Christian Responsibility article posts

New York State’s Abortion Law

By Michael W. Salemink

Date: January 25, 2019

Category: Christian Responsibility

Today we grieve with the citizens and residents of New York. On Tuesday, January 22nd, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act into law.

The state has tolerated abortion up to 24-weeks gestation since before Roe v. Wade. This new policy decriminalizes killing a child even up until birth if the little one has a condition a doctor thinks will cause death soon after being born. It calls it OK to abort a baby throughout pregnancy if the doctor believes carrying to term threatens the mother’s life or health. Other jurisdictions have stretched such “mother’s health” provisions to include simply her comfort or preference. (Caesarean section surgeries at 24 weeks or later are quicker and safer for both mother and child than any abortion. Premature infants as young as 22 weeks regularly survive without complications, and thousands of mothers undergo successful C-sections every day.) The regulation deletes a previous law that required medical care for any child born alive after a failed abortion—and it invites facility staff who are not doctors to carry out abortions.

New York’s senate applauded. The governor directed turning the spire of One World Trade Center pink to “celebrate.” Our country’s fourth-most populated state already has an abortion rate almost twice (23.1 per 1,000 women) the national average (11.8 per 1,000). In the largest U.S. city, New York City, 78% of abortions involve black Americans, and more black babies are aborted than born there. Where our nation’s most treasured landmark announces “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” the leaders and laws have abandoned women and children. The human community ought to protect and support them, especially because bringing forth the great gifts of life and future leaves them vulnerable. Instead, a sex-obsessed culture has sentenced them to desertion and death.

Nevertheless, our courage does not wane. Our compassion only swells. The Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaims that our Almighty Maker creates, redeems, and calls every member of the human race to be His precious treasure forever. This Heavenly Father gives our whole species its sanctity and significance, and no one’s age, appearance, experience, ability, or history can improve or impair it. We celebrate our Savior’s crucifixion to forgive sins and His resurrection to defeat death. And we commit ourselves to receive especially the least of these as special privileges.

Dear neighbors of New York, we see you. However afraid or alone you feel, the people of Lutherans For Life hear your cries and pleas. No matter how ashamed you are, the Christian Church that is the Lord’s own body loves you. You don’t have to surrender to the devil’s deception that death be used as a solution to difficulties.

We are going to continue to marshal all the resources within our reach to preserve and embrace you from the womb until the tomb. We vow to come alongside you, carry your crosses, share your sorrows, suffer and labor together. We offer our individual and united voices to advocate for your well-being—not only immediately, but eternally. We open our hearts, our hands, and our homes to share life abundantly with you the way our Lord does. We pledge never to cease or weaken in assuring and enacting for you the joy and hope and purpose that Jesus Christ imparts to each human life. And even should all the laws of this land or any other decree human beings as objects to be used and disposed, He has guaranteed that the faith and fellowship that His truth and love set in motion among us will render them entirely obsolete.

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A Better Way

By Scott Licht

Date: January 11, 2019

Category: Christian Responsibility

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (James 3:13-18 ESV)

You’ve all seen it. The misguided pro-life zealot who blew up the abortion clinic. The “anti-abortion extremist” who shot and killed the doctor who performs abortions. The members of the church blocking funeral processions for members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to our country—because the military allows homosexual men and women to serve. The rancorous protests and vicious rhetoric when “physician-assisted suicide” is debated.

God, through James’s hand, has a message for those who let their emotions and their own reason take control. Love for God and your neighbor demands a better way of getting your point across. “By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13b). That wisdom is described thus: “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17)

OK, but sex out of wedlock is wrong. Abortion is wrong. Physician-assisted suicide is wrong. I can’t condone those things, so what am I supposed to do?

