Matthew Harrison

Harrison releases letter on landmark Supreme Court ruling

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 same-sex marriage ruling.

Joy of Family

Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son provides the grandest sprint ever recorded. It unveils for us the heart of God the Father in Christ. Our God rejoices over sinners and sprints to show it.

To Rome with Love

The verse that lit the Roman world and sparked the Lutheran Reformation is true still today: “The Gospel . . . is the power of God for salvation” (Rom. 1:17).

Equal Value in God’s Sight

Understanding vocation is critical for the relationship of pastor and people.

A Holy Week message from President Matthew Harrison

The world must surely think we’ve lost our marbles when, in the liturgy for Good Friday, the words ring out: “We adore You, O Lord, and we praise and glorify Your resurrection. For behold, by the wood of the cross joy has come into all the world.”

The Gospel of Christ Shall Fly Forth

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, shares both the history of LCMS missionary work, and looks to the exciting future as LCMS missionaries continue to share the Gospel of Christ around the globe.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison Letter: The Time to Act

Our D.C. office will produce significant briefs on vital topics, such as the two kingdoms teaching. It will provide contact with LCMS elected officials, as well as encouragement and training for LCMS members (and other Lutherans) interested in running for office or serving in government. It will be a locus for the many young LCMS staffers who serve in D.C. and who are marvelous and active Christians.

Taboo: The Things We’re Not Talking About

You’ll be reminded of Jesus, who sees nothing and no one as taboo, but who loves to forgive and comfort His children.

How does Jesus view the Bible?

It’s very safe and chic these days to say, “I’m agnostic” or “I believe all religions have truth” or to be otherwise uncommitted. Most of the time, these are a safe mask for ignorance of what these religions actually teach and certainly of the actual content of the Bible. If we don’t recognize who Jesus is (and His identity is given us in Holy Scripture in stark clarity), if we are not continually in His Word, the world will have its way with us in all matters, not just our generation’s particular traps (like sexuality). “Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word.”

Harrison issues statement on 42nd Roe v. Wade anniversary

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison asks Lutherans to join him “in praying for life: that our Lord would put an end to abortion.”

Genius and Courage

When it is commonly said that America was founded as a “Christian Nation,” that is only true in the sense that the overwhelming number of the founders were Christians, and that they recognized the benefit Christianity affords government.

Latest Ebola aid: travel scholarships for medical professionals

The Africa travel funds of up to $2,500 each — for airfare, lodging and food — are available to the first 20 applicants.

Board of Directors marks progress on Wittenberg Project

Work is expected to be complete in time for the building’s dedication planned for May.

Harrison encourages LCMS to ‘not grow weary’ in public square

“We can’t step back. We must participate,” LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison says during a Nov. 13 “Free to Be Faithful” webinar.

LCMS supports medical professionals in Ebola fight

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2014—Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison announced today a new initiative to deliver aid to combat the spread of Ebola.

Radically Free to Serve

The Gospel gives us extreme freedom. We are free from the Law. There are very few prescriptions or rules in the Bible on just how we are all to relate to each other as members of the same confessional fellowship.