Racism

Vocation and Lawlessness

by Gene Edward Veith We Lutherans speak quite a bit about the second use of the Law (as a mirror) and the third use of the Law (as a guide), but we also need to reflect on the first use…

Racism and the church: A time to listen

Hear from voices across the LCMS about the killing of George Floyd.

Human beings as gifts of God

Racism grounds the identity and security of human life not in the God who alone is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, but in self. Racism is a sin against the First Commandment because it fails to receive other human beings as gifts from God.

Statement on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots

God’s Word rejects racism. All are equally created by God. All are equally accountable to God. The sins of all are atoned for by Christ. Racism is not acceptable.

LCMS convention passes resolutions on racism, care for immigrants and gender identity

On July 23, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn the sin of racism, encourage care for immigrant neighbors, and create resources on gender identity.

Snapshot: Ferguson

Micah Glenn “could not have foreseen” returning to Ferguson, Mo., after seminary, but as soon as he received the call, he knew it was where he needed to be.

A prayer for peace in our nation

O Lord, grant justice in Your left-hand kingdom, especially in the governments of this nation and of all the earth. Correct wrong. Punish and thwart evil, and especially racist evil.