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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. 

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Life Together with President Harrison – April 2021

In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), discusses the Synod’s celebration of the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s “Here I Stand” speech at the Diet of Worms, as well as the approaching 175th anniversary of the founding of the LCMS (in 2022).

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.

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.”

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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.

Commentaries

Your first source for LCMS insight and perspective from ministry leaders.

A White Paper on Pastoral Formation Prior to Seminary

This paper seeks to assist the church in thinking more intently about how the church begins forming pastors before they enter the seminary.

Imposing Death Safely

God’s mercy in Christ is [our] only hope to be saved. Not without death, but despite it, through it, and from it.

Supplements

These periodic inserts in the print Reporter provide in-depth information about the Synod’s ministries and initiatives.

Notices

Read notices about districts, colloquies, reinstatements, positions, obituaries and more.

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