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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.

Twitter:

@kfuoradio

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

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

Showing Love through Building Projects

2/11/2020
Jeff Herndon, director of LCEF’s Laborers For Christ, joins Andy and Sarah to share his story about why he loves Laborers for Christ, the projects and people involved in Laborers for Christ, and how to get involved. Learn more at lcef.org/laborers-for-christ. Interested in joining? Email ministry.support@lcef.org.

Duration:00:27:53

Introducing New Lutheran Witness Managing Editor!

2/10/2020
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his background and experience before becoming managing editor of LW, the legacy of LW, and how he hopes to move the magazine forward. 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 kfuo.org/witness.

Duration:00:12:12

Mental Health Monday: I am Content! (Or am I?)

2/10/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how contentment is different from happiness or joy, how we attain contentment (if we can), and what happens when we have a lack of contentment. 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:00:12:43

Lutheran Witness: Searching the Scriptures

2/7/2020
Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illlinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the February issue of the Lutheran Witness. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

Duration:00:26:06

Catechesis in Discipline

2/6/2020
Mr. Andrew Gavrun, Principal of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School in Decatur, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how discipline is part of daily life in a school setting, how proper discipline is beneficial for both students and teachers, and how the catechism is a useful tool in discipline to train children as they mature. Learn more about Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School at wyneken.org.

Duration:00:12:59

Facilitating Making Disciples for Life through Grants

2/5/2020
Rev. Robert Zagore, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how congregations and districts have been working to plant churches and reach multicultural communities, how Making Disciples for Life initiative helps in these efforts, and grants that are available for congregations and districts. Learn more at lcms.org.

Duration:00:26:12

Serving Neighborhoods with the Gospel of Christ

2/4/2020
Rev. Dr. Douglas Spittel, Pastor of First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and President of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries (PALM), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the neighborhoods surrounding First Trinity in Pittsburgh, the unique ways First Trinity and PALM are serving the community, and the newest venture of chartering a new LCMS congregation in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Read more of this story in the...

Duration:00:26:00

#NLSW20: Immanuel Olivette

2/3/2020
We’re celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week on The Coffee Hour! Faculty and students from Immanuel Lutheran School in Olivette, Missouri, including Steven, Scarlet, Luke, Emma, and Miss Brenda Hente, join Andy to talk about why they love their school, when they learn about Jesus in school, and the value of Lutheran education for faculty, students, and families. Learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week at lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

Duration:00:13:39

Mental Health Monday: Sparking Joy or Happiness?

2/3/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about happiness and joy, including whether God cares about happiness or only joy, how we distinguish between the two, and how we cultivate happiness and joy in our lives. 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:00:14:22