When word gets out that an unmarried woman in your area is pregnant, what do you do? Do you call the person in town who knows all “the news” to find out about the father? Do you ignore her in the grocery store? Do you ascribe to her all of the demeaning names and adjectives that society uses? Or do you recognize the fact that she sinned, just as you have MANY times? Her sin may be more visible and may have different consequences, but it’s no more grievous than yours. That sin is just as forgiven as yours. Why not offer to help her in whatever way she might need? Drive her to a doctor appointment, throw a baby shower for her, offer to pick up groceries for her, LOVE her. She is carrying a child of God regardless of how that child was conceived.

A friend confides in you that he paid for his girlfriend to have an abortion 10 years ago—what do you do? Remind him that he was an accessory to the murder of his own child? Vow never to talk to him because you would never do “THAT”? Tell everyone else you know to avoid him? Or do you sit and listen, offering comfort and assurance of God’s forgiveness for that sin? Offer him the number for the Word of Hope counseling service (888.217.8679; word-of-hope.org), find a local support group for post-abortive men, share Scripture with him regarding God’s unconditional love, pray with him.

An 82-year-old gentleman whose wife died a year ago just found out that he has Alzheimer’s disease. He’s going to lose his driver’s license. He’ll have to move after the last time that he forgot to turn off the stove and nearly set his house on fire. Soon he may need help brushing his teeth, going to the bathroom, and getting dressed. He is sure that he is going to be such a burden on his children, and when they do come to see him, he probably won’t even remember who they are or that they came to see him. Couldn’t his doctor just give him a pill to end it all? If his regular doctor won’t do it, couldn’t he keep looking until he finds one who will? What do you do? Perhaps you could offer to pick him up and bring him to church each week. You could arrange for his friends to visit with him throughout the week. You could stop by to visit and sing some of his favorite hymns (or other songs) with him. You could be patient when he tells you the same thing five times within five minutes. You could just be there for him, reminding him you care and you will always care.

“By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” Remember, “meekness” is NOT “weakness.” In the scenarios above, the “meek” actions were often more difficult and required more “strength” than following the ways of the world. Those things are certainly more difficult than doing nothing. But James also tells us that “a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18). Notice that James doesn’t say that our actions are the cause of our righteousness—that has been won for us by Christ. We are merely to sow in peace in order to benefit from that harvest of righteousness.

Prayer: Gracious Father, we give You thanks and praise for the gifts which You have given us. Help us to share those gifts with people who are dealing with life issues—even if it means stepping outside of our comfort zone. Let us always remember Your urging to sow in peace as we share Your love and forgiveness, reflecting the love and forgiveness that You extend to us. Amen.

Action: As this New Year begins and you make resolutions of things to do for yourself, consider ways in which you could spend one hour a week helping someone in need—at a crisis pregnancy center, a hospice house, a nursing home, etc.

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LifeDate Winter 2018

Date: December 13, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

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From the Executive Director
Entering our Fortieth Year … by Pastor Michael Salemink

Abortion/Post Abortion/Alternatives
Word of Hope – The Founding of a Ministry by Diane E. Schroeder
Abortion: Do We Speak Life or Whisper Death? by Tawnia Hoehne

Family Living
From Age to Age the Same by Mona Fuerstenau
When Death Comes Before Birth by Pastor Michael Salemink
The First Ultrasound – St. Luke 1:39-45 by Rev. Michael J. Schmidt

Worldview and Culture
Sin Unchecked – Has Freedom Gone Too Far? by Virginia Flo

Lutherans For Life Resources

Life Thoughts in the Church Year

World News

Spotlight on Lutherans For Life
Share the Life Message All through the Year! / Word of Hope
The Fragrance of Christ by Lynette Auch
2018 LFL National Conference – From Age to Age the Same/Conference Quotes/Photo Album
2019 March for Life
This Life Sunday, Consider an Offering for LFL by John Hawkins
John Hawkins Retires

From John Hawkins, “After considerable prayer and thought, I have decided to apply for retirement … I am honored and humbled at the opportunity the Lord gave me to serve both the ministry and the greater cause of Gospel-centered life affirmation. It was also a blessing and pleasure to work with a dedicated staff and literally hundreds of volunteers who went out of their way to help me … To God be the Glory!” LFL Executive Director Rev. Michael W. Salemink said, “We are going to miss your stories, your humor, your humility, and your industriousness. We have greatly benefitted from [your] experience and efforts … We look forward to transitioning with you into the future, and may God make the coming years the best of your life.”

