Ministry to the Armed Forces

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Fourth Quarter 2018 Newsletter

This issue of the “So Help Me God” newsletter from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces highlights the redemptive, transformative change that occurs in Christ Jesus.

LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd promoted to rear admiral in Washington, D.C.

After a rigorous review and selection process, LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) and will now serve as deputy chief of Navy chaplains and chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Third Quarter 2018 Newsletter

In this issue of So Help Me God from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, combating sleeplessness through reading God’s Word, the Holy Bible, is discussed.

Specialized Pastoral Ministry announces new Henry F. Wind award

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

Resources available to help churches celebrate Armed Forces Sunday

The resources may be used on Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day Sunday, Independence Day weekend, Veterans Day or an alternate date.

Operation Barnabas: ‘Life-saving’ help for military families

Begun in 2007 to support Lutheran chaplains serving in the reserves, this Ministry to the Armed Forces program has evolved into a “network of care” for anyone with military connections — both within Synod churches and beyond their walls.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Second Quarter 2018 Newsletter

The So Help Me God newsletter from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces gives encouragement as to the promise and confidence that believers in Jesus Christ receive through His resurrection.

CTCR report: ‘Women and Military Service: A Lutheran Perspective’

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a report on “Women and Military Service: A Lutheran Perspective” to address the issue of women serving in the military, particularly in combat roles.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – First Quarter 2018 Newsletter

The First Quarter 2018 newsletter from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces shares insight about the meaning of the Latin phrase Sola Scriptura (“Scripture Alone”) and how it can be applied to our lives when we are facing joys and challenges.

KFUO Audio: Christian cake artist’s expression of faith under examination

Listen to Worldwide KFUO’s December’s Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and guest Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations for Focus on the Family, discussed the implications of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, developments concerning transgenders in the military and other religious freedom lawsuits.

‘Melvin Witt Award’ honors memory of longtime chaplain, World Relief director

The first award was given posthumously to Witt’s family in 2016, and this year’s award was presented to Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker.

Buckman honored for service to military

Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman of Lake Forest, Ill., receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal.

KFUO Audio: U.S. Air Force colonel suspended for marriage beliefs

Free to be Faithful® program on discusses the case of U.S. Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon, who was suspended from command in May 2017 after he refused to sign a certificate of appreciation and publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate.