Adriane (Dorr) Heins
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editor | Catechetical Information managing editor | The Lutheran Witness

What if We Told Them?

There’s no “get your act together and come see us,” no “clean yourself up and then visit.” It’s just one broken sinner inviting another into God’s grace.

Five Resolutions Every Lutheran Should Keep

Isn’t the church just full of sinners? Of course it is! That’s the point.

For All the Faithful Women

Discover more about a small sample of the faithful women through whom God has accomplished His good purpose.

Religion vs. Reason

Our culture has convinced us we must choose between the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson and our pastor to glean true wisdom.

The Ninety-Five Theses at 500

Luther’s understanding of the Gospel and of faith was still developing, but his peculiar gift for getting at the heart of things was already evident.

Political Contrast

When it comes to politics, Christians do not withdraw completely like some or invest our whole selves like others.

Fake News

There’s another angle, however, that’s cause for concern: It’s the idea that something is fake news not because it’s false, but merely because I disagree with it.

False Parenting Guilt

The culture says never to discipline children from a place of anger. But when they break God’s commands, is true anger over sin warranted?

Confident Anticipation: Antiphon for December 23

Emmanuel is very much God with us today. He comes to us graciously through His Word, Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

King in the Clay: Antiphon for December 22

As important as Christmas may be, it is not the birth of Christ that unites mankind in faith; it is His holy death, His resurrection and His promised return.

Breaking Dawn: Antiphon for December 21

Christ Jesus–God enfleshed in our nature–continues to fulfill God’s promise to our fallen race.

Preparing Souls: Antiphon for December 20

This joy is more than a good and fuzzy feeling in our hearts; it is the certainty that has unlocked and loosened us from our sins that bound us.

Come Quickly!: Antiphon for December 19

Even as we ask for the Lord Christ’s deliverance of each of us from every evil of body and soul, we look ahead with joy and gladness, living in hope in Christ.

Here Comes the Boss: Antiphon for December 18

We prepare in Advent to celebrate the coming of our Lord and to worship Him, the one who saves us from our sins because we could not keep the Law.

The Greatest Wisdom: Antiphon for December 17

We look beyond Christmas and wait for our Lord’s coming again to raise us to life, body and soul, and the Church prays, “O Wisdom . . . Come!”

Reason to Celebrate

During the time of the first Christmas, a stable manger was just as ordinary as a cross. That which makes them significant for Christians is the body of Christ upon them.