Hispanic National Convention celebrates new hymnal, discusses recruitment

The seventh LCMS Hispanic National Convention was held Aug. 2–5 under the theme “For We Are All One in Jesus Christ.”

‘Tell the next generation’: Black Ministry Family Convocation gathers in Mobile

From July 27 to 30, more than 240 people, including 63 children, gathered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobile, Ala., under the theme “Empowering the Next Generation.”

LCEF announces Kaleidoscope awards

A total of $592,606 was awarded to 28 LCMS schools throughout the United States.

‘Let Us Keep Awake’ theme of MDFL Fall Conference

The Making Disciples for Life (MDFL) Fall Conference is set for Oct. 10–12 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

From the mission field – Walking together in Brazil

In June, representatives from the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil signed a memorandum setting the criteria for the Alliance Missionary Project.

Campus clips – CUS schools enhance scholarships for church work students

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

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.