In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.
ILC elects Pohjola chair, adds new members
The International Lutheran Council (ILC) is an association of confessional Lutheran church bodies.
Rebuilt seminary dedicated in Nagercoil, India
The dedication took place less than five years after the campus was destroyed by Cyclone Ockhi.
Shaw, Hemmer, Rabe installed at International Center
The three men had all begun serving prior to their installations.
‘To live is Christ’: Pohjola consecrated as bishop of Finnish Lutheran Church
The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.
Board of Directors adopts $62.7 million budget for FY22
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Board of Directors met in St. Louis May 20–21.
BIM hears about Synod finances, challenges in Africa, cross-cultural ministry
The board met June 6–7 in St. Louis.
International Lutheran Council welcomes 17 new church bodies into membership
20 million confessional Lutherans worldwide were represented at the conference, held Sept. 25–28 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Lutheran Church–Canada elects new president
The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.
New book on Law/Gospel distinction features 13 essays
“The Necessary Distinction: A Continuing Conversation on Law & Gospel” features essays by authors from the LCMS, North American Lutheran Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Boards and Business: International, National Mission
Reports on recent meetings of the Synod’s Boards for International and National Mission.
Ofgaa encourages delegates to have ‘joy in the Lord and Him alone’
The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, who experienced persecution at the hands of the Communist government in Ethiopia, encourages delegates to “rejoice in the cross of Jesus,” even in the midst of suffering.
LCMS recognizes relationships with six church bodies
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognizes fellowship with six partner churches on four continents.
OIM Audio: Rev. Ferry Discusses GKLI Convention
Pr. Ferry discusses the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church convention that will make an important decision that could affect the LCMS.
Lutheran, Anglican leaders discuss religious freedom
The Feb. 8 Faith and Freedom Forum at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, features presidents of Lutheran Church—Canada, the Anglican Church in North America and the LCMS.
Confessional Lutherans, Anglicans draw closer
Participants in the Anglican Church in North America, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church—Canada’s ongoing ecumenical dialogue release an interim report on their work so far.