On March 30, the Helsinki District Court in Finland issued its decision to acquit both the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen.
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid allegedly was punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.
Participants at every triennial LCMS Youth Gathering since 1980 take the poll that helps inform the Church and aids in developing youth-ministry resources and events.
It remains unclear if Department of Defense (DoD) officials will respond to the Synod’s Sept. 8 request to ensure protections for chaplains, service members and others, following the DoD’s recently mandated LGBT policies.
The Synod sends a formal request to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members and other defense personnel, as Christian service members face increasing pressures in today’s military.
In light of current adversity against religious liberty, Dr. Ryan Anderson encourages convention-goers “to live out the truth in our own lives.”
The Boy Scouts of America’s announcement that it is lifting its ban on gay Scout leaders “raises concern for many LCMS congregations,” say the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and the Rev. Bart Day.
The resources are designed to provide hope and healing for those struggling with same-sex attraction, and offer support for their families.
LCMS U director reminds college students: “God has a habit of working great things out of dark moments.”
Princeton University law professor Dr. Robert P. George addresses some 175 pastors, church workers and lay leaders at the “Speaking the Truth in Love: A Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction and Same-Sex Marriage” conference in Mundelein, Ill.
Responding to the June 26 decision striking down part of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the LCMS issues a statement saying “we are saddened for our nation, even as we call our fellow Christians to faithfulness and prayer.”
A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, executive director, Office of National Mission
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.