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LCMS congregations prepare response to Hurricane Florence

The LCMS Southeastern District and LCMS Disaster Response are working with congregations in the area to address both the physical and spiritual needs of those in the hurricane’s path.

Movie review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The all-Asian cast and critical acclaim of the new film “Crazy Rich Asians” may remind viewers of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000), but as a romantic comedy about a wedding filmed almost entirely in English, “Crazy Rich Asians” is probably more accessible to a North American audience.

New resource aimed at witnessing to adult children who have left the church

The newest module in the Every One His Witness® (E1HW) evangelism program is about witnessing to adult children who have left the church.

Seminaries host fall events for future students, church workers and laity

The beginning of a new academic year provides a multitude of educational and enrichment opportunities at both LCMS seminaries.

Historic ‘symbol of racial unity’ burns in Indianapolis

An Aug. 7 fire in the basement of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, caused an estimated $1 million in damage.

As California burns, Lutherans care

As wildfires rage across California, local LCMS pastors, congregations and members have found opportunities to care for one another and their communities, while sharing the Gospel of Christ.

LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd promoted to rear admiral in Washington, D.C.

After a rigorous review and selection process, LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) and will now serve as deputy chief of Navy chaplains and chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Movie review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” delivers audiences an eye-popping film experience while affirming marriage and family without resorting to clichés.

Freedom to be faithful prevails at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s NIFLA decision undergirds free speech protections for pregnancy counselors and others.

Movie review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

The new Jurassic film is a Grade-A summer blockbuster with its special effects, but its shallow storyline makes it a B-movie “creature feature.”

Movie review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

The latest entry in the Star Wars universe works best if the audience avoids thinking too much and simply enjoys it for what it is: a straightforward, double-crossing heist film that introduces some beloved characters in a safe and appealing way.

Texas Lutherans provide quick response to shooting

On May 18, a shooter opened fire on students and faculty at Santa Fe High School, ultimately killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.

LCMS members play key role in passing Iowa fetal heartbeat bill

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill — which prohibits most abortions once a heartbeat is detectable by ultrasound — on May 4. Previously in Iowa, most abortions were permitted up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” is a gift to MARVEL fans, honoring previous films in the franchise while bringing its own contributions to the saga.

Movie review: ‘A Quiet Place’

“A Quiet Place” is the rare horror film that invites the audience to become invested in the characters, as opposed to horror films that include characters for the sole purpose of gruesome deaths.

Helping houses ‘feel like home again’ for Harvey survivors

Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations partnering with volunteers and businesses in Texas and beyond, is helping homeowners return as closely as possible to normal life.