The Lutheran Witness - November 2023 Issue - God creates, the devil destroys.

God creates, the devil destroys

The idea of bodily autonomy is misleading. We belong to God and to one another.

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Gifts from first-time LCMS donors to the Global Mission Fund are matched up to $50,000 across key mission areas that proclaim Christ, support seminarians and more.

Gift match for donors

Gifts from first-time LCMS donors to the Global Mission Fund are matched up to $50,000 across key mission areas that proclaim Christ, support seminarians and more.

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The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has compiled a searchable church art gallery that contains hundreds of photographs of our Synod's rich visual heritage — all available for congregational and school use.

Treasures of the church

A searchable church art gallery contains hundreds of photographs of our Synod’s rich visual heritage — available for congregational and school use.

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Military Chaplains

Thanksgiving blessings

LCMS President Harrison reflects on the many blessings God has given our Synod, including pastors, teachers and other church workers; schools and universities; faithful laity; and more.

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LCMS Missionary Joyce Erber serves in the vital role of Africa regional business manager.

LCMS missionary Q&A

Joyce Erber serves the LCMS as Africa regional business manager and helps provide vital support to the Synod’s people and projects.

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Ukrainian refugees

Lutheran leaders gather

Lutheran church body leaders from around the world recently gathered at the 2023 LCMS International Church Relations Conference in Germany.

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