Matthew Harrison

Prayer walk inspires hope of renewal for College Hill residents

Dozens of people — including some 50 residents of the struggling community — come together for a “Prayer and Praise Walk” Oct. 17.

Harrison to host free Nov. 13 webinar

The LCMS president will discuss the Lutheran understanding of the two kingdoms and field questions on topics addressed by the Synod’s “Free to Be Faithful” campaign.

Unworthy Servants

We know we shall bear the cross in this life, and as Christianity continues to fade from our nation (even as it blossoms elsewhere in the world), the soil will become harder here. But it still remains that God works through means, and He is even now working through us, and the message on our lips, to bring to Himself the full number of the elect.

BIM calls 10 career missionaries

The LCMS Board for International Mission moves to help fill the 2013 Synod convention mandate to double the number of career missionaries by 2016.

COP meeting spotlights training, mercy, outreach, mission

The Sept. 20-23 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents involves a lot more than oversight of administrative issues.

BNM extends its first call to Sutterer

Such calls to specialized pastoral ministers are possible with adoption of Resolution 2-15B by delegates to the 2013 Synod convention.

International representatives spiritually prepare for disaster

The LCMS International Disaster Response Conference involves 170 pastors and lay leaders from five continents.

Concordia, Chicago, celebrates Gard inauguration, 150 years

The university celebrates its 150th anniversary in conjunction with Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard’s inauguration as president.

Synod pledges more aid to fight Ebola

In Oct. 7 letters to congregations and district presidents, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares the church body’s plan to continue fighting the disease “for the long haul.”

Music in Service of the Gospel

There is unbelievable freedom in worship (Gal. 5:1). Yet, as St. Paul teaches, we are to use our freedom in service to our neighbor, and we therefore accept limits to our freedom (Gal. 5:13).

Vannarith: Christ can take Cambodia ‘from killing field to living field’

The Rev. Vannarith Chhim and LCMS, LCC leaders sign an agreement for cooperative work in Cambodia.

Report updates progress on convention actions

The update focuses mainly on those resolutions adopted by delegates to the 2013 Synod convention that require specific, ongoing action.

‘Be Lutheran,’ Harrison encourages collegians in tweet chat

For the tweet-chat discussion in its entirety, go to #lcmspresident on Twitter or on Twubs.

Five installed to LCMS staff positions

They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.

Where Is the Church?

Where there is Christ, there is the Church.

Board approves matching funds to boost urban/inner-city mission

In addition to adopting several other actions at its Aug. 22 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors held its triennial retreat.