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Stohs receives first Henry F. Wind Award for work in Specialized Pastoral Ministry

The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

CPH Fall Sale
CPH ‘Fall Warehouse Sale’ set for Nov. 2–5; ‘Music Presale’ begins Oct. 31

Shop online or in person for special savings on more than 2,100 books, gifts, church supplies and education and music resources from Concordia Publishing House.

Global Mission Fund gifts can be doubled in November

This matching opportunity means that as much as $352,937 — received in just one month — could go toward bringing people all over the world into contact with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Reporter in ‘Gosnell’ movie based on LCMS member Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.

Register now for ‘Joy:fully Alive — Body & Soul’

The 2019 LCMS Life Conference will be held Jan. 17–19 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Va.

Share it! – Celebrating Reformation

Answers to the question, “How does your congregation or school observe Reformation Day?”

International Lutheran Council welcomes 17 new church bodies into membership

20 million confessional Lutherans worldwide were represented at the conference, held Sept. 25–28 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Campus Clips – October 2018

News from the Concordia University System.

From the mission field – Kenya and Papua New Guinea

Project 24 opens a new boarding facility in Kenya; missionaries in Papua New Guinea publish a paper against sorcery-accusation-related violence.

Hurricane Michael affects churches, members in Florida

The Category 4 storm was the strongest the area has ever seen.

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.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Alvin V. Kollmann, former Southern Illinois District president

Kollmann, who served as president of the LCMS Southern Illinois District from 1976 to 1994, died October 7 at the age of 88.

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.

New ‘Every One His Witness’ context module offers response to scientism

The new resource will help Lutherans share the Gospel in a world where many people see science as a god.

NLSA honoree Baerwolf a ‘super’ shepherd to his church and school flock

The Rev. Phillip Baerwolf, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in East Dundee, Ill., has been named the recipient of the 2018 National Lutheran School Accreditation School Shepherd Award.