I Will Grieve for the Suicide

In this book, the Rev. Peter Preus provides Gospel comfort for those who are left behind after a Christian commits suicide. He addresses the stigma, psychology and theology of suicide, as well as the grieving process that follows it, and the hope Christians can find in Christ.

‘What About?’ pamphlets

“What About?” is a series of 27 pamphlets written by Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry, former president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Stewardship from A to Z

The LCMS Stewardship Ministry A-Z resource collection includes some items that are important for every pastor and stewardship committee to consider, and it includes items that are tailored to specific settings.

‘Lutheran Television: Glory Years’

The Rev. Dr. Ardon Albrecht, who held various roles at Lutheran Television for over 17 years, has written an informative account of the network's history.

“Savior of the Nations, Come” – Hymn Feature

“Savior of the Nations, Come” includes longing or expectation for a Savior; the work of Jesus and His triumph over death; and life in the light of Christ. It is the appointed Hymn of the Day for the first Sunday in Advent in both the one and three-year lectionary.

“Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying” – Hymn Feature

This Parable of the Ten Virgins basis for Philipp Nicolai’s great hymn, “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying” (LSB 516). Known as the “King of Chorales,” this is the Hymn of the Day for the Last Sunday of the Church Year.

Reformers on the Marks of the Church

The Western Church, prior to the Lutheran Reformation, had been arguing about the church. Was its top instance of decision-making authority, for example, the Roman Curia or a (properly convened) council?

What is the Litany?

The Litany was in use during Luther's early years of reform, though he desired it to be sung in the Mass and the daily offices of the congregations.

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” – Hymn Feature

The precise motivation for Luther’s text is unclear, yet evidence exists that it spread quickly and gained notoriety in significant fashion. It was sung at the Diet of Augsburg (1555) and in all the churches of Saxony.