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10 Minutes With . . . General John W. Vessey

by Jeni Miller “In the same way, when I think of a soldier fulfilling his office by punishing the wicked, killing the wicked, and creating so much misery, it seems an un-Christian work completely contrary to Christian love. But when I think of how it protects the good and keeps and preserves wife and child, […]

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complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

10 Minutes With . . . Colonel Bud Day

by Jeni Miller “For the very fact that the sword has been instituted of God to punish the evil and protect the good and preserve peace, (Romans 13:1, 1 Peter 3:1) is proof, powerful and sufficient, that fighting and slaying and the other things that war-times and martial law bring with them, have been instituted […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

10 Minutes with . . .Dr. Bruce G. Kintz

by James H. Heine Concordia Publishing House is one of only four winners of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award–the country’s highest presidential honor for business-performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. CPH is the only nonprofit among the 2011 winners, announced Nov. 22. The 69 organizations that qualified for the award were […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

10 Minutes with . . . Kay Kreklau

by James Heine At its 34th biennial convention last June in Peoria, Ill., the LWML elected Kay Kreklau as its 17th president. A longtime member, Kreklau has served the LCMS auxiliary in a multitude of roles at the local, zone, district and national levels. As a member of a small North Dakota congregation, she has […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

10 Minutes with . . . Ann Stillman (Web-exclusive story)

by Jeni Miller Lutherans make quite a fuss about Law and Gospel.  And for good reason, since distinguishing Law and Gospel is the crux of how we read Scripture and relate to one another as Christians. Attorney Ann Stillman may be well-versed in law, but she still packs plenty of Gospel punch in her everyday […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

10 Minutes with . . . Rev. Stephen P. Starke

by Kim Plummer Krull While his name may not ring a bell, the words of the Rev. Stephen P. Starke (STAR-kee) sound familiar to many who enjoy singing from Lutheran Service Book (LSB), the Synods hymnal. The Michigan pastor has penned more than 175 hymns, including 32 in LSB. Scripture and music often inspire his […]

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The Lutheran Witness — Providing Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that
complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the
contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

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