The Comfort of Election for the Mission of the Church

The doctrine of election or predestination is of great comfort to Christians. This doctrine tells us that our salvation is in God’s hands. If salvation was in our hands, we would never be saved. Thus, we are comforted that it … Continue reading

Voter Apathy Still #1 Problem. Does anyone care?

There is a highly motivated and well-organized campaign underway to elect a new president and change the direction of Synod. With voter registration being significantly down this convention cycle (by about 855)*, they may just get their wish. Meanwhile, President Harrison has … Continue reading

Guest Post: Thoughts on the Upcoming Election for Synod President by Rev. Andrew Yeager

In the next few days, pastors and lay leaders in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will vote for the president of our Missouri Synod. As the election of draws near, my memory is taken back some two convention cycles ago, to … Continue reading

Vote for Synod President: How to do it, and how I’ll vote (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

It’s nearly time to elect the President of our Synod. June 11-14 is the window for eligible voters to cast their electronic ballot. Eligible voters are those from your congregation who attended your district’s 2015 convention as delegates. If you … Continue reading

Harrison re-elected with 66% of the vote (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

It was announced this morning that LCMS President Matthew Harrison was re-elected, with 66% of the vote. Here are the results: Candidate / Votes / Percentage Matthew C. Harrison / 4,262 / 66.26% David P. E. Maier / 1,906 / … Continue reading

The white smoke goes up: “Habemus praesidem!” “We have a president!” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

The white smoke has gone up the International Center chimney. “Habemus praesidem!” “We have a president!” Of course we won’t know officially who that praeses is until July 6, but I have a hunch the moving vans can stay in … Continue reading

Get ready to vote, June 22-25 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Starting this Saturday, thousands of LCMS pastors and laypeople will be voting for President of the Synod. The election of the LCMS President is being done in a much different way this time around: online, ahead of the convention, and … Continue reading

WMLT Blog — Presidential Election “Heads-Up!”

Found on the Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog — Some of us remember life together on school playgrounds when different games overlapped with a softball game, when cries of “heads up!” alerted rope-jumpers and four-square players that a fly ball … Continue reading