The Rev. Mark T. Frith will work with the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty to train laity, church workers and congregations to be advocates for religious liberty.
Respect for Marriage Act: Misnamed law threatens religious liberty
On Dec. 13, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law.
Church and culture: A call to repentance
Much of what we see today in society results from philosophies and teachings that elevate humanity and thereby eliminate God and His Law.
Finnish Lutherans fully acquitted
On March 30, the Helsinki District Court in Finland issued its decision to acquit both the Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen.
The end of ‘comfortable’ Christianity
Probably not in this generation, but maybe in the next, Christians in America will likely have to stand before the courts like our fellow Lutherans in Finland.
CTCR report addresses marriage and the state
The report follows several requests, in recent years, for the CTCR to address the question of whether or to what extent LCMS clergy should continue to serve as agents of the state in officiating marriages and signing civil marriage licenses.
‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year
The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.
Harrison letter offers counsel and resources on COVID-19 vaccine
The letter was sent to the rostered workers, congregations and Recognized Service Organizations of the Synod.
‘To live is Christ’: Pohjola consecrated as bishop of Finnish Lutheran Church
The consecration took place amid persecution from the Finnish government stemming from Pohjola’s endorsement of a 2004 booklet written by Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor and longstanding member of the Finnish parliament.
Harrison signs joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Education
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined with other religious leaders in asking the U.S. Secretary of Education to preserve protections for faith-based student organizations on public college campuses.
Synod president releases statement on pending Equality Act legislation
If signed into law, the bill would have a significant and wide-ranging impact on Christian churches, schools, institutions and individuals.
LCMS President’s statement on the Equality Act
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses the Equality Act.
LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Religious Freedom in Our PC Culture’
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz presents on “Religious Freedom in Our PC Culture.”
August ‘Witness’: Necessary conversations
The issue studies the intersection of faith and politics.
Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom
The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.
COVID-19 and the church: A different phase and a different response
As governors, mayors and councilmen provide guidelines to meet the impact of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions, heightened concerns about government overreach and infringement of constitutional rights are being raised in many sectors of society.