The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Lutheran Witness: April 2020

The April issue of The Lutheran Witness focuses on the significance and the defense of Scripture’s account of the resurrection.

He rose again according to the Scriptures

The apostles were sent by Christ to bear witness to the world. Their words still bear witness to Christ’s resurrection.

Read Luther’s letter about plague

Download and read Luther’s letter about the deadly plague.

Behind enemy lines

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis helps us decipher many of the crafty ways the devil tries to tempt, mislead and deceive us.

When one can’t flee the plague

Christ’s death paid the price for your sins so that even though you “patiently await” physical death, you wait with the hope of the resurrection.

Lutheran Witness: March 2020

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the themes of fasting and temptation. 

And the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness

Jesus fasted for all of us as part of His obedience to the Law. But no doubt, He also fasted to keep His body, mind and spirit focused upon His Father and His mission.

On listening to sermons: More suggestions

Listening to sermons on Sunday morning often requires wrestling with my sinful flesh to focus on what the pastor is preaching. It’s not easy; it takes work.

Saints singing their faith

Through hymns, the Gospel is carried to hearts and minds in music.

Lutheran Witness: February 2020

The February Lutheran Witness focuses on preaching and God’s Word, under the theme “Hearing and Believing.”

How shall they hear without a preacher?

Belief can’t happen where the message has not been heard. And there can be no hearing of the message without a preacher.

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.

Lutheran Witness: January 2020

The January issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the biblical and Lutheran definition of “grace.”

It all rests on Christ

My salvation is as certain as Christ, because everything Christ did is mine! You see, it’s blasphemous to say, “Yes, I believe in Christ, but I don’t know if I’m really going to heaven.”

Poor sinners, royal priests

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