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Spiritual but Not Religious

by Paul Gregory Alms I heard it again yesterday. Someone told me they were spiritual but not religious. I am not sure what that means but we seem to live in a time where religion is expected to be other…

LCMS Lutheran among ‘heroes’ in French-train ordeal

Aleksander Skarlatos, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Roseburg, Ore., is among the men honored for stopping an armed attacker on a French train Aug. 21.

Former Iowa webcam-abortion clinic now pro-life health center

An Iowa LCMS congregation and local community celebrate the conversion of a former Planned Parenthood clinic to what is now a pro-life women’s health and resource center.

10 Questions with Principal Scott Schumacher

Even as a child, Scott Schumacher felt God calling him to serve in the Lutheran school system.

Board adds missionaries, focuses on their care

The LCMS Board for International Mission continues successful recruitment efforts toward doubling the number of LCMS career missionaries on the field to 136 by 2016.

Joy of Family

Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son provides the grandest sprint ever recorded. It unveils for us the heart of God the Father in Christ. Our God rejoices over sinners and sprints to show it.