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.

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July 30, 2021 29 min
In this final episode of Hymnapalooza 2021, Bri debuts a brand new set of Radio Theatre sketches starring everyone’s favorite “overly eager, irreverent, and sometimes accidentally heretical worship leader, Trent.” “He’s very on fire for the Lord, bless his little heart, even though he misses the mark 98% of the time (if not more),” explains Bri, adding, “Fortunately for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, we have checks and balanc...
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How does an enthusiastic foodie celebrate #Hymnapalooza? With a hymn-inspired four-course menu, of course! Join recipe maven Erin as she shares her ideas for a feast of hymn-tastic proportions — from savory roast lamb (inspired by LSB 633 and 550) to home-baked bread (LSB 629), from veggies and sides (LSB 561 and 892) to milk-and-honey desserts (LSB 672). Recipes and recipe books mentioned in this episode include: The Slow Medit...
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This July, the Lutheran Ladies are celebrating Hymnapalooza in the Lounge with a blowout #hymnnerd giveaway and four fun hymn-related episodes. In this second installment, Rachel takes the lead, with a Rachel’s Trivia (non)Challenge highlighting “11 things you may not have known were in Lutheran Service Book.” From operatic superstars to A-list poets, from “dudes with Greek and Latin names writing really old hymns” to “people ali...
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This July, the Lutheran Ladies are celebrating Hymnapalooza in the Lounge with a blowout #hymnnerd giveaway and four fun hymn-related episodes. In her opening salvo, Sarah kicks things off with a quick dive into the life of one of her “newest favorite composers”: Louis Bourgeois.  While not a Lutheran, the French Calvinist composer Bourgeois made an ongoing contribution to post-Reformation hymnody with his landmark 1551 edition o...
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Recorded on location from the 2021 Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) convention in Lexington, Ky., this installment of Rachel’s Trivia Challenge celebrates over 80 years of mission and ministry made possible by the LWML. Meandering meaningfully through time from the 1920s through the present, Rachel does her best to stump Sarah, Erin, and Bri on “a few great moments in LWML history.” How did Lutheran women make history in 1938? Wh...
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Heads up! An exciting new LCMS podcast—dedicated to sanctity-of-life conversations—has recently joined the KFUO Radio line-up. In this special crossover episode, Sarah talks with Stephanie Neugebauer at Friends for Life, a new podcast from LCMS Life Ministry. Together, they explore answers to the thorny question: “How do we have a conversation about life issues on social media without losing friends?” With her characteristic blen...
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In this Iron Ladle Challenge, the Lutheran Ladies forego a common ingredient in favor of a common theme: Vacation Bible School snacks that double as craft activities. Rachel leads off with a gelatin-based tableau of Jonah and the whale (which was of course, really, a fish), followed by Bri, whose fashion sense is on full-display with a customizable, candy-laden coat of many colors. Sarah’s tree of life sets a new high bar for “hea...
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Let’s face it: some Adventures in Lutheranism are just a little more adventurous than others — and this episode, showcasing the 29 partner camps in the National Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Association (NLOMA), is proof positive. Bri (camp name: Rex) leads this laughter-filled conversation, celebrating the “fire, friends, and faith” that both kids and counselors experience at Lutheran summer camp. From falling off horses to raiding t...
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The Lutheran Ladies present a short from behind the scenes, as Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel prepare to record while Rachel is brewing hotel coffee and relying on spotty hotel Wi-Fi. Erin tries to enjoy her seaweed snack while Sarah and Bri try not to melt down in laughter. (Fair warning, you'll hear some food crunching, in case that's not your thing.) Join us for this comedic interlude. Connect with the Lutheran Ladies on ...
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Is gardening a creative pursuit? Do microgreens have magical powers? Will kids eat chard? In this next "Conversations with Creatives" episode, Beth Ritzman, a micro-farmer of microgreens, gardener on many levels, former missionary to Papua New Guinea, and fellow Lutheran Lady, joins Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel to share how creativity infuses every part of growing things. She also shares stories about how her microgreens s...
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Deployment represents one of the greatest challenges to faith and life a military family can face. How can churches help? In this frank and open conversation, Rachel (herself currently undergoing a lengthy separation from her deployed husband) answers questions from Sarah, Erin, and Bri about what life is like for a military family, what it takes to survive an extended deployment, and how Christians can support their military br...
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Lindsay Hausch is a pastor’s wife, mother of three, blogger, Lutheran lady, and author of Take Heart: God’s Comfort for Anxious Thoughts. In this episode, she talks with Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel about her own mental health journey and how her faith has grown in spite of (and even sometimes because of) her long-term struggles with social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Along the way, she offers a range of helpful idea...
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Smack dab in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Lutheran Ladies turn their attention toward a crucial aspect of personal health and wellness: “Stewardship of the Mind and the Emotions.” Bri, who has lived with and successfully managed a mental health diagnosis throughout her adult life, leads this discussion, building on the “Stewardship of the Physical Body” conversation she first started last May. From regularly at...
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In this Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge short, the Ladies discuss their options and announce the next book club read: John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: In Search of America. Click to learn more about or order Travels with Charley, to see a complete list of Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club picks and runners up, or to revisit past online book club events in the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge Facebook group. Connect with the Lutheran Ladies on soci...
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In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri in a recap discussion of the latest Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club selection: C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold. Why would a Christian author at the height of his career choose a pagan setting (replete with false idols and human sacrifice) for his most mature novel? Why would a man known for both his historical erudition and his devotion to traditional gender roles retell...
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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to participate in a Call Day service at an LCMS seminary, this episode is for you. In this latest “Adventure in Lutheranism,” Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel share their perspectives on the annual seminary services at which pastoral candidates, vicars, deaconesses, and deaconess interns receive their first divine calls and vicarage/internship assignments. A meaningful rite of passage—and a rolle...
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What does a return to normal (or a turn towards a brand new kind of normal) look like in a post-COVID world? In this special Sharathon episode, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel continue their impromptu series on what it means to survive and thrive in a global pandemic. Following on the heels of their earlier conversations (referenced in this episode as “the descent” and “the enduring”), they share the hopes, heartaches, and uncertaint...
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It’s an Iron Ladle Challenge! In honor of the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s defiant confession of faith at the Diet of Worms, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel are each cooking up a tasty recipe inspired by a single key ingredient: worms. Beginning with a brief history of Luther’s legendary 1521 trial appearance at the city of Worms, the Ladies then launch into a four-course smorgasbord of wormy dishes, from Erin’s savory udon...
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Digging back into the early days of Lutheranism in the American Midwest, this “Story Time with Sarah” episode focuses on the life and times of Dorothea Craemer, one of the “founding mothers” of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Leaving Germany as an unwed mother 1845, Dorothea met her future husband on the ship to America and, after their marriage in New York, traveled with him to serve as missionaries to the Chippewa (Ojibwe) p...
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Emmy Woock (Director of Music Ministries at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, Illinois) joins Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel for the first episode in a new segment—Adventures in Lutheranism—which introduces Ladies and listeners alike to some aspect of Lutheran faith and culture that may have been previously unfamiliar to them. In this joy-filled conversation, Woock (together with fellow enthusiast Sarah) describes the Holy Sat...
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