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As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.

As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.
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As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.

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Episodes

Experiencing the Holy Land --- 2019/10/14

10/14/2019
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Rev. Dr. Nabil Nour, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford, South Dakota, and Fourth Vice President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his childhood home in Nazareth, his journeys back to the Holy Land, and what his guests see and learn on these trips.

Duration:00:10:46

Mental Health Monday: Emotions or Knowledge? --- 2019/10/14

10/14/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the value and purpose of emotions, the role emotions play in our daily life, and the relationship between emotions and knowledge. Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

Duration:00:13:05

Singing through Instruments: Music at Concordia Seminary --- 2019/10/11

10/11/2019
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Dr. Jim Marriott, Kreft Chair for Music Arts and Director of Musical Arts at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and Erica Mertz, associate conductor for Laudamus at Concordia Seminary, join Sarah to talk about the Laudamus choir and tour, why music groups and tours are an important part of seminary life, and the After Chapel concert Erica will be performing in February. Find Laudamus tour details and all of Concordia Seminary’s concert offerings at csl.edu/music.

Duration:00:26:59

Lutheran Hymnody & Liturgy in West Africa --- 2019/10/10

10/10/2019
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Phillip Magness, Music Specialist serving the Lord in West & Central Africa, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his journey into his music vocations, stories about his initial work in Francophone Africa, the legacy of church music in Africa, and how local African churches make Lutheran church music their own. Read more about Phillip and how to support his work at lcms.org/magness. The hymns in today’s program, “Avant que l’abue n’ait paru” and “C’est un rempart que notre Dieu” and the first...

Duration:00:27:46

National Disability Employment Awareness Month --- 2019/10/09

10/9/2019
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David Riley, supported by Bethesda Lutheran Communities, and Lanessa Stutz, David’s Bethesda job coach, join Andy to talk about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and how Bethesda Lutheran Communities is changing the narrative from what can’t be done to what can. Bethesda helps empower individuals to be wonderful, loyal employees. Learn more at bethesdalc.org.

Duration:00:13:06

40 Day for Life --- 2019/10/09

10/9/2019
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Rev. Dr. Jason Wagner, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in High Ridge, Missouri, and the Missouri District Life Coordinator, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what a Life Coordinator does, what 40 Days for Life is all about, and how people across the country (and world!) can participate. If you’re in Missouri, sign up to participate on October 31, 2019, at lflofmo.org. To learn more about 40 Days for Life or to find more participation information outside of Missouri, visit 40daysforlife.com.

Duration:00:11:32

Expanding Mission Field in Latin America & Spain --- 2019/10/08

10/8/2019
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Rev. Dr. Arthur Just, Chairman and Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and also Associate Executive Director for the Latin America and the Caribbean region with the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to share stories from his journey to (and from, and to) the mission field, the incredible growth of the mission field in the Latin American region, and the impact of this growth on both pastors and people in this...

Duration:00:27:21

Community Health Education Short-Term Mission --- 2019/10/07

10/7/2019
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Lauren Awe, Short-term Volunteer with LCMS International Mission serving in Community Health Education in Burundi, along with Anne Gonzalez, Manager of Short-term Mission Training & Engagement for the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how she became interested in serving as a short-term volunteer, the community in which she served in Burundi, and why this training makes a difference for the people she serves. Opportunities to serve on Short-Term mission...

Duration:00:12:27

Mental Health Monday: Breaking Down Obstacles --- 2019/10/07

10/7/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy to talk about breaking down obstacles to getting the help we need, what contextual obstacles exist, and how we can overcome them. Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

Duration:00:12:22

Agricultural Consultancy: Part 3 --- 2019/10/04

10/4/2019
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Dale and Lisa Wehmeyer, volunteers with LCMS International Mission serving with Agricultural Consultancy in East Africa, join Andy and Sarah in Part 3 of our conversation about agricultural consultancy. The Wehmeyers talk about their interest and experience with agriculture, the ways they taught people to farm more efficiently, and the impact this work makes on the people they met and worked with. Gwen Zagore, a new volunteer serving in 2020, joins in the second half to share her background...

