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The Lutheran Witness — Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

Saints singing their faith

Through hymns, the Gospel is carried to hearts and minds in music.

Views on grace

Denominations in Christianity understand “grace” in a variety of ways. See how the Scripture-based understanding Lutherans have of grace compares with others.

Chrismons: signs and symbols worth studying

Chrismons turn our attention to Christ, symbolizing His life and ministry.

God’s truth today: CTCR guides important discussions

The CTCR has produced five new documents and approved fellowship with four new Lutheran church bodies in the past year.

With my lost saints

It may seem for all the world as though death is the end of love. But it is not so. In Christ, love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

A theological exposition of sacred Scripture

The Concordia Commentary Series confesses Christ to the world.

‘For the good of the church’

Fifteen Lutheran pastors in Venezuela are braving danger and discomfort to bring Christ to their neighbors.

A prayer for the church

Congregations: Consider using these words in the Prayer of the Church on or before July 14, as you pray together for the Synod convention (July 20–25).

What about the Holy Spirit?

Great blessings come to us when we fully embrace a Lutheran understanding of who the Spirit is, how He works and where He can be found.

My duplicate is dead

As the family sat down to open Christmas presents, their 7-year-old son began to cry: “Mommy! Mommy! My duplicate is dead!” What could it mean?

Hot dish heaven

Lasagna and honey ham, lemon bars and snickerdoodles … There’s something heavenly about a potluck.

Who is my neighbor?

In the family of God, we never run out of people to love.

Theodore Naether: Planting the seeds of LCMS missions

The faithful labors of the LCMS’s first overseas missionary foreshadowed the tireless service and devotion to the Gospel that would characterize thousands of his successors.

When Jesus ruins Christmas

Up against the glorious reality of Christ’s Incarnation, the “holly jolly” fluff surrounding our cultural celebration of Christmas tends to lose its luster.

Joyfully witnessing

From the angels to the apostles to Lutherans among their neighbors today, the Church in heaven and on earth continues to bear joyful witness to Christ.

Mental health and pastoral ministry

The Holy Ministry does not bubble wrap pastors. In fact, it can compound mental health stressors in ways that many other vocations do not.