Apologetics and Evangelism In September my congregation was blessed to have Pr. Mark Pierson of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Long Beach, CA give a presentation on apologetics and evangelism. Pr. Pierson’s presentation is so engaging because it is largely based on his real experiences doing evangelism on campus at UCLA and Long Beach State. As with all good presenters, a great deal of the benefit was interacting with Pr. Pierson outside of the formal presentation. I would highly recommend getting in contact with Pr. Pierson (email@example.com) and have him come out and give a presentation to your congregation. More…
Ever want to “start new to reach new?” Ever feel retro for wearing a clerical? Want to know what it means to be a sacramental entrepreneur? Want to know how the pastor should call the non-ordained to the pulpit? Want to know how Pr. Bill Woolsey does it? Learn this all from the horses mouth.
Theological Crossdressers This pick is from an episode of Table Talk Radio entitled “Beware! Theological Crossdressers.” Pastors Wolfmueller and Goeglein critique a video from the Five Two Network’s Sacramental Entrepreneurship series. http://tabletalkradio.org/content/sites/default/files/audio/ttr307.mp3 Preamble starts at 13:40 and the main discussion starts at 19:50. Video being critiqued.
Text and Authority A few months back there was a dust up here regarding a paper that Dr. Jeff Kloha of Concordia Seminary – St. Louis. Part of the confusion lay in the fact that the paper people were responding to was a draft. Here is Dr. Kloha’s presentation of this paper at the Day of Exegetical Reflection 2014. http://a1219.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/CobaltPublic4/v4/0e/79/73/0e79730f-90d2-51d2-a41f-e8b87c47db2a/321-6139431358900979529-Kloha_Text_and_Authority.m4v
Atheists Read the Bible I happened on The Inquisitive Atheists while looking for something completely different and curiosity got the better of me. They have some episodes where they read through the Bible. They make two major mistakes in that they star reading from Genesis and they have no idea what the Bible is about. In their episode on Genesis 1 – 20, they really show off their biases regarding creation/evolution and most sadly, when they skim over the Fall, they completely miss the promise of the Savior. Maybe someone with more time and talent could help them More…
Dr. Marquart on the Third Use of the Law
This week I ran across Dr. Marquart’s 2005 Symposia presentation entitled, “The Third Use of the Law, a Contribution of the Formula of Concord.”
Dr. Richard Stuckwisch Examples of different styles without changing substance. At the 2014 LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music Dr. Richard Stuckwisch did workshops on the responsible use of freedom in worship (twice), a sacramentally-shaped life (twice), and the LSB one-year and three-year lectionaries (once). Sacramentally Shaped Life 1 (LCMS LIturgy Institute 2014) by Rev’d Rick Stuckwisch on Mixcloud Sacramentally Shaped Life 2 (LCMS Liturgy Institute 2014) by Rev’d Rick Stuckwisch on Mixcloud Freedom and Responsibility 1 (LCMS Liturgy Institute 2014) by Rev’d Rick Stuckwisch on Mixcloud Freedom and Responsibility 2 (LCMS More…
God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It Examples of different styles without changing substance. From Pr. Matt Richard From Higher Things From Lutherans in Africa
The Good Samaritan
I thought the study of “The Good Samaritan” with Dr. Lane Burgland this week was interesting. I’ve also added some other studies on this parable.
Dr. John Warwick Montgomery responds on Issues Etc. to the arguments in the interview with Dr. John Dominic Crossan of the Jesus Seminar.
An interview with Dr. John Dominic Crossan on the resurrection of Jesus.
Lutheran Fathers Some Lutheran Satire for a warm summer day. I laugh at the Pr. Fisk reference every time.
Youth Ministry The White Horse Inn has been doing a series on youth ministry and while it has been good in general, the most recent episode had one of the most jarring moments in a podcast I have experienced and not in a good way. T. David Gordon was talking about having a discussion with your children about the serious nature of the demands Christ makes and whether they are willing to make this decision or not. Then Mike Horton tells a story about a similar discussion with his sons when they were considering making their “profession of More…
30 Minute Church A couple of weeks ago there was an article in the Chicago Tribune about Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church offering a 30-minute church service. This week I found two podcasts with different takes on the service. There aren’t any “sides” represented, just different levels of concern. What struck me was how personal relationships and trust influenced how the service was viewed. There is probably a lesson we should be learning related to the SMP program and even The Koinonia Project. http://traffic.libsyn.com/lutherandifference/episode_356.mp3 Radical Grace Radio relevant discussion begins about 11:15 https://boarsinthevineyard.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/episode-027.mp3 Boars in the Vineyard relevant discussion More…
Calvinism & Lutheranism Dr. Kim Riddlebarger discusses some of the different confessions Calvinists have and walks though the T.U.L.I.P.. with Rev. Wilken asking many of the questions to the things that Lutherans see as problematic. http://issuesetc.org/podcast/156020309H1p.mp3 Original Air Date: February 3, 2009