Category Archives: Round 27

Sympathy for the Devil

Gaven MizeThe Rolling Stones sang their song “Sympathy for the Devil,” and evangelical Christians responded with uproar. But is there anything we can learn from the song (or from John Lennon’s quip about the Beatles being more famous than Jesus Christ)? Pr. Gaven Mize joins us to discuss just why and how the hideous monster named “Satan” is also so attractive and alluring for us sinners. And what’s the remedy?

Read Pr. Gaven Mize’s article, “Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself.”

Pr. Mize’s article was originally published in “Around the Word” (Winter 2013-2014).

Becoming a Christian

Matt PhillipsHow does a person become a Christian and stay a Christian? Not by doing things, but by hearing the Word of Christ. And should we really condemn someone for their faults, foibles, and sins in life, or should we focus more on the doctrine? Dr. Matt Phillips, professor of history at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, joins us to discuss his articles “Becoming a Christian by Listening” and “Distinguishing Between Doctrine and Life.”

Read Dr. Phillips’ article “Becoming a Christian by Listening”

Read Dr. Phillips’ article “Distinguishing Between Doctrine and Life”