The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

A Magnificent Question

Meeting students from around the world provides
opportunities to witness. This one began with a question.

He Suffered for Our Salvation

by Andrew Simcak What thoughts come to your mind during this Lenten season when you…

The Judge Who Changed History

Two thousand years ago, a Roman governor made a judgment that would place the Messiah on the cross. Who was he? What political forces caused his decision?

Ordinary Means, Extradordinary Gifts

The Lord’s Supper is a gift of life and love to be received, not a requirement to be fulfilled.

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…

A Welcome Return

Thank you for reinstating the Bible study “Searching Scripture” in The Lutheran Witness. I have…

Christian Soldiers

by Rev. Andrew Simcak Jr. Whether you know it or not, you, dear Christian, are…

Shedding Some Light

One for “Q and A”As a farmer with many tasks that need to be done…