The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Preparing Pastors

Preparing pastors for mission—and a mission to prepare pastors.

Get A Life – A Human Life!

What is a human being? An Animal? A machine? A computer? A god? Being fully and genuinely human calls for both active and passive righteousness…

Hope & Music in South Africa

The joyful voices of the “Themba Girls” and a young Lutheran vocalist team up to make beautiful music with Synod’s World Relief ministry.

Resurrection Reality

Cemeteries in New Orleans are fascinating “cities of the dead”

Our Marvelous Bodies

We tend to have a theological blind spot when it comes to the stewardship of our bodies, caused to a large extent by our neglect of the biblical doctrine of creation.

Expected Surprises

by Rev. Thomas E. Engel A few years back, I was facing a tough decision.…

Mysteries and Realities of Resurrection

Matthew 27:52-53 says: “The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who…

The Khmer catechism

I read with great interest “Taking Christ to Cambodia” (February). The Lutheran faith is indeed…

Themba Girls CD Celebration

LCMS World Relief and Human Care will introduce the new Themba Girls with Erin Bode…

Perplexed by LSB

I want to say something about Lutheran Service Book. I truly appreciate the attempt made…

In the Midst of Death

by Scott A. Schmieding Even with reminders of death all around us, I found our…

A Child in Harm’s Way

by Theresa M. Shaltanis My daughter has been serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army…

Shedding Some Light

Forgive us our errant passesUncle Matt went to watch his nephews Ian, 5, and Brighton,…

Law and Gospel Preaching

Have you heard some good sermons lately? By a “good sermon,” I mean proper and powerful preaching…

Jesus’ Bones?

The March 4th Discovery Channel documentary “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” claimed that the 10 ossuaries discovered…

A Magnificent Question

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