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The Lutheran Witness provides readings of all the articles posted on LW website, witness.lcms.org. The Lutheran Witness is an official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (Visit lcms.org to learn more). Subscribe to the print edition of LW at cph.org/witness. For additional stories and articles that help you interpret the world from a Lutheran perspective, visit the LW website.

The Lutheran Witness provides readings of all the articles posted on LW website, witness.lcms.org. The Lutheran Witness is an official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (Visit lcms.org to learn more). Subscribe to the print edition of LW at cph.org/witness. For additional stories and articles that help you interpret the world from a Lutheran perspective, visit the LW website.

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The Lutheran Witness provides readings of all the articles posted on LW website, witness.lcms.org. The Lutheran Witness is an official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (Visit lcms.org to learn more). Subscribe to the print edition of LW at cph.org/witness. For additional stories and articles that help you interpret the world from a Lutheran perspective, visit the LW website.

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English


Episodes

The Coffee Hour - Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers

1/13/2021
Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Boyle, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what we learn from the Church Fathers, how these writings are especially beneficial for us today, a few recommendations of where to start, and some wonderful examples of teachings. Read Dr. Boyle's series on "Reading the Old Testament with the Early Church Fathers" at witness.lcms.org/2020/reading-the-old-testament-with-the-early-church-fathers....

Duration:00:26:56

Writing for Lutherans Part 1: Be Lutheran

1/11/2021
Writing for Lutherans can be a challenge. Rachel Bomberger provides some advice on how best to write for Lutherans. In short, be Lutheran. Read the full article at witness.lcms.org. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Duration:00:09:42

The Coffee Hour – Searching the Scriptures: January Lutheran Witness

1/8/2021
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the January 2021 issue of the Lutheran Witness titled “I Believe,” all about the First Article of the Apostles’ Creed. Follow along and search the Scriptures and Apostles’ Creed with us! Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia...

Duration:00:26:48

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: December Lutheran Witness

12/18/2020
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor, The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the December issue of the Lutheran Witness titled "God Comes for Scallywags," all about what the lineage and genealogy of Christ means for us today. 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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by...

Duration:00:26:29

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: November Lutheran Witness

11/20/2020
Rev. Matthew Wood, serving the Lord in Indonesia working with the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the November issue of the Lutheran Witness, all about receiving the physical body and blood of Christ Jesus in the Sacrament of the Altar. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Read about Pastor Wood and how to support his work at lcms.org/wood. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at...

Duration:00:27:05

The Coffee Hour - November Lutheran Witness: Singing at the Supper

11/17/2020
Rev. Paul Becker, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his article “Singing at the Supper: Teaching, Praising and Praying in the Lord’s Supper” in the November issue of the Lutheran Witness, including what we confess when we sing during the Supper, how these hymns teach us about the faith, and a few examples of beautiful texts. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at...

Duration:00:13:20

The Coffee Hour - November Lutheran Witness Preview

11/17/2020
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the themes in the November issue of LW, why it's important to have these hard conversations about the Lord's Supper, and what we can learn about doctrine and practice through this issue. Read this article at witness.lcms.org/2020/fellowship-at-the-table-for-you. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness. The Coffee Hour...

Duration:00:13:31

The Closed Communion Conversation

11/13/2020
Talking to friends and family about closed Communion practices can be a daunting task. In this issue of The Lutheran Witness podcast, the Rev. Dr. Mark Buchhop helps us understand how to focus this conversation on Christ and how He gives His gifts. Read this article at witness.lcms.org/2020/the-closed-communion-conversation. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Duration:00:06:28

November Editor’s Letter

11/12/2020
The November issue of The Lutheran Witness is out, and even though it’s not the “State of the Synod” issue, it’s still all about our shared fellowship. It’s all about Christ’s Supper. Read this article at witness.lcms.org/2020/fellowship-at-the-table-for-you. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Duration:00:02:28

Called to Serve

11/11/2020
On November 11, we remember St. Martin of Tours, namesake of Luther and inspiration for military chaplains. In today’s episode, the Chaplain Todd tells the story of St. Martin and helps us see the great need for military chaplains. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Duration:00:09:06

The Coffee Hour - With a Whole Heart

10/22/2020
Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and co-host of The Word Fitly Spoken podcast, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what kind of giving our Lord commands of His beloved followers, the condition of our hearts, the state of our habit of excuses, and how we give with our whole heart. Read his article on the LW Online at witness.lcms.org/2020/with-a-whole-heart. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at...

