Hearing the Gospel of Mark — 2019/08/30

Rev. Dr. James Voelz, Professor of New Testament Theology at Concordia Seminary, St Louis, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why the Gospel according to St. Mark is unique, the benefits of hearing versus reading scripture, and great insight into how Mark shares the Gospel account. Find tour dates at csl.edu/thegospelofmark.

New Community at Cornerstone Village — 2019/08/30

Mike Thirtle—President & CEO of Bethesda Lutheran Communities, and Tom Campbell—VP Real Estate Development with Bethesda Lutheran Communities, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the new Cornerstone Village in Minnesota, who this community is for, and the wonderful amenities available to residents. Learn more at bethesdacornerstonevillage.org.

Jesus Does the Doing: Picking Christ-Centered Devotions — 2019/08/29

Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we should do both devotions and attend corporate worship, what to look for in devotional material, and how to pick out if the devotional material is worthy of your time. Find the Treasury of Daily Prayer at cph.org/treasury or find the PrayNow App in your Apple or Google Play app store.

Learning About Jesus’ Love: LCC NYG — 2019/08/29

Rev. Glenn Worcester, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Lisa Olding, Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) National Youth Gathering Co-Chair, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the 2019 LCC National Youth Gathering, including the theme, experiences of the youth, and how this gathering strengthens community and faith for those who attend. Learn more at nyg19.ca and read articles at canadianlutheran.ca/nyg-2019-lcc-youth-find-their-worth-in-christ and canadianlutheran.ca/worthless.

Recovering from My Computer Crash

Well! That was fun (NOT)!

Man screaming screaming at broken laptop
Photo Credit: “day 115 – 22.12.2008 – live dammit live” by ardenswayoflife on VisualHunt / CC BY-SA

You know the little plugy-iny-thingy place that connects the power plug to the laptop? It wouldn’t actually connect and the battery was lasting like… 45ish minutes. I pulled every trick I could think of. I asked all my nearby computer gurus.

The Reader’s Digest version is that it was going to cost more to fix than it was worth.

Soooooo… I have another laptop. It took me a while to get it MOSTLY configured and working the way I like, but it is Lisa-usable.

The Feast of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist — 2019/08/28

Rev. William Weedon, Director of Worship for the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Feast of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, including an overview of the story, how the feast is typically observed, and what we learn from the story and appointed texts, hymns, and prayers.

20 Years of Grace Place Wellness — 2019/08/28

Dr. John Ekrich, Founder of Grace Place Wellness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the 20-year legacy of Grace Place Wellness, the upcoming Gala to celebrate this legacy and jumpstart into the next phase, and what is coming down the line for Grace Place Wellness. Find more details about Grace Place and the upcoming Gala at graceplacewellness.org.

Children’s Mission Project for Ethiopia — 2019/08/27

Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise, Executive Director of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, joins Sarah to talk about LHF’s children’s mission project for the upcoming academic year, why LHF does these mission projects, and how integral these projects for inspiring young people to support missions and the church. Learn more at lhfmissions.org.

Hymns of Trust in the Green Season — 2019/08/27

Rev. Merritt Demski, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about a few seasons common during the “Green Season,” or the season after Pentecost or Trinity. These hymns are: LSB 708 “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart,” LSB 722 “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me,” and LSB 729 “I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus.”

A Martyr’s Faith — 2019/08/26

Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his new book available from Concordia Publishing House titled A Martyr’s Faith in a Faithless World, including why he wrote a book about martyrs in the first place and what we can learn from martyrs. Find your copy at books.cph.org/martyrs-faith.