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. Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Lutherans for Life, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about questions they receive about life issues, including the use of aborted fetal tissue in the development of vaccines and what this means for Christians, and the increase in call volume at the Word of Hope hotline (888-21-STORY) after the release of the Unplanned DVD. Find resources for these things at lutheransforlife.org and cogforlif... Read more

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Matt Forck— vice president of community, economic development and energy solutions for Ameren Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Neighborhood Solar program, how this program can benefit organizations like our Lutheran schools, and how organizations can apply. Learn more at amerenmissouri.com/neighborhoodsolar.

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Rachel Bomberger— writer, editor, home educator, Navy Chaplain’s wife and co-host of The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge podcast, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her article in the October issue of the Lutheran Witness, “With My Lost Saints,” including her relationship with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease and what we gain from people who fade away from us. Read her article at blogs.lcms.org/2019/with-my-lost-saints. Find online... Read more

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Kevin Armbrust, Interim Managing Editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the theme of the October issue of LW, some of the stories of the Reformation, and why saints are important to us. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

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Rev. Dr. Nabil Nour, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford, South Dakota, and Fourth Vice President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his childhood home in Nazareth, his journeys back to the Holy Land, and what his guests see and learn on these trips.

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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the value and purpose of emotions, the role emotions play in our daily life, and the relationship between emotions and knowledge. 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 heidigoehmann.com.

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Dr. Jim Marriott, Kreft Chair for Music Arts and Director of Musical Arts at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and Erica Mertz, associate conductor for Laudamus at Concordia Seminary, join Sarah to talk about the Laudamus choir and tour, why music groups and tours are an important part of seminary life, and the After Chapel concert Erica will be performing in February. Find Laudamus tour details and all of Concordia Seminary’s conce... Read more

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Phillip Magness, Music Specialist serving the Lord in West & Central Africa, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his journey into his music vocations, stories about his initial work in Francophone Africa, the legacy of church music in Africa, and how local African churches make Lutheran church music their own. Read more about Phillip and how to support his work at lcms.org/magness. The hymns in today’s program, “Avant que l’abu... Read more

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David Riley, supported by Bethesda Lutheran Communities, and Lanessa Stutz, David’s Bethesda job coach, join Andy to talk about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and how Bethesda Lutheran Communities is changing the narrative from what can’t be done to what can. Bethesda helps empower individuals to be wonderful, loyal employees. Learn more at bethesdalc.org.

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Rev. Dr. Jason Wagner, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in High Ridge, Missouri, and the Missouri District Life Coordinator, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what a Life Coordinator does, what 40 Days for Life is all about, and how people across the country (and world!) can participate. If you’re in Missouri, sign up to participate on October 31, 2019, at lflofmo.org. To learn more about 40 Days for Life or to find more participati... Read more

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ev. Dr. Arthur Just, Chairman and Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and also Associate Executive Director for the Latin America and the Caribbean region with the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to share stories from his journey to (and from, and to) the mission field, the incredible growth of the mission field in the Latin American region, and the i... Read more

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Lauren Awe, Short-term Volunteer with LCMS International Mission serving in Community Health Education in Burundi, along with Anne Gonzalez, Manager of Short-term Mission Training & Engagement for the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how she became interested in serving as a short-term volunteer, the community in which she served in Burundi, and why this training makes a difference for th... Read more

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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy to talk about breaking down obstacles to getting the help we need, what contextual obstacles exist, and how we can overcome them. 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 heidigoehmann.com.

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Dale and Lisa Wehmeyer, volunteers with LCMS International Mission serving with Agricultural Consultancy in East Africa, join Andy and Sarah in Part 3 of our conversation about agricultural consultancy. The Wehmeyers talk about their interest and experience with agriculture, the ways they taught people to farm more efficiently, and the impact this work makes on the people they met and worked with. Gwen Zagore, a new volunteer serv... Read more

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Delano and Linda Meyers, volunteers with LCMS International Mission serving with Agricultural Consultancy in East Africa, join Andy and Sarah in Part 2 of our conversation about agricultural consultancy. They Meyers talk about their experience with agriculture, the cultural differences they learned about in their time doing agricultural consultancy, and the people they met and worked with. Learn more about the LCMS Africa Region at... Read more

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Dr. Jacque Breman, a volunteer with LCMS International Mission serving with Agricultural Consultancy in East Africa, joins Andy and Sarah in Part 1 of our conversation about agricultural consultancy. Dr. Breman talks about his interest and experience in agricultural consultancy, the goals of agricultural consultancy in East Africa, and the partners in the program. Learn more about the LCMS Africa Region at international.lcms.org/af... Read more

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Sue Nahmensen—CEO of Lutheran Elementary School Association, Katie Foristal— Christ Community Lutheran School administration, and Stephanie Silbey—Lutheran school parent, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the resources LESA provides for professional development for teachers, how LESA supports parents who want to send their children to Lutheran Schools, and the impact LESA makes for children and parents throughout the St. Louis area... Read more

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Dr. Todd Wood, President of the Core Academy of Science, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his research on human fossils, what these fossils teach us about our lineage from the flood, and what many scientists find difficult in the history of human origins. Hear Dr. Wood present at the Missouri Association for Creation Workshop: Adam’s Children on October 26th in St Louis. Learn more at coresci.org/adam.

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Larry Crume, Chief Lending Officer for LCEF, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how LCEF supports the mission and ministry of LCMS schools, some stories of recent projects LCEF supported, and how you can be a part of this ministry. Learn more and become involved at lcef.org or call 800-843-5233. You can also read powerful ministry stories at InterestTime.org.

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Rev. Peter Lange, First Vice President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy to talk about what he loves about parish ministry, what his chief duties are as First VP, and what he’s looking forward to in this role.

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