North America

New website focuses on missionaries to U.S.

The new Mission Nation Publishing website offers video interviews with national LCMS missionaries and other resources.

Can the Government Take Away Our Freedom?

Words shape thoughts–or threaten them. In this case, the freedom to be a Christian—or a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist or nothing at all—is relegated to private activity in segregated space.

Are the unborn human?

How do we contend for life in a pro-choice world?

Good, Right and Beautiful

Marriage is one of the many gifts God gives to us. It is right, good and beautiful in His eyes.

Supreme Court agrees to tackle abortion-pill mandate’s ‘accommodation’

The mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide health plans that create access to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception under threat of heavy penalties.

Forever Holding Our Peace

We shut our neighbors out of our own marriages, and our neighbors are returning the favor.

Great Sinners

You can embrace a sobbing friend who is still grieving over the loss of her child, even years later, and comfort her with the loving forgiveness of Jesus. Tell her that Jesus died for her. Tell her that her sin cannot overcome the mercy of a God who came into our slaughter-darkened world to be slaughtered for her. Christ calls and embraces with blood-bought forgiveness great sinners, great sinners like us.

Thorns in the Flesh

“What’s God’s will for your life?” It’s no secret. He’s revealed it in His Holy Scriptures, but our unbelieving hearts often want a second opinion.

Thank You, SCOTUS!  May I Have Another?

Since June 26, 2015, and the redefinition of marriage, your religious exercise arena has, no doubt, begun to feel more enclosed; a bit like Alice in Wonderland–too tall for a room full of locked doors.

LCMS Statement on Boy Scouts of America Policy Change

LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.

Are You Willing to Suffer All?

But who are we today? Are we a people identified by our German food and drink preferences? Are we just angry at the establishment? Are we just anti-Roman Catholics (or Roman Catholics-lite according to some)?

Free to be Faithful essay contest

Those chosen to serve as ambassadors will receive free transportation, lodging and meals for the fall conference in Washington, where they will hear speakers — and take part in discussions — on safeguarding marriage, life and religious liberty.

Talking Marriage

Marriage is a public institution that promotes societal goods in a way that is both non-intrusive and beneficial for society as a whole.

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.

The Challenges of Anti-Theism

What makes the challenges of anti-theism particularly troublesome is the fact that they are moral problems at heart.

Church Bells Are Calling

Ringing bells in this noisy culture we live in can seem futile. The cars rush past with their windows up. But we keep ringing for God is calling sinners to His church and the sweet music of the Gospel never fails to do its work.