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

Losing control

The loss of control magnifies the gift of prayer.

Breaking the back-sitting Lutheran

Who could think of Lutherans without thinking of a people possessed of an unflagging, unabating, almost obsessive desire to sit in the back of the church during worship?

Generations of saints

Out of His unconditional love, grace and mercy, God makes saints of every generation.

Jesus got it right

Reformation Day reminds us that the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross sets us free. Jesus got it right. And, eventually, so did Luther.

Live generously, live dangerously

Living generously does not always look sensible or wise, but it looks like the love of Jesus, and by this all people will know that we are His disciples.

Serving with varied grace

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.”

Mercy and not sacrifice

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is lived out in the life of the Christian. We live in the in-between time, the time of sorrows. But this time of sorrow is limited. It will not last forever.

Walking in circles

If we keep forging ahead in life on our own, the thorns and thistles we collect will do more than just irritate. Left untreated, they will kill.

Christian parents’ guide to minimalism

Tips for Christian parents who would like to reduce some of the non-tangible earthly junk in their households.

Jealousy in the brotherhood

Just as most children find it easier to get along with their grandparents than with their siblings, we in the Church Militant find it easier to honor our fathers in the faith than the brothers who surround us.

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?

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?

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.

The law and gospel of chicken dinners

What does the Bible say about people and animals?