Letter From the Editor

Our Ascended Christ

The disciples became sorrowful over Jesus’ impending departure, and yet, His departure was necessary.

Zeal for Your House Has Consumed Me

The answer to sloth is zeal, a passion for God’s Word and His gifts. If you struggle with appreciating and receiving God’s gifts, this issue is for you.

Male and Female He Created Them

“Male and female he created them,” the Scripture says. And in that creation, God ordered the relation of the man and the woman, of Adam and Eve.

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.

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.

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.

Una Sancta — One Holy

We’re talking about your church family, the people of God. In this family, you gather to receive from Jesus what only He can give: Himself in Word and Sacrament.

Seek First the Kingdom of God

As we struggle to look at the world from a Lutheran perspective — that is, a biblical perspective — we must learn to identify and struggle against the idols that tempt us to abandon or neglect seeking first the kingdom of God.

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