CPS dubbed ‘healthiest employer’ for third year

The St. Louis Business Journal once again recognizes Concordia Plan Services for the distinction.

Atheists launch anti-Christmas billboards

But the billboards posted by the American Atheists group prompt a local church to purchase a pro-Christmas ad of their own.

O Holy Night: Christmas Memory of a Child

A child’s memory of an enchanting Christmas scene, the beauty of a choir’s song and the celebration of our Savior.

God Grant Us a Blessed End

The main thing that makes our death blessed is faith in Jesus Christ.

StewardCAST Newsletter – December 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, stewardship is viewed through the periscope of the Christmas season and how God’s greatest Gift to His people that first Christmas is the prime example for how we are to maintain and use the good gifts He continues to give us. Knowing that God’s gift of His son, Jesus Christ, our Savior, is for all generations, our faithful response to this gift through our individual and congregational stewardship allows for the sharing of this great Gift for all generations.

Notes for Life Newsletter – Winter 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Life Ministry, insight into end-of-life decisions and the faith issues that surround them is provided. In addition, information about disabilities resources from the LCMS Disability Task Force is given. Lastly, readers are provided updates and overviews of various conferences, activities and resources related to all sanctity of life issues.

Campus ministry reaches out after Florida State shooting

Maintaining a Christian presence on college campuses is important, but perhaps never more so than in the face of a tragedy.

Rabbi confirmed as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom

The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein, making him the first non-Christian to hold the job.

‘Sacred Journeys’ weds new pilgrims to old paths

At a time when membership in organized religion is shrinking, the number of spiritual or religious pilgrims has never been larger — more than 200 million per year.

KFUO: Golter leading 2017 Reformation celebration

Listen to a Dec. 9 interview with KFUO’s Andy Bates and the Rev. Randy Golter, who leads The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in planning the 2017 Reformation 500th anniversary celebration.

What God Does through Scripture

We do not learn about God primarily through our experiences, emotions, or imaginations, but by listening to Him (P. 25:4–5).

The Question of Revitalization

The church can be the church she is called to be without being liked, appreciated, or favored by the culture in which she exists. Indeed, we may even find that we can more readily be a faithful church when we are not liked, appreciated, or favored.

Medical-mission scholarship reflects young woman’s dream

The $3,000 scholarship in memory of Carrie Collins will enable a nursing student to serve on a Mercy Medical Team in 2015.

Why Jews skipped Hanukkah and wrote Christmas songs

White Christmas, Let It Snow and I’ll Be Home for Christmas are among the Christmas songs written by Jews. Why didn’t they write any similarly iconic songs for Hanukkah?

Video: What is a Foro?

A Foro, Spanish for “forum,” is a system of support used for LCMS missions and sister churches in Latin America and the Caribbean. Watch to see how you can join!

Youth and Religion

When it comes to the questions of “Who should teach?” and “When should it begin?” the answers are clear.