Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. J.A.O. “Jack” Preus, former president of Concordia University Irvine

The Rev. Dr. Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus died on Aug. 4 at the age of 69.

‘Making Disciples for Life’ theme of new ‘Chapel Talks’

The 2022–2023 edition of ‘Chapel Talks’ is available as a free, downloadable PDF or a for-purchase paperback.

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).

Lecakes re-elected in Atlantic District

The LCMS Atlantic District held its 61st convention July 22–23 in Albany, N.Y.

Rocky Mountain District elects Maxwell

The Rev. James Maxwell was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Rocky Mountain District during the district’s 52nd convention, held June 9–10.

‘In All Things’: 20,000 attend LCMS Youth Gathering

The 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering took place July 9–13 in Houston.

National Mission discusses chaplaincy, church planting

The LCMS Board for National Mission convened June 16–17 in St. Louis.

Mohr elected to first term in Central Illinois

The 60th convention of the LCMS Central Illinois District was held July 17–19 in Springfield, Ill.

Turner re-elected in Iowa District West

The district held its 41st convention June 26–28 in Milford, Iowa.

From the mission field: Making the mission ‘easier’

The LCMS Latin America and the Caribbean region has four area facilitators who work as part of the regional leadership and report to the regional director.

‘Tell them the truth’: Fostering a Lutheran identity in Latin America

On May 27, three pastors and 12 deaconesses graduated from Concordia the Reformer Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic.

Campus clips: Synod schools engage in mission, service, study

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

Michigan District elects Davis to first term

The Rev. David A. Davis replaces the Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier, who reached the limit of allowable terms after serving as district president for 13 years.

Snow re-elected in Nebraska

The Rev. Richard L. Snow was elected at the LCMS Nebraska District’s 20th convention, held June 24–25 in Kearney, Neb.

English District elects Hardy to third term

The district’s 57th convention was held June 20–22 in Ann Arbor, Mich.