work in Tanzania and Malawi, this summer’s LCMS Youth Gathering and the ordination of pastors in Latin America.

October ‘Lutheran Witness’: Saints of the church

The issue includes accounts of remembered saints, saints who played prominent roles in the church but are lesser known, and saints who are still among us.

September ‘Witness’: CPH turns 150

The issue also includes a wrap-up of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS.

Two convention resolutions now available in Spanish

Two resolutions from the 2019 LCMS convention — Res. 11­­­–04A (“To Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and Ethnicities”) and Res. 11–05A (“To Encourage Responsible Citizenship and Compassion Toward Neighbors Who Are Immigrants Among Us”) — are available in both English and Spanish. See both versions below.