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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.

Views on grace

Denominations in Christianity understand “grace” in a variety of ways. See how the Scripture-based understanding Lutherans have of grace compares with others.

Through pinholes of light

As dark days become brighter, Epiphany delivers us the Jesus who Himself is the Light of the World.

Poor sinners, royal priests

What exactly is the “priesthood of all believers”? And what does it mean for us?

The reason for every season

Christmas and Advent are also about Christ’s coming in Word and Sacrament today, and about living in eager, joyful anticipation of His second coming.

A crèche “crisis” averted  

Let us join the Holy Family and shepherds and angels in focusing our gaze on the babe in the crib, on the greatest Gift of God, born to bear all our sins and give us eternal life.

Chrismons: signs and symbols worth studying

Chrismons turn our attention to Christ, symbolizing His life and ministry.

O give thanks to the Lord

The atoning death of Christ is the fount of Christian thanksgiving.

God’s truth today: CTCR guides important discussions

The CTCR has produced five new documents and approved fellowship with four new Lutheran church bodies in the past year.

Losing control

The loss of control magnifies the gift of prayer.

Breaking the back-sitting Lutheran

Who could think of Lutherans without thinking of a people possessed of an unflagging, unabating, almost obsessive desire to sit in the back of the church during worship?

Generations of saints

Out of His unconditional love, grace and mercy, God makes saints of every generation.

Jesus got it right

Reformation Day reminds us that the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross sets us free. Jesus got it right. And, eventually, so did Luther.

Live generously, live dangerously

Living generously does not always look sensible or wise, but it looks like the love of Jesus, and by this all people will know that we are His disciples.

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.