New This Week

Collegium Vocale of St. Louis to present four cantatas of Christoph Graupner, 18th-century Lutheran cantor

The works of Graupner, a contemporary of Bach, are enjoying renewed interest after having been “lost” for many years.

Campus clips – Graduations, honors and special events

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces winners of Volunteer Leadership Award

The new award recognizes and thanks remarkable volunteers.

Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The online resources from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting are available at no cost.

Winter ‘Engage’: Changing lives through Christ’s mercy

The issue follows God’s people as they serve those in need in Kenyan refugee camps, immigrant communities and disaster zones.

From the mission field – The SANAK

The Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) and the LCMS are helping bring God’s Word to nomadic people in Jambi.

January’s ‘Witness’: Magazine on a ‘Mission’

The Epiphany issue, “Light for All Nations,” examines a range of topics relating to missions and evangelism.

‘Retention, evangelism, discipleship’: COP focuses on raising up the next generation

The LCMS Council of Presidents held its fall meeting in San Diego Nov. 12-15.

Concordia Historical Institute recognizes excellence in works published in 2017

At its 44th annual banquet, CHI presented awards in the categories of family history, biography and historic preservation, among others.

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.”