Roy S. Askins

Christmas Canticles & A Threefold Appeal

The Christmas canticles — the Magnificat, Benedictus, Gloria in Excelsis and Nunc Dimittis — each point to Christ in a unique way, and remind us of the gift of His nativity all year long.

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.

Nunc Dimittis

The Christian church has now taken up Simeon’s song as her own, and rightly so. For, as with Simeon, we have also seen and rejoice in the salvation of our God.

Lutheran Witness: November 2021

The November issue includes seven submissions by Lutheran writers on an array of topics — from the reflections of a pastor who buried 50 of his members over five years, to an article on what C.F.W. Walther teaches us about church and state.

Nov. 2021 Editor’s Letter

The articles cover reflections on All Saints’ Day and Proverbs 31, as well as advice from Martin Luther on mourning and C.F.W. Walther on the church and state. There is plenty to interest any reader.

Dust to Dust

A Christian funeral is a great and final confession. This issue of The Lutheran Witness will help you think about planning your own.

Lutheran Witness: September 2021

The September Lutheran Witness explores how Christian funerals can confess our hope in Christ, and provides counsel for planning your own.

Lutheran Witness: August 2021

In the August issue of The Lutheran Witness, LCMS church workers answer the questions they most commonly receive in their service to Christ’s church.

Pastor, I have a question …

This month’s issue begins with an introduction to the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative. In the rest of the issue, LCMS professional church workers answer the questions they most commonly receive in their service to Christ’s church.

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