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Whose Land Is It?’

Dr. Reed Lessing’s “Whose Land Is It?” (November ’06) is invaluable because it answers the question at the heart of problems in the Middle East. His article is valuable both for its religious and political insights. A recent New York Times headline read: “For evangelicals, supporting Israel is ‘God’s foreign policy.’ ” The Lutheran Witness

Lutheran Witness: December 2006

In this month’s cover story, Dr. Ardon D. Albrecht of Simi Valley, Calif., offers an inside peek, replete with pastoral and professional insights, into the soon-to be-released movie, The Nativity Story.

Lutheran Witness: November 2006

Why do Lutherans resist dirtying their hands in the secular realm? This is the question posed by Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto, director of the Institute on Lay Vocation at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in this month’s “We Are Needed: Are Lutherans Afraid to Take on the World?”.

Lutheran Witness: October 2006

Another story about the new hymnal? Yes, with this issue, we conclude our coverage of the run-up to, and arrival of, Lutheran Service Book (LSB). Few topics have commanded as much Witness ink in recent years as LSB, the fourth major English-language hymnal in the Synod’s 158-year history.

Lutheran Witness: September 2006

Normally, we use this space to draw your attention to a particular article—often the cover story—in the issue at hand. This month, though, I’d like to comment on the regular department known as ‘Letters’…

Lutheran Witness: July/August 2006

In June, we marked the coming of Pentecost with a cover story on the Holy Spirit. This month, we focus on another aspect of the season: Jesus preparing His Church for its mission in the world.

Lutheran Witness: June 2006

Jesus spoke of the coming of the Holy Spirit to indwell in men, giving them a new birth into the kingdom of God. And come the Spirit did, in a most miraculous way, among 120 believers gathered on that first Day of Pentecost. In June, we focus on Pentecost, the birthday of the church, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Lutheran Witness: April 2006

With this issue, The Lutheran Witness unveils a fresh, new look in its design. Eight years have passed since our last major updating— going to full-color in April 1998.

Lutheran Witness: March 2006

This issue of The Lutheran Witness explores a variety of Lenten themes, from Christ’s own forty days in the desert to the role a Lutheran understanding of vocation helps us understand God’s gifts even in times of spiritual drought.

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