New This Week

In midst of flood heartaches, Lutherans offer help, hope

As the recovery begins, Missouri Synod Lutherans are reaching out to their hurting neighbors with food, shelter and the love of Christ.

‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

The movie “Unplanned,” based on Johnson’s book, opens in theaters across the country on March 29.

March ‘Witness’: Christian fellowship in a hostile culture

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the theme “Life Together, Set Apart.”

Campus clips – People, projects and lists

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

From the mission field – Art in the Dominican Republic, famine relief in Malawi

News about LCMS missionary work around the world.

Nebraska, other states face historic flooding

On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.

Registration open for 2019 Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference is set for Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis.

New preaching module studies ‘the baptized life’

The module offers both written and video resources and encourages pastors to spend time together in discussion and practice.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

Candidates announced for LCMS president, vice-presidents

Those named on the ballots are the Synod clergymen who received the most nominations from LCMS congregations, and who have agreed to serve, if elected.

Movie review: ‘Glass’

“Glass” is well made and well acted, but Christian viewers should be careful not to buy into its thesis that truth is found in self-actualization.

Convention Bible study, ‘Joy:fully Lutheran,’ now available

Written by the Rev. Timothy Pauls, the Bible study consists of five lessons exploring what joy is and where it is to be found.

Disaster Response deploying $600,000 grant for mercy work in Puerto Rico

The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.

Paula Schlueter Ross retires after nearly 35 years at ‘Reporter’

As a writer and editor for LCMS Communications, Ross filed thousands of articles, earning 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”

Bethesda to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March

The month is an opportunity to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to spread awareness about the progress that has been made, and to reflect on what more can be done.

Council of Presidents signs Harrison’s abortion statement

The statement denounces recent actions of governors in New York and Illinois and affirms the Synod’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life at all its stages.