Andy Goes to School: Kindergarten Readiness (Rebroadcast) — 2019/11/29

Mrs. Janet Landgraf, Kindergarten Teacher at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Eureka, Missouri, talks with Andy about kindergarten readiness, including how early stages of writing impact reading and practical steps parents can take at home with their preschoolers to prepare for kindergarten.

This is a rebroadcast from February 14, 2018.

You Need the Bad to Delight in the Good (Rebroadcast) — 2019/11/29

Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, pastor of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota, and author of Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how we can have conversations about the meaning of Advent with friends from different liturgical traditions who may not understand why we celebrate Advent.

This is a rebroadcast from December 12, 2018.

Same Words, Different Meanings: Talking Lutheranism with Evangelicals (Rebroadcast) — 2019/11/28

Rev. Dr. Matt Richard, now pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota, joins Sarah and guest host Peter Slayton, Social Media Manager for the LCMS, to talk about how Lutherans can talk about the church, faith, and what we believe to those who have come to Lutheranism from American Evangelicalism.

This is a rebroadcast from March 13, 2018.

Even the Sparrow Finds a Home (Rebroadcast) — 2019/11/28

Rev. Mark Birkholz, pastor of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his interest in bird watching, how to get started in bird watching, and how bird watching gives him an appreciation for our Creator.

This is a rebroadcast from January 30, 2019.

Contentment in the Midst of Consumerism — 2019/11/27

Rev. Merritt Demski, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois, joins Sarah to share Advent traditions in his home, the proper place of Thanksgiving in the church, the role of thankfulness in the Christian life, and being content in the midst of all the sales!

First Sunday in Advent: Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates! — 2019/11/27

Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Michigan, joins Sarah to talk about the themes we hear about in 1 and 3 year lectionary for the 1st Sunday in Advent, the wonderful “Stir Up” collect for this Sunday, and the hymn of the day we’ll get to sing. Find more about Lutheran lectionaries and hymns at

Train A Child Up (Rebroadcast) — 2019/11/26

Heather Smith, Classical Education Advocate, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how parents and teachers can can train children up in the way they should go, not necessarily catering to their desires but bringing them up faithfully in Christ.

This is a rebroadcast from January 26, 2018.

Making Peace with Affliction (Rebroadcast) — 2019/11/26

Rev. Christopher Thoma, pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how we make peace with affliction and how we can see God’s work in our lives. Find Pastor Thoma’s books Type One Confessional and Ten Ways to Kill a Pastor at

This is a rebroadcast from April 17, 2018.

LCMS Servant Events: Waterloo, IL — 2019/11/25

Leah Sallach— LCMS Servant Event Committee, and “Vine” Casey Carlson and “Sparky” John Hemenway— Servant Event Leaders with Caring for Camp and Community at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, IL, join Andy to talk about what a Servant Event is, the needs of each of their communities, and how a Servant Event meets those needs. Learn more and find your Servant Event at

Mental Health Monday: More Listener Questions — 2019/11/25

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy to talk about more listener questions, including what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is, how you can know if your feelings of anxiety or depression should require professional help, and whether there’s a difference between a mental illness and living a psychologically toxic lifestyle.

Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at