Friends for Life — LCMS Life Ministry

We believe that God is the author and sustainer of all life. We also know it can be hard to speak about the intrinsic value of that life when it feels like the world is trying to drown us out.

We’re right here beside you. In this podcast of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry, we’re coming alongside one another as a community of Christ’s redeemed people, ones who are speaking up for and living out the sanctity of human life. Together we’ll explore life issues in a way that honors our heavenly Father’s value of human life, serves our neighbor, and connects us to others who are doing the same. Join us, so that together we can be friends for life.

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Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 37. One Body, Many Parts – Disabilities and the Body of Christ | Rev. Kevin Loughran & Penny Loughran

Join Steph and Tiffany, along with father-daughter duo, Pastor Kevin Loughran and Penny Loughran, as they talk about what it means for the church to care for all people, regardless of their range of abilities.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 36. Baptism and Birth – Childbirth as a Reflection of Baptism | Dr. Deb Grime

Dr. Deb Grime, a beloved and respected OB/GYN, joins Steph to talk about childbirth, baptism, and the theological connections between the two.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 35. An International Look at Life Issues: Conversations with a Missionary | Jamielynn Tinkey Flores, RN

Jamielynn Tinkey Flores joins Steph and Tiffany to talk about life ministry on an international level and the need for the Church to offer a voice for life in all nations.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 34. Serving the Younger Generation: An End Goals Crossover | Rev. Mark Kiessling & Julianna Shults, DCE

Steph interviews End Goals’ Rev. Mark Kiessling and DCE Julianna Shults about honoring and caring for the pre-teens, teens, and young adults in our churches and communities.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 33. Two Guys Take Over: A Discussion on Male Friendship | Rev. Jeff Hemmer

Steph hands the host mic off to her husband as he interviews Pastor Jeff Hemmer on the importance and the gift of guys having guy friendships.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 32. Caring for Aging Parents | Cheryl Magness

Cheryl Magness talks about her decade’s long journey of serving as primary caregiver for her aging mother, and how it has given her a newfound understanding of vocation, sacrificial living, and the Fourth Commandment.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 31. Loving Children through Foster Care | Rev. Hans & Katie Fiene

Join Steph and guests, Pastor Hans and Katie Fiene, as they talk about loving children through foster care – including the joys and the challenges they’ve experienced in their own family journey.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 30. The Floor Is Yours: The Catechism as a Framework for Life | Rev. Dr. John Pless

Rev. Dr. John Pless, author of A Small Catechism on Human Life, joins Steph to discusses how Luther’s Small Catechism provides a helpful framework for Christian thought and action in regards to life issues.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 29. You Don’t Have to Walk Alone: What It Means to Have a Christian Mentor | Darcy Paape

Join Steph and guest Darcy Paape as they unpack what it means to have a Christian mentor, and how a Christian mentoring relationship is reflective of Christ’s call to discipleship.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 28. Living with Endometriosis | Lena Scamman

Dear sister in Christ, Lena Scamman, joins Steph to talk about the Lord’s faithfulness to her, even as she daily lives the story of pain and suffering from endometriosis.