Check out the "News and Notes from the President's Office," January 2011 in the Reporter Insert and on the Witness Mercy Life Together Blog. Inside are several stories and bits of information you won't find anywhere else.
Expanding the Circle: Restructuring at the International Center
By Barbara A. Below
|Expanding the Circle: Restructuring at the International Center|
|A Restructuring Work Group (RWG), established by the President’s Office, began its important work on December 6 in St. Louis and will continue through the beginning of February 2011.|
Making It Real: Reflections on Witness, Mercy, Life Together
By Herbert C. Mueller, Jr.
|Making It Real: Reflections on Witness, Mercy, Life Together|
|Take a good look at the logo at the top of this page. witness, mercy, life together interlock around the cross. Our life together, our fellowship (koinonia), flows from Christ who received our sin and death on the cross so that He might give us His holiness and righteousness. Forgiven and made alive in His resurrection, we testify, bear witness (martyria) to all that He has done, confessing His saving truth before the world. Sent out with His name, we cannot help but show His mercy by serving (diakonia) others in His love.|
Q&A on Restructuring and the First 100 Days of a New LCMS President
With President Matthew C. Harrison
|Q&A on Restructuring and the First 100 Days of a New LCMS President|
|These questions were among those submitted by employees of the International Center and answered at a series of employee forums by President Harrison on November 8-10, 2010.|
‘There Be Lutherans’ . . . in Siberia!
By Albert B Collver
|‘There Be Lutherans’ . . . in Siberia!|
|After the LCMS fellowship discussions in Siberia at the end of October 2010, some may have said, “Lutherans, in Russia? Siberia, Russia? How did that happen?” Perhaps, even more surprising to learn is that before the Russian Revolution of 1917, there were actually millions of Lutherans in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltics, and other territories that would eventually comprise the Soviet Union. Some have estimated that there were 1.2 million Lutherans within Russia and Siberia proper, and another 2-3 million in the other territories. In fact, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Lutheran presence in Russia was larger than The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is today. Yet, by 1937, every Lutheran congregation had been liquidated and their pastors arrested, exiled, or executed. The communists were quite effective in destroying the Lutheran Church in Russian lands.|
The Concordia Experience: The Lutheran Difference
|The Concordia Experience: The Lutheran Difference|
You don’t have to be a trained theologian to understand how theology interacts with education and informs the way professors teach and students learn. But the effective application of theology in the learning process distinguishes one educational experience from another. That is important in the maturing life of college/university students. They will live what they learn!
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