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, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.... Show More

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Rev. Mark Kiessling— Director of Youth Ministry with the LCMS Office of National Mission, and Meredith Whitefield— Communications Specialist with Youth Ministry with the LCMS Office of National Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the LCMS Gathering history, how the theme is developed, what attendees are learning at this year’s gathering, and how they will be serving. Learn more and watch the livestream at lcmsgathering.com.

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Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer, Director of the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the text of the Bible study at the National Youth Gathering this year, what sets the Psalms apart from other Scripture, and what themes will be studied during these Bible studies. Find the Bible study at lcmsgathering.com/biblestudy. This is a rebroadcast from June 20, 2019.

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Ian Burger, Lutheran Young Adult Corps Volunteer, and Julianna Shults, Program Manager for Lutheran Young Adult Corps, join Andy and Sarah to share Ian’s adventures at KFUO Radio for the last 10 months, how this program will serve him in his future, and opportunities for young adults to serve 10 months or 10 weeks over the next 2 years. Learn more about opportunities and apply at lcms.org/yacorps. This is a rebroadcast from May 30... Read more

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Rev. Stephen Keiser from Faith Lutheran High School in Plano, Texas, joins Andy to talk about how online education platforms have expanded the reach of Lutheran Education, what courses will be offered this-coming academic year, and how students learn through these programs. Learn more at flsplano.org.

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Christina Hergenrader, author of Shine: Sparkling with God’s Love available from Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy to talk about her books, the pressure tween and teen girls face today, and how readers will use this her new book. Find it at cph.org/shine.

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Rev. John T. Pless, assistant professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Andy to talk about his book “Luther’s Small Catechism: A Manual for Discipleship” available from Concordia Publishing House, including what discipleship is and what the catechism has to do with it. Learn more at cph.org/discipleship.

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Rev. Randy Asburry and Kantor Matthew Janssen from Hope Lutheran Church in St Louis, Missouri, join Andy to talk about the organ re-dedication and inaugural season of Music in a Sacred Space. Learn more about Hope Lutheran and organ re-dedication details on July 28th at hopelutheranstl.org.

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Paul Garner MSc, FGS, Researcher and Lecturer for Biblical Creation Trust, joins Andy to talk about upcoming Missouri Association for Creation events. Learn more about the Missouri Association for Creation at missouricreation.org/2019/06/creation-geologist-from-the-uk-visits-st-louis.

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Dr. John Eckrich, retired practicing physician and founder of Grace Place Wellness Ministries, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the prevalence of anxiety and shame in the church and how both church workers and congregation members can help each other work through these emotions and situations. Find his book “Fear, Anxiety, and Wellness: Journey to a Heart at Peace” on amazon.com/Fear-Anxiety-Wellness-Journey-Heart/dp/1938840135 a... Read more

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Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the final part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about what to do and expect after listening to a sermon, ways to follow up on a sermon, and what happens if it seems nothing has changed. Find all four episodes ... Read more

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Chaplain (Retired Lt. Col.) Steve Hokana, Assistant Director of Ministry to the Armed Forces, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his journey into chaplaincy and share a story from his time serving in combat areas. Interested in serving God and your country? Learn more about how to become a chaplain at lcms.org/ministry-to-the-armed-forces. This is a rebroadcast from March 1, 2018.

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Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the third part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about what we should expect during the sermon, how a pastor prepares the sermon, and what Scripture teaches about hearing the preacher. Find all four episodes in... Read more

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Joe Willmann, Senior Instructional Designer for Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to share knowledge about staying in the routine of receiving the gifts of God in Divine Service, even while on summer vacation. Read Joe’s blog post about this at education.cph.org/teaching-the-faith-at-home/joy-challenge-summer-vacation. This is a rebroadcast from May 9, 2018.

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Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the second part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about what happens in a sermon, what God does in His Word, and the aim of the sermon. Find all four episodes in this series with the tag “Sermon Listening.” Th... Read more

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Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola, Theology Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin and author of Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran from Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy to talk about why Grace, Faith, and Scripture the key things to know about who Lutherans are, the many stories Dr. Paavola uses to illustrate his points, and what readers will learn while reading his book. Learn more and find your copy at cph.o... Read more

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Kip Allen, staff journalist for KFUO Radio, and the Rev. Sean Smith, pastor of Immanuel-Campbell Hill and St. Paul-Wine Hill, Illinois, join Andy and Sarah to talk about politics (without fighting). The group discusses why politics are such a touchy topic for many people, why and how Christians should be concerned with politics, and how our two kingdom theology plays a role in conversing with other people. You can read more about t... Read more

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Barb Silver-Thorn, technologist with Bethesda Lutheran Communities, joins Andy to talk about the use of assistive smart home technology, how we are starting to implement in our homes, and how this technology assists those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Learn more about Bethesda at bethesdalc.org.

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Dr. David Schmitt, Professor of Practical Theology and Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary St. Louis, joins Andy to talk about the upcoming Theological Symposium including his plenary presentation on devotion and discipleship, how God works through His Word, and living as faithful disciples. Learn more at csl.edu/symposium and register at concordiasem.regfox.com/theological-symposium-2019.

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Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the first part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about preparing to listen to a sermon, resources that are helpful, and if you can help your pastor prepare for the sermon. Find the LCMS Lectionary Summaries at l... Read more

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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LMHP, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah for the third installment in our Church Worker Wellness series about the intersections in the ministry house. Today’s conversation covers vacation, including whether or not church workers actually get vacation. (Spoiler alert: They do.) Find Heidi’s “Ministry Talks” on Youtube to experience all of her guidance, and search the tag “Church Worker Wellness” on kfuo.org to find... Read more

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