Too Lutheran for a Lutheran radio station

Mollie here. I just finished listening to my “on-demand” Issues, Etc. day two. Another fantastic day. I learned how to pronounce Chris Rosebrough’s name. I heard the smooth-voiced Craig Parton talk about substance and style in theology and worship. My husband and I discussed how talented Todd Wilken is as a radio host. The second hour also had a nice meaty discussion on relativism. My husband and I fought about which song is used for the show’s bumper music. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Too Lutheran for a Lutheran radio station — 14 Comments

  1. I, too, finished day 2, on demand not too long ago.

    I find that I’m thoroughly entertained by the bump music (I live just a dozen miles from Toby Keith – “I Wanna Talk About Me”). I also got to hear my name from Wilken’s mouth. I sure wasn’t expecting that!!! It’s not important but gave me a charge regardless.

    Yes, I’m glad the program is back and going strong with great name to bring it back on the air. I also had forgotten what I was missing.

  2. I especially appreciated Craig Parton’s comparison of Lutheran substance and evangelical style by serving expensive French wine (the pure Gospel) in a styrofoam cup (contemporary worship) rather in the more appropriate crystal goblet (the divine liturgy). I’ll file that analogy away for future reference!

  3. The styrofoam cup is too bland for contemporary worship. It’s more like the tin cup which would give an off flavor to the wine.

  4. OK. Am I missing something? How are you getting Day 2 on demand? I don’t see it offered on the On Demand page on the Issues site. I’ve been checking more than I care to admit.

  5. Susan,

    You need to use something that will download the podcasts for you automatically. In Windows & Mac, most people use iTunes. In Linux, most people use something like Rythmnbox, Amarok, Banshee, or Exaile.

    All of those programs will get the feed for you & download it straight to your computer.

  6. I should also mention that, looking at the Issues on-demand page right now, I only see the mp3’s from day one available there. But using a podcast aggregator (I’m using Rythmnbox), I’ve already got Day 2’s podcasts downloaded. Just finishing listening to the one on Relativism.

    I also like how the programs are being downloaded in segments. Makes it easier to keep what I want & to sort out the programs.

  7. Never having used i-tunes, I need to know a few basic things.
    Like: does it cost to subscribe or to download the broadcasts?
    Why not just have them available on the on demand page, like the first broadcast is? Or is that maybe forthcoming?
    Can’t seem to get those questions answered anywhere.
    Thanks, revgeorge. but you’re talking to one who has no idea what an aggregator is. I’m one of those so lucky that the use of a computer doesn’t require any license or other proof of abilities!

  8. Susan,

    No problem. iTunes is free for downloading podcasts. You, of course, can also purchase music & movies there, but the various podcasts are free. Or at least all the ones I’ve ever downloaded.

    Although I’m sure the downloads will be available on the Issues Etc site. It just depends on how fast their webmaster updates their page very day. 🙂

  9. Could the last person to comment on this post please repost thier comment. I think it got lost.

    Pastor Rossow

  10. Cool!! I just added IssuesEtc to my Google Home Search page (

    I looked around a bit to figure it out, then created page:

    Go there, click on the “+Google” button, then select the left option, and IssuesEtc Podcasts will now be on your google homepage!!

    What a slick way of seeing/hearing it!

  11. Thanks again, Rich and revgeorge, for those helpful tips on downloading. Enjoying the show even now. What a treat to have it back on the air, and back on demand.
    Thank God!

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