In the new Martin Scorsese film “Silence,” Andrew Garfield, center, portrays fictional Jesuit missionary Father Rodrigues, whose faith is put to the test by his Japanese captors. While it is difficult to watch, the film is a cut above other Christian films, says reviewer Ted Giese.

Movie review: ‘Silence’

Is denying Jesus to save others from suffering a Christ-like thing to do? The new Martin Scorsese film offers viewers a lot to think about.

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All LCMS members of the 115th United States Congress also served in the 114th session. (Thinkstock/flySnow)

Congress includes six LCMS members

All LCMS members of the 115th United States Congress also served in the 114th session.

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The Ninety-Five Theses at 500

Luther’s understanding of the Gospel and of faith was still developing, but his peculiar gift for getting at the heart of things was already evident.

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KFUO Audio: History, preview of March for Life

March for Life president Jeanne Mancini discusses the annual event with KFUO Radio host Kip Allen on Jan. 18, 2017, during a Free to be Faithful program.

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Attendees listen to a presentation during the "Liberty" National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference in College Park, Md. The event provided an opportunity for students to learn about topics impacting their lives as Christians and citizens. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Liberty and liturgy in the nation’s capital

LCMS college students explore the intersection of faith and society at the Jan. 4-6 “Liberty” conference.

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Synod President Rev. Dr.  Matthew C. Harrison (center) and LCMS Montana District President Rev. Terry R. Forke lightheartedly show their freshly-shaved faces as a result of the “Mustache Resolution” initiative Jan. 4 at the National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference in College Park, Md. With them onstage is fake-mustached Martha Mitkos of LCMS Mission Advancement. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

And the ‘Mustache Resolution’ winner is …

Montana District President Rev. Terry Forke wins having “the best mustache” as he and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison both undergo facial-hair shaves.

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