Guest Rev. James Dahlke, pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Concordia, MO, talks about his article in the December 2016 Lutheran Church about why the church’s season of Christmas lasts for 12 days after Christmas. Read a preview of the December issue and subscribe to Lutheran Witness at blog.lcms.org.
If you haven’t had Director of Programming Andy Bates’s smoked mac and cheese from scratch (yes, including the noodles), you’re missing out on a magical food experience. Although he’ll gladly go venturing through the woods in his Vivobarefoot Trail Freaks (those are shoes), he’ll also stay happily busy automating every possible thing in his home while eating cherry cheesecake brownies made by his wife, Lauren. As a Theatre major, don’t ask him to pick a favorite play, but you may find him hanging out with his adorable son watching Trolls or listening to bluegrass or the latest audiobook on biomechanics.