This issue of The Lutheran Witness is 40 pages, eight longer than most, and jam-packed with information on a topic we don’t discuss much: persecution.
Why take the extra time and space to discuss this “mark of the Church,” this suffering that Christian brothers and sisters endure for the sake of Christ and His gifts of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper?
Because His promises are true, His grace sufficient, even in the midst of torture, death, job loss, government infringement.
From the President: Persecution – Good for the Church
From the Editor: To the Reader
- Blessed – Albert B. Collver III
- Shaped by the Cross – Alexey Streltsov
- Sticks & Stones – Elizabeth Ahlman
- Learning From France – Philippe Volff
- Holy Cross: A Mark of the Church – Roberto E. Bustamante
- Meeting Jesus – Ted Krey
- On His Account – Timorhy C.J. Quill
- In Germany, An Awakening – Uwe Siemon-Netto
- Even Beyond the Grave – Jacob Gaugert
- Rebuilding Hope – Tara Mulder