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November 2012 Letters

Editorial decisions I was much saddened with the content of the September 2012 issue of The Lutheran Witness! It was certainly all important information to communicate but not at the expense of not including a monthly Bible study. This is the second time I believe this year that the Bible study has been usurped by

October 2012 Letters

Thank you for the helpful articles on military vocations in the August issue, presenting civic, theological and personal perspectives on a calling that is unfortunately necessary in a sinful world. We as Christians must come to grips with the serious question of women serving in combat. One searches in vain in Scripture for women engaged

Standing Ready

Thank you for the helpful articles on military vocations in the August issue, presenting civic, theological and personal perspectives on a calling that is unfortunately necessary in a sinful world. We as Christians must come to grips with the serious question of women serving in combat. One searches in vain in Scripture for women engaged

Just Cause

Bringing Christ to soldiers is not easy, but opportunities about for chaplains to do just that.

Strengthening Bonds

How does faith in Christ keep soldiers and their families connected during deployment? by Michael and Janet Frese Michael When I received sudden orders to deploy to Afghanistan, I was flooded with emotions. The ache and pain of my first deployment had dulled with time, but in an instant, it came throbbing back. How would

Can Christians be Soldiers

For 500 years, Lutherans have answered “Yes.” by Dr. Adam S. Francisco It is hard to imagine a vocation more at odds with popular conceptions of Christian living than military service. The Christian life is supposed to be about peace and love for the neighbor, but the life of a Marine, Soldier, Sailor or Airman

To the Reader

by Adriane Dorr A young man named Jason with a short haircut and arms covered with tattoos sat next to me on a recent flight from St. Louis to San Antonio. Headed to Fort Sam Houston, I was en route to meet up with three other LCMS communicators. Together, we would spend three days learning

Jesus is for Soldiers Too

by Rev. Matthew Lorfeld The vocation of a Soldier, Marine, Seaman, Airman or Coastie carries a unique set of joys, struggles and burdens. This is especially true for troops with families. Deployments take spouses and parents from a service member’s family. Combat brings the duty and honor of serving one’s nation and brothers-in-arms, but it

10 Minutes With . . . General John W. Vessey

by Jeni Miller “In the same way, when I think of a soldier fulfilling his office by punishing the wicked, killing the wicked, and creating so much misery, it seems an un-Christian work completely contrary to Christian love. But when I think of how it protects the good and keeps and preserves wife and child,

Youth Will Live LOVE(D)

Learn how LCMS high-school youth will put Witness, Mercy, Life Together into action at the 2013 National Youth Gathering.

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