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The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

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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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

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United States

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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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

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@kfuoradio

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English

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314-965-9000


Episodes

The Driver's Seat

10/20/2020
Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan, and author of several books from Concordia Publishing House including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we are often consumed with pursuing autonomy, how we encounter the philosophy of deism, and where we learn about God's relationship with His creation. Read his article in the LW Online at witness.lcms.org/2020/the-drivers-seat. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness...

Duration:00:13:06

Church of the Week: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Renault, IL

10/20/2020
Rev. Terry Grebing, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the history of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, how the Wurstmarkt been a part of congregational life for Holy Cross, and how Holy Cross continued to carry on Word & Sacrament Ministry this year, in spite of challenges. Learn more about Holy Cross Lutheran Church at holycrosslutheran.webs.com.

Duration:00:14:22

Mental Health Monday: Building Initiative

10/19/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how we can encourage children to build initiative, how adults can build initiative, the role of tact and timing for both children and adults, and how mentors and community play a role in our growth. 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:00:27:14

Searching the Scriptures: October Lutheran Witness

10/16/2020
Rev. Matthew Wood, serving the Lord in Indonesia working with the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the October issue of the Lutheran Witness, all about the promises we have in Christ. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Read about Pastor Wood and how to support his work at lcms.org/wood. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness...

Duration:00:26:27

The Old Latin School in Wittenberg

10/15/2020
Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Weber, Managing Director of the International Lutheran Society of Wittenberg, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the historical context of the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, how the community of Wittenberg has changed over the years, how the Old Latin School is a base to reach into the surrounding community with the Gospel of Christ, and plans for the years ahead. Learn more about the Old Latin School and how you can visit at oldlatinschool.org.

Duration:00:27:36

Healing Racial Divides: True Reconciliation

10/14/2020
Rev. Keith Haney, Author of One Nation Under God: Healing the Racial Divides in America and Assistant to the President— Missions, Human Care & Stewardship with LCMS Iowa District West, joins Andy and Sarah in the fifth of a six-part series on healing racial divides in America to talk about how accusations affect divides, how public protests have made both good and bad differences in history, where we learn about true reconciliation in Scripture, and what our relationship with Jesus has to do...

Duration:00:25:18

October Lutheran Witness: No Other Gospel

10/13/2020
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the theme of the October issue of the Lutheran Witness, the chief messages to the Galatians in this letter, how learning the context of the letter is helpful is understanding its text, and the importance of this letter for Martin Luther and the Reformation. Learn more about this issue at witness.lcms.org/2020/lutheran-witness-october-2020. Read and listen to LW online at witness.lcms.org and...

Duration:00:26:08

Mental Health Monday: Initiative vs. Guilt

10/12/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how guilt gets in the way of initiative, how we understand guilt as Christians, and how we move through guilt and model skill learning for children. 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:00:26:58

Mental Health and Care of Souls

10/9/2020
Rev. David Fleming, Executive Director for Spiritual Care with DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel, joins Andy and Sarah during Mental Health Awareness Week to talk about how DOXOLOGY supports pastors in their own spiritual care and caring for the souls in their congregations, the critical nature of pastors and church workers (and really everyone) to receive spiritual and mental health care, and where we start to seek our own support, both with pastors and...

Duration:00:27:31

Value in Christ: Down Syndrome Awareness Month

10/8/2020
Kelly Nava— pastor’s wife, mama of two, and copy editor at Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her experiences having a daughter with Down Syndrome, what she's learned through these experiences, and how we value and love individuals with Down Syndrome as brothers and sisters in Christ. Read her blog post for Down Syndrome Awareness Month at blog.cph.org/serve/celebrating-differences-down-syndrome-awareness-month.

Duration:00:13:19

Power of Love and Music: Bethesda Lutheran Communities

10/8/2020
Jessica Meuse— singer/songwriter from Slapout, Alabama, and Mike Thirtle— President and CEO of Bethesda Lutheran Communities, join Andy and Sarah to talk about how Jessica was introduced to the wonderful work being done through Bethesda to support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, the song "Because You Love Me" that came of out this partnership, and how this song tells the story of Bethesda. Learn more about Bethesda Lutheran Communities at bethesdalc.org and find...

Duration:00:13:22

Healing Racial Divides: United in Christ

10/7/2020
Rev. Keith Haney, Author of One Nation Under God: Healing the Racial Divides in America and Assistant to the President— Missions, Human Care & Stewardship with LCMS Iowa District West, joins Andy and Sarah in the fourth of a six-part series on healing racial divides in America to talk about how easy it is to have biases and prejudices, how ignoring a person's culture and history can be more harmful than helpful, what we can learn from the Church at Ephesus, and how we are one in Christ. Find...

Duration:00:26:50

Praying Colors, Morning and Evening

10/6/2020
Rachel Bomberger—writer, editor, home-educator, mom, wife to US Navy Chaplain, and co-host of The Lutheran Ladies Lounge podcast—joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her experiences entering into the traditions and culture of military life, her encounter with the tradition of Morning and Evening Colors, and how this tradition has become part of her own life. Read her article in the online Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org/2020/praying-colors-morning-and-evening. Read and listen to LW online...

Duration:00:26:26

Mental Health Monday: Initiative and Leadership

10/5/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what initiative is, how we can get kids to ask how they can contribute and where they can lead, and how mistakes and forgiveness are essential in this space to allow kids (and adults) to grow. 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:00:26:53

Signs of the End Times?

10/2/2020
Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer, Executive Director of the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about different understandings and teachings on the End Times, what is false teaching and what is true Biblical teaching, what the Bible says about the signs of the End Times, and what we can learn from Scripture about the End Times. Read all CTCR documents at lcms.org/ctcr and find the document on End Times mentioned in this episode at The End Times: A...

Duration:00:27:27

LCMS Life Ministry

10/1/2020
Deaconess Tiffany Manor, Director of Life Ministry for the LCMS, joins Andy to talk about LCMS Life Ministry, national advocacy, local witness, and how we can support life in our own vocations. Learn more about LCMS Life Ministry at lcms.org/life.

Duration:00:12:39

LCEF: Interest Time

10/1/2020
Rehema Kavugha, Synod Relations Manager for Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), and Demian Farnworth, Content Manager for LCEF, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the LCEF Magazine Interest Time, how this magazines tells the stories of the church, and what we can look forward to in the next issue. Find Interest Time at interesttime.org and learn more about LCEF at lcef.org.

Duration:00:15:40

Healing Racial Divides: Who Is My Neighbor?

9/30/2020
Rev. Keith Haney, Author of One Nation Under God: Healing the Racial Divides in America and Assistant to the President— Missions, Human Care & Stewardship with LCMS Iowa District West, joins Andy and Sarah in the third of a six-part series on healing racial divides in America to talk about who our neighbors are, why understanding the history of our neighbors is useful for more genuine and loving relationships, and what we can learn from the story of The Good Samaritan. Find Pastor Haney's...

Duration:00:27:56

St. Michael and All Angels

9/29/2020
Rev. Sean Daenzer, Director of Worship for the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, which the Church celebrates on September 29, to discuss what we know about angels, the various misconceptions about who angels are and what they do, the vivid story in Revelation 12 about the war in heaven, and the propers and hymns assigned for this day. Hymn of the Day: Lutheran Service Book 522 (Another wonderful hymn: Lutheran Service Book 521) Lectionary:...

Duration:00:27:10

Mental Health Monday: Building Curiosity and Autonomy

9/28/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about building curiosity and autonomy, roadblocks to curiosity, how shame enters into this realm of curiosity, and where we find relief from shame (hint: Jesus). 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:00:27:08