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‘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.

Nuckols to direct Pastoral Care Advisory Team for the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains

After serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, for 15 years, Nuckols — an LCMS reserve chaplain — has been called into active duty.

Higher Things summer youth conferences draw nearly 2,800

Held under the theme ‘’Sanctified,” the conferences took place in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas and Washington.

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.”