Duration:00:13:56

The Coffee Hour - The Driver's Seat

10/20/2020
Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan, and author of several books from Concordia Publishing House including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we are often consumed with pursuing autonomy, how we encounter the philosophy of deism, and where we learn about God's relationship with His creation. Read his article in the LW Online at witness.lcms.org/2020/the-drivers-seat. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness...

Duration:00:13:06

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: October Lutheran Witness

10/16/2020
Rev. Matthew Wood, serving the Lord in Indonesia working with the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the October issue of the Lutheran Witness, all about the promises we have in Christ. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Read about Pastor Wood and how to support his work at lcms.org/wood. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness...

Duration:00:26:27

The Coffee Hour - October Lutheran Witness: No Other Gospel

10/13/2020
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the theme of the October issue of the Lutheran Witness, the chief messages to the Galatians in this letter, how learning the context of the letter is helpful is understanding its text, and the importance of this letter for Martin Luther and the Reformation. Learn more about this issue at witness.lcms.org/2020/lutheran-witness-october-2020. Read and listen to LW online at witness.lcms.org and...

Duration:00:26:08

The Coffee Hour – Praying Colors, Morning and Evening

10/6/2020
Rachel Bomberger—writer, editor, home-educator, mom, wife to US Navy Chaplain, and co-host of The Lutheran Ladies Lounge podcast—joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her experiences entering into the traditions and culture of military life, her encounter with the tradition of Morning and Evening Colors, and how this tradition has become part of her own life. Read her article in the online Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org/2020/praying-colors-morning-and-evening. Read and listen to LW online...

Duration:00:26:26

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: September Lutheran Witness

9/25/2020
Rev. Matthew Wood, serving the Lord in Indonesia working with the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the September issue of the Lutheran Witness, all about our certainty in Christ Jesus in life and death. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Read about Pastor Wood and how to support his work at lcms.org/wood. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the...

Duration:00:23:22

The Coffee Hour - Thinking of Death in the Prime of Life

9/11/2020
Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran Church, campus ministry at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we should consider our mortality even if we are presumably in the prime of life, how or beliefs about death and resurrection color our vocations, and what scripture teaches us about death. Read his answer to the question about considering death in the prime of life in the September issue of the Lutheran Witness....

Duration:00:12:34

The Coffee Hour - Haunting Sins

9/11/2020
Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins Andy to talk about how to know all our sins are forgiven, how we know that our pastors have authority to forgive sins, and where we read about this in scripture and our confessions. Read his answer to the question about Haunting Sins in the September issue of the Lutheran Witness. Read and listen to LW online at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness. The Coffee Hour is...

Duration:00:12:53

The Coffee Hour - Beyond the Voting Booth

8/21/2020
Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann, Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the root of the American ideology of voting, if God cares whether we vote a certain way, how we can determine how God would want us to vote, and how we love our neighbors in the voting booth. Read his article Beyond the Booth in the August 2020 issue of the Lutheran Witness and at witness.lcms.org/2020/beyond-the-booth. Read and listen to LW online at...

Duration:00:27:58

The Confessional Mirror

8/17/2020
While all the parts of Luther’s Small Catechism find a place at some point in the church’s liturgy, the Ten Commandments seem to have been forgotten. In this episode, the Rev. William Weedon encourages you to find the Ten Commandment’s place in the “Confessional Mirror,” a tool for preparing to receive the Lord’s Supper. Read the entire article on The Lutheran Witness website.

Duration:00:10:05