Rachel Bomberger
Rachel Bomberger

Managing Editor for The Lutheran Witness

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Rachel Bomberger is managing editor for The Lutheran Witness. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked for seven years in the religious book publishing industry before taking the helm of the LCMS’s flagship magazine. She and her husband, an LCMS pastor, have four children. When she’s not reading, writing or editing, she loves getting dirt under her fingernails in her heirloom vegetable garden.

Hot dish heaven

Lasagna and honey ham, lemon bars and snickerdoodles … There’s something heavenly about a potluck.

Lutheran Witness: March 2019

In its March issue, LW looks at what it means for Christians to live “in the world, but not of the world” — together.

February ‘Witness’ asks, ‘Who is my neighbor?’

The issue explores how Lutherans show God’s love by working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those around them.

Lutheran Witness: February 2019

Who is your neighbor? And what does it mean to “love your neighbor as yourself”? This February, The Lutheran Witness is exploring what it looks like when Lutherans show God’s love to neighbors in need.

January’s ‘Witness’: Magazine on a ‘Mission’

The Epiphany issue, “Light for All Nations,” examines a range of topics relating to missions and evangelism.

Lutheran Witness: January 2019

What will readers find in LW’s January issue on missions and evangelism? Faith. Conviction. Perseverance. Courage. Hope. Marching orders.

Lutheran Witness: December 2018

The great mystery and “miracle supreme” of Christ’s incarnation is the thread that runs through the December issue of The Lutheran Witness. 

December ‘Lutheran Witness’ celebrates — and possibly ruins? — Christmas

Among other topics, the issue considers how Christians’ observance of Christmas may sometimes serve to distract rather than enrich their celebration of Christ’s birth.

Lutheran Witness: November 2018

What is the state of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in 2018? Find out in the November issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness.’ 

Lutheran Witness: October 2018

It’s well documented that church workers experience high rates of burnout, depression and mental illness. But why is this? And what can be done?

Lutheran Witness: September 2018

Learn to “number your days” and come to grips with the reality that “you can’t do it all” in LW’s September issue on time and limitations. 

Lutheran Witness: August 2018

Meet Lutherans past and present whose faith has profoundly shaped both their lifestyles and their financial decisions in our August issue on wealth and poverty, money, possessions and generosity. 

Lutheran Witness: June/July 2018

The June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness magazine offers incisive insights on toxic masculinity, godly fatherhood, the religious gender gap and what it means to be “men at church” today.

Love for the least of these

Motivated by the conviction that human life begins at conception and their concern for embryos stuck in frozen limbo, LCMS “snowflake” families have become pioneers in embryo adoption.

Lutheran Witness: May 2018

Celebrate God’s gift of children this month in the May issue of The Lutheran Witness, as we reflect on the blessing that children are in the lives of their parents, communities and churches.

Lutheran Witness: April 2018

The April issue of The Lutheran Witness looks at Christian missions through the lens of Easter and sees Easter anew through the eyes of LCMS missionaries around the world.