Issues, Etc. is a live radio talk show with a two-fold mission. First, to defend and teach the
truths rediscovered at the Lutheran Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture and Christ alone.
Second, to challenge today’s relativistic culture with its unbiblical and illogical ideologies.
LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken hosts Issues, Etc. Guests include LCMS pastors, seminary, and
Here are some recent comments from Issues, Etc. listeners:
Issues, Etc. and the ability to download the program was beneficial to me as a missionary in a Third World country where 80% of the population is Muslim.
-James in West Africa
Issues, Etc. was the primary reason my husband and I became Lutheran. It ignited his faith and even inspired him to seriously consider entering the ministry. It is an excellent vehicle for spreading the Gospel.
— Polly in Michigan
In keeping with the thoughts of our former president Dr. A.L. Barry…“Get the message straight Missouri. Get the message out Missouri.” Issues, Etc. does precisely those two things…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. Robert Kuhn, President Emeritus of the LCMS
Issues, Etc. is never afraid to take a stand on the thorny, vexing issues that clutter our daily horizons. Whereas some Christian programs sidestep ethical and doctrinal questions, Issues,
Etc. takes them head-on in a fearless, responsible, thoughtful manner.
— Dr. Paul Maier, Second Vice President of the LCMS
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