Have you ever considered how difficult the task of being a pastor is? President Matthew C. Harrison reminds us to pray for, and pay heed to, our pastors.
Interested in the Synod’s fiscal status? President Harrison addresses the issues of transparency, responsibility and the way forward.
LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison recently defended religious freedom before Congress. Read how the Lord uses that struggle for good.
This Lent, President Matthew C. Harrison encourages purposeful time spent in prayer. Read A Simple Way to Pray for President Harrisons explanation of how the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther encouraged Christians to pray.
President Matthew C. Harrison looks at the topic of joy in the life of the Christian, reminding us that our ultimate cause for rejoicing comes from Christ Himself.
Read President Matthew C. Harrisons discussion of how love for the Gospel and love for ones neighbor is Witness and Mercy at work.
LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison calls for repentance and prayer this Advent.
President Matthew C. Harrison addresses the cultures negative impact on the Church and how Lutherans can take concrete action in defense of marriage, families and the Gospel.
Matthew C. Harrison commemorates C. F. W. Walther, the Synods first president, by recalling Walthers desire to return to Scripture and to the Confessions.
Our hearts are purified by forgiveness in the Sacrament of the Altar, and we have access—unhindered and rendered holy by Jesus—to stand in the holy presence of God Almighty.
Pres. Matthew C. Harrison explains why the LCMS’ two seminaries are vital in spreading the Gospel of Jesus to a broken, suffering world.
We need to preach more about the Gospel!” a wellmeaning pastor admonished his brothers at a pastoral conference.
At my request, The Lutheran Witness staff has put together this issue to inform the good folks of Synod about the financial realities that we face. The funding of this multi-billion-dollar institution called The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is complex, to say the least. Learn more about the Synod’s blessings, gifts and challenges.
What is the source of our Resurrection joy? President Harrison reminds us that Jesus’ death is our hope and comfort in the midst of life and especially at Easter.
In the midst of a weak economy and unstable foreign relations, not to mention a country increasingly unwelcoming of the Lutheran faith, it can sometimes feel like there is little hope for the church. President Harrison reminds of Christ’s love and the strength that is ours in Him.