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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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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.

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@kfuoradio

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

A Pedagogy Led by the Word

2/28/2020
Joe Willmann, Senior Instructional Designer with Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his article “A Pedagogy Led by the Word” in the February issue of the Lutheran Witness, including how pedagogy led by the teaching of the Word different from teaching other subjects, what God promises us regarding the teaching of His Word, and how this can be helpful to parents and teachers. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the...

Duration:00:11:37

Remembering Rev. Dr. Karl Barth

2/28/2020
Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the sainted Rev. Dr. Karl Barth’s service to the seminary, the legacy he leaves at the institution, and how the Lord uses the seminary and parish to form pastors who lead boldly and faithfully. Read the news release from Concordia Seminary at csl.edu/2020/02/seminary-president-emeritus-barth-enters-rest. In addition, hear from Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison as he reflects on Dr....

Duration:00:13:15

Angst, Anxiety, and Asking for Help

2/27/2020
Paul Nelson, DCE, from King of Kings Lutheran Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the impact of anxiety on the people he serves, how prepared families are to talk about anxiety, and how the documentary “Angst” could help. Learn more and find a screening in your area at angstmovie.com. If you’re in the St. Louis area, attend the screening at King of Kings Lutheran Church! Sunday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. facebook.com/events/482215725783695

Duration:00:13:33

The Word of God in Languages of the Heart

2/27/2020
Rev. Rich Rudowske, Director for Program Ministries & COO with Lutheran Bible Translators, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his story of missionary life, the programs of Lutheran Bible Translators, and where God’s Word is now being proclaimed and read because of Bible translation projects and partnerships. Learn more about Lutheran Bible Translators at lbt.org and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:12:01

Repent and Turn, O Man

2/26/2020
Rev. Sean Daenzer, LCMS Director of Worship and International Center Chaplain, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the lectionary, hymns, and history of Ash Wednesday. Lectionary, One Year Lectionary: Joel 2:12-19 or Jonah 3:1-10 Psalm 51:1-13 (14-19) 2 Peter 1:2-11 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Lectionary, Series A: Joel 2:12-19 Psalm 51:1-13 (14-19) 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Hymn of the Day: Lutheran Service Book 607 “From depths of woe I cry to Thee” Additional Hymn: Lutheran...

Duration:00:28:27

March on the Arch

2/25/2020
Brian Westbrook, Executive Director of Coalition for Life St. Louis, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what Coalition for Life St. Louis does every day to encourage women to choose life, who these women are, and details for the upcoming March on the Arch. Register and find details at stlmarch.com. March on the Arch, from Planned Parenthood to the Gateway Arch March 7, 2020 // check-in at 11:00 a.m., rally at 12:30 p.m. Begin at Planned Parenthood in Central West End, 4251 Forest Park Ave,...

Duration:00:12:07

Caring for Missionaries on the Field

2/25/2020
Ali Federwitz, Member Care Coordinator with Lutheran Bible Translators, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her work with LBT, how her experiences on the field help her serve others, and the unique needs of missionaries on the field. Learn more about Ali’s story and Lutheran Bible Translators at lbt.org/project/missionaries-paul-and-ali-federwitz and pafederwitz.wordpress.com.

Duration:00:13:41

Smashing Numbers to Serve the Church

2/24/2020
Mark Cannon, CFO, Sr. VP of Finance and Administration for the LCMS Foundation, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what he does for the LCMS Foundation, the recent St. Louis Post Dispatch contest he entered, and how being knowledgeable about the stock market and economy can benefit the church and also individuals. Read the story at stltoday.com/business/columns/david-nicklaus/nicklaus-reader-nails-with-near-perfect-dow-forecast/article_b25710c9-345d-55d3-8c26-1d297165fb4f.html. Learn more...

Duration:00:12:40

Mental Health Monday: Fear and Wondering

2/24/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the place of fear in our faith and in our mental health, how fear works as an indicator, and the relationship between fear and health curiosity. 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:00:13:13

Lutheran Writers at the Writer’s Round Up!

2/21/2020
Authors Sarah Baughman, Elizabeth Ahlman, Christina Hergenrader, and Susan Maluschka join Andy and Sarah live from the Texas Lutheran Writer’s Round Up in Warda, Texas, to talk about their favorite genres of reading and writing, the advice they’re sharing with the young writers attending the Round Up, and the next thing they’re writing. Find Sarah’s book “A Flame in the Dark” at cph.org/flameinthedark. Find Elizabeth’s books “Ruth: More than a Love Story” and “Demystifying the Proverbs 31...

