New This Week

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.” 

Movie review: ‘Aquaman’

With “Aquaman,” director James Wan avoids the dreary look of previous DC films, providing a bright, vibrant color palette and a deliberately lighthearted and goofy tone reminiscent of 1980s Saturday-morning cartoons.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Edwin S. Suelflow, former South Wisconsin District president

Suelflow, who served as SWD president from 1988 to 1994, died on Dec. 31, 2018.

LFL sponsors essay contest for elementary, high school students

The national winner in each of the two grade divisions will receive a $250 cash prize, plus free registration and lodging for a Lutherans For Life regional conference.

KFUO’s ‘Word and Work’ features seminary’s Meyer

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer is bringing voices from the front lines of ministry to the air waves of KFUO in a weekly program called “Word and Work: An Intersection.”

Albrecht pens history of Lutheran Television

Lutheran Television: Glory Years, by the Rev. Dr. Ardon Albrecht, chronicles the history of Lutheran Television and its flagship show, “This is the Life.”

Youth Ministry wraps up multi-year research project on young-adult retention

The study utilized surveys and focus groups to collect data for use in helping LCMS congregations minister to young adults.

Watch for Lutheran float in Jan. 1 parade

The Lutheran Hour Ministries float is expected to be in the 61st spot among the Rose Parade’s 91 units.

Registration opens Feb. 1 for LWML convention in Mobile

Early registration opens Feb. 1 for the 38th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, set for June 20–23 in Mobile, Ala.

Campus clips – Founders, programmers, nurses and authors

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

From the mission field – Mexico and India

This month’s column includes news from Mexico and India.

Movie review: ‘Creed II’

Both “Creed II” and its precursor, “Creed” (2015), build on the Rocky film franchise by elevating a secondary character’s family while including Rocky Balboa in a supporting role.

Rural & Small Town Mission conference a ‘joy’ for attendees

The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.

Foundation announces new and reappointed board members

Current trustees Brian Fricke, Kay Kreklau and the Rev. Dr. William Meyer were reappointed to additional three-year terms, while Kirk Mattes was elected to his first term. 

New resource encourages pastors in personal prayer

“The Pastor’s Life of Prayer” is the newest resource from Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support, or PALS.

‘God is good’: Lutherans bear Christ’s mercy after Taylorville tornado

On Dec. 8, volunteers from the LCMS Central Illinois District, Lutheran Early Response Team and Lutheran Church Charities joined the cleanup effort in Taylorville, Ill., following an EF-3 tornado that struck the area on Dec. 1.