‘Beautiful Feet’ conference connects college students with mission opportunities

The conference, planned by college students for college students, is hosted each year on a different campus of the Concordia University System.

Cario appointed interim president of CUW and CUAA

The Board of Regents of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Mequon, Wis., has unanimously selected CUW Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. William Cario to serve as interim president of both CUW and Concordia University Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Pandemics don’t stop disasters — or the church’s response

Natural disasters continued to strike even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And LCMS Disaster Response continued to respond with mercy, aid and the message of hope found in Christ.

April ‘Witness’: Four Gospels, one Jesus

All four Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life, suffering, death and resurrection in a unique way, to a unique audience.

COP agenda includes triennium extension, planning for call services

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Council of Presidents met online the week of Feb. 4 under the Word of God and in prayer.

Additional ‘Take Heart’ retreats planned for 2021

All costs are covered for participating pastors except travel to and from the retreat.

Obituary: Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church of South Africa

The Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church in South Africa who fought the apartheid system as a young man, died on March 1.

CSL to hold virtual multiethnic symposium

Set for May 4–5, this year’s event is titled “The Rest and the West: What the West Can Learn From Global South Christianity.”

Mission boards count blessings during tumultuous times

The LCMS Boards for International Mission and National Mission held their first gatherings of 2021 via all-day virtual meetings on Jan. 28 and Feb. 26, respectively. 

Obituaries
Obituary: Roger Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for LCMS Communications

Roger Allen Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for the LCMS, died on April 3 in Mascoutah, Ill.

From the mission field: Rwanda

The Lutheran Mission in Africa—Synod of a Thousand Hills is a young Lutheran church body that began in Rwanda about six years ago. 

March ‘Witness’: Superstitions

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness examines superstitions and superstitious practices and beliefs.

Life Ministry conference draws over 700 registrants

The virtual conference, held March 19–20, featured both live sessions and pre-recorded breakout sessions, as well as live question-and-answer opportunities.

Campus clips – Concordias expand space and programs

Updates from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Synod president releases statement on pending Equality Act legislation

If signed into law, the bill would have a significant and wide-ranging impact on Christian churches, schools, institutions and individuals.

Egger accepts call to serve as CSL president

Egger will transition to his new role in mid-March and be formally installed in August.