The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

Episodes

May 12, 2021 13 min
Stephanie DiDonato, marketing content specialist at Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the CPH Reads Summer Reading Program, the benefits of a summer reading program, who can participate (hint: everyone!), what books are eligible, and how the program works, including points and prizes. Learn more and register at read.cph.org. The program begins June 1, 2021!
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Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Boyle, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we read the Church Fathers, how we regard their writings, and where we find our Lutheran theology in these writings from Church Fathers. He also gives us an exemplary summer reading list: Polycarp of Smyrna, Epistle to the Philippians, Martyrdom (d. 155) Ignatius of Antioch, Letters to ...
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Megan Miessler, DCE, LCSW — Executive Director of Lutheran Counseling Services (LCSFL) in Winter Park, Florida — joins Andy to talk about how everyone has mental health, how we can acknowledge our need to care about our mental health, some common myths about mental health, and how we can help care for our neighbor's mental health as well as our own. Learn more about LCSFL at lcsfl.com and find mental health resources at nami.or...
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Rev. Roy Askins, Managing Editor of The Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the May 2021 issue of the Lutheran Witness titled "He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead," about this phrase of the Second Article of the Apostles' Creed. Follow along and search the Scriptures and Apostles' Creed with us! Find online exclusives of the Lu...
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May 6, 2021 13 min
Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, Director of LCMS School Ministry, joins Andy and Sarah during Teacher Appreciation Week to talk about how Lutheran schools have adapted and persisted through the challenges of the past year, some benefits that we may see from working through challenges, and how we can show appreciation for our teachers this year. Learn more about LCMS School Ministry at lcms.org/schools.
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Rev. Micah Glenn, Director of Recruitment at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how pastoral and diaconal formation begins for many students, how high school years are a good time to explore the ideas of serving as a pastor or deaconess, and how Vocatio helps students discern their future vocations. Learn more and register at csl.edu/vocatio.
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Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of Historical Theology and coordinator of International Seminary Exchange Programs at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the life and legacy of St. Athanasius of Alexandria, including what we know of his early life, what has going on in church history at his time (294-373), his role in this history, his conflicts with Arius and Arianism, and how he helped shape the church c...
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Dr. Cameron MacKenzie, The Forest E. and Frances H. Ellis Professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the life and legacy of Friedrich Wyneken — the second president of the LCMS, including what we know about his early years, how God used his abilities to be a missionary to America in the mid-1800s, how he worked together with others to found The Luthe...
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her new book "Finding Hope: From Brokenness to Restoration" available from Concordia Publishing House, including how we all experience brokenness, why it's helpful to identify types of brokenness, how brokenness affects our relationships, and where we find Jesus in the midst of our brokenness. Find this wonderful new book at?cph.org/findinghope. Hear Me...
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Rev. Michael Meyer, Manager of Training with LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the disasters in the last year that may have been overlooked because of the pandemic, the needs of those affected by these disasters, how Disaster Response has been able to meet those needs, the training that has started up again, and how to get involved. Learn more about Lutheran Early Response Teams ...
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Deaconess Kim Trombley — New Executive Director of The Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center, and Deaconess Rachel Jaseph — Founding Executive Director of The Shepherd's Hand, join Andy to talk about the needs of the community where The Shepherd's Hand is located, how they are meeting those needs, how partnerships are important to the work of The Shepherd's Hand, and the passing of the baton from Deaconess Rachel to...
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April 28, 2021 28 min
David Vandercar, Executive Director of Lakeview Ministries in Seymour, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the benefit of summer camp for kids, the challenges Lakeview Ministries faced in 2020, the creative ways they were able to persist through the crisis, how they are approaching this summer with COVID precautions, and what opportunities are available for campers. Learn about all the exciting camp experiences at lakeview....
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April 27, 2021 27 min
Sarah Pieper, Molly Baker, and DCE Sherry Bolosan, wives of Concordia Seminary St. Louis students, join Andy and Sarah to share about the current family life for them and their husbands, what life is like as a wife of a seminarian, the many transitions that seminary families go through, how the last year was different than the "normal," and what they're looking forward to in the next year. Find CSL Call Day information ...
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about making meaning gratefully, including what Biblical gratitude looks like in daily living, where we see the duality of hardship and gratitude in Scripture, the Jewish concept of Deyanu, and the many benefits of practicing daily gratitude. Read the CPH Blog article referenced at?blog.cph.org/serve/gratitude-when-gratefulness-wont-come and listen to Heidi on the CPH Pod...
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Rev. Mark Kiessling, Director of LCMS Youth Ministry, and Julianna Shults, Manager of LCMS Youth Ministry, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the End Goals Podcast from LCMS Youth Ministry, how End Goals has grown since the first episode, the guests and topics covered on the podcast, and how End Goals meets the needs of parents, pastors, youth leaders, church workers, and others who care for youth. Find the End Goals Podcast at kfuo...
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Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the President of the LCMS, join Andy and Sarah to talk about why KFUO Radio is important to them, how often we should be receiving the Word of God, and the significance of our Lutheran confessions. Watch this episode live at facebook.com/thelcms!
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, MSW — Deaconess, therapist, speaker, and author; Erin Bode — jazz recording artist; and Tanner Olson — poet, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the intersection of faith, art, and well-being, including how faith informs their art, how their art informs their faith, and how art plays a role in their wellness. Find Heidi at heidigoehmann.com, find Erin at erinbode.com, and find Tanner at writtentospeak....
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Rev. Sean Daenzer, LCMS Director of Worship and Chaplain for the LCMS International Center, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we have Daily Chapel at the International Center, what we believe about the power of the Word of God, why the church year matters in our lives, and the benefits of listening to KFUO Radio. Find the Daily Chapel schedule at kfuo.org/daily-chapel-schedule. If you are grateful for The Coffee Hour, conside...
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April 21, 2021 12 min
Rev. Sean Smith, host of Concord Matters on KFUO Radio and pastor of Immanuel-Campbell Hill and St. Paul-Wine Hill, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what a Call or Divine Call, what a pastor considers when a Call is extended, and the process through which churches and pastors go through during the deliberation process. This is a rebroadcast from November 12, 2019. 
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April 21, 2021 14 min
David Vandercar, co-coordinator for the Men’s Gathering, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what's unique about a men's gathering, what's happened at past gatherings, the topic of study at this year's gathering, and the full fantastic lineup for this year. Learn more and register at mensgathering.us.
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