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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

The Pro-Life Generation

1/23/2020
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Anna Young, Founder of the Davidson County Students for Life of America chapter, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why she wanted to start a Students for Life of America chapter at her public high school, the experiences of both support and resistance from the people around her, and how this experience and the March for Life have shaped her future. Read her story in the LCMS Reporter at...

Duration:00:27:01

Lutheran School Open House

1/22/2020
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Linda Dehn, Lutheran Educator with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School in Eureka, Missouri, and Brenda Kimberlin, Lutheran Elementary School Association in St. Louis, Missouri, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the value of Lutheran education, how the Lutheran school community makes a difference in families’ lives, and how to visit a Lutheran school in your area. Learn more at lesastl.org.

Duration:00:12:51

Texas Lutheran Writers Round Up

1/22/2020
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Nikki Kueck, Administrator of Faith Lutheran High School of Central Texas in Warda, Texas, and Ruth Meyer, author of The Sola Series available at ruthmeyerbooks.com, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the 2nd Annual Texas Lutheran Writer’s Round Up, including the speakers/authors who will be attneding this year, what makes this event so unique, and the experience that students and all attendees will have. Learn more at facebook.com/faithlhscentraltx and faithlutheranhighschool.com.

Duration:00:12:37

Relationships Matter: Research on the Millennial Generation

1/22/2020
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Julianna Shults, DCE, Program Manager for Youth Ministry for the LCMS Office of National Mission, and Rev. Mark Kiessling, Director of Youth Ministry for the LCMS Office of National Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the new book from LCMS Youth Ministry “Relationships Matter,” including what prompted the research on the millennial generation, how this research helps church workers or parents who are concerned about this generation, and how this research can be applied in real life...

Duration:00:27:31

Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/22/2020
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Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in The Bronx, New York, and First vice president of the LCMS Atlantic District, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church reachs and servse the diverse Bronx community, what he’ll be sharing at the Concordia University Nebraska celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and why it’s important to remember his work today. Read about this celebration at...

Duration:00:13:13

Mental Health Monday: No Shame in Sadness

1/22/2020
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about sadness, including removing the shame of sadness in our positivity culture, the difference between the emotion of sadness and clinic depression, and how we can help our neighbors who are struggling with sadness. 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:00:12:42

Setting Goals

1/17/2020
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Dr. Bernard Bull, President of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, joins Andy to talk about the role of goals setting in our Christian vocations, how we approach it, and why it’s beneficial in our daily lives.

Duration:00:13:30

Crosswise: Theology and Thinking

1/17/2020
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Dr. Joel Oesch, Director of the Graduate Programs in Theology at Christ College, Concordia University, and Executive Director of Crosswise Institute, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the creation of Crosswise Institute, what high school students learn during this institute, and how this immersive and challenging learning environment benefits them as young people. Learn more about Crosswise, including this year’s program June 21-25, at cui.edu/crosswise.

Duration:00:13:59

Studying the Stars: Gateway Creation Conference

1/16/2020
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Dr. Danny Faulkner— Researcher, author, and speaker for Answers in Genesis, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about design in the astronomical realm, the speed of light and its relationship to a young earth, and different views of cosmology. Hear these presentations and more at the upcoming Gateway Creation Conference, April 3-4 at The Rock Church of St. Louis’s Ballwin campus. Learn more and register at creationconf.com.

Duration:00:13:21

Student Contests in Classical Lutheran Education

1/16/2020
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Dr. Jackquelyn Haws Veith, Executive Director of Educational Certification for the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about CCLE’s student contests, including how these contests fit into a student’s education, the theme for this year’s essay contest, and how analytical thinking required for contests benefit the student. Find details for entry at ccle.org/2020-student-contests.

Duration:00:12:24

Making Disciples for Life: Next Steps

1/15/2020
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Rev. Robert Zagore, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, and Rev. Dr. Mark Wood, director of LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry and director of the LCMS Revitalization initiative, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the backstory of the Making Disciples for Life initiative, how this initiative will help our LCMS church body work together more effectively, and details for the next conference in Fort Wayne, April 16-18, 2020. Learn more at lcms.org.

Duration:00:27:56

Community of Lutheran Women in Mission

1/14/2020
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Debbie Larson, President of the LWML, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the LWML, her story of becoming involved in the LWML, and the incredible work the LWML does to support the mission and ministry of the church at large. Learn more at lwml.org.

Duration:00:13:17

Singing the Music of the Church: CTSFW Kantorei

1/14/2020
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Kevin Hildebrand, Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, and Matt Machemer, Associate Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the CTSFW Kantorei, the role that a choral group like the Kantorei plays in pastoral formation, and how the Kantorei serves the church at large. Learn more at ctsfw.edu/choirs.

Duration:00:14:45

Life Sunday & March for Life

1/13/2020
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Rev. Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Mission and Ministry with Lutherans for Life, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about Life Sunday 2020 resources available from Lutherans for Life, the upcoming activities surrounding the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and the Regional Lutherans for Life Conferences happening this year. Find details and resources at lutheransforlife.org.

Duration:00:12:55

Mental Health Monday: Power, Agency, and Anger

1/13/2020
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about emotions of power, agency, and anger, including what makes us feel safe or empowered vesus disempowered, how the context of these emotions affects how we interact with them, and the relationship of anger to safety. 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:00:10:53

Puerto Rico after Earthquakes

1/10/2020
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Rev. James Neuendorf, serving the Lord as missionary to Puerto Rico along with his wife Deaconess Christel, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the damage to the area where he lives and works in Puerto Rico, the needs that he and Christel are able to meet, and the partnerships and relationships they have cultivated with the grace of God in order to care for the people who are suffering. Follow the story on their Facebook page at facebook.com/sendjamesandchristel and read more at...

Duration:00:13:05

Stewardship, Vocation, and Loving our Neighbors

1/10/2020
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Rev. Heath Curtis, Coordinator of Stewardship with the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how fear plays a role in stewardship, how we generally understand stewardship, and how it connects firmly with our vocations in Christ. Find resources from the LCMS on stewardship at lcms.org/stewardship.

Duration:00:12:09

Praying for Our Troops

1/9/2020
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Rev. Craig Muehler, Director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the needs of military connected families in the days ahead, how we can be supportive of these families, and how we can pray for our troops and chaplains. Learn more about LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces at lcms.org/armedforces. Interested in becoming a chaplain? Contact Chaplain Muehler at lcmschaps@lcms.org.

Duration:00:12:38

Making Disciples for Life

1/9/2020
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Rev. Kevin Robson, Chief Mission Officer for the LCMS and presenter at the January 2020 Making Disciples for Life conference, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the current challenges facing the church today, how the LCMS serves people around the world, and how we anticipate serving people in the future. Learn more at lcms.org.

Duration:00:13:25

Instilling Life Values in Children

1/8/2020
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Stephenie Hovland— educator, speaker and member of the Lutherans for Life National Board of Directors, joins Andy to talk about instilling life values in children, how parents can talk about life issues with their children of any age, and how different ages process life issues in different ways. Read her article at lutheransforlife.org/article/tips-for-instilling-life-values-in-children.

Duration:00:14:03