The Host


Todd Wilken has hosted the radio program Issues, Etc. since 1998. Issues, Etc. is heard weekdays from 3:00-5:00 pm Central at  Issues, Etc. is also heard on AM 850 KFUO in St. Louis, MO and on AM 1380 KNGN in McCook, NE, and weekly on the regional Pilgrim Radio Network covering Wyoming, Nevada, and Northern California. Issues, Etc. is also available on-demand at and at iTunes.

In 2012, Issues, Etc. also launched a 24/7 Sacred Music radio station called “Lutheran Public Radio” that can he heard at  In 2013, Issues, Etc. added a 24/7 Best of Issues, Etc. station heard at

Wilken serves as assistant Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, IL.

Wilken is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Wilken has written articles and essays for Modern Reformation magazine, Higher Things magazine, For the Life of the World magazine, The Lutheran Witness and Teachers’ Interaction. He is author of the booklet, Same-Sex Marriage: Facing the Question, and is a  contributor to Where Christ Is Present:  A Theology for All Seasons on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and The Faith Once Delivered: Meditations on the Apostles’ Creed. He is formerly co-editor of the journal Doctrine and Practice, and editor of the Issues, Etc. Journal. 

Wilken also hosts a weekly radio podcast “Crossroads with Terry Mattingly,” focusing on media coverage of religion, produced jointly by Issues, Etc. and  He has spoken at numerous Lutheran conferences and served as a guest instructor for Christ Academy at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN and for the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.


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