Life Ministry

LCMS president issues statement on 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade

On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, LCMS President Harrison issued a statement upholding life.

Audio: Death with Dignity – Faith’n’Family host Andy Bates interviews Maggie Karner

Maggie Karner, director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, discusses physician-assisted death and the viral story of Brittany Maynard. Like Brittany, Maggie has been diagnosed with stage-four glioblastoma brain cancer. Listen to her perspective on life, control and death with dignity.

Karner responds to terminally ill woman’s suicide plan

Also battling brain cancer, Maggie Karner, director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, addresses the plan of terminally ill newlywed Brittany Maynard to die by assisted suicide.

Commentary: Should Lutherans take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’?

What should Christians watch out for when donating money to this ALS cause?

Interview with Dr. Jeff Gibbs and Katie Schuermann about upcoming Infertility Ethics Symposium

Dr. Jeff Gibbs, Professor of Exegetical Theology – Concordia Seminary and Katie Schuermann, talk about the upcoming Infertility Ethics Symposim, which takes place Nov. 8, 2014, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. Visit the LCMS Life Ministry website, www.lcms.org/life, for more information about this event.

Interview with Ed Szeto and Rev. Christopher Esget about 2015 Life Conference

Ed Szeto, Special Projects coordinator for LCMS Life Ministries, and Rev. Christopher Esget, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Va., talk about the LCMS 2015 Life Conference, which will take place Jan. 22-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Visit www.lcms.org/events/lifeconference for more details on this event.

Upcoming symposium targets infertility ethics

The Nov. 8 event at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will tackle the question of what is God-pleasing in the field of infertility medicine.

Registration opens for 2015 Life Conference

The conference is set for Jan. 22-24 in Arlington, Va., in conjunction with the Jan. 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Worldwide KFUO ‘Book Talk’ interviews author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v Wade

Clarke D. Forsythe, author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v Wade, provides a revealing analysis of the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand. The program originally aired Feb. 14, 2014, on Worldwide KFUO’s Cross Edges ‘Book Talk’ feature.

Lutherans join life marches on east, west coasts

The “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., takes place Jan. 22, and the “Walk for Life West Coast” is held Jan. 25 in San Francisco.

Karner and Tobias discuss the sanctity of life

Maggie Karner, director LCMS Life and Health Ministries, and Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, talk to KFUO about the sanctity of life and the 2014 March for Life.

LCMS Responds to Thrivent’s Choice Dollars® Statement

With the recent Thrivent announcement to reconsider their Choice Dollars® Program, the LCMS is encouraged to learn that Thrivent is beginning to recognize the serious concern its members have when their choice dollars are stewarded toward organizations such as Planned Parenthood that directly support the abortion industry and the killing of unborn children.

LCMS issues statement about Thrivent Choice Dollars®

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is deeply concerned by the news that Thrivent Financial has recognized Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota as a potential recipient of funding through its Thrivent Choice Dollars grant program.

Lutherans invited to two life marches

The pro-life marches are in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22 and San Francisco on Jan. 25.

Resources available for 2014 ‘Life Sunday’

Many of the resources to help congregations observe “Life Sunday” on Jan. 19 are free.

Lutherans invited to join two life marches

The National March for Life is planned for Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C., and the Walk for Life West Coast will take place Jan. 25 in San Francisco.