Update from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

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In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), compares the confusion of our culture with the wickedness of the Roman culture in which many early Christians lived.

Even in a godless culture under persecution by Emperor Nero, Christians carried on in Rome, even within Nero’s own household, as Paul writes in his letter to the Philippians (Phil. 4:22).

“I know many of you suffer as ideological confusion engulfs us, as many of you work in organizations that are going with the cultural flow, or find yourselves at schools hit from every direction. Be of good cheer. … The truth is, Jesus is for all of us. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and this truth shall endure and be believed until the Last Day,” says Harrison.

The June 2023 edition includes:

  • Photos from Floor Committee Weekend in St. Louis;
  • A “Life Together as Synod” video about the confessional position of the LCMS;
  • A recap from the Illinois March for Life in Springfield, Ill.;
  • A story about Concordia University Texas’ “ill-advised course” to separate from the Synod;
  • An overview of the 2023 convention essayists;
  • A feature on five church bodies that will seek fellowship with the LCMS at the 2023 convention;
  • A new website on the future of the Concordia University System;
  • Worship resources to commemorate the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession;
  • Notable resources, upcoming events, KFUO podcasts and more.

Read June issue

Life Together News Digest

Life Together, a monthly email news digest from LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, features highlights from Synod publications and multimedia outlets. There is something for pastors, church workers and laity.