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Truth-Centered Mission Outreach
DR. ROBERT KUHN, President Emeritus of
In keeping with the
thoughts of our former president Dr. A.L. Barry when he said at the time of his
election, “Get the message straight Missouri. Get the message out Missouri.”
Issues, Etc. does precisely those two things…And as the record shows
there are individuals who have come not only to the Lutheran church but also
have come to faith through the broadcast known as Issues, Etc.
DR. RAYMOND HARTWIG, Secretary of the
It provides a forum for
taking a good, Christian swat at issues that really matter. I’ve been
privileged to be a guest on the program to discuss some of those issues and I am
thankful for that opportunity and for the ministry that this program provides
for the church and society.
DR. PAUL MAIER, Second Vice
President of the LCMS
delighted not only to listen to Issues, Etc.
but also to have the privilege of being on the program from time to time.
is never afraid to take a stand on the thorny, vexing issues that clutter our
daily horizons. And it does so in the name of a solidly based Christianity that
doesn’t flirt with fads or fantasies. Whereas some Christian programs sidestep
ethical and doctrinal questions,
takes them head- on in a fearless, responsible, thoughtful manner. Both head
and heart are involved when Issues, Etc.
applies Holy Scripture.
DR. DEAN WENTHE, President of Concordia Theological Seminary…
I’d like to commend in
the very highest fashion Issues, Etc. for it’s lively and substantive
analysis of current theological issues…Listeners to Issues, Etc.
will not get generic religious talk but a firm and a clear witness to Christ and
his precious Gospel.
DR. KARL BARTH, President Emeritus of
fills a great need in Christian talk radio…The clear scriptural message of
Issues, Etc. strengthens the faithful Christian. It challenges the many
tenets of modern Evangelicalism. And the comments of many listeners indicate
that the program is becoming an effective mission arm in leading many to the
Savior. I’m happy to add my voice to that of many others who thank God for this
DR. JOHN JOHNSON, President of Concordia
I certainly have enjoyed
my opportunities to be a guest on Issues, Etc. and especially appreciate
the willingness of this program to engage those questions and debates in
theology, and religion, and culture which face our situation today…Issues,
Etc. is an excellent program and Concordia Seminary appreciates the
opportunity of having a role in it.
DR. J.A.O. PREUS III, President of Concordia
has provided a forum for me and for several of the faculty members of Concordia
University-Irvine to speak about issues that are important to the church and to
the society. In Issues, Etc. we’ve found an opportunity to teach
Lutheran doctrine and practice in the public square…Host Todd Wilken is not only
a solid theologian but a great interviewer.
DR. PAT FERRY, President of Concordia
Personally, I’ve enjoyed
the opportunity that I’ve had on several occasions to be interviewed by Pastor
Todd Wilken…What has impressed me most is his breadth and depth of knowledge and
the level of preparation that he has obviously had to put into in order to make
the interview successful. He does an outstanding job!…One of my great goals at
Concordia is for our University to be a resource for the Church. This program
has given us a venue for that as some of our fine faculty have lent their
expertise to these discussions.
DR. WALLACE SCHULZ, Former Associate Speaker
of The Lutheran Hour…
In an age where truth is
relative and compromise is the norm, Issues, Etc. boldly defends and
teaches confessional Lutheran doctrine and practice… Many Issues, Etc.
listeners have joined Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations because they
proclaim Biblical, Christ-centered truth…As editor of Good News magazine, we
have enjoyed our affiliation with Issues, Etc. and look forward to
more opportunities to promote Good News to Issues, Etc.’s national and
REV. PAUL MCCAIN,
is truly a unique radio show. There’s nothing else quite like it. I’ve been
privileged to be a guest on Issues, Etc. a number of times, and my
appreciation for Todd Wilken’s ministry continues to grow. Now why do I say
Issues, Etc. is so unique? It's unique because it’s all about the TRUTH
and not just a generic, watered-down version of the truth, but the truth as
we know it through God’s Word and the Lutheran Confessions witnessed to that
Word. It’s also about mission. And I think there’s no better combination than
truth in the service of the mission of Jesus Christ, to spread the Gospel…I
encourage you to support Issues, Etc.’s ongoing ministry in the service
of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
REV. MATTHEW HARRISON, Executive Director of
LCMS World Relief…
There is simply nothing,
anywhere comparable to Issues, Etc. Todd Wilken and his staff have put
together a radio program which mirrors the very best of solid, conservative,
confessional Lutheranism...In an era where the Christian world is so often lost
in the “froth” and “foam” of emotion, I appreciate the show’s deep intellectual
and spiritual rigor and vitality.
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