Duration:00:27:00

Return of the Robo Raiders

2/20/2020
“Your favorite robotics team,” the Robo Raiders, has made it to the State Championship for their robotics division on February 21-22 in Elgin, IL. Robo Raiders Bella, Alana, Nathaniel, Isaac, Hannah, Matthew, and Taylor, along with their robot Mando, from Southern Illinois join Andy and Sarah in studio to talk about what being a member of this robotics team has taught them, their roles on the the team and how they work together, and the uniqueness of this year’s robot. Watch the Facebook...

Duration:00:26:07

Story Time with Uncle Fritz

2/19/2020
Rev. Dr. Fritz Baue— author, retired pastor, and master storyteller, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the value of stories and storytelling, his process for telling stories, and the Diamond Quintet series of novels he has available. Find these books and more, including music and non-fiction books, at pergolapress.com.

Duration:00:27:00

Why “Lutheran”?

2/18/2020
Frank Kohn, editorial coordinator for the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his Bene+diction article in the February issue of LW, including what “Lutheran” meant to him a decade ago, what shaped his identity as a Lutheran-confessing Christian, and how this has shaped his understanding of vocation. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness. Find all of our KFUO Radio LW conversations at...

Duration:00:26:58

Gift of Languages and Translating the Bible

2/18/2020
Michael Ersland, Translation Advisor for the Komba Old Testament Project with Lutheran Bible Translators, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his journey to becoming a Bible translator, the unique education and experience for Bible translation vocation, and the project he’s currently working on. Learn more about him and Lutheran Bible Translators at lbt.org/project/missionary-michael-ersland.

Duration:00:22:35

Mental Health Monday: Clergy, Congregations, and Mental Illness

2/17/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, and Rev. Robert Zagore, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about clergy and mental illness, including what the Bible says about mental illness, the challenges facing pastors and church workers who want to seek help, and practical advice for people in the pews to support their church workers’ health. Several links and resources are mentioned in this episode. These links are listed below: Wall Street Journal...

Duration:00:26:14

David’s Harp

2/14/2020
Rev. Richard Resch, President of David’s Harp, and Rev. Greg Truwe, on the board of directors for David’s Harp, join Andy and Sarah to talk about David’s Harp, including the role music plays in the life of a congregation, how our Lutheran understanding of the importance of music education helps our congregations reach out into the community, and the resources David’s Harp will provide for congregations wishing to start their own music conservatories. Find more information about David’s Harp,...

Duration:00:26:59

Camp at Lakeview Ministries!

2/13/2020
Tim Stair, Director of Operations with Lakeview Ministries in Seymour, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how camp makes a difference for children and families, what makes Lakeview Ministries unique, and what parent should know while preparing for summer camp. Learn more at lakeviewministries.camp.

Duration:00:12:15

Fossils, Rocks, Minerals, and Creation

2/13/2020
Bill Barnes, Material Scientist and presenter of the Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Show on March 7, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what a material scientist does, what these scientists study about creation, and how these parts of creation show God’s majesty and care. Visit the Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Show on March 7 at The Pillar Foundation. View the flyer here! Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Show (From a Biblical Perspective) with Bill Barnes Saturday March 7, 2020 // 9am – 9pm 15820 Clayton...

Duration:00:13:12

Laudamus: Singing Praise!

2/12/2020
Geordie, Jon, and Nick, who are members of Laudamus from Concordia Seminary St. Louis, join Andy and Sarah to talk about their experiences in Laudamus, where they’ll be going on tour and what they’ll be singing, and how this choral experience enhances their pastoral formation while at the seminary. To learn more about Laudamus and the spring tour, visit csl.edu/laudamus.

Duration:00:11:55

Be Thou My Guide

2/12/2020
Margo Heath-Dupre, author of “Be Thou My Guide: A Bible study on Trusting God” available from Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how the LWML has been instrumental in developing an understanding of Christian vocations, who encouraged her to pursue writing, and how this book will be helpful to readers. Find her book at books.cph.org/be-thou-my-guide-a-bible-study-on-trusting-god.

Duration:00:13:11