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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Atheists Read the Bible

August 28th, 2014 2 comments

    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…

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Dr. Marquart on the Third Use of the Law

August 22nd, 2014 12 comments

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.”

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

August 6th, 2014 3 comments

    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…

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It

August 1st, 2014 1 comment

    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

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — The Good Samaritan

July 25th, 2014 No comments

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.

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Dr. Montgomery Responds to Crossan

July 18th, 2014 No comments

Dr. John Warwick Montgomery responds on Issues Etc. to the arguments in the interview with Dr. John Dominic Crossan of the Jesus Seminar.

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Dr. John Dominic Crossan

July 10th, 2014 2 comments

An interview with Dr. John Dominic Crossan on the resurrection of Jesus.

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Lutheran Fathers

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

    Lutheran Fathers Some Lutheran Satire for a warm summer day. I laugh at the Pr. Fisk reference every time.

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Youth Ministry

June 27th, 2014 6 comments

    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…

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — 30 Minute Church

June 19th, 2014 2 comments

    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…

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Calvinism & Lutheranism

May 29th, 2014 2 comments

    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

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Mr. Rogers

May 28th, 2014 3 comments

    Mr. Rogers Shortly after the death of Mr. Rogers, Rev. Bill Cwirla was on to discuss what the church can learn from him. http://wittenbergmedia.org/audio/What_Can_the_Church_Learn_from_Mr_Rogers_-_Cwirla.mp3 Original Air Date: March 30, 2005

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Aaron Wolf

May 9th, 2014 No comments

    Aaron Wolf I came across this interesting old interview with Aaron Wolf on his journey from Fundamentalism, to Evangelicalism, and then Lutheranism. Part 1: http://wittenbergmedia.org/audio/Fundamentalism_Evangelicalism_and_Lutheranism_-_Wolf.1.mp3   Part 2: http://wittenbergmedia.org/audio/Fundamentalism_Evangelicalism_and_Lutheranism_-_Wolf.2.mp3 Original Air Date: October 31, 2004

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Lutheran Satire

May 1st, 2014 1 comment

    Lutheran Satire – Things Your Lutheran Pastor Totally Loves: Being Mistaken for the ELCA I can’t believe this is three years old. It still holds up and the comment thread is interesting. I know it’s a YouTube comment thread (which can get worse than the ones around here ;-), but browse it if you have some time.

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Name That Worldview

April 24th, 2014 No comments

    Name That Worldview This is a little lighter segment of Issues, Etc. which may have paved the way for Table Talk Radio. It’s a game called “Name That Worldview.” Songs from Peter, Paul and Mary, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, and R.E.M. are played and it is up to callers to determine what worldview the song is espousing. http://www.wittenbergmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Name_That_Worldview.mp3 Original Air Date: August 24, 2005