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The sun sets over a cornfield on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in West Bend, Iowa. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Where have all the Christians gone?

The data are clear: American Christianity is in decline, and every major church body — including the LCMS — is feeling the pinch.

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Micah Glenn returns to Ferguson as National Missionary

Snapshot: Ferguson

Micah Glenn “could not have foreseen” returning to Ferguson, Mo., after seminary, but as soon as he received the call, he knew it was where he needed to be.

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Scientists conclude that we shouldn’t be here (yet here we are)

Physicists have determined that the universe should have destroyed itself at the moment it came into existence. And yet …?

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A time to be “Joy:fully Lutheran”

And yet, there is a candle in the darkness. The light of Christ is burning, and the dawn of resurrection is glowing on the horizon.

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Lutheran Witness: November 2017

In this month’s Lutheran Witness, we share trends, data and individual “snapshot” stories that together offer a detailed look at the LCMS in 2017.

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Luther alone?

Everywhere we turn these days, we see Luther’s face and hear Luther’s story. But Luther didn’t act alone. He couldn’t have.

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