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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

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

Doing the Lord’s Work in Gary, Indiana

1/8/2020
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Rev. Delwyn Campbell, Domestic Missionary in Gary, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the work being done in Gary, Indiana, including what the community of Gary looks like today, the legacy of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the work being done in the community through the church. Follow Pastor Campbell’s work at facebook.com/MissionGI and follow St. John’s Lutheran Church at facebook.com/LutheranStJohnGaryIN.

Duration:00:12:21

Caring for the Hard-to-Love

1/8/2020
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Deaconess Shaina Wurdeman, deaconess admission counselor with Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Andy to talk about her article in the January 2020 edition of the Lutheran Witness, including our natural response when someone sins against us, how some people can be challenging to love, and how we can care for these people in our lives. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

Duration:00:12:33

Views on Grace

1/8/2020
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Rev. Andrew Preus, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor and Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, Iowa, joins Andy to talk about his article in the January edition of the Lutheran Witness all about grace, including what is significant about different denominations’ views of grace, justification, and sanctification. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

Duration:00:15:09

Chrismons: Signs and Symbols Worth Studying --- 2019/12/23

12/23/2019
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Meghan Schultz, owner of Red Letter Art & Design and author of “Chrismons: Signs and Symbols Worth Studying” in the December Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the history of Chrismons, some common designs we may see, and the significance of their designs. Read Meghan’s article in the December LW at blogs.lcms.org/2019/chrismons-signs-and-symbols-worth-studying. Find Red Letter Art & Design at etsy.com/shop/RedLetterArtDesign and facebook.com/redletterlutheran. Find online...

Duration:00:14:15

Mental Health Monday: Stress from Being Too Busy During the Holidays --- 2019/12/23

12/23/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what happens when we have too much to do during the holidays, the benefits of simplicity but also excitement and energetic celebration, knowing and identifying what we need versus what people want from us, and the sacred practice of saying yes and no. 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...

Duration:00:13:02

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Come, Emmanuel! --- 2019/12/20

12/20/2019
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Rev. Jonathan Bakker, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the themes we hear about in 1 and 3 year lectionary for the 4th Sunday in Advent, the rich texts of the collect and introit for the day, and the hymn of the day we’ll get to sing. Find more about Lutheran lectionaries and hymns at lcms.org/worship.

Duration:00:14:28

5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens --- 2019/12/20

12/20/2019
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Rev. Clark Schultz, author of 5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens available from Northwestern Publishing House, and pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (WELS) in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why it’s important for teens to have a biblical worldview, what he wants teens to learn from saints or “heroes” of the Bible, and how this book can be used by individuals and families. Find 5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens at...

Duration:00:12:07

Investing for the Good of the Church --- 2019/12/19

12/19/2019
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Sharon Bollinger, Director of Customer Relations and Strategy with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the importance of investors to the mission of LCEF, how LCEF benefits the church as a whole, and ways for people to get involved with LCEF. For more information, visit lcef.org.

Duration:00:24:57