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The Lutheran Witness — Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

Another Scourge

1793. 1918. 2020. Devastating diseases have been a part of the human experience since the fall of human beings into sin.

Love is hard, hard work

Christian love is defined by Christ and follows His example as confessed in 1 Corinthians 13. Christian love lives entirely for someone else.

Answering objections to the resurrection

Five common objections to Jesus’ resurrection and suggestions for countering them with simple explanations.

Behind enemy lines

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis helps us decipher many of the crafty ways the devil tries to tempt, mislead and deceive us.

Saints singing their faith

Through hymns, the Gospel is carried to hearts and minds in music.

Views on grace

Denominations in Christianity understand “grace” in a variety of ways. See how the Scripture-based understanding Lutherans have of grace compares with others.

Chrismons: signs and symbols worth studying

Chrismons turn our attention to Christ, symbolizing His life and ministry.

God’s truth today: CTCR guides important discussions

The CTCR has produced five new documents and approved fellowship with four new Lutheran church bodies in the past year.

With my lost saints

It may seem for all the world as though death is the end of love. But it is not so. In Christ, love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

A theological exposition of sacred Scripture

The Concordia Commentary Series confesses Christ to the world.

‘For the good of the church’

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

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).

What about the Holy Spirit?

Great blessings come to us when we fully embrace a Lutheran understanding of who the Spirit is, how He works and where He can be found.

My duplicate is dead

As the family sat down to open Christmas presents, their 7-year-old son began to cry: “Mommy! Mommy! My duplicate is dead!” What could it mean?

Hot dish heaven

Lasagna and honey ham, lemon bars and snickerdoodles … There’s something heavenly about a potluck.

Who is my neighbor?

In the family of God, we never run out of people to love.