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LW Contributor

The Lutheran Witness Contributing Writer

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From Synod leaders to parish pastors, from scholars of the Church to everyday “people in the pews,” LW’s contributing writers come from every walk of life. What ties them together? They all have keen insights, compelling stories and hard-won wisdom — on faith and life, theology and culture — to share with readers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s flagship magazine.

Serving with varied grace

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.”

Mercy and not sacrifice

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is lived out in the life of the Christian. We live in the in-between time, the time of sorrows. But this time of sorrow is limited. It will not last forever.

A theological exposition of sacred Scripture

The Concordia Commentary Series confesses Christ to the world.

Walking in circles

If we keep forging ahead in life on our own, the thorns and thistles we collect will do more than just irritate. Left untreated, they will kill.

Christian parents’ guide to minimalism

Tips for Christian parents who would like to reduce some of the non-tangible earthly junk in their households.

Jealousy in the brotherhood

Just as most children find it easier to get along with their grandparents than with their siblings, we in the Church Militant find it easier to honor our fathers in the faith than the brothers who surround us.

One thing for the church to let go

What is the one thing the church is going to have to let go of in order to make disciples of all nations?

Missing someone at church?

When God’s people are not in His house receiving His gifts, it is a concern. But what can you do about it?

The ethics of designer babies

As new technologies emerge, Christians need to be mindful of their implications, and the ideals that lurk behind them.

Big Brother, bigger God

Google’s algorithms have searched us. Do they know us?

From throwing rocks to linking arms

As our common enemies grow in strength and hostility, we must stand firm with Catholics on the ground that we share.

The law and gospel of chicken dinners

What does the Bible say about people and animals?

Happy birthday to someone else

When we’re staring at a pile of blessings next door, we miss the ones in front of us.

A note to parents with wiggly children

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).

Celebrating our dependence

God did not create us for independence or autonomy. His freedom is not the same as the world’s “freedom.”

A God of acts and facts

Of the 52 Sundays in the Church Year, only Trinity Sunday commemorates a doctrine rather than an event.