A New Year column from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.
The update is a direct response to resolutions adopted by the Synod in convention in 2016 and 2019.
The church needs to condemn all sin, including racism, and articulate God’s love in Christ for all.
Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Publishing House has announced the release of downloadable, online versions of Luther’s Small Catechism in multiple languages.
The Nov. 18–21 meeting was held concurrently with meetings of the LCMS Board of Directors, Concordia University System and a gathering of business and office managers from across the Synod.
Lutheran Heritage Foundation’s new Farsi translation of “Luther’s Small Catechism” fills a great need for the LCMS partner church in Germany.
A first draft of the revised “Explanation” to “Luther’s Small Catechism” is mailed to congregations and rostered church workers for feedback by Oct. 31.
The 2015 online survey — about updating the “Explanation” of “Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation,” in keeping with the 2013 Synod convention Resolution 3-13A — is now complete.
The update is needed because of “many changes in the understanding of morals, civil law and natural law in church and society,” according to the 2013 Synod convention.
The resource can help congregations overcome culture and language barriers in their communities.