The bulletin was prepared by LCMS Worship and LCMS Life Ministry in partnership with Concordia Publishing House.
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.
Tim Goeglein, vice president of External Relations for Focus on the Family, and KFUO host Kip Allen talk about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process during a Free to be Faithful® program.
During a Free to be Faithful® program, Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, and KFUO Radio host Kip Allen discuss the possible disciplinary action against Army Chaplain Scott Squires for following his church’s beliefs about marriage.
The United States Supreme Court on April 19 heard oral arguments for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case involving an LCMS congregation. Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christiana Holcomb talks about the ‘playground case’ with KFUO Radio host Kip Allen during a “Free to be Faithful” program.
Attorney Erik Stanley will discuss a Missouri religious discrimination case on kfuo.org that involves an LCMS church.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison issues a statement on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys are preparing to defend the rights of an LCMS church — Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 same-sex marriage ruling.
As the Supreme Court prepares its decision on the legality of same-sex marriage, the Synod’s president writes to pastors, sharing his thoughts about how that decision could affect them.
Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison gives reasons why Americans need to discuss issues in the U.S. Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act.
The brief relates to upcoming Supreme Court cases — involving Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties — that resulted from the Affordable Care Act and its Health and Human Services’ mandate.
Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, talks with LCMS members in a Jan. 23 webinar on the challenges to Americans’ religious freedoms.
Responding to the June 26 decision striking down part of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the LCMS issues a statement saying “we are saddened for our nation, even as we call our fellow Christians to faithfulness and prayer.”