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Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Arrival: The Post(Modern) University, Secret Agents, and the Value of Discretion

John Stroup | Posted 02.20.2017 | College
John Stroup

Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more nuanced curriculum, and I...

Millennials and Spirituality: The Religion Professor as Secret Agent, a.k.a. Danger Man

John Stroup | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
John Stroup

Welcome to Christianity in the Ivory Tower, or a guide to the inner knowledge and folk wisdom of The Village. For starters: the more Americans, espe...

An Open Letter to the Man Who Abused Me

Karl Wilder | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Karl Wilder

So men, think about this. Imagine being old and trotting around an oxygen tank. You no longer inspire the fear you could pretend was respect, and when you die no one comes to your funeral because no one loves you.

Florida Pastor Claims He's Broken Guinness World Record For Longest Speech

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

This fourth-generation preacher knows how to talk. Pastor Zach Zehnder, of The Cross Church in Mount Dora, Florida, claims he’s broken the Guinne...

Freedom from Religion

Karl Wilder | Posted 10.20.2014 | New York
Karl Wilder

Photo: Artist Alan May and myself at an event for the SF Food Bank (photo by Blodwen Tarter) I wrote "Losing My Religion" a scant 48 hours ago. Much ...

President Re-Elected By A Landslide Despite Newtown 'Debacle'

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Tim Townsend | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod re-elected the Rev. Matthew Harrison as their president in a landslide, despite the so-called Newt...

Conservative Insurgency Topples Missouri Synod President

Religion News Service | By Tim Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend Religion News Service HOUSTON (RNS) Delegates of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on Tuesday (July 13) elected the denomination's d...

Tea Party Insurgence Ripples Through Missouri Synod Election

Religion News Service | By Tim Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend Religion News Service ST. LOUIS (RNS) When the nominations for president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod were tallied and relea...