Current Programming

The Coffee Hour

As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.

Program Page: kfuo.org/thecoffeehour
Show Time:
 Monday-Friday at 9:00 a.m. Central Time
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Daily Chapel Sermons

Hear sermons preached during Daily Chapel at the LCMS International Center. The chapel schedule may be found at kfuo.org/daily-chapel-schedule.

 The broadcast of chapel services is brought to you by LCMS International Mission and Ministry to Armed Forces.
 Learn more at international.lcms.org and lcms.org/armedforces.

Program Page: kfuo.org/category/daily-chapel
Show Time:
 Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. Central Time
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Cross Defense

Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, as he  talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

Program Page: kfuo.org/crossdefense
Show Time:
 Mondays at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time
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Concord Matters

Pull out your Book of Concord and join a lively discussion of the Lutheran Confessions. Each week, host Rev. Sean Smith and guest pastors take an in-depth look at passages from parts of the Book of Concord so you can have a deeper understanding of your Lutheran faith.

Program Page: kfuo.org/concordmatters
Show Time:
 Tuesday at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time and re-run on Saturdays at 10:04 a.m. Central Time
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End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry

End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

Program Page: kfuo.org/endgoals
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Free to be Faithful

Free to be Faithful is a religious liberty, education, and awareness program created by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in response to increasing governmental and societal incursions into religious life.

Program Page: kfuo.org/freetobefaithful
Show Time: 
3rd Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and the following Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Central Time
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Let’s Talk! (The Pastor Is In)

Let’s Talk is for lay people with no special religious education who have questions and seek guidance. They need answers in a language they can understand. Imagine sitting on your front porch and having a casual discussion with your pastor about any sort of questions. That’s what we’ll do each week with a guest pastor.

Program Page: lcms.org/letstalk
Show Time:
 Friday at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time
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The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge

Lutheran Ladies' Lounge PodcastHave 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. Join the community on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/LutheranLadiesLounge.

Program Page: kfuo.org/lutheranladieslounge
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The Lutheran Witness Podcast

Lutheran Witness PodcastThe Lutheran Witness provides readings of all the articles posted on LW website, witness.lcms.org. The Lutheran Witness is an official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (Visit lcms.org to learn more). Subscribe to the print edition of LW at cph.org/witness. For additional stories and articles that help you interpret the world from a Lutheran perspective, visit the LW website

Program Page: kfuo.org/witness
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Mission Field: USA — Church Planting

Mission Field: USA – Church Planting” podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.

Sign up to receive email notifications of new podcast releases and other church-planting ministry news. Registration only requires your email address, name and zip code. Check the “Church Planting” option on the form.
Sign up > mailchi.mp/lcms/resources

Program Page: kfuo.org/missionfieldusa
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A Moment in Creation

Rev. Warren Woerth, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Arnold, Missouri, joins host Gary Duncan to discuss Biblical Creation, its relationship to historical and current events, and how to defend Biblical Creation in a secular world.

Program Page: kfuo.org/moments
Show Time:
Tuesday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment of Faith

Rev. Doug Nicely, pastor  of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Illinois, joins host Gary Duncan to reflect on the catechism and scripture. 

Program Page: kfuo.org/moments
Show Time:
Thursday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment for the Family

Dr. Mary Manz Simon, practical parenting specialist and bestselling author, joins host Gary Duncan to talk about the issues and challenges faced by families, parents and grandparents today.  

Program Page: kfuo.org/moments
Show Time:
Wednesday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment on the Lighter Side

Rev. John Lukomski and “Special Guests” join host Gary Duncan for light-hearted conversation and entertaining exploration of Scripture.

Program Page: kfuo.org/moments
Show Time:
Monday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment in Scripture

Rev. Matt Clark, pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri, joins host Gary Duncan on a journey through the entire Bible from beginning to end. Follow along with us!

Program Page:kfuo.org/moments
Show Time:
Friday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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Morning Prayer Sermonette

Hear a guest pastor give a short sermonette based on the day’s Daily Lectionary New Testament text during Morning and Evening Prayer.

Program Page: kfuo.org/sermonette
Show Time:
 Monday-Friday at 7:00 – 7:15 a.m. and 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Central Time
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News

Hear daily news updates, breaking news from across the LCMS, web only specials, and other items from the KFUO News Desk, brought to you by staff journalist Kip Allen.

Program Page: kfuo.org/news
Broadcasting:
 Weekdays at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
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Oratio

Begin your morning in word and prayer with Rev. Kenneth Bomberger, who shares scripture, hymns, prayers, and texts for the day, and also gives a short meditation on the day’s scripture lessons.

Program Page: kfuo.org/oratio
Show Time:
 Monday-Friday at 7:15 a.m. Central Time
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St. Paul Des Peres Bible Study

Hear Sunday’s “The Pastor’s Bible Study” on the following week’s Lectionary Readings from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, MO, led by St. Paul’s pastors Rev. Glen Thomas and Rev. Kevin Thomson.

Program Page: kfuo.org/stpaulbiblestudy
Show Time:
 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Central Time
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Sharper Iron

Sharper Iron looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen. Sharper Iron is hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel.

Program Page: kfuo.org/sharperiron
Show Time:
 Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m. Central Time
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Specialized Pastoral Ministry — Bring the Love of Christ

Chaplains play an important role in the lives of people who are hurting, distressed, or in challenging situations. They serve alongside first responders, in hospitals or other institutions, with the military, in prisons and jails, and in other situations. Hear from nine individuals about their journeys into chaplaincy, how they serve, and how they bring the love of Christ to those in need. This podcast is produced in partnership with the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Program Page: kfuo.org/category/specialized-pastoral-ministry
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Thy Strong Word

Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two LCMS pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.

Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

Program Page: kfuo.org/thystrongword
Show Time:
 Monday-Friday at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Time
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World Lutheran News Digest

World Lutheran News Digest is an audio news magazine bringing you a look at significant events in worldwide Lutheranism.

Program Page: kfuo.org/worldlutherannews
Show Time:
 Wednesday at 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time and re-run on Saturdays at 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Central Time
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Wrestling with the Basics

Get ready to chuckle or even chortle with Pastor “Jolly” John Lukomski and Pastor Matt “Youngblood” Clark as they take a humorous approach to Bible Study.

Program Page: kfuo.org/wrestlingwiththebasics
Show Time:
Wednesdays at 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Central Time
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2019 LCMS Youth Gathering Sessions

Youth and adult sessions recorded at the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information about the Gathering, visit lcmsgathering.com.

Program Page: kfuo.org/gathering2019
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