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.

Council of Presidents signs Harrison’s abortion statement

The statement denounces recent actions of governors in New York and Illinois and affirms the Synod’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life at all its stages.

Know before you go — to Haiti or anywhere

Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.

‘An inexpressible treasure’: CTCR releases report on Holy Baptism

Other newly available documents from the CTCR are a discussion guide and Bible study to accompany the 2018 report on the royal priesthood and a Spanish-language version of the Bible study for the 2012 report on immigration.

Amid bitter cold, Lutherans share warm meal, bed

A reported 90 million Americans have experienced temperatures of zero degrees Fahrenheit or lower this week, and at least 21 deaths have been attributed to the cold.

Collegium Vocale of St. Louis to present four cantatas of Christoph Graupner, 18th-century Lutheran cantor

The works of Graupner, a contemporary of Bach, are enjoying renewed interest after having been “lost” for many years.

Campus clips – Graduations, honors and special events

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces winners of Volunteer Leadership Award

The new award recognizes and thanks remarkable volunteers.

Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.

Youth Ministry wraps up multi-year research project on young-adult retention

The study utilized surveys and focus groups to collect data for use in helping LCMS congregations minister to young adults.

From the mission field – Mexico and India

This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.

New resource encourages pastors in personal prayer

“The Pastor’s Life of Prayer” is the newest resource from Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support, or PALS.

LCMS presidential voter registration proceeds under new bylaws

Receipt of presidential election voter registration forms began on Oct. 25 and will continue until March 24, 2019.

Year-end ‘Together as Synod’ gifts offer flexibility, cost-effectiveness

An undesignated “Together as Synod” gift to the LCMS enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.

New CTCR report highlights the priesthood of all believers

The report stresses the complementary relationship that exists between the priesthood of all believers and the Office of the Holy Ministry.

Reporter in ‘Gosnell’ movie based on LCMS member Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.