2019 Lutherans For Life Regional Conferences

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The Fragrance of Christ

By Lynette Auch

Date: December 13, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

In Isaiah 46:5 (NIV), God questions the house of Israel, “To whom will you … compare me, that we may be alike?” 

How could the Israelites worship and compare the Creator of heaven and earth with a piece of molded gold?

God said, “Listen to me … who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save … I am God, and there is none like me… My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose … I will do it” (Isaiah 46:3-11 ESV).

As I considered this Scripture and Lutherans For Life’s 40th anniversary conference theme, From Age to Age the Same, the Sovereignty of God kept echoing in my mind. There is absolutely nothing that happens in the universe that is outside of God’s influence and authority. God has no limitations.

Scripture is filled with evidence:

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Romans 11:33 NIV).

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you” (Jeremiah 32:17).

We live in a depraved world and society that smell of death. It is filled with frustrations, disappointment, tragedies, sickness, death, injustice, evil, debauchery, lies, and the like. If allowed, these smelly issues may consume our lives, enslave us, and, perhaps, even become our gods.

As the First Commandment instructs, our Heavenly Father does not take kindly to His children putting anything before Him.

Feeling frustrated, I recall commenting to our LFL Life Chapter pastoral advisor, “We have been working in the pro-life movement for ten years now; we are still fighting the same fight! Does it matter? Are we making a difference?” His reply:

“We may never really know whose life or how many lives have actually been touched with the Gospel and life message through our efforts.”

So here we are, fighting the same fight, observing 40 years of life-affirming work through the ministry of Lutherans For Life!

At 88 years of age, Dr. Jean Garton, the first president of LFL, had devoted over 47 years of her life to traveling and speaking the For Life message. Why? In her words, “Once your eyes are open to the tragedy of abortion, you cannot ‘unsee.’”

We have been called to be salt and light by Jesus Himself. Jean Garton had learned from Jesus that “Christianity is not a spectator sport.”

Participation in life-affirming work is proof that we cannot “unsee” the tragedies of abortion and its related tentacles of death. We just cannot be spectators in this game of life. Instead, we must choose to be Champions For Life!

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life … in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God” (2 Corinthians 2:14-17 NIV).

I recently read a story about Tom, who, weary from traveling, had found rest and refuge in the home of friends of friends. He was welcomed with open arms. He immediately felt a sense of peace. He felt at home, comfortable, safe, and valued. Tom wondered why he had felt such peace amidst strangers. Later, Tom found an answer in 2 Corinthians. The Apostle Paul describes people who follow God as having the “pleasing aroma of Christ.” Tom’s hosts had the “sweet smell” of Christ.

Paul says the people of God carry a pleasing fragrance to those who believe. From Age to Age the Same are God’s promises: “I will bear; I will carry and will save.”

When we abide under the wings of the Heavenly Father and allow Him to be the God of our lives, the enemy will flee; we will find peace and freedom. In that peace and freedom we can be Champions for Life. As Champions for Life—passionate about defending God’s gift of life and speaking the saving grace of Jesus Christ—the stench of death will be overcome by the sweet fragrance of Christ.

As we find ways to demonstrate and speak life, hope, and love, I pray that we may spread the aroma of Christ to the world.

Heavenly Father, thank You for leading Your people in triumph. Use us to spread the fragrance of Christ to all we meet. Amen.

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It’s Time for a Reformation!

Date: October 30, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

God placed Martin Luther in exactly the right place at the right time. Born into a Christian country and culture that had become corrupt and had strayed from the orthodox Word of God, he was called to boldly proclaim the truth of God’s Law and Gospel. God blessed him with the intellectual gifts to translate the Bible into the language of the common people.

