About Forward in Christ
"May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us” (1 Kings 8:57).
Forward in Christ (FIC) is the official magazine of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Published monthly in both print and digital formats, FIC brings Lutherans together through shared stories of faith and articles that address important issues facing Christians today. FIC also provides an in-depth look at important biblical truths while striving to inspire its readers to live lives of Christian service. As WELS’ official magazine, FIC shares news from its congregations, schools, ministry affiliates, and synodical areas of ministry.
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Forward in Christ has a rich history that dates back to 1914 when WELS first began publishing a synodical magazine in the English language. Known as The Northwestern Lutheran, the magazine may have a different name and a different look today, but it continues to inform and inspire its readers. If you are looking for an article published in The Northwestern Lutheran, Northwestern Lutheran, Forward, or Forward in Christ, we can help. For articles published within the past five years, you can search our online archive. For articles published further back, submit your request and we will do our best to find it.
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Executive editor: Rev. James F. Pope
Managing editor: Julie K. Wietzke
Staff editor: Nicole Balza
Staff writer: Stephanie Boeckman
Staff writer: Ann Jahns
Staff writer: Amanda Klemp
Seminary consultant: Prof. Samuel Degner
Designer: Carianne Ciriacks
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