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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 Ballad of Baby Peach

6/17/2021
Three-legged chickens do not usually survive in the savage world of hen-pecked chickens. Join Rachel Bomberger as she tells the story of the three-legged chicken who lived to serve, and how God cares for three-legged chickens everywhere. Read the article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:12:28

‘I Believe in One Holy Christian Church’: The doctrine of the church

6/16/2021
Why do Lutherans confess a belief in “one holy Christian church” when, by all appearances, the reality seems to be entirely opposite? The Rev. Dr. Jason Lane explains in this article from the June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness. You can read the article online or purchase a subscription to The Lutheran Witness to learn more. 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:00:11:03

The Paradoxical Church

6/14/2021
In this excerpt from A Little Book on Joy from the June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discusses the paradox of the church that is filled with spotted people but at the same time spotless and perfect. Read the excerpt online or purchase a copy of The Lutheran Witness. 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:00:05:36

Una Sancta, One Holy

6/14/2021
We confess the church is one, holy, Christian and apostolic. The June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness is all about the church and how we live together as God’s people. You can also read the editor’s letter online or purchase a subscription to The Lutheran Witness today. 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:00:02:55

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: June/July 2021 Lutheran Witness

6/4/2021
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the June/July 2021 issue of the Lutheran Witness titled "He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty" about this phrase of the Second 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...

Duration:00:30:21

The Coffee Hour - Sharing the Gospel on Social Media

5/14/2021
Seth Hinz, Director of brand, marketing and creative at Pathfinder Church and St. John School in Ellisville, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we use social media, how we navigate conversations and interactions even when they make us frustrated, what's important to consider when we want to share the Gospel on social media, and how to build relationships to have better interactions in the long run. Read his article "Sharing the Gospel on Social Media" in the May 2021 issue of...

Duration:00:13:23

How the Church Can Support Military Families during Deployment

5/12/2021
A military deployment can be an exceptionally trying time for family. When one member of the family is absent from the daily routine, it has the potential to create all sorts of problems and difficulties. Rachel Bomberger shares how the church can help these families. She shares not only her own experiences, but experiences from a number of spouses and military members. Read the story on The Lutheran Witness website. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the...

Duration:00:26:10

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: May 2021 Lutheran Witness

5/7/2021
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the May 2021 issue of the Lutheran Witness titled "He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead," about this phrase of the Second 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...

Duration:00:27:07

Good Works in the Freedom of Faith

4/18/2021
This is the final episode of a three-part series by the Rev. Dr. John T. Pless, professor of theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. In it, Prof. Pless explains the role good works serve in the Christian life from Martin Luther’s treatise, “The Freedom of a Christian.” Read the entire article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:08:32

Anointed for Burial

4/17/2021
Two days before the Passover, a woman pours oil on Jesus’ head, expending expensive ointment that could have been used for better purposes, or so the disciples thought. The Rev. Dr. Edward Naumann tells the story of Jesus’ anointing and helps us understand what it has to do with us. Read the full article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:08:59

The Christian Artist

4/16/2021
Everyone is an artist. This might be surprising to consider; in this episode, David Cox shows us how Christian art reflects the Creator, and how each Christian artist fulfills a unique role in Christ’s body. Read the full article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:07:55

The Coffee Hour – Memory Matters

4/16/2021
Rev. Brian Heller, Chaplain at Lutheran Senior Services in Laclede Groves, Missouri, and author of “Memory Matters” in the April 2021 issue of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how he has seen memorization of Scipture and hymns as a blessing to those in memory care units, how families can teach their children Scripture and hymnody, and why we should commit these things to memory. Read this article online at witness.lcms.org/2021/memory-matters. The Coffee Hour is...

Duration:00:12:19

The Easter Feast: A Table Laden with Meaning

4/15/2021
Easter dinner is one of Rachel Bomberger’s favorite meals. Why? Because of the theological meaning she finds in so many of the meals she makes. Enjoy this savory and sweet episode of The Lutheran Witness as Rachel discusses what she finds in these recipes. Read the entire article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:16:36

The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: April 2021 Lutheran Witness

4/9/2021
Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the April 2021 issue of the Lutheran Witness titled "Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried," about this phrase of the Second 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...

Duration:00:27:39

Did Mary Have Morning Sickness? A mother’s perspective on the Annunciation

4/8/2021
The Annunciation marks the church’s commemoration of Gabriel’s appearance to Mary and announcement to her that she would bear the Son of God. In this episode of The Lutheran Witness podcast, Rachel Bomberger reflects on what — perhaps — Mary thought and experienced during her months bearing the Christchild. Read the entire story on The Lutheran Witness website. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained...

Duration:00:09:42

Biden’s Executive Orders

3/5/2021
In this episode, David Cox explains two of Biden’s early executive orders that are of particular interest to Christians. In particular, he discusses Biden’s reversal of the Mexico City Policy and the order that opens new territory in the transgender movement. Read the article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:08:47

With All Confidence: Superstitions from age to age

3/4/2021
In this episode, Stacey Egger, staff writer for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), explains some of the history of common superstitions. She also takes a moment to explain the current rising interest in astrology and manifesting, and how these feed the need for many people to experience something ancient. Read the article on The Lutheran Witness website. For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained...

Duration:00:15:02

Writing for Lutherans, Part 3: Don’t be Boring

3/3/2021
In this episode, Rachel Bomberger concludes her three-part series on how to write for Lutherans. Of course, she gives away the answer in the title. But don’t let that keep you from listening: There’s much more to learn. Read the article on The Lutheran Witness website. 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:00:17:14

March Editor’s Letter

3/1/2021
In the March issue of The Lutheran Witness, we tackle superstitions, new and old. In the Letter from the Editor, the Rev. Roy S. Askins explains what to expect in this issue. 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:00:02:20

Writing for Lutherans Part 2: Tell the Truth

2/18/2021
In this second article by Rachel Bomberger on how to write for Lutherans, she explains her second fundamental principle of writing: Tell the truth. It might seem obvious, but it’s not always easy to tell the truth. To read the article, visit witness.lcms.org/2021/writing-for-lutherans-part-2-tell-the-truth. Don't miss Rachel’s first article, Writing for Lutherans Part 1: Be Lutheran, and you can listen to it at...

Duration:00:10:46