Duration:00:28:45

Agricultural Consultancy: Part 2 --- 2019/10/03

10/3/2019
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Delano and Linda Meyers, volunteers with LCMS International Mission serving with Agricultural Consultancy in East Africa, join Andy and Sarah in Part 2 of our conversation about agricultural consultancy. They Meyers talk about their experience with agriculture, the cultural differences they learned about in their time doing agricultural consultancy, and the people they met and worked with. Learn more about the LCMS Africa Region at international.lcms.org/africa and find all of the...

Duration:00:13:19

Agricultural Consultancy: Part 1 --- 2019/10/03

10/3/2019
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Dr. Jacque Breman, a volunteer with LCMS International Mission serving with Agricultural Consultancy in East Africa, joins Andy and Sarah in Part 1 of our conversation about agricultural consultancy. Dr. Breman talks about his interest and experience in agricultural consultancy, the goals of agricultural consultancy in East Africa, and the partners in the program. Learn more about the LCMS Africa Region at international.lcms.org/africa and find all of the agricultural consultancy...

Duration:00:12:32

Support Lutheran Education at “Brew in the Lou” --- 2019/10/02

10/2/2019
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Sue Nahmensen—CEO of Lutheran Elementary School Association, Katie Foristal— Christ Community Lutheran School administration, and Stephanie Silbey—Lutheran school parent, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the resources LESA provides for professional development for teachers, how LESA supports parents who want to send their children to Lutheran Schools, and the impact LESA makes for children and parents throughout the St. Louis area. Support LESA at the “Brew in the Lou Festival” at Francis...

Duration:00:12:53

Adam’s Children and the Human Diversity --- 2019/10/02

10/2/2019
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Dr. Todd Wood, President of the Core Academy of Science, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his research on human fossils, what these fossils teach us about our lineage from the flood, and what many scientists find difficult in the history of human origins. Hear Dr. Wood present at the Missouri Association for Creation Workshop: Adam’s Children on October 26th in St Louis. Learn more at coresci.org/adam.

Duration:00:11:51

LCEF Works to Support Schools --- 2019/10/01

10/1/2019
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Larry Crume, Chief Lending Officer for LCEF, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how LCEF supports the mission and ministry of LCMS schools, some stories of recent projects LCEF supported, and how you can be a part of this ministry. Learn more and become involved at lcef.org or call 800-843-5233. You can also read powerful ministry stories at InterestTime.org.

Duration:00:13:49

Introducing First Vice President Lange! --- 2019/10/01

10/1/2019
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Rev. Peter Lange, First Vice President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy to talk about what he loves about parish ministry, what his chief duties are as First VP, and what he’s looking forward to in this role.

Duration:00:12:10

Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators --- 2019/09/30

9/30/2019
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Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the President of the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes a good hymn writer, how hymn writers have influenced him, and the wonderful speakers and topics at the upcoming “Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators” happening November 10-14 in tandem with the Good Shepherd Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Find details at and registration information at lcms.org/worship.

Duration:00:11:45

Mental Health Monday: Who to Ask for Help --- 2019/09/30

9/30/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about who to ask when you’re in need of help, including whether a professional or lay person is best, whether a Christian worldview matters, and other qualities to look for. Find the Faith & Family episode Heidi mentions at kfuo.org/2017/12/20/faf-122017-pastor-psychologist. Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on...

Duration:00:14:03

Paul Manz Hymn Festival --- 2019/09/27

9/27/2019
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Dr. Scott Hyslop, Cantor at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Lutheran and musical heritage at St. Lorenz, details of the Paul Manz hymn festival on September 29, and the harpsichord recital at Concordia Seminary on September 30. Sunday, September 29, 4:00pm agostlouis.org/event/paul-manz-hymn-festival A Paul Manz Hymn Festival, Dr. Scott Hyslop, organ Sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Ladue Chapel...

Duration:00:10:18

St. Michael and All Angels --- 2019/09/27

9/27/2019
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Rev. Timothy Appel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, Texas, and host of KFUO Radio’s Sharper Iron, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about who St. Michael is, how we celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, and what we understand about angels. Read more about this festival and what we believe about angels at blogs.lcms.org/2011/st-michael-and-all-angels-9-2011 and lutheranreformation.org/theology/reformers-say-angels.

Duration:00:14:40