Lutheran Witness: November 2008

For many of us, 2008 has provided a roller-coaster ride: the cost of gas has been up—way up! Our stock portfolios (and job prospects), down—way down.

Yet, our November authors remind us that as Christians we have much to be thankful for, not only for our “daily bread,” but more important, for the spiritual benefits with which we have been blessed. In these pages, we are reminded also that sometimes our brothers and sisters need our help—with food, encouragement, and other needs. May our cover theme, taken from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, be our guide this month: “In everything give thanks!”

  • From the President: Blessed to Be a Blessing
  • From the Editor: To the Reader


  • Food, Family, Work: The Sacred Mundane — Matthew Harrison
  • Reaching Out to the Hungry — Kim Plummer Krull
  • Saints: More than a Short List — Gregory J. Wismar
  • Advent Anticipation — Herbert C. Mueller
  • Giving Thanks in Every Circumstance — Edie Sodowsky
  • Through the Ages… — Jonathan C. Watt


  • Lifeline
  • Letters
  • Notices
  • Q & A
  • Family Counselor
  • Shedding Some Light
  • Searching Scripture
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