The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Needed: Missionaries of Any Age

Missionary Chuck Groth, 58, calls his work in Cambodia “great fun” and “the hardest work you’ll ever love.”

Taking Christ to Cambodia

Gospel doors are opening in this Buddhist country, where the murderous Pol Pot regime and the dream of a Cambodian refugee sparked the start of the country’s first LCMS-affiliated congregation.

A Joyful Lent

During Lent, we Christians take time to reflect, to confess, and to repent. But repentance is also a joy—a gift from God that changes our hearts and lives.

Torn Shirt

Tearing our garments and dumping ashes on our heads to demonstrate our repentance are anachronistic today. What replaces them in our lives as we enter Lent?

The Blind Are Leading the Blind

Lutheran Blind Mission is out to prove there is powerful truth in the phrase “the blind leading the blind” when it comes to leading people to Christ.

Beautiful Wheels

The doctor’s blunt pronouncement hit me squarely between the eyes: “You have macular degeneration.”

Hopes and Dreams

What hopes, dreams, or goals do you have for the future—for yourself and for your family? What about for your church?

A Faithful Story?

I was disappointed to read that Dr. Albrecht felt The Nativity Story (December) was “faithful…

A Valid Communion?

The Q&A reply to “Is self-communion appropriate?” (December) rightly emphasizes the corporate character of Holy…

Shedding Some Light

Kids,James, age 4, was listening to his dad read a Bible story: “The man named…

Does an Ill-Informed Vote Equal Sin?

In Missouri this past November, and possibly in some other states across America, citizens voted…

We Are One People

As One People, we can all set our sights on the One Mission of seeking the lost by proclaiming the One Message that Jesus Christ alone is the Savior of the world.

The Stem ‘Sell’

Despite what its proponents say, the fact remains that human cloning for any reason cannot be justified.

Prayers for Baby Terri

An unwanted pregnancy and a determined church staff

“Two Kingdoms vs. One Me”

The Lutheran doctrine of two kingdoms explains how God works in His spiritual kingdom and His earthly kingdom. But man’s selfish nature is to trump both with “me.”

The Splendor of Epiphany

The splendor of Epiphany still “epiphanizes” Christians to be the light of the World, sharing Christ with people who cry out for the ‘Light of Light.’