The Lutheran Ladies' Lounge from KFUO Radio

The Lutheran Ladies' Lounge from KFUO Radio

Have you scrolled through your podcasts, searching for one that catches your ear - a place you can escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with your Lutheran sisters? Look no further! Join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge, a podcast oasis for you, dear sisters, to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. And on the way out, we’ll check your lipstick. The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is produced by KFUO Radio and available wherever you get your podcasts.

Episodes

August 5, 2022 41 min
In her latest Trivia Challenge, Rachel's taking Sarah, Erin, and Bri on the "Ultimate Lutheran Road Trip," spotlighting major Lutheran cultural and historical sites around the US. Play along at home as the Ladies' test their Lutheran-specific geographical knowledge, from north to south, sea to shining corn field. To learn more about the locations mentioned in the episode, check out the following: Frankenmuth, ...
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Jessie Bell is a Navy chaplain spouse, homeschool mother of four, and the creative entrepreneur behind the Concordia Collective line of “fun Lutheran merch”—including its signature Family Lectionary. In this “Conversations with Creatives” episode, Jessie talks with the ladies about growing up as a third culture missionary kid, supporting (and being supported by) her chaplain husband, raising kids to love the church year, and fin...
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More than 20,000 Lutheran high school students, leaders, and volunteers recently attended the LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, and in this Adventures in Lutheranism conversation, Sarah, Erin, and Bri get the inside scoop from one young Lutheran lady in particular. Rachel yields her spot at the mic to her 17-year-old daughter Elanor, who shares the highs and lows of her time in Houston. From sessions and skits to shuttle b...
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Aunts and Uncles Day is celebrated in the United States on July 26, and in this Wild Card episode, Bri celebrates the unique and God-given vocation of aunt. Beginning with each Lady’s personal account of aunthood, the conversation goes on to cover the deep love an aunt shares with her nieces and nephews, the opportunity aunts have to provide spiritual nurture and encouragement to the young people in their lives, and the joy that...
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Kelly (Schumacher) Uffenbeck is a painter, teacher, and the dynamic creative force behind Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts. In this “Conversations with Creatives” episode, she talks honestly about life, craft, business, faith, and what it really takes to be a professional artist in the world today. Click to learn more about Kelly (Schumacher) Uffenbeck and Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts, find Kelly on Facebook, or check out her illustrat...
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Hymns for the Nation, or Patriotic Songs? Or both? As Americans are celebrating Independence Day, Lutherans once again consider the worth of hymns and songs that focus on God’s gift of land and government. Within the context of our Two Realms (or Two Kingdoms) theology, Sarah considers the hymns found in the “Nation and National Songs” section of the Lutheran Service Book, along with some popular American favorites. Hymns featur...
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In this craft-tastic Wild Card episode, Bri loves and celebrates (to bits and pieces, in some cases) the Lutheran cultural phenomenon that is the Thrivent “Live Generously” T-shirt. These “buttery-soft” T-shirts, which typically arrive in bulk with a Thrivent Action Teams Grant, are famously comfortable. They are also notoriously abundant—an unsurprising reality given the number of service projects the average Lutheran family pa...
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In this excerpt from their June 17 book club recap episode, the Ladies announce their next pick for the Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club: Edna Hong's Bright Valley of Love. From the publisher: "In this stirring and true story, Gunther, a handicapped and neglected child born in Germany during World War I, finds a new home at Bethel, a Christian community for the physically and mentally impaired. At Bethel, Gunther learns to ...
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In this Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club recap episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri in a lively and wide-ranging discussion of John Kleinig’s Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body. What kinds of things can go amiss in our lives when we have an improper or incomplete theological understanding of the body? How does a solidly biblical theology of the body help us better think through what it means to be a human being—...
