The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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?

Lutheran Witness: November 2019

The November Lutheran Witness offers a look into the “State of the Synod” in 2019.

Generations of saints

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

For the sake of the Gospel

The heart of our confession of Christ and the sacred Scriptures is summarized in the Augsburg Confession.

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.

With my lost saints

It may seem for all the world as though death is the end of love. But it is not so. In Christ, love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Serving with varied grace

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

Singing the gospel

Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.

Lutheran Witness: October 2019

The Lutheran Witness celebrates saints in its October issue, “The Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins.”

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.