Former Atlantic District President Ronald Fink dies

Fink, 77, died Dec. 27 at his home in Drums, Pa.

Commentary: Meet your Board of Directors

LCMS Board Chairman Rev. Michael Kumm provides an overview of the Board and its work.

In the January ‘Lutheran Witness’

Readers can learn how Christians are “Free to be Faithful” with regard to key social and religious issues today, specifically those of marriage, life and religious liberty.

Donors continue providing LSB, catechisms for military

U.S. military personnel at home and abroad are receiving the resources provided by an LCMS chaplain and dozens of congregations.

Audio: Listen to presentations from the 2014 International Disaster Response Conference

Audio presentations from our 2014 International Disaster Response Conference at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

Watch videos about LCMS Disaster Response efforts

The LCMS website has a video library with the latest videos and interviews about LCMS Disaster Response.

Come to Bethlehem

Christmas carols invite us—and through them we invite others—to the place where Jesus is sure to be found: in His Word read and preached, the Word with water, bread, and wine, the Word sung by choirs and children.

Application period open for pastor-sabbatical grants

Congregations and their pastors have until April 15 to apply for sabbatical grants of up to $50,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Concordia Wisconsin master’s programs named among best

Two of the university’s online programs — Master’s in Teaching and Learning and Master’s of Educational Administration — were named as the best in the state.

Simpson again leads LCMS Joint Seminary Fund

Cindy L. Simpson begins Dec. 15 as director of the Synod’s Joint Seminary Fund, with LCMS Mission Advancement.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – January 2015

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), shares an encouraging message for the Synod’s small congregations. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and monthly free webinars is communicated.

A Divine Birth, A Divine Gift

Oh that little town of Bethlehem, so long ago…where darkness would be shattered by the advent of The Everlasting Light.

Advent Expectations

Advent gives us the hope of a King who not only came to us in a dingy stable, but comes to us now in Word and Sacrament and will come again in glory on the Last Day.

Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims

The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.

Movie review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Ridley Scott’s new film can’t be recommended as a “devotional,” but may serve as fertile ground for conversing with others about God.

Students prevail in snowplow-painting dispute

Two awards announced Dec. 17 by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty have put two LCMS schools back in the spotlight for an incident that took place in October.