The Lutheran Witness

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Singing the gospel

Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.

Lutheran Witness: October 2019

The Lutheran Witness celebrates saints in its October issue, “The Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins.”

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.

A theological exposition of sacred Scripture

The Concordia Commentary Series confesses Christ to the world.

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?

The best thing going

“I do not recall any delegate denying any biblical teaching of our Lutheran church. In this day and age, that is, frankly, amazing.”

Lutheran Witness: September 2019

In its September issue, The Lutheran Witness celebrates CPH’s 150 years of “steadfast and faithful” publishing.

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?

‘For the good of the church’

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

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.

Lutheran Witness: August 2019

Christ gives us joy even in a world of sin and pain. August’s LW explores the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”