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In a shocking break with convention, the Lutheran Ladies welcome a man (GASP!) into the Lounge as they introduce a new segment called Kitchen Table Talk, inspired by Martin Luther’s famous Reformation “table talk” conversations with his students. In this debut episode, Rev. Sean Daenzer offers wise and friendly counsel on the theological hot topic of original sin. What does it mean that human beings not only commit sins but are ...
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It's a new Iron Ladle Challenge, and this time, the Ladies are tackling cookout side dishes! Rachel begins with a rhapsodic ode to a Midwest classic: ramen noodle slaw. Sarah experiments with a new allergy- and intolerance-friendly medley of roasted veggies, and offers a bonus recipe for homemade sparkling ginger soda. Erin brings to the table a pair of vintage family recipes--for sour cream bean and tomato salad and champag...
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Just in time for Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day, and Military Appreciation Month, Sarah tells the story of American military chaplaincy in general and LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces in particular. Beginning with George Washington and the Revolutionary War and continuing through the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and later conflicts, this Story Time episode shines a spotlight on the work Lutheran chaplains have done ...
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Across the LCMS, consecrated deaconesses share Christ's love through works of mercy, spiritual care, administration, and teaching. Yet many Lutherans remain largely uninformed about who these professional church workers are and how they serve. In this One Question Interview, Deaconess Sarah Longmire begins with one big question (What even is a deaconess?), before satisfying the Ladies' curiosity on a number of related su...
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In her latest “Big Question” conversation, Bri tackles one of the major conundrums of contemporary culture: What is cancel culture? And, more importantly: How can Lutherans best respond to this painful and contentious new reality? The Ladies begin by defining basic terms before diving into how the Bible and the Lutheran confessions may apply. They then explore several practical implications: Can and should Christians ever cancel...
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“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” These familiar words from Psalm 23 and John 10 have been cherished by Christians throughout the ages for the deep comfort they bring. Also beloved are the hymns inspired by them—and it is these “Good Shepherd” hymns that are the focus in this Easter season Hymn Sing with Sarah episode. Beginning with a...
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Recently, more and more Lutheran women have expressed curiosity in the ancient Christian practice of female head covering. In this wildest of Wild Card episodes, Rachel delves deeply into the history and meaning of veiling, examining the New Testament and its cultural context, the teachings of the Early Church Fathers, the Medieval art traditions, Luther’s writings, the Lutheran Confessions, and other sources as she seeks to bet...
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Which Lutheran ladies do the Lutheran Ladies want to be when they grow up? In this four-segment Sharathon episode, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel each consider and describe one or more heroines of the faith who exemplify the kind of Lutheran woman they hope to become. From math teachers to missionary mentors, from beloved grandmothers to authors who play beloved grandmothers on the radio for April Fool’s Day, listeners to this epi...
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In this special Holy Week episode, the Ladies welcome international missionary Angie Sharp into the Lounge—all the way from Montevideo, Uruguay! Angie, a missionary educator, serves alongside her husband, the Rev. James Sharp, as they work to plant churches, teach the faith, and support local mercy work and community building activities. In this eye-opening and inspiring conversation, she shares what it’s like to celebrate Holy ...
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How do Easter egg traditions enrich our celebrations of Christ’s resurrection? In this Wild Card episode, the Ladies recount their own family Easter egg and Easter basket traditions past and present before accompanying Bri on a hilarious grand tour of Easter egg customs around the world. From egg-rolling in Scotland to egg showers (cascarones) in Mexico to the elaborately decorated pysanky of Ukraine, Bri provides a brief descri...
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A blessed April Fool's Day to you from Sarah, Erin, Bri, Rachel, and special guest Katie Schuermann, author of the Anthems of Zion series from Concordia Publishing House. "We are fools for Christ's sake ..." (1 Cor. 4:10a) Want to hear more from Candice, Nettie, Bev, and Mrs. Scheinberg? Subscribe to the print edition of The Lutheran Witness magazine at witness.lcms.org/Bradbury for new, continuing stories fro...
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