Videos from the 2014 Symposia conference have been posted at the CTS Media site. Here’s a presentation from the always thought-provoking Dr. David Scaer entitled “Lutheran Distinctives as Theological Substitutes.” http://media.ctsfw.edu.s3.amazonaws.com/symposia/2014/symp2014-9.mp4
Rev. Brent McGuire discusses the Evangelical use of Revelation 20:5-6 to support a 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth. http://wittenbergmedia.org/audio/REPT_Revelation.20.5-6.mp3 Original Air Date: February 6, 2008
This is an extensive are far ranging interview with Dr. Zimmerman on the events that lead up to the walk-out. A number of very interesting calls were taken in the midst of the interview in particular a lady at the 42 minute mark who talks about how the “Battle for the Bible” played out in her own life. http://wittenbergmedia.org/audio/The_Battle_for_the_Bible_in_the_LCMS_-_Zimmerman.mp3 Original Air Date: February 7, 2007
Pr. Weedon was on Issues, Etc. answering the question, “Why be a Lutheran?” The interview was based on his recent presentation, “Why you should stay Lutheran: It’s all about conscience”
Sorry you have to wade through some God Whisper inanity ;-), but jump to the 39:50 mark to listen to a sermon on James 2 by Dr. Nagel. … it’s all works and faith has nothing to do with it is contradicted by it’s all faith and works have nothing to do with it. Neither James nor Paul says either of these. Nor do they do fractions to a compromise. Well, part faith, part works. No, it’s all Jesus. http://godwhisperers.org/audio/god-whisperers-251.mp3
Dr. Peter Scaer from last year’s Symposia – “Lutheran Support for Pro-Life: A Case of Faith Without Works?” http://media.ctsfw.edu.s3.amazonaws.com/symposia/2013/2013Symposia-12.mp4
While the audio player issues get ironed out I went hunting for some videos. This one is from Pr. Mark Jasa dealing with “Doubt.” Pr. Jasa is the pastor at University Lutheran Chapel at UCLA and has a focus on apologetics in college settings.
Merry Christmas Merry Christmas to all, because the Incarnation is for the whole world; no matter how you celebrate it
Baptism I’m in conversation with a gentleman who is visiting our church and has a Baptist background. This series on baptism with Dr. Andrew Das will be helpful in the discussion. Baptism & Salvation Infant Baptism Modes of Baptism
Hilariously Heretical In this episode of Boars in the Vineyard Pastors Polzin and Price play “Meology vs. Theology.” Pr. Price “preaches” one of the funniest parody’s of a mega-church sermon I’ve ever heard. Sadly, part of the humor is that you can imagine someone actually preaching it.
Eschatology This week’s pick is from an episode from The Count it All Joy Show where Pr. Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke walk through 12 expectations for the end times that are talked about in Scripture. Obviously they don’t dive too deeply, but they touch on a lot of points that debunk the common American understanding of the end times.
Family Headship This week’s pick comes from the Iowa District East 2013 Pastors’ Conference. It is a presentation by Rev. John Preuss entitled ‘Family Headship: How a Pastor Can Encourage and Teach a Father to Lead.’ Pr. Preus challenges men to be the heads of their families, women to accept and support their roles, and pastors to teach this understanding to their congregations.
Responding to Evangelical Proof Texts II Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller discusses the Evangelical use of Daniel 9 to support the premillennial dispensational view of the end times. Original Air Date: February 27, 2008
The Altar Call While doing some digging in follow up to an earlier Pick of the Week, I found Pr. Jordan Cooper’s podcast on the history of the altar call instructive. It includes a discussion of why Lutherans should avoid this practice.
FAQs on 2kr I’ve come across the term “two kinds of righteousness” a few times and I’ve come away with the impression that it is some quirky view of theology particular to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. I recently came across this post from their blog linking to their iTunes U course on the topic. I don’t think I’m qualified to evaluate this tool or how it is used, but now I have a better understanding of what it is. Here is an outline: Is the distinction of two kinds of righteousness biblical? Where did Luther get the distinction of two More…