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The Lutheran Witness Podcast

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.

Introducing....

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The Lutheran Witness is launching a podcast. It may not be the traditional podcast, but it’s another way for you to learn more about what it means to have a Lutheran perspective on the world. There’s also a little bit about the “Letter to the editor” contest on the new website. Make sure you check it out.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jun 30 2020

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Jesus is Lord

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In the ancient church, making the confession that Jesus is Lord could bring persecution and possibly death. Why did they hold so steadfastly to this confession? The Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller explains the biblical background of this phrase and why we should continue to hold fast to this confession. 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.

Jul 01 2020

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Our Whole Future Wholly in His Hands

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God knows our future. Our coming and going and last breath are known to Him. In this introductory article to his series called, “Our Problems; God’s Solutions,” the Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz sets the stage for looking at our problems from a biblical perspective.


You can read the original article on the LW 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.

Jul 01 2020

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Of Parking Lots and Catacombs

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The COVID-19 pandemic affected the way we gather to receive our Lord’s gifts. In today’s episode, Rachel Bomberger discusses the joy of finally being able to gather together with God’s people, even if it took place in a parking lot. As the Early Church also faithfully gathered even in catacombs, so also we gladly gather to receive God’s Word and His sacrament, even in uncomfortable times.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 01 2020

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Faith and 5G

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God commanded Moses to create a bronze serpent; God healed those who looked to the serpent. Generations later, King Hezekiah tore down the pole since the Israelites had started to worship the pole. Modern cell phone towers now reach to the heavens throughout the world. In this article, the Rev. Trevor Sutton explores the boundaries of using God’s gifts and worshiping them.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 01 2020

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Supreme Court Makes LGBT Agenda a Civil Right

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The Supreme Court added to the interpretation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They interpreted “sex” must be construed to include sexual desires and gender self-identity. This could have far-reaching effects on the church and para-church organizations.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 01 2020

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Facial Recognition and the Face of God

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Facial recognition technology has expanded exponentially over the last few years. As we struggle against the dangers of dehumanizing technology, we must remember that our identity is founded in Jesus Christ. Through Baptism, He has made us new.


You can read this article on The Lutheran Witness website.


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For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 06 2020

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Lutheran Martyrs in Nigeria

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Christians throughout Nigeria are being systematically murdered by jihadist groups in the northern part of the country. This part of the country is home to a 2.2-million-member Lutheran church. Increasingly, it is being considered as a genocide. Read the story.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 06 2020

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The Coffee Hour – Faith and 5G

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Rev. Trevor Sutton, Pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan, joins Andy to talk about the intersection of evolving technology and faith. Our relationship with technology is the topic of a Sutton’s new series on The Lutheran Witness website.


Find Pastor Sutton’s series and other 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 University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

Jul 09 2020

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The Existing Legal Protections of Religious Liberty

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Recent rulings from the United States Supreme Court have raised concerns for many Christians about religious liberty. While there is some reason for concern, the US Constitutions and legal precedents have numerous protections for Christians.


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.

Jul 10 2020

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Waking up in America

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The American Dream drove many of our ambitions and goals here in the United States. As these dreams fade, Christ is here with His church. The daylight reveals His work through His Word. See how ripe the harvest is?


You can read this article on the LW 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.

Jul 13 2020

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Treasury of Daily Prayer: A COVID Lifeline

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As COVID-19 kept us confined to our homes, we had opportunities to revive our flagging devotional lives. The Rev. William Weedon explores how he and his wife use the Treasury of Daily Prayer.


You can 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.

Jul 15 2020

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Hermann Sasse: Courage for Confession

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Hermann Sasse, a German theologian and pastor, was born 125 years ago today, on July 17, 1895. This short summary of his life points out God’s work in Sasse in making a faithful confession of the Gospel in spite of overwhelming, opposing forces.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 17 2020

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The Internet of Things

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As we find our appliances and homes ever more connected to the world and becoming the “Internet of Things,” the Christian finds connection not through technology, but in our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him, we are connected to the church of all time and history.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 20 2020

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Mulch while the Sun Shines

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As the key to keeping a weed-free garden has to do with mulch, so the key in the struggle against the weeds of our sinful flesh is a healthy dose of the mulch of God’s Word. Rachel Bomberger reads her article on summer gardening and the Christian faith in this issue of The Lutheran Witness podcast.


For more information on The Lutheran Witness or to subscribe to the magazine, please visit witness.lcms.org. Sound effect obtained from zapsplat.com.

Jul 22 2020

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The Coffee Hour — Our Whole Future Wholly in His Hands

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Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and cohost of A Word Fitly Spoken podcast, joins Andy to talk about his post on The Lutheran Witness about worry, including why adults worry more than children, how being like a child in this instance can be a good thing, and what our Lord says to the worried or weary. Read his article at witness.lcms.org/2020/our-whole-future-wholly-in-his-hands and find all Lutheran Witness Series posts at witness.lcms.org/series.


Find more episodes of The Coffee Hour at kfuo.org/thecoffeehour. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

Jul 22 2020

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Prospects for a Coronavirus Awakening?

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, churches in Great Britain saw a spike in attendance. While the jury is still out on church attendance and a “Coronavirus Awakening” in America, Christians in America should be aware of opportunities to witness as COVID-19 has waken some secularists out of their complacency.


Read the entire article on The Lutheran Witness website.

Jul 23 2020

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‘Co-Parenting’: Strangers Having and Raising Kids Together

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Couples who want to children no longer want to get married; but, they do not want to co-habit either. Rather than endure marriage and divorce, they are deciding to “co-parent.” Dr. Gene Edward Veith discusses this evasion of God’s gift of marriage in this issue of The Lutheran Witness podcast. You can read the entire issue on the 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.

Jul 24 2020

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Staying Whole in Christ

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In the third article in his series “Our Problems; God’s Answers,” the Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz discusses how Christ addresses the fragmentation we feel in our modern lives. We do not find ourselves, but Christ finds us and keeps us whole in the waters of Baptism and through His church.


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.

Jul 27 2020

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The Coffee Hour - Searching the Scriptures: August Lutheran Witness

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Rev. Weslie Odom, pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the August issue of the Lutheran Witness, all about civility and conviction. 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 Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu. Find all episodes at kfuo.org/thecoffeehour.

Aug 07 2020

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