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"What About?" Series

"What About?" is a series of 27 pamphlets, written by former Synod President A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions.

(Click each topic to view/download .pdf file.)


The Gospel

The Bible

The Small Catechism

The Ten Commandments

The Apostles' Creed

The Lord's Prayer

Holy Baptism

Confession and Absolution

The Sacrament of the Altar

Being a Lutheran

Lutheran Worship

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Telling the Good News about Jesus

Christian Families


Death and Dying


The New Millennium

Christian Stewardship

Fellowship in the Lord's Supper

The Difference between the ELCA and the LCMS

The Ordination of Women to the Pastoral Office



Living Together Without Marriage

Creation and Evolution

Boy Scouts of America: What the Policy Change Means


Note:  permission is granted to copy any part of this series, as long as there is no sale of the copied material and no change in content.