Matthew Harrison

Harrison asks for prayers for Ferguson

In the Aug. 19 statement, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison also says Synod leaders are working to assess needs in the hurting community.

Harrison issues statement on Christian persecution

In the statement, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison also introduces the Synod’s new Fund to Aid Christians Under Persecution.

LCMS offers prayers and resources in light of increasing Christian persecution

Join LCMS President Matthew Harrison in praying for persecuted Christians around the world.

CTCR to host second international theological conference

Lutheran leaders from five continents will gather in 2015 in Wittenberg, Germany, to focus on celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

Good for the Church

‘Persecution is always good for the Church. Always.’

The Wait Is Over

Today is not an end to a discussion. It simply emboldens us to do what we do best as Lutherans.

LCMS equips, ‘sends’ new missionaries

The latest class of missionaries — laypeople and teachers, as well as pastors and deaconesses — will serve in 15 countries.

Krikava installed as Eurasia associate regional director

A former missionary in Eastern Europe, the Rev. James Krikava will assist the Rev. Tony Booker, regional director for Eurasia.

BNM welcomes new members as its work continues

At its May 30-31 meeting, the Synod’s Board for National Mission continues work on refining policies and on a theological statement for mission.

Canadian Lutherans re-elect Bugbee

Delegates also adopted resolutions on the diaconate and heard from guests including LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.

Board OKs ‘balanced’ $75.5 million Synod budget

During its May 16-17 meeting in St. Louis, the LCMS Board of Directors also sets Milwaukee as the site for the 2016 Synod convention.

Synod’s magazine wins two EPA awards

“The Lutheran Witness” receives an “Award of Merit” in the “Denominational” category and wins fourth place in the “Single-Theme Section or Issue” category from the Evangelical Press Association.

LCMS, AHG reps sign ‘Memo of Understanding’

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and Patti Garibay, national executive director of American Heritage Girls, sign a document that outlines how the two organizations will work together.

Council of Presidents assigns vicarages, first calls

The district presidents also meet with seminary faculty and hear reports from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and LCMS Secretary Rev. Dr. Raymond Hartwig.

Why Build Like This?

God’s chosen means of bestowing saving grace are not dependent upon a church’s art and architect, but one church in Wisconsin found it a true joy to build a sanctuary to express reality.

Speckhard named president, CEO of LWR

Daniel V. Speckhard of McLean, Va., begins work July 1 in the Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, post.