Not long before, God blessed the world with a remarkable new technology invented by Johann Guttenberg—the movable type process. This technology had matured to the point where it could be used to spread Luther’s Bible and his other God-given wisdom to the starved culture. Luther’s message was that of a “reform”—re-forming the church and, indeed, the culture of his day to conform to the timeless truths of God’s Word.

God placed us, you and me, in exactly the right place at the right time. Born into a country founded on Christian principles that has become corrupt and has strayed from the orthodox Word of God, we are called to boldly proclaim the truth of God’s Law and Gospel.

God has blessed us with the intellectual gifts to proclaim that clear, consistent message of God’s truth. God has blessed our world with remarkable new technologies which facilitate the proclamation of that truth in new ways to new audiences. This is not a new message, but simply using the new technologies with which we have been blessed to shine the light of God’s truth in the darkness of our culture.

It’s time for a re-formation! It’s time for us—you and me—to BOLDLY stand on and for the timeless truth of God’s Word—against the culture of death in which we live.

It’s time for us—you and me—to BOLDLY proclaim the truth that GOD creates life; that Jesus died to redeem us from sin, death, and Satan; and that the Holy Spirit calls us into relationship with Him through the waters of Holy Baptism.

It’s time for us—you and me—to embrace current and emerging technologies to spread God’s truth about Life. Won’t you please help us in this endeavor?

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The reformation was never meant to be “one and done.”

It’s time for a reformation!

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LifeDate Fall 2018

Date: October 9, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

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From the Executive Director
Ten Blessings of Loving Someone with Special Needs by Pastor Michael Salemink

Abortion/Post Abortion/Alternatives
An Answer to 20 Years of Prayer! by Diane E. Schroeder
There Already Is a Law by Deaconess Tiffany Manor
Does Disability Warrant Abortion or Assisted Suicide? by Pastor Michael Salemink

Family Living
Living with Disability at Church by Mona Fuerstenau
Caring for the Caregiver by Lynette Auch
Families Belong Together! by Pastor Michael Salemink

Lutherans For Life Resources

Life Thoughts in the Church Year

World News

Spotlight on Lutherans For Life
Share the Life Message All through the Year! / Word of Hope
For Life Along the Root River by Virginia J. Flo
Can You Believe This? A Very Shocking Statistic (Part Two) by John Hawkins
2018 LFL National Conference – From Age to Age the Same
Lutherans For Life National Staff Holds Retreat
Living the Dream … Sharing the Love! by Virginia J. Flo
Coming This Fall! 2019 Life Sunday Resources

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Ten Blessings of Loving Someone with Special Needs

By Michael W. Salemink

Date: October 9, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

All children have special needs. Every human being comes with unique and individual needs. Their distinctive circumstances and personalities may bring certain challenges, but they also grant irreplaceable blessings. Where sin sees others—with or without disabilities—as threats to personal desires and priorities, Christian grace and faith can see them as gifts of hope and purpose and receive them as treasures and joys.

Here are just ten of the many ways: 

  1. They prove God sustains. Despite what individuals without disabilities might assume, persons with disabilities enjoy their lives as much as anyone else. They appreciate all its opportunities and gifts, even in the midst of affliction.

  2. They embody grace. Living with disability proclaims that age, appearance, and ability don’t make a person more or less valuable. Rather, God’s love in creating, redeeming, and calling pronounces every member of our race precious.

  3. They model community. Persons who have impairments demonstrate how all human beings get to depend upon our Heavenly Father and upon each other.

  4. They add another viewpoint. Those who lack what many take for granted contribute insights on life and relationships that we might not otherwise experience.

  5. They invite servanthood. Neighbors that require particular attention and assistance provide us with opportunities to step outside ourselves and our concerns for the privilege of showing compassion.

  6. They surprise. What a delight to witness in these exceptional people how God’s goodness can’t be limited by our expectations and familiarities!

  7. They underscore the promises of Paradise. When brokenness becomes more obvious, it highlights the comfort that comes from our hope in the resurrection to everlasting life in our Savior’s new creation.

