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Rev. Roy Askins is the managing editor of The Lutheran Witness.

April ‘Witness’: Four Gospels, one Jesus

All four Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life, suffering, death and resurrection in a unique way, to a unique audience.

March ‘Witness’: Superstitions

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness examines superstitions and superstitious practices and beliefs.

February ‘Witness’: Reading the Bible

The February issue urges readers to return to the Word of God, especially at home.

January ‘Witness’: Living a chaste and decent life

Chastity is not simply about “waiting for marriage,” but about the entire life of the believer.

December ‘Witness’: The gift that gives eternal life

The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.

November ‘Witness’: Medicine for the soul

The November issue takes up the discussion of the Lord’s Supper, fellowship and closed Communion.

October ‘Lutheran Witness’ studies Galatians

St. Paul’s letter provides the key, not only to the Reformation, but to the entirety of the Christian life.

August ‘Witness’: Necessary conversations

The issue studies the intersection of faith and politics.

June/July ‘Witness’: Walking by faith during COVID-19

The issue begins to ask questions about what the church has learned about how it can continue to witness during government shutdowns.

Lutheran Witness: June/July 2020

The June/July Lutheran Witness reflects on the response of the church to the COVID-19 pandemic, under the theme “By Faith, Not by Sight.”

Michigan floods lead to widespread evacuations

Along with local authorities, the LCMS Michigan District is currently assessing the situation.

‘In sickness and in health’: May ‘Lutheran Witness’

The issue explains how to keep Christ at the center of the wedding day and how Christ cares for His Bride, the church.

Lutheran Witness: May 2020

The May Lutheran Witness, “In sickness and in health,” contains articles on the theology of marriage and weddings, and on the church’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

April ‘Witness’ defends biblical teaching about Jesus’ resurrection

The issue also shares tips for talking to friends and family about the resurrection, examines what 1 Corinthians 15 says about the resurrection, and extols hymns that celebrate the resurrection.

Lutheran Witness: April 2020

The April issue of The Lutheran Witness focuses on the significance and the defense of Scripture’s account of the resurrection.

Read Luther’s letter about plague

Download and read Luther’s letter about the deadly plague.