same-sex marriage

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.

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.

LCMS convention reaffirms stances on life and marriage

Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.

Hill re-elected president of Wyoming District

The Rev. John E. Hill was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Wyoming District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 3-5.

Synod, other advocates speak for religious liberty in secularized military

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid allegedly was punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

LYF Youth Poll results reflect headlines, scriptural stance

Participants at every triennial LCMS Youth Gathering since 1980 take the poll that helps inform the Church and aids in developing youth-ministry resources and events.

COP deals with many topics at first post-convention meeting

The Sept. 9-13 LCMS Council of Presidents meeting features an agenda with numerous guest speakers and topics.

New legal guide helps ministries prepare for lawsuits

The Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom collaborate on a manual, “Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits).”

Convention acts on marriage, vocation, euthanasia

Delegates adopt six “Church and Culture” resolutions during the LCMS convention’s closing session.

Delegates act on marriage, same-sex marriage, outreach to Muslim neighbors

Action on issues raised within the church by changes in the culture continued on Tuesday at the 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Anderson addresses convention on religious liberty, traditional marriage

In light of current adversity against religious liberty, Dr. Ryan Anderson encourages convention-goers “to live out the truth in our own lives.”

Synod joins court brief for judge under fire for marriage view

The LCMS has joined in an amicus brief as Wyoming officials seek to remove Judge Ruth Neely, an LCMS Lutheran, from the bench.

Kumm to BOD: Amid frustrations, ‘we still walk together’

The Nov. 19-20 LCMS Board of Directors meeting includes a joint session with the Council of Presidents, action on some half-dozen resolutions and reports from Synod leaders.

Campbell on marriage: Pastors ‘shouldn’t abandon the field’

Jim Campbell of Alliance Defending Freedom offers insight into the Supreme Court’s recent marriage ruling via a July 14 “Free to be Faithful” webinar.

ADF’s Campbell to discuss SCOTUS marriage ruling

Jim Campbell, senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, returns to host his second “Free to be Faithful” webinar July 14.

Alliance Defending Freedom Live-streamed Presentation on Marriage

Join Alliance Defending Freedom for a presentation on what the Supreme Court’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage means for you.