“Concord Matters” premieres on Saturday! (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

November 29th, 2013 Post by

“Concord Matters,” a new radio/internet program taking listeners through the Book of Concord, premieres tomorrow, Saturday, November 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Central), live on KFUO, AM 850 in the St. Louis area, and streaming online worldwide at kfuoam.org. The four rotating co-hosts–Rod Zwonitzer, Craig Donofrio, Charles Henrickson, and Joshua Scheer–all will be on hand for the first broadcast, along with guest Tim Rossow. Listeners will be invited to participate with their comments and questions. The programs will be rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Central), and available anytime in KFUO’s on-demand archives.

“Concord Matters” will be a great opportunity for you to dig into the Book of Concord, the Lutheran Confessions. For the first broadcast, we will be discussing the Preface to the Christian Book of Concord. Over the months to come, we will be going over Luther’s Small and Large Catechisms, the Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, and the Formula of Concord.

If you have a copy of the Book of Concord, you will want to have it at hand for the broadcasts. If you don’t have a copy yet, I encourage you to get one. The edition we will be using is Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, A Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord. I notice that CPH is offering it right now for $18.99, which is a great price.

This is also a good time to start thinking about reading through the Book of Concord, perhaps over the course of the year 2014. There is “A Book of Concord Reading Guide” in the Reader’s Edition to help you do just that. You can read through the Book of Concord on your own, with a friend or two, or as part of a Book of Concord Reading Group in your congregation or in your area. I led a “Read Through the Book of Concord” class in my congregation a couple of years ago, following this plan, and it worked well. People read the assigned pages in between sessions, and then we discussed that material when we came together as a class.

“Concord Matters”! Yes, it does! Concord, harmony, in the truth of God’s Word, in the church’s doctrine and practice–this matters a lot!

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  1. November 29th, 2013 at 18:29 | #1

    It is great to see our little enterprise growing in new and exciting ways.

    Thanks to Rod Zwonitzer from KFUO and Josh Scheer from BJS for putting this together.

  2. Caroline Mueller
    November 29th, 2013 at 21:17 | #2

    According to KFUO’s website, “Concord Matters” will be rebroadcast on Mondays — not Tuesdays:


  3. November 29th, 2013 at 21:24 | #3

    @Caroline Mueller #2
    The website is wrong in that place. From Rod Zwonitzer, executive director it will run on Tuesdays…

  4. November 29th, 2013 at 21:26 | #4

    Caroline Mueller: According to KFUO’s website, “Concord Matters” will be rebroadcast on Mondays — not Tuesdays:

    On some places on the KFUO website it says the rebroadcast will be on Monday; on other places it says Tuesday. I had seen that earlier today, and so before I wrote this post I checked with Rod Zwonitzer, and he tells me it will be on Tuesday. Obviously there is some conflicting information at the KFUO website, and I pointed out the various places to Rod. But because of the long Thanksgiving weekend, I’m guessing the website corrections may not be made until at least Monday.

    Also, since all the programs will be archived, you will be able to listen to them anytime over the internet.

  5. Randy
    November 29th, 2013 at 22:00 | #5

    This is an exceptional idea. I’ll be listening with a cup of hot coffee in one hand and the Book of Concord in the other. Thank you.

  6. William
    November 29th, 2013 at 23:42 | #6

    Is there a schedule of what will be discussed at each broadcast? It may be useful to the reading groups already established.

  7. November 29th, 2013 at 23:48 | #7

    @William #6
    Tomorrow we start with the Preface to the Book of Concord (page 3 of the 2nd Edition Concordia: Readers Edition).

    Each show will pick up directly after where the previous left off.

    Stay tuned to BJS for frequent “wrap-ups” from the previous week.

  8. Stef
    November 30th, 2013 at 01:11 | #8

    Yippee, it starts today!

    How soon will the podcast be available to download please?

  9. CDJ
    November 30th, 2013 at 13:32 | #9

    Is this program archived yet? Looking fw to hearing it…

  10. November 30th, 2013 at 13:41 | #10

    CDJ: Is this program archived yet?

    Not yet. I’m guessing the archiving will happen sometime on Monday or Tuesday. In addition, the program will be rebroadcast over KFUO on Tuesday at 2:00 (Central).

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