same-sex marriage

Hill re-elected president of Wyoming District

The Rev. John E. Hill was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Wyoming District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 3-5.

Synod, other advocates speak for religious liberty in secularized military

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid allegedly was punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

LYF Youth Poll results reflect headlines, scriptural stance

Participants at every triennial LCMS Youth Gathering since 1980 take the poll that helps inform the Church and aids in developing youth-ministry resources and events.

COP deals with many topics at first post-convention meeting

The Sept. 9-13 LCMS Council of Presidents meeting features an agenda with numerous guest speakers and topics.

New legal guide helps ministries prepare for lawsuits

The Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom collaborate on a manual, “Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits).”

Convention acts on marriage, vocation, euthanasia

Delegates adopt six “Church and Culture” resolutions during the LCMS convention’s closing session.

Delegates act on marriage, same-sex marriage, outreach to Muslim neighbors

Action on issues raised within the church by changes in the culture continued on Tuesday at the 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Anderson addresses convention on religious liberty, traditional marriage

In light of current adversity against religious liberty, Dr. Ryan Anderson encourages convention-goers “to live out the truth in our own lives.”

God Has Joined Together

Marriage is for everyone’s good.

Synod joins court brief for judge under fire for marriage view

The LCMS has joined in an amicus brief as Wyoming officials seek to remove Judge Ruth Neely, an LCMS Lutheran, from the bench.

United Methodist leadership recommends deferral of LGBT decisions


The recommendation concerns whether to accept LGBT clergy and allow same-sex marriage.

Methodists to discuss LGBT issues — again

Should the church’s ban on same-sex marriage be upheld? Methodists from around the world will discuss that and other issues at their May 10-20 General Conference in Portland.

One Flesh

Jesus remains true man, united to His one Bride (denoting a female), the Church. So as the lesser image is to the greater reality, we should not perceive marriage as anything less or more than one man and one woman.

Church of Norway approves same-sex marriage

Voting 88 to 32, the church body’s Bishops Conference approves creating a liturgy for same-sex weddings.

Kumm to BOD: Amid frustrations, ‘we still walk together’

The Nov. 19-20 LCMS Board of Directors meeting includes a joint session with the Council of Presidents, action on some half-dozen resolutions and reports from Synod leaders.

Good, Right and Beautiful

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