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Dear Friend of Issues, Etc.

The total annual budget of the nationally syndicated edition of Issues, Etc. is approximately $300,000. 

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Wir sind alle Bettler, 

Rev. Todd Wilken, Host
Issues, Etc.

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 South African children.

Concordia Seminary-St. Louis
March 13-15



Spring Invitational Campus Visit
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne
March 26-29



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 Professional Education with a Personal Touch 


Click here for information on the Issues, Etc. March Book of the Month.

That's My Colt!
by  Dandi Daley Mackall

That's My Colt! engages readers and listeners and helps them understand the significance of Easter and the grace and forgiveness it brings to all God's people.

You can purchase this book by calling Concordia Publishing House at 1-800-325-3040

March 16
“The Hymn ‘The Lamb’”
Dr. Arthur Just, Professor of New Testament|
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN 
March 9
Women in the Church”
Rev. Matt Harrison, Executive Director
CMS World Relief

March 2
“Faith Alone”
Rev. Steven Parks, Pastor
University Hills Lutheran Church-Denver, CO

February 24
“The Lord’s Supper”
Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne

On February 13, Todd Wilken interviewed Pastor Keith GeRue about the military chaplaincy in Iraq.  Pastor GeRue is gathering school supplies, toys and stuffed animals to give to the children of Iraqi detainees.

You can send these times to the address below:

Keith E. GeRue
CH CPT, 384th MP BN
Unit 60534
APO AE 09375

February 17
“The Emerging Church Movement”
Shane Rosenthal, Producer
The White Horse Inn 

February 10
Rev. George Borghardt, Associate Pastor
St. Mark Lutheran Church-Conroe, TX 

Attention Milwaukee area listeners.  WRRD, 540 AM is changing its format.  Please email your suggestions for another Milwaukee affiliate to issuesetc@kfuo.org.

Attention San Francisco area listeners.  Sunday, February 3 marked the final broadcast of Issues, Etc. on KFAX, 1100 AM.  We simply cannot justify the rising air time costs.  You can continue listen to Issues, Etc. live and on-demand at www.issuesetc.org and click “Listen Online.”

February 3

"The Dead Sea Scrolls"
Dr. Nathan Jastram, Professor of Theology
Concordia University Wisconsin

January 27
Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought
Patrick Henry College 

Issues, Etc. is now broadcasting live from 9-10 p.m. Central on Bott Radio Network!

Welcome listeners in northwest Arkansas on KAYH, 89.3 FM and KOFC, 1250 AM in Fayetteville and on KSIV, 90.5 FM in West Memphis!

January 20
“Reasonable Arguments against Gay Marriage”
Frank Turek, Founder & President

January 13
“The Theology of the Cross”
Rev. Bill Cwirla, Pastor
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA

January 6
"Moral & Legal Arguments Against Abortion"
Dr. Frank Beckwith, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Church State Studies
Baylor University


Dear Issues, Etc. Listener: 

In the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh for us, greetings.

Scripture tells us that at Jesus’ birth all of heaven rejoiced. A Christmas poem by Benjamin Britten tells us that the same birth caused hell to shake with fear.

This little Babe so few days old,
Is come to rifle Satan's fold;
All hell doth at his presence quake,
Though he himself for cold do shake;
For in this weak unarmèd wise
The gates of hell he will surprise. 

Jesus’ birth means the end to Satan’s dominion.  This little Babe will conquer sin, death and Satan by His death for us on the Cross.  Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection is the message of Issues, Etc. year-round.

Please consider supporting the Christ-centered, Cross-focused message of Issues, Etc. with a year-end, tax-deductible gift.  No gift is too small.

For a year-end gift of $50 or more, we’ll send you a special CD of my Christmas sermon When the Fullness of Time Had Come.

Click here to donate online.  You can make a gift by calling our automated resource line at 1-800-737-0172.  Or you can donate by check: Issues, Etc., 85 Founders Lane, St. Louis, MO 63105.

May the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus comfort you during the Advent and Christmas season!

Wir sind alle Bettler,

Todd Wilken, Host
Issues, Etc.

December 30
“The Christmas Hymn ‘What Child Is This?’”
Dr. Arthur Just, Professor of New Testament
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

December 23
“The Birth of Christ According to the Gospel of John”
Dr. Louis Brighton, Professor Emeritus of New Testament
Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO 

December 16
"Christianity & Culture: Two Kingdom Theology"
Dr. Angus Menuge, Professor of Philosophy|
Concordia University Wisconsin
December 9
"The Movie 'The Golden Compass'"
Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer, Director of Admission
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN
November 25
Joel Osteen's Book 'Become a Better You'"
Dr. Larry Rast, Associate Professor of Historical Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Attention Houston listeners!  Issues, Etc. is now broadcast Sundays from 7-8 p.m. on KKHT, 100.7 FM.

November 18
“The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit”
Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN 

November 11
“Social Science Research on Ex-Gays”
Dr. Stanton Jones, Professor of Psychology
Wheaton College 

November 4
“Eternal Punishment”
Dr. Peter Scaer, Assistant Professor of New Testament
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Click here to find out what Issues, Etc. is up to this fall!

Have you ever considered a vocation as a pastor or a deaconess?

Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne & Concordia Seminary-St. Louis  invite you to an on-campus visit this fall!

Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN invites you to attend
The Good Shepherd Institute this fall! 




Issues, Etc. Reformation Tour
Sunday, October 28


October 28
LIVE from Luther Memorial Chapel in Shorewood, WI
“The Lutheran Reformers vs. Other Reformers”
Dr. Patrick Ferry, President
Concordia University Wisconsin 

October 21
“Small Groups”
Rev. Tim Rossow, Pastor
Bethany Lutheran Church-Naperville, IL

October 14
The Deity of Christ"
Rob Bowman, President
Center for Biblical Apologetics

German Days at the Sem

October 12 & 13

Concordia Seminary-St. Louis


October 7
“God & Suffering: The Problem of Evil”
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor
Hope Lutheran Church-Aurora, CO 

What's New:  January - September, 2007