  8. They prepare us to help others. Practicing acts of kindness toward the ones whose needs we can clearly perceive trains and shapes us for aiding everybody around us, especially the least of these.

  9. They personify Christ. In the hurts and handicaps of individuals with disabilities, we encounter Christ Himself who incarnates heaven among us in humility. They draw us near to the Father whose power is made perfect in weakness—and not just theirs but even ours.

  10. They blaze us a trail. Loving someone with special needs prepares us to face the days when our own frailties inevitably increase. Whether those frailties show up in injuries or ailments or age, we will have learned how to inhabit them with courage. 

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Real Relationships

By Michael W. Salemink

Date: September 10, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

Real relationships don’t work like Facebook. Thanks be to God.

I attended a town meeting last month. I live in a suburb of St. Louis—a village really—populated by some 1,500 souls. Many have lived here for decades. The homes range from the 1920s to the 1950s and from the $120s to the $170s. It sits adjacent to both a university and the recently worst-rated school district in the state. Our residents come in both lighter and darker shades of skin. Like most Midwestern metropolitan areas, racial tensions regularly percolate and sometimes arise (we’re only a couple of miles from infamous Ferguson). Neighborhood yards feature both red and blue signs during campaign seasons. With a small-town complexion in a city context, the diversity provides a remarkably representative cross section of our entire country.

The possibility of fireworks at this particular meeting piqued my curiosity. Village administration (a mayor, a clerk, three aldermen, and three police officers) had hired a property inspector in the spring. Town bylaws stipulate certain exterior standards in the interest of preserving property values. Local government hasn’t strictly enforced the criteria for some time. But this May more than half the homes received violation notices. Without specified improvements—some of them quite expensive—by September, they would face fines. The situation even made the St. Louis newspaper.

Turnout to the town meeting was robust. Fifty or seventy-five of us crowded into a room designed for about half as many. (I sat on a radiator while several others had to remain in the hallway.) The mayor proceeded briskly through preliminary business. He prudently recognized most of us hadn’t shown up to read minutes. The floor opened for questions and comments at about 7:20. By 9:00, I reckoned I’d been beholding a near miracle.

For over an hour and a half, no one shouted. No one swore. Nobody accused. Nobody cried. Dozens of different folks spoke, from teenagers to octogenarians. Each patiently raised his or her hand and waited his or her turn. No interrupting. No insulting. No snark or sarcasm. Political parties and postures didn’t even enter the dialogue. People did have grievances. They did have demands. They did voice them passionately and persistently. They didn’t hide how indignant and angry they felt. But they disagreed without disrespect. They appeared to appreciate how we all have to inhabit a common space. They authentically wanted to continue figuring out how to live together like neighbors. One lady suggested establishing a neighborhood watch, and several others offered to help. Another fellow began drawing up a list of “good neighbors”—one column for those who needed assistance addressing property issues and the other for those who would be willing to provide it when contacted.

We don’t always see such civility, do we. Sensationalist news media seems almost allergic to it. Workplaces appear to prefer griping and gossip. Facebook echo chambers and internet anonymity are driving civility to the brink of extinction. Technologies that promise to bridge distances also divulge the original sin that makes us selfish and divisive. Even congregational board meetings and voters’ assemblies can deteriorate into rivalries. And pro-life demonstrations, discussions, and disagreements sometimes proceed in animosity instead of the sanctity we profess.

Life issues aren’t merely differences of opinion. Life issues aren’t primarily personal matters or political affiliations. Life issues aren’t simply points to prove and arguments to win. We aim even higher than convincing opponents, overturning verdicts, ending abortion, or preventing assisted suicide. Life issues involve people—hearts and lives and eternities—that are precious treasures of God and special privileges to us. The Gospel we have, the one about God’s grace, forgiveness, and love for everyone, brings joy. The Gospel we love, the one about Jesus Christ’s humility and servanthood toward humankind, gives hope. The Gospel that motivates us works relationships and rebirths, even without our prayers or labors.

