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.
Chastity is not simply about “waiting for marriage,” but about the entire life of the believer.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and the Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, are two of the signers of “Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders.”
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.
DOXOLOGY’s Aug. 12-13 “Finding Our Voice” conference in St. Louis helps participants speak “confidently and positively about the biblical vision for sexual fidelity.”
The resources are designed to provide hope and healing for those struggling with same-sex attraction, and offer support for their families.
As the world moves toward Valentine’s Day, “The Lutheran Witness” looks at a topic the Church is sometimes reticent to discuss: sexuality.