Rev. Dr. Steven Hokana, Associate Director of LCMS Ministry to Armed Forces, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the challenges our troops and chaplains have faced during COVID-19 pandemic, why our military chaplains are a vital resource for our armed forces, and the need for more Directors of Religious Education and Chaplains. Learn more about LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces at lcms.org/armedforces. Interested in becoming a chaplain? Email email@example.com.
Rev. Mark Femmel, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the new Higher Groundz Coffee & Tea at Zion Lutheran, including what prompted the idea for a coffee shop at Zion, what the shop is currently serving, and how to follow what’s happening at Higher Groundz. Learn more at zionmh.org/hgz and facebook.com/HigherGroundzMH.
Rev. Nathan Wendorf, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Harlingen, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how hurricanes have impacted the community of Harlingen in the past, how the congregation of St. Paul was impacted by Hurricane Hanna, and how St. Paul continues to proclaim the Good News of Jesus in the Harlingen community. Learn more LCMS Disaster Response at lcms.org/disaster.
Cheryl Swope, educator and author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about quick tips for homeschoolers for parents who all of a sudden find themselves figuring out homeschooling, including routine, vision, and ways to enjoy this time together. Find Cheryl’s work at cherylswope.com. This is a rebroadcast from March 18, 2020.
Erica Jacoby, Executive Director of Higher Things, and Crysten Sanchez, Events Executive for Higher Things, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the aim of Higher Things Conferences, this year’s theme “Watermarked,” and how participants can enjoy this year’s virtual conference on August 6-7 and all it has to offer. Learn more and register at higherthings.org/conferences.
Rev. Marcus Zill, Chancellor of LCMS U and host of The Student Union on KFUO Radio, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the history of LCMS Campus Ministry, how the Lord has grown campus ministry over the last 100 years, and insight he’s gained from hosting The Student Union. Learn more about LCMS U at lcms.org/lcmsu and find The Student Union podcast at kfuo.org/TheStudentUnion.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Leininger, University Pastor at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his new book available from Concordia Publishing House Callings for Life, including some myths about callings that need to be addressed, what vocation means and what callings are for, and why it’s important to understand our callings in life. Find your copy and download a sample at books.cph.org/callings-for-life.
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about play and adults, including relationship to play as a child and how we experience play as adults; the difference between play, rest, entertainment, and recreation; and how Nature, Art, Music, Words, Movement are incorporated into play as adults.
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.
Rev. Timothy Appel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, Texas, and Rev. Philip Hoppe, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, join Andy and Sarah (both in studio for the first time in 133 days) to talk about the greater tragedy of this season of pandemic, why it’s so easy to point the finger at other people rather than examine ourselves, and what repentance during this time looks like in our vocations.
Deaconess Tiffany Manor, LCMS Director of Life Ministry, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what we mean by “Life Ministry,” things we can do in our own vocations to promote life, and encouragement to promote life issues in our churches. Learn more about LCMS Life Ministry at lcms.org/life.