An Atheist Defends Religion
This is an Issues, Etc. interview with Bruce Sheiman, author of “An Atheist Defends Religion.” It is an altogether interesting interview with the highlight at the 37:00 mark where Pr. Wilken presents the Gospel. The interaction is instructive and the reaction memorable.
Dr. Harold Senkbeil refutes the notion that sanctification is an act of determination in which you rid yourself of sin and discusses the proper Biblical understand of the Christian life.
Horus Reads the Internet Lutheran Satire schools Horus on the difference between the Ceremonial Law and the Moral Law with bullet lists and Venn diagrams.
Rosebrough on the FiveTwo Network Here are three segments with Pr. Chris Rosebrough where he addresses different problems with the FiveTwo Network’s practices and use of language. Pr. Rosebrough makes it quite clear that he thinks Pr. Woolsey properly understands Law and Gospel, but there are aspects of his theology that are in error. Sacramental Entrepreneurs and the FiveTwo Network – Issues Etc. http://issuesetc.org/podcast/16481022143.mp3 Bill Woolsey Creates His Own Ecclesiology (41:41 – 1:08:15) – Fighting for the Faith http://0368b5b.netsolhost.com/F4F/F4F100914.mp3 Bill Woolsey Tries to Explain What It Means to Be Sacramental? (3:40 – 11:11 & 38:45 – 48:35) More…
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.