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Movie review: ‘Aquaman’

With “Aquaman,” director James Wan avoids the dreary look of previous DC films, providing a bright, vibrant color palette and a deliberately lighthearted and goofy tone reminiscent of 1980s Saturday-morning cartoons.

Movie review: ‘Creed II’

Both “Creed II” and its precursor, “Creed” (2015), build on the Rocky film franchise by elevating a secondary character’s family while including Rocky Balboa in a supporting role.

Rural & Small Town Mission conference a ‘joy’ for attendees

The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.

Concordia University System schools develop new programs, partnerships

Several CUS schools are also reporting upturns in fall enrollment.

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second Harry Potter prequel in the Fantastic Beasts series, attempts but ultimately fails to conjure the magic of the original Harry Potter series.

New wellness webpage offers resources for church workers

One of the seven mission priorities of the LCMS Board for National Mission is to “promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers.”

At 150 years old, CPH ‘very much alive’

On Sept. 11, Concordia Publishing House kicked off a yearlong celebration of its founding in 1869 by C.F.W. Walther.

From the Mission Field – Togo Mercy Medical Team

The Rev. Gary Schulte, area director for LCMS West Africa, shares a story from the Togo Mercy Medical Team clinic in September.

Lutherans For Life celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

The theme of the conference, held Oct. 12-13 in St. Louis, was “From Age to Age the Same,” a paraphrase of Is. 46:4.

Movie review: ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’

“Gosnell” tells a tale of power misused and abuse covered up, of women mistreated and children done unspeakable harm.

Movie review: ‘God Bless the Broken Road’

The potential for an honest, engaging Christian film about grief and suffering is buried like a seed in the new release from director Harold Cronk but is never given what it needs to germinate and grow.

Hurricane Michael strikes coastal LCMS congregations

The storm — a Category 4 hurricane — is the strongest the area has ever seen.

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ theme engages churches, schools

Free materials are available to keep the conversation going about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Gospel-driven’ approach to character formation helps students find identity in Christ

The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.

Lutherans For Life to celebrate 40 years at national conference

Online registration is open for the conference, to be held in St. Louis under the theme “From Age to Age the Same” (Is. 46:3–4).

Latvian church (ELCL) celebrates 25th anniversary of archbishop’s consecration

The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations, joined Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in bringing greetings to the Latvian church on behalf of the International Lutheran Council.