Free to Be Faithful

Upholding Marriage: God’s Plan and Gift

A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, executive director, Office of National Mission

LCMS ‘tweet chat’ draws dozens of questions about marriage

The LCMS hosts a “tweet chat” on marriage June 19, allowing participants to pose questions and share answers and resources. It was a first for the Synod.

Live Twitter ‘chat’ on marriage set for June 19

For its first-ever “tweet chat,” the LCMS is encouraging congregation members and church workers to join Lutheran leaders in a discussion about God’s intention for marriage.

LCMS releases marriage ‘toolkit’ to aid discussion

As the Supreme Court deliberates two marriage-related cases, the Synod offers these tools to help congregational members, confirmation classes, Bible study groups and others discuss marriage.

An Affirmation of Marriage

“An Affirmation of Marriage” – A statement by the Anglican Church in North America, Lutheran Church-Canada, North American Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Boy Scouts of America: What the Policy Change Means

A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director, Office of National Mission On Thursday, May 23, 2013, a vote changed history. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted yesterday to end its 103-year ban on allowing gay Scouts in…

Missouri Synod President signs joint statement on proposed changes to Boy Scout membership policy

ST. LOUIS, May 23, 2013 — The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), joined 49 leaders of religious organizations in the United States in signing a statement that was sent yesterday to Boy Scouts of America imploring the organization to retain its current membership policy.

Boy Scouts of America: Why the Proposed Policy Change Matters

Western culture is at a crucial moment in history. After 103 years of existence, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) may vote to change drastically its membership policy. For those who may be unaware, the BSA, in recent months, has discussed allowing both gay Scouts and Scout leaders into its organization.

The Kermit Gosnell Verdict: Implications for Pro-Life Lutheran Christians

After a nine-week trial, which included weeks of graphic testimony, a Pennsylvania jury found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three of four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of babies who were born alive, but who died after their spinal cords were severed in procedures Gosnell called “abortions.”

Lutheran, Catholic leaders discuss social-ministry challenges

The March 21 meeting in St. Louis brings together representatives of the LCMS, Lutheran Church—Canada and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

LCMS launches ‘Free to Be Faithful’ awareness campaign

By Vicki J. Biggs In response to increasing intrusions by government into the realm of the church, the LCMS is launching “Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful,” an education and awareness campaign aimed at inspiring LCMS rostered members and laity to…