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

Why Do I Believe in Jesus?

My reason follows after, in the wake of faith, and convinces me that the universe is simply too ordered and too complex to exist by chance.

How to Pray the Ten Commandments

Learn Luther’s method of prayer, which interestingly encompasses both rote and free prayer!

Christ Becomes the Greatest Sinner . . . for You!

Jesus comes to [John the Baptist] at the Jordan from Galilee and desires to be baptized [Matt. 3:13]. How marvelously backward this is!

Consolations for Our Times

As we await the advent of Christ, we need the same consolations for our times

Great Truths

If the future of the Church depends upon us, then we are sunk.

The Joy of a Generous and Faithful Lutheranism

Wherever the Gospel and Sacraments are—enough to bring people to true faith in the true Jesus—there is the Church.

The Joy of Marriage

So it is with marriage. You won’t get very far trying to travel alone in a relationship, talking to yourself, or at someone else.

Doctrine and Mission: The Purpose of Synod Meetings

Read one Synod president’s words, which comprise a beautiful, urgent admonition for synod conventions to be, above all, doctrinal and to be doctrinal in order to be about mission.

Christ Is Our Rock. Be Bold!

Our house of faith is built on the Rock!

On Pastors and Spiritual Priests

“Whether proclaimed by a layperson, preacher—indeed by the devil himself,” the Word does its work.

Keep Us Sober and on the Horse

Christ has given us both spiritual priests and pastors. That’s His mission paradigm. When both are functioning as God has given, there is mutual love and complementary support.

Justification, Our ‘Chief Article’

Luther realized it was not about an active righteousness (our actions), but about a passive righteousness (God’s actions in Christ credited to us freely)!

How Shall We Regard the Bible?

The best place for us to get hold of what the Bible is and how to understand it is found in Jesus Himself. How does Jesus regard the Bible?

Why Read the Bible?

What’s the benefit of reading and knowing the Bible? So that the Word of God achieves its purpose in your life too.

Prisoners of Advent Hope

Are you hopeless? Bury yourself in the Scriptures!

2015 State of the Synod

God help us. He does, and He will. End times? Yes, indeed. “God is faithful,” as the apostle says (1 Cor. 1:9). And this faith in Christ is “a living, busy, active, mighty thing.”