Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.
The Japanese Lutheran Church (JLC) recently made two decisions about the Office of the Holy Ministry that are contrary to Scripture.
As an important step forward in the ongoing consultation between representatives of the Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), the participants who represented the three church bodies are releasing their joint statement on Holy Scripture, “God’s Word Forever Shall Abide: A Guiding Statement on the Character and Proper Use of the Sacred Scriptures.”
The Synod in convention adopted the final three resolutions from Floor Committee 3 on Mercy regarding fertility issues, persecuted Christians and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
Visiting church representatives attending the convention gather for a special recognition of the growth in the partnership between the LCMS and international Lutheran churches.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognizes fellowship with six partner churches on four continents.
The LCMS, the Lutheran Church–Canada and the Anglican Church in North America have released an interim report on ecumenical dialogue that began in 2010.