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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.... Show More

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September 29, 2020 27 min
Rev. Sean Daenzer, Director of Worship for the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, which the Church celebrates on September 29, to discuss what we know about angels, the various misconceptions about who angels are and what they do, the vivid story in Revelation 12 about the war in heaven, and the propers and hymns assigned for this day. Hymn of the Day: Lutheran Service Book 522 (Anoth...
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about building curiosity and autonomy, roadblocks to curiosity, how shame enters into this realm of curiosity, and where we find relief from shame (hint: Jesus). 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 heidig...
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Rev. Matthew Wood, serving the Lord in Indonesia working with the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the September issue of the Lutheran Witness, all about our certainty in Christ Jesus in life and death. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Read about Pastor Wood and how to support his work at lcms.org/wood. Find online exclusives of...
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September 25, 2020 26 min
Matthew Gerhardt, Associate Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri, and Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the President of the LCMS, join Andy and Sarah to talk about a Paul Gerhardt hymn festival this Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. They discuss who Paul Gerhardt was and what his life was like, the influences on his hymn writing, and the wonderful hymnody that will be presented and su...
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Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President of the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah during our series on hobbies to talk about his love of collecting old books and doing German translation, what he finds exciting and challenging about doing this work, and what we can learn from these written words of our Lutheran history. Find all the episodes in our series on hobbies at kfuo.org/tag/hobbies.
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Rev. Keith Haney, Author of One Nation Under God: Healing the Racial Divides in America and Assistant to the President— Missions, Human Care & Stewardship with LCMS Iowa District West, joins Andy and Sarah in the second of a six-part series on healing racial divides in America to talk about how the "us vs. them" mentality deepens divides, how Satan works hard to sow seeds of division among us, and how God equips us for ...
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September 22, 2020 12 min
Mike Thirtle, President and CEO of Bethesda Lutheran Communities, joins Andy to talk about what Bethesda Cornerstone Village is, what the need for this unique community is, and the grand opening for this new community. Learn more about Bethesda Cornerstone Village in Victoria, Minnesota, at bethesdacornerstonevillage.org.
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September 22, 2020 12 min
Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Director of LCMS Black Ministry, joins Andy to talk about the impact of the storms on local communities in the South, the historic significance of these communities, the LCMS congregations that are impacted, and the ability of congregations to respond to the needs of their communities. Learn more about LCMS Disaster Response at lcms.org/disaster and LCMS Black Ministry at lcms.org/blackministry.
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September 21, 2020 26 min
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how shame and autonomy interact as we balance our free will with God’s will and the will of others, how shame impacts our mental health, and how shame and our identity in Christ intersect. 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 f...
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September 18, 2020 14 min
Sharon Riordan, Director of International Student Ministry - St. Louis, joins Andy to talk about the work of International Student Ministry and how the organization helps students, how students have been affected by the pandemic, and how you can help students through the work of ISM. Learn more at ismstl.org.
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September 18, 2020 13 min
Rev. Brandon Merrick, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Paradise, California, joins Andy to talk about rebuilding after the November 2018 fires destroyed most of the community, including Our Savior Lutheran Church. They discuss losses experienced by members of the congregation, blessings in the midst of great losses, the rebuilding process, and how the current fires are affecting their community and church. Lear more about Ou...
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September 17, 2020 27 min
Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admissions Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah during our series on hobbies to talk about what he loves about photography, his favorite things to photograph and favorite cameras to use, and insight for newbies who want to get into photography. Find all the episodes in our series on hobbies at kfuo.org/tag/hobbies.
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Rev. Keith Haney, Author of One Nation Under God: Healing the Racial Divides in America and Assistant to the President— Missions, Human Care & Stewardship with LCMS Iowa District West, joins Andy and Sarah in the first of a six-part series on healing racial divides in America to talk about defining the racial division in America, the complexity of the situation, the experience of most black Americans, and how emotions play a ro...
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September 15, 2020 27 min
Rev. David Goehmann, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Nebraska, joins Andy and Sarah during our series on hobbies to talk about how he got into hunting, what he likes about hunting, different ways to hunt, and insights for newbies. Find all the episodes in our series on hobbies at kfuo.org/tag/hobbies.
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how our free will is acknowledged, what shame is and how it relates to free will, how autonomy relates to both shame and free will, and what all of these things mean for our mental health and daily decision-making. Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag "Mental Health Monday." View Deaconess Heidi's Mental Health...
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September 11, 2020 12 min
Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran Church, campus ministry at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why we should consider our mortality even if we are presumably in the prime of life, how or beliefs about death and resurrection color our vocations, and what scripture teaches us about death. Read his answer to the question about considering death in the prim...
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September 11, 2020 12 min
Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins Andy to talk about how to know all our sins are forgiven, how we know that our pastors have authority to forgive sins, and where we read about this in scripture and our confessions.  Read his answer to the question about Haunting Sins in the September issue of the Lutheran Witness. Read and listen to LW online at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lu...
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September 10, 2020 27 min
Rev. Dustin Beck, pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah during our series on hobbies to talk about how he got into knife an tomahawk throwing, how this is actually a really fun (and safe) hobby, insights for people who want to get into this hobby, and how hobbies are good for body and spirit. Find all the episodes in our series on hobbies at kfuo.org/tag/hobbies.
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September 9, 2020 13 min
Mark Hancock, CEO of TrailLife USA, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the biggest challenges facing boys today, how TrailLife helps to raise up Christ-centered boys, and how TrailLife has remained active during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about TrailLife and troops in your area at traillifeusa.com.
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September 9, 2020 13 min
Justin and Jordan Logston, who serve the Lord in Belize, join Andy to talk about their journey to becoming missionaries, how the Lord has prepared them for this service, and what their primary duties will be once they are deployed. Learn more about the Logstons and how to support their work at lcms.org/logston.
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