Lutheran Witness: February 2009

In many respects, the issue of The Lutheran Witness you hold in your hands offers an international perspective. In these pages our authors range from Palestine (Bethlehem and the West Bank) to Brazil, Iran, and finally back to our own U.S. Also, in “Extremely Lent,” Rev. Jeff Sippy reminds us that the season of Lent begins this month. (Ash Wednesday is Feb. 25.) We pray that you find this issue informative and helpful, both as good reading and as a reminder of all the gifts with which our heavenly Father has blessed us.

  • From the President: The ‘Little Town’ Today
  • From the Editor: To the Reader


  • In Bethlehem: Hope Behind the Wall — David L. Mahsman
  • Extremely Lent — Jeffrey Sippy
  • Ulbra the Unbelievable — Paul L. Maier
  • Dueling Messiahs: Jesus V. the Mahdi in Iran — Timothy R. Furnish
  • The Witness of Matthew Jordan — Earl Rogers


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