The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

One thing for the church to let go

What is the one thing the church is going to have to let go of in order to make disciples of all nations?

The best thing going

“I do not recall any delegate denying any biblical teaching of our Lutheran church. In this day and age, that is, frankly, amazing.”

Lutheran Witness: September 2019

In its September issue, The Lutheran Witness celebrates CPH’s 150 years of “steadfast and faithful” publishing.

Missing someone at church?

When God’s people are not in His house receiving His gifts, it is a concern. But what can you do about it?

The ethics of designer babies

As new technologies emerge, Christians need to be mindful of their implications, and the ideals that lurk behind them.

Big Brother, bigger God

Google’s algorithms have searched us. Do they know us?

‘For the good of the church’

Fifteen Lutheran pastors in Venezuela are braving danger and discomfort to bring Christ to their neighbors.

From throwing rocks to linking arms

As our common enemies grow in strength and hostility, we must stand firm with Catholics on the ground that we share.

Lutheran Witness: August 2019

Christ gives us joy even in a world of sin and pain. August’s LW explores the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

Pray without ceasing

The Psalms are God’s prayer book especially for us.

The law and gospel of chicken dinners

What does the Bible say about people and animals?

Happy birthday to someone else

When we’re staring at a pile of blessings next door, we miss the ones in front of us.

A note to parents with wiggly children

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).

Celebrating our dependence

God did not create us for independence or autonomy. His freedom is not the same as the world’s “freedom.”

A God of acts and facts

Of the 52 Sundays in the Church Year, only Trinity Sunday commemorates a doctrine rather than an event.

A prayer for the church

Congregations: Consider using these words in the Prayer of the Church on or before July 14, as you pray together for the Synod convention (July 20–25).