The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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.

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.

Portals of Prayer

A little magazine; a big message.

Strangers in the Pews

You can help visitors to your congregation feel welcome. Here are some practical thoughts to keep in mind.

Lutheranism’s Sweetest Voice

Paul Gerhardt’s beloved hymns were a product of suffering.

Facing Unemployment

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans I’m facing a layoff at work and am very anxious…

More Hopes and Dreams

Last month, I began to share with you the hopes, dreams, and objectives that I have for the Synod.

The Stem “Sell”

I found Dr. James Lamb’s January article “The Stem Sell’” well written, and I share…

Worship paradigms

In his January letter regarding the new Lutheran Service Book, Mr. Timothy R. Dahlstrom asks…

Pursuing history

I commend you on “Mercy, Lutheran Style” by Dollie Raabe (November 2006). It was the…

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…

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.