Let’s turn off the screens. Let’s pick up the phone and pay a visit. Let’s learn from Jesus how to question and listen. Let’s remember how to investigate together and suggest instead of insisting. Let’s affirm agreement, however minute. Let’s speak courageously but compassionately. Let’s show them their heavenly worth even if they would promote death. Let’s share their holy purpose with them even if they would permit death. Let’s cheerfully ignore online grumpiness without outdoing it with our own. Let’s patiently, gently resist digital bitterness rather than reacting in kind.

If a village can do it, how much more the kingdom of God!

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Two Minnesota Students Win LFL State Essay Contest

By Virginia Flo

Date: June 19, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

Each year Lutherans For Life (LFL) sponsors two essay contests for Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12. The 2018 Minnesota finalists won based on their personal insights into life issues that demonstrate the meaning of the Lutherans For Life National Conference theme “From Age to Age the Same.” The theme is based on Scripture that says, you “have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save” (Isaiah 46:3b-4).

Hope Nelson from Rochester Central Lutheran School in Rochester, Minnesota, is the winner of the Grades 6-8 Minnesota Essay Contest. Hope wrote about the things in life an aborted child would miss if his/her life was cut short by abortion. She summed it all up with, “You yourself are one of a kind, and there will never, ever be anyone like you ever again. Each unborn baby is like that too, and they will all grow up into different, amazing people. But, if the unborn baby is aborted, that is just one human being who’s been stopped from reaching what they could be.” 

Congratulations to Hope Nelson, a special person herself with a love for her Lord and Savior Jesus that showed vividly throughout her essay.

Jacob Pallas from Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, Minnesota, is the winner of the Grades 9-12 category. Jacob wrote a very touching essay about his friend Elly from his congregation, St. John’s in Chaska, Minnesota. Jacob described Elly this way, “God has given her the gift of hospitality and encouragement. He has also given her an extra chromosome, a condition called Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome.” He also added, “She is the most energetic, exciting young lady I have ever been around. Her presence fills the room up with pure joy.” He went on to say, “Parents who receive a prenatal diagnosis that their child has Down syndrome should be introduced to young people like Elly so that they can see that a child with Down syndrome is so much more than just a diagnosis.”

Congratulations to Jacob Pallas, a young man with a special heart for God and His creation.

The essays students write clearly show they understand life’s issues and God’s love For Life as they write from their hearts what they see in Scripture. Both winning essays will be included in the LFL National Essay Contest. The national winners will be invited to read their winning essays at the Lutherans For Life National Conference that is being held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette (St. Louis), Missouri, on October 12 and 13. All the students in Minnesota who entered the contest through their school, church, or home school are winners. A special thank you as well to all the teachers, parents, and pastors who supported these students during the essay process. To God be the glory!

Virginia Flo is Regional Director of Minnesota and National Conference Director.

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LifeDate Summer 2018

Date: May 22, 2018

Category: Christian Responsibility

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From the Executive Director
10 Reasons Embryo-Destroying Research Is Unnecessary by Rev. Michael W. Salemink

Abortion/Post Abortion/Alternatives
Calling Evil “Good” by Linda D. Bartlett

Bioethics
Voice of Truth by Lynette Auch
Innocuous Inoculations? by Rev. Michael W. Salemink
Bioethics in Luther’s Small Catechism by Ryan C. MacPherson, Ph.D

Family Living
A Turning Point by Diane E. Schroeder
Marvelous Are Your Works! by Marie K. MacPherson
A Father’s Prayer by Pastor Mark Jeske

Lutherans For Life Resources

Life Thoughts in the Church Year

World News

Spotlight on Lutherans For Life
Share the Life Message All through the Year!
Children of the Heavenly Father – A Visit to India by Rev. Scott Licht
Can You Believe This? A Very Shocking Statistic (Part One) by John Hawkins
2018 LFL National Conference – From Age to Age the Same
Thank You, Life Chapters!
2017 Congregational Auxiliaries – Organizations Donor Honor Roll
A Letter of Thanks to Every Member of Lutherans For Life by Rev. Michael W. Salemink

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