The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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 co…

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 l…

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…

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 to the biblical account.” How could he fail …

A Valid Communion?

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

A Welcome Return

Thank you for reinstating the Bible study “Searching Scripture” in The Lutheran Witness. I have missed that feature. Also, the articles th…

Christian Soldiers

by Rev. Andrew Simcak Jr. Whether you know it or not, you, dear Christian, are at war! We need to man our battle stations because we are in a life-and…

Shedding Some Light

One for “Q and A”As a farmer with many tasks that need to be done quickly when weather permits, too often I miss Sunday services. My quest…

The Task at Hand

In response to Rev. Oscar Gerken’s November 2006 comments regarding the supposed error in the Lutheran Service Book, there is no error. From chi…