Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter and Reporter Online

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter and Reporter Online and manager of LCMS News. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Federalist, Touchstone and The Lutheran Witness, and is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her husband and three children.

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.

Registration still open for LEA convocation

The convocation is set for Oct. 10–12 in St. Louis under the theme “Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts.”

Two convention resolutions now available in Spanish

Two resolutions from the 2019 LCMS convention — Res. 11­­­–04A (“To Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and Ethnicities”) and Res. 11–05A (“To Encourage Responsible Citizenship and Compassion Toward Neighbors Who Are Immigrants Among Us”) — are available in both English and Spanish. See both versions below.

Walking together: Delegates work and worship in Tampa

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20-25 in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Hatred did not succeed’: Lutherans respond to mass shootings with Gospel comfort

The shootings occurred on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas, and on Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio.

‘Defending Life’ conference set for Sept. 6–7 in California

The conference is funded in part by a grant from the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Friedrich accepts call to Concordia, St. Paul

The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska, has accepted a call to become the tenth president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., effective Jan. 1.

National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business

Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.

Convention continues balloting for Synod boards

Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Delegates pass resolutions on National Witness, Life Together and Retention

The resolutions affirm deaconess and DCE ministry, encourage active witness, call for continued vigilance in child protection, and encourage lifelong catechesis.

LCMS convention passes four National Witness resolutions by wide margins

The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.

Follow convention news wherever you are

Here are all the ways to stay informed about the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, set for July 20–25 in Tampa, Fla.

Convention floor committees meet in St. Louis; first issue of ‘Today’s Business’ now available

Five more issues of ‘Today’s Business’ — containing the schedule for each day, substitute or revised resolutions, wording for proposed amendments, and other official announcements and information — will be published at the convention.

Call Day: Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

A total of 201 students received their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry and their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during four services held on the two seminary campuses April 29–30 and May 1.

Volunteer for ‘Project Restore’ in Nebraska

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, Neb., is seeking volunteers for the ongoing recovery effort, which is expected to take at least a year.

CTCR report looks at ‘Christians and Social Media’

The report seeks to consider how Christians can “best use — or, if necessary, avoid the use of — this technology to glorify our God and Savior, build up the Body of Christ and extend His kingdom in the world.”