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.

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.

Lutheran Witness: March 2018

In its Lenten issue, The Lutheran Witness explores a few of the elements that make up the Bible’s counter-cultural vision for “the good life.”

Lutheran Witness: February 2018

What does it mean for Lutheran Christians to offer welcome? In its February issue, The Lutheran Witness aims to find out.

The internet: Good, bad or neutral?

Depending on whom you ask, the internet can be either a mission field ripe for harvest or a minefield of perilous temptation. Which view is correct?

Lutheran Witness: January 2018

Digital technology has become a constant and pervasive force in the modern world. But what does this mean for Christian life and faith?

Christmas is too good to miss

Even if only five people show up on a sleety Christmas Eve, open the doors. Light candles. Sing. Read Scripture. Preach the Word.

Lutheran Witness: December 2017

This month’s issue addresses a variety of topics relating to Advent and Christmas, with a special focus on Mary’s place in history and Lutheran theology.

Snapshot: Ferguson

Micah Glenn “could not have foreseen” returning to Ferguson, Mo., after seminary, but as soon as he received the call, he knew it was where he needed to be.

Lutheran Witness: November 2017

In this month’s Lutheran Witness, we share trends, data and individual “snapshot” stories that together offer a detailed look at the LCMS in 2017.

Luther alone?

Everywhere we turn these days, we see Luther’s face and hear Luther’s story. But Luther didn’t act alone. He couldn’t have.

Lutheran Witness: October 2017

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and learn about the 95 Theses, Luther’s rose, “A Mighty Fortress” and more in this month’s Lutheran Witness.

Lutheran Witness: September 2017

Learn more about our creeds and confessions — what we believe, and how and why we talk about those shared beliefs — in this month’s Lutheran Witness. 

The heavens declare the glory of God: a scientist’s view of the solar eclipse

A solar eclipse is one of the most spectacular astronomical events observable with the naked eye. But what does it look like to a Lutheran scientist?