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: 17. Immigrants as Neighbors | Dr. Leo Sánchez

Join Steph, Tiffany and special guest, Concordia Seminary professor Dr. Leo Sánchez, as they suggest a helpful Lutheran framework for discussing immigration and care for our immigrant neighbor.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 16. The Abortion Conversation through the Decades | Cathie Humbarger

Guest Cathie Humbarger shares how the abortion conversation has changed throughout the years, and discusses how today’s arguments and talking points must adapt to the changes in rhetoric on both sides of the debate.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 15. The Vocation of Singleness | Deaconess Kim Bueltmann

Are you single? Are you married? No matter your answer, it’s worth tuning in, as special guest Deaconess Kim Bueltmann joins us to talk about singleness.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 14. Race Relations & the Gospel | Rev. Roosevelt Gray

Join Steph and Pastor Roosevelt Gray as they talk about race relations in light of the Gospel.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 13. Grieving Suicide | Rev. Peter Preus

Join us this episode as Pastor Peter Preus offers Gospel comfort for those grieving in the wake of a suicide.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 12. Empowered for Life | Anna Young

Listen in as our youngest guest yet, college freshman Anna Young, shares how she speaks up for life while juggling schoolwork and extracurriculars.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 11. FLAME on Vocation | FLAME

 Listen in as Grammy® nominated artist FLAME talks about the Lutheran doctrine of vocation and the freedom that it brings in serving our neighbors creatively.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 10. Friends in Real Life: Living with Chronic Pain | Amy Bird

In this segment of Friends in Real Life, guest Amy Bird joins Steph to talk about what life is like with a chronic disease, and where she sees Jesus even in her suffering.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 09. Even Marriage is a Life Issue?! | Rev. Jonathan & Christa Petzold

Husband and wife team, Rev. Jonathan and Christa Petzold, join Steph to explore God’s design for man and woman in marriage, and inadvertently, discover the secret sauce of a happy marriage.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 08. Centered in the Gospel: How Our Deepest Theology Leads Us in the Life Arena | Dr. Jeff Gibbs

Dr. Jeff Gibbs joins Steph in this episode to answer the foundational question, “Why are we “pro-life?”…and the answer probably won’t be one you’ve heard before.