Canadian Lutherans reelect president, declare fellowship with Norwegian church

LCC President Timothy Teuscher preaches at the opening worship service of the 2022 synodical convention. CANADA - Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) held its synodical convention June 10-13, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, during which time it elected Rev. Dr. Timothy Teuscher...

Classes Resume for the Lutheran Leadership Development Program

In front of the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Left to right: ILC General Secretary Timothy Quill; Bishop Dr. Emmanuel Makala (South East of Lake Victoria Diocese, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania); Deputy Bishop Helmut Paul (Free Evangelical Lutheran...

South Sudan celebrates bishop’s consecration

Bishop Nathaniel Bol (centre left) is invested as bishop of SSELC. Bishop Nathaniel Bol (front right) following his consecration. KENYA - On April 24, 2022, Rev. Nathaniel Bol Nyok Apar was consecrated as Bishop of the South Sudan Evangelical Lutheran Church (SSELC)....

New President for Paraguayan Lutherans

Members of the IELP's governing board are installed during the church's 40th Ordinary General Assembly. IELP President Alceu Anton Figur. PARAGUAY - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay (Iglesia Evangélica Luterana del Paraguay - IELP) has elected a new...

Remembering the Persecuted Church on Good Friday

Christ Carrying the Cross: Unknown Flemish painter, 1510 by Dieter Reinstorf “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 5:10. When Jesus spoke this beatitude, none of His disciple knew what would...
Finnish bishop receives honorary doctorate

Finnish bishop receives honorary doctorate

Bishop Juhana Pohjola is introduced before receiving an honorary doctorate from Concordia Theological Seminary. USA - Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana presented Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF)...

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