Dr. A. L. Barry (1931—2001)
Dr. Barry was the 10th President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod from 1992 until his death in 2001. He is the only president of the LCMS to die in office. He previously served as president of the Synod’s Iowa District East from 1982 to 1992.
Dr. Barry authored The Master's Prayer : Devotional meditations on the Lord's Prayer (1994), The Unchanging Feast: The Nature and Basis of Lutheran Worship (1995), What Does This Mean? Catechesis in the Lutheran Congregation (1996) and numerous pamphlets in the “What About?” series.
His “What About?” series was anchored in the unchanging truth of God’s Holy Word and the faithful exposition of that word provided in the Lutheran Confessions. They provide clear, direct answers to many questions people are asking today about the Christian faith. Unchanging truth in changing times is precisely what these summaries of Christian doctrine provide. They offer a starting point for people who want to explore the truth of God’s Word in more depth.
© 2001, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The Office of the President.