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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

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

Camp Stories: Walcamp, Kingston, IL

3/27/2020
Bill Indelli, Executive Director of Walcamp in Kingston, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Walcamp a destination for families, how outdoor ministry makes a difference in the lives of those who attend, and opportunities for teens and families this summer. Learn more about Walcamp at walcamp.org.

Duration:00:13:13

CUW Contributing 3D-Printed Masks

3/27/2020
Dr. Dan Sem, Dean of the Batterman School of Business at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the 3D printers at the Makerspace Lab at CUW, how this lab is contributing to the shortage of masks during the coronavirus pandemic, and how others are and can be involved. Read more about this story at blog.cuw.edu/covidmasks. Contribute to the campaign at charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/3dprinter-covid-masks or, if you have a 3D printer and would like to...

Duration:00:12:18

Camp Stories: Camp Concordia, Gowen MI

3/26/2020
Dr. Craig Oldenburg, Camp Director at Camp Concordia in Gowen, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Camp Concordia a destination for families this summer, stories from campers who have benefited from Camp Concordia’s programming, and how Camp Concordia is unique. Learn more about Camp Concordia at campconcordia.org.

Duration:00:13:49

Camp Stories: Lutheran Valley Retreat, Woodland Park, CO

3/26/2020
Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Lutheran Valley Retreat in Woodland Park, Colorado, and President of National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association (NLOMA), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how the summer camp industry is fairing right now, what makes Lutheran Valley Retreat a destination for families, and stories of campers that attend programs at LVR. Learn more about Lutheran Valley Retreat at lvr.org and NLOMA at nloma.org.

Duration:00:25:41

Camp Stories: Camp Lutherhaven, Albion, IN

3/25/2020
Tim Jank, Executive Director of Camp Lutherhaven in Albion, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Camp Lutherhaven a destination for families this summer, what a typical summer camp day look like, and a story of a camp team member who has benefitted from the blessings of Camp Lutherhaven. Learn more about Camp Lutherhaven at lutherhaven.org.

Duration:00:11:42

Camp Stories: Heit’s Point, MO

3/24/2020
Mark Nolte, Executive Director of Heit’s Point in Lincoln, Missouri (Lake of the Ozarks), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Heit’s Point a destination for families, what a typical summer camp day looks like, and information parents would need to know as camp approaches. Learn more about camps at Heit’s Point at heitspoint.com.

Duration:00:11:22

Rumor Has it Jesus Forgives Gossipers

3/24/2020
Rev. Chris Hull, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what gossip is, what God commands us about gossip, and how Jesus takes on gossip. Read Pastor Hull’s blog at ziontomballtx.org/sheepdog.

Duration:00:12:36

Mental Health Monday: Small Things to Calm Anxiety

3/23/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah on this first “at-home edition” during coronavirus to talk about small things we can do to calm our anxiety and connect us to God in everyday life, including breath, water, and food. (Outside time and hugs/physical touch are also on the list, and we’ll cover those in a future episode.) 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...

Duration:00:26:49

Deaconess Students visit the Dominican Republic

3/20/2020
Christina Shaffer & Janie Schlie, Deaconess students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, join Andy and Sarah to talk about their participation in the Mission Education team from Concordia Seminary this January, where they shadowed missionaries in the Dominican Republic to learn about life as a missionary. Learn more about deaconess studies at Concordia Seminary at csl.edu/academics/programs.

Duration:00:26:32

Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge takes over!

3/19/2020
The Lutheran Ladies Erin Alter, Bri Gerzevske, and Rachel Bomberger, join Sarah on this special Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge takeover episode of The Coffee Hour to share how the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge podcast was created, the community that has been created by this endeavor, and their own favorite Lutheran women in honor of Women’s History Month. Find the podcast at kfuo.org/lutheranladieslounge or wherever you listen to podcasts. The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is a podcast produced by KFUO Radio...

Duration:00:26:47

Quick Tips for New Homeschoolers

3/18/2020
Cheryl Swope, educator and author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about quick tips for homeschoolers for parents who all of a sudden find themselves figuring out homeschooling, including routine, vision, and ways to enjoy this time together. Find Cheryl’s work at cherylswope.com.

Duration:00:12:46

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

3/18/2020
Dr. Wanda Routier, Director of Special Education at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the new Teacher of the Visually Impaired program at Concordia University Wisconsin, how education for the visually impaired is different from other educational settings, and what this program entails. Read more about this program at blog.cuw.edu/tvi-program.

Duration:00:12:43

Mission Ambition 5k

3/17/2020
Rev. Kevin Thomson and Becky Blake from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the Mission Ambition 5k race, the work that Mission Ambition will help fund, and race details. Learn more and register at stpaulsdesperes.org/5k.

Duration:00:13:13

Tough Questions. Trivial Answers.

3/17/2020
Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan, and PhD student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why tough questions are important to pay attention to, why answering them with trivial answers can be detrimental, and how we can go about answering these tough questions in good ways. Read his article in The Gospel Coalition at thegospelcoalition.org/article/tough-questions-trivial-answers.

Duration:00:13:44

Hear Our Prayer: Family Devotions

3/16/2020
Rev. Sean Daenzer, worship director for the LCMS and International Center chaplain, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we should do devotions at home, simple formats to use, and how this is beneficial to family life. Find the PrayNow App for Android and Apple, along with the Treasury of Daily Prayer and Lutheran Service Book, at cph.org. Find downloadable Daily Prayers at cph.org/care. Find resources available from the LCMS at lcms.org/coronavirus.

Duration:00:13:49

Mental Health Monday: Jesus is Our Hope

3/16/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about keeping good mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, including healthy ways to address fear and anxieties, physical distancing and social distancing that’s still good for our mental health, and tending to our neighbor’s mental health as well as physical health. 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...

Duration:00:12:33

FLAME: Hip-hop, culture, and theology

3/13/2020
Grammy nominated hip-hop artist FLAME joins Andy and Sarah in studio to talk about his unique journey to the Lutheran faith, his background in music and the arts, and how the arts can be used to create conversations on faith and theology. As a bonus, hear the Facebook live audio from after the radio broadcast! Find his latest work at clearsightmusic.com/extranos and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @flame314.

Duration:00:36:59

Premiering Contemporary Sacred Music

3/12/2020
Dr. Michael John Trotta, composer, and Matthew Thiel, Sheboygan Lutheran High School choral director, join Andy and Sarah to talk about Dr. Trotta’s journey to becoming a composer, why singing sacred music in a choir is a unique experience, and the world premiere of Dr. Trotta’s arrangement of the “Te Deum” taking place at Sheboygan Lutheran High School on March 17. Read more of the story at blog.cuw.edu/concordia-alum-to-premiere-rising-composers-contemporary-take-on-classic-church-hymn....

Duration:00:28:02

Short Term Mission: English Bible Camp in Poland

3/11/2020
Joyce Kroll— volunteer with the 2019 English Bible Camp in Poland, and Anne Gonzalez, DCE— Manager of Short-term Mission Training & Engagement with the LCMS Office of International Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about Joyce’s experiences as a volunteer for the English Bible Camp, what she expected and experienced serving on this trip, and what opportunities are available to serve this year. Learn more and find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.

Duration:00:12:39

New Self-Defense Curriculum for Lutheran Schools

3/11/2020
Coach Jody Token of The Great Flip joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her new self-defense curriculum for LCMS Schools, including why self-defense is important for kids to learn, what the curriculum involves, and what teachers will need to be equipped to teach this in their classrooms. Learn more and find the curriculum at thegreatflip.com.

Duration:00:11:45