Chrismons: Signs and Symbols Worth Studying — 2019/12/23

Meghan Schultz, owner of Red Letter Art & Design and author of “Chrismons: Signs and Symbols Worth Studying” in the December Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the history of Chrismons, some common designs we may see, and the significance of their designs. Read Meghan’s article in the December LW at blogs.lcms.org/2019/chrismons-signs-and-symbols-worth-studying. Find Red Letter Art & Design at etsy.com/shop/RedLetterArtDesign and facebook.com/redletterlutheran.

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Mental Health Monday: Stress from Being Too Busy During the Holidays — 2019/12/23

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what happens when we have too much to do during the holidays, the benefits of simplicity but also excitement and energetic celebration, knowing and identifying what we need versus what people want from us, and the sacred practice of saying yes and no.

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 heidigoehmann.com.

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Come, Emmanuel! — 2019/12/20

Rev. Jonathan Bakker, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the themes we hear about in 1 and 3 year lectionary for the 4th Sunday in Advent, the rich texts of the collect and introit for the day, and the hymn of the day we’ll get to sing. Find more about Lutheran lectionaries and hymns at lcms.org/worship.

5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens — 2019/12/20

Rev. Clark Schultz, author of 5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens available from Northwestern Publishing House, and pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (WELS) in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why it’s important for teens to have a biblical worldview, what he wants teens to learn from saints or “heroes” of the Bible, and how this book can be used by individuals and families. Find 5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens at online.nph.net/5-minute-bible-studies-for-teens.html.

Investing for the Good of the Church — 2019/12/19

Sharon Bollinger, Director of Customer Relations and Strategy with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the importance of investors to the mission of LCEF, how LCEF benefits the church as a whole, and ways for people to get involved with LCEF. For more information, visit lcef.org.

The Price for Freedom

Being free to be faithful doesn’t mean that there’s no cost. Peter Breen, Vice President and Senior Counsel of the Thomas More Society, talks about the price being paid by two undercover journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s marketing of aborted baby body parts on today’s Free To Be Faithful.

Lutheran Witness: Fine Arts Point Us to Christ — 2019/12/18

Dr. Kevin Armbrust, Interim Managing Editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the December 2019 edition of LW, including the theme of how we experience arts that point us to Jesus, articles about myths regarding Christmas hymns, why we have Chrismons on our trees, and how liturgical art tells the Gospel.

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Thank You, Donors! — 2019/12/18

Mary Schmidt, Manager of Development for KFUO Radio, joins Andy and Sarah to thank our donors for their generous support during this year and encourage new donors to consider making a gift to KFUO Radio. Learn more about how you can support KFUO Radio at kfuo.org/give.

Teaching Hymnody in Africa — 2019/12/17

Phillip Magness, Music Specialist for West and Central Africa with the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how he chooses the hymnody he teaches to his students in Africa, how cultural influence is significant in the music of the church, and how his students take what he teaches and makes it their own. Read more about Phillip and how to support his work at lcms.org/magness.