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.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 55 min
In her latest “One-Question Interview,” Erin welcomes missionary nurse and health educator Steph Schulte to the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge for a frank and honest conversation about reproductive health issues facing women both in West Africa and the United States. “You are loved. God sees you. God knows who you are,” Schulte tells Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel, echoing the Gospel message she shares with the women who attend her health ...
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It’s October — almost Reformation Day — and that means Luther hymns! In this Hymn Sing celebration of Martin Luther the hymnist, Sarah leads Erin, Bri and Rachel in a wide-ranging discussion of Luther’s hymn text, hymn tunes, and liturgies. Learn about the long list of hymns Luther wrote or translated (some of which may surprise you), how he incorporated hymnody into the Divine Service, and which hymns appeared in the first-ever ...
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For nearly a century, beginning at the height of the Great Depression, Lutheran women have been collecting spare change in cardboard “mite boxes” to fund mission projects at home and abroad. These simple, unassuming collection boxes have helped bring in more than $100 million in mission offerings since 1942. In this episode, inspired by the October 4, 2020, celebration of LWML (Lutheran Women in Mission) Sunday, Bri leads Sarah, E...
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Whether you’re squeezing in one last late-season barbecue, enjoying a traditional Oktoberfest celebration, or preparing for a Reformation festival, Erin’s latest Recipe Card episode — celebrating the humble potato salad — is a must-listen culinary conversation. Sampling both German and American potato salad recipes, the Ladies explore the history, nutrition, and geography of the perennially popular potluck dish, whose hearty, crow...
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Are you a Lutheran lady author looking to share your work with your sisters in Christ? Submit your book to the Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club for our Anniversary Read! In celebration of our first anniversary, we’ll be choosing our next book from among titles submitted by members of the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge Facebook group. If you’d like to see your book included on our list of possibilities, here’s how to submit it: Send a note...
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In this episode, Rachel leads Sarah, Erin, and Bri — together with special guest Kaye Wolff — in a recap discussion of the latest Lutheran Ladies’ Book Club selection: Rosa Young’s autobiography Light in the Dark Belt. What were Dr. Rosa J. Young and her Jim Crow South world really like? How did she understand the connection between education, faith formation, and church planting? What has happened since her death to the churches ...
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In this special one-year anniversary omnibus episode, the Lutheran Ladies want to know: if you could put one small item in a shoebox that exemplifies the character and lived experience of Lutheran women, what would it be? Tossing the metaphorical shoebox around their virtual studio, Sarah, Erin, Bri, and Rachel each answer the question in turn, selecting and riffing on a simple, mundane object that is, for them, truly emblematic o...
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Many (if not most) American Lutherans have heard the name of C. F. W. Walther, the iconic and indefatigable founder of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. But how much (if anything) do we know about his wife, Emilie? Christina Emilie Buenger Walther was an intrepid immigrant, a loving wife and mother, and a faithful “Lutheran lady” from her birth in 1811 to her death in 1887 at the age of 73. She endured a dangerous ocean crossi...
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The Lutheran Ladies kick off a month-long anniversary celebration in style with a laughter-filled year-in-review edition of Rachel’s Trivia Challenge, recalling the hymns, stories, guests, recipes and conversations that have made the first year of the podcast so special. Do you remember everything Sarah, Erin, Bri and Rachel have covered The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge in the past year? More importantly … do they? Revisit all 49 ...
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What does it mean to be the “perfect” seminary wife? This is “Bri’s Big Question” for back-to-school season, and the answer, it turns out, is, well … complicated, at best. Being married to a pastor or seminary student (or any church worker or church work student, for that matter) can be as fraught with anxiety and expectation as it is filled with blessings. It’s a way of life that at various times calls for humility, flexibility,...
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In this “How to Lutheran” episode, Bri offers a heartfelt tribute to that acme of Lutheran artistic expression: the felt Confirmation banner. Tracing the history of felt making back to its earliest roots in ancient Mesopotamia and touching on the long legacy of faithful women creating liturgical fiber arts as an act of devotion and encouragement, the Ladies also reflect on their own Confirmation memories and consider the significa...
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August 8, 2020 6 min
What do the Lutheran Ladies talk about when they think no one’s listening? Sometimes Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge recording sessions flow smoothly and without interruptions. Sometimes they don’t—and when that happens, super-producer Sarah has a little cutting to do. In this Lounge short, the ladies gather up a few loose scraps from the cutting room floor and offer them as a full-length stand-alone outtake. If you’ve ever wished you co...
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In her latest “Hymn Sing” episode, resident #hymnnerd Sarah treats Erin, Bri, and Rachel to the history and personalities behind several favorite evening-time hymns and lullabies, focusing especially on listener favorites “Abide with Me,” “Now the Light Has Gone Away,” and “Now Rest beneath Night’s Shadow.” Did you know that Henry Francis Lyte wrote “Abide with Me” as a kind of self-obituary? Or that Francis Havergal’s English ver...
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In this Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge short, the Ladies discuss their options and announce the next book club read: Rosa Young’s Light in the Dark Belt. Learn more about All the Pretty Things at amazon.com or Light in the Dark Belt at cph.org, listen to Sarah’s Story Time episode on the life of Rosa Young at kfuo.org/lutheranladieslounge, or to check out LCMS Black Ministry’s recommended reading list and resource order form at lcms.org/...
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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: Edie Wadsworth’s memoir All the Pretty Things. What makes poverty such a complex and thorny problem? What is the essence of Christian hospitality (and how does it tie into evangelism)? How does experiencing church for the first time (or for the first time … again) help us appreciate God’s gifts with new eyes...
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In her latest “One-Question Interview,” Erin and the Ladies welcome Deaconess Tiffany Manor to the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge for an engaging, wide-ranging conversation about life, vocation, community, advocacy, and the church. “Be present,” the newly installed LCMS Director of Life Ministry tells listeners who want to make a difference for life. “Be curious. And listen.” LCMS Life Ministry supports and encourages life “in the imag...
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July 17, 2020 30 min
(SL)AW YEAH. It’s Slawfest season in the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge. In the latest installment of “Erin’s Recipe Card,” Erin introduces Sarah, Bri, and Rachel to a tangy twist on a summertime favorite: Cowboy Coleslaw. Will Rachel love or hate this complex concoction featuring apples, grapes, dill pickles, onions, and stone ground mustard? Can Sarah find a way to modify the recipe that will allow her to enjoy coleslaw again for the ...
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Which is the greatest church picnic activity of all time? Bri attempts a definitive answer in her latest installment of “How to Lutheran,” as she offers listeners a ranked list of the best — and worst — ways to pass the time at a summertime church picnic. Which is better: softball, kickball, or dodgeball? Why do mothers in particular hate the egg toss? Which picnic activity has the most fanatical adherents? Which is almost guaran...
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Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878) was not German; neither was she Lutheran. How, then, did this 19th-century Anglican literary spinster become the foremost translator of German Lutheran hymns into English? In her new “Story Time” episode, Sarah introduces Erin, Bri, and Rachel to the life and times of Lutheranism’s most ubiquitous female translator, the woman who penned the English lyrics to many of the our most cherished hymns, inc...
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In this special hour-long Sharathon episode, which aired on KFUO Radio AM 850 on Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Ladies offer listeners a representative sampling (in miniature!) of four different kinds of Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge podcast episodes: “Hymn Sing with Sarah” digs into the backstory of the beloved Tanzanian hymn “Listen, God Is Calling.” “Rachel’s Trivia Challenge” quizzes Ladies and listeners alike on the early history ...
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