Matthew Harrison
Matthew Harrison
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The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

For the sake of the Gospel

The heart of our confession of Christ and the sacred Scriptures is summarized in the Augsburg Confession.

Singing the gospel

Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.

The best thing going

“I do not recall any delegate denying any biblical teaching of our Lutheran church. In this day and age, that is, frankly, amazing.”

Pray without ceasing

The Psalms are God’s prayer book especially for us.

Thanks, Herb!

First Vice-President Herb Mueller has been a standout among many excellent and gifted servants of Christ throughout his years of service to the LCMS.

Peace on a mission

Jesus’ peace is “peace on a mission.” “As the Father has sent me,” He told His apostles, “even so I am sending you.”

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

During Lent, we stare the awful truth of death directly in the face and contemplate anew the depth of our sin and the magnitude of Christ’s salvation.

Praying to the Lord of the harvest

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:36).

What’s it like being president of Synod?

Like every other pastor, the Synod president must deal with a variety of situations, trying faithfully and kindly to apply the Word of God in every instance.

LCMS President’s statement regarding gubernatorial actions expanding abortion in New York, Illinois

A statement from the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in response to recent gubernatorial actions expanding abortion in New York and Illinois.

Let’s be who we are

From LCMS President Matthew Harrison: “We cannot and must not lose our fundamental, biblical, confessional and (above all) Gospel bearings.”

LCMS President’s statement regarding accident near International Center

A statement from the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, regarding the accident that occurred on Dec. 11, 2018, near the LCMS International Center.

A meditation for Christmas

Cradle to cross, Jesus humbled Himself, serving to the point of death and giving His life as a ransom for many. At Christmas and always, we cling to Him.

So many blessings

“Synod” is not St. Louis. It’s you. It’s your local congregation, it’s your circuit, it’s your district, it’s all of us together. And we are blessed.

Walther’s breakdown

Even the greatest of Christians can suffer from mental illness. In this letter from C.F.W. Walther to his congregation, Walther describes his debilitating depression and the beginnings of respite and healing.

About time

The Bible has a shocking plethora of things to say about time, and much of it is of the blessed Gospel! In fact, it lifts the pall on time and reveals Christ in eternity.