Lutheran Witness: December 2021

The December issue of The Lutheran Witness discusses how the Christmas canticles — the Magnificat, Benedictus, Gloria in Excelsis and Nunc Dimittis — point to Christ year-round.


  • Gloria in Excelsis — Sean Daenzer
  • The Benedictus — Kevin Hildebrand
  • My Soul Magnifies the Lord — Mark A. Loest
  • The Christmas Feast — Rachel Bomberger
  • Nunc Dimittis — Roy S. Askins
  • Joshua’s Tale — Crystal Armes Wagner


  • snippets: News from around the LCMS and the world
  • gift guide: A Christmas gift guide for readers
  • searching scriptures: The resurrection of the body, and the life + everlasting. Amen.

Cover artwork by Ed Riojas.

2 thoughts on “Lutheran Witness: December 2021”


    I sure do wish you had a link to Crystal Armes Wagner’s wonderful article “Joshua’s Tale” available. I would love to share that with so many others for whom Christmas is also the time of loss of a loved one.

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