Catechism Series, Part 5

AbrahamsonOur Catechism Series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson continues. This time we respond to the outlandish claim by Benny Hinn that there are actually nine persons (Yes, you read that correctly!) in the Holy Trinity. We also discuss the Third Article, the Holy Spirit, and what it means that He gives us life by bringing us to faith in Jesus Christ.

The Atonement

Chris HullPastor Christopher Hull, from Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, IL, joins us to discuss the most important teaching of the Bible: the Atonement. What does it mean that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins? What are the different “theories,” or models, of the Atonement? Are they Biblical? What can they teach us? Listen and find out!

The Smoke of Incense

Stephen AndersonPsalm 141:2 says, “Let my prayer rise before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.” We sing these words in Vespers and Evening Prayer. But what would we do if we actually smelled (and saw) incense in our churches? Is incense even allowed in Lutheran churches these days? Pr. Steven Anderson explains how the Bible gives witness to incense, what it is used for, and how to appreciate it, along with all of God’s gifts in the liturgy.

Read Pr. Steven Anderson’s article, “And the Smoke of the Incense Rose Before God”

No Apologies

Nathan RedmanDo family members change the subject when you speak of Jesus or the Bible? Do friends “unfriend” you in social media because of your overly “churchy” posts? Mr. Nathan Redman knows what it’s like. And he has decided to offer “No Apologies” for being a Christian and confessing Christ, whether in family conversations or on social media. Listen to Nathan explain what he means by not apologizing for being a baptized child of God and making the good confession.

Read Nathan Redman’s article, “No Apologies.”

Catechism Series, Part 4

AbrahamsonOur Catechism Series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson continues as we get into the Apostles’ Creed. We discuss the background of the Creeds and where the statements come from in the Scriptures. We discuss the First Article (God the Father, Creation) and the Second Article (God the Son, Redemption). Hear how Richard Dawkins says he learned the “Christian faith,” and get Pr. Abrahamson’s response.

In the second segment of “Round 14” we replay our interview with Pr. Steven Anderson on “Hymn Boards vs. Giant Projection Screens” in church.

Catechism Series, Part 3

AbrahamsonPr. Joe Abrahamson continues discussing Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, what it means, an how to teach it. In Part 3 of our ongoing series, we discuss the Law of God–the natural law and the revealed law, the two tables of the Law, and how the moral law, the civil law, and the ceremonial law relate to one another.

Pastoral Formation

Jonathan McCallSeminarian Jonathan McCall begins blogging about his new ventures in pastoral formation. As a new student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, he discusses how and why he began his seminary studies as well as what he has been learning in the classroom. Hear how God forms pastors through seminary instruction, hear how the “mosaic” of the various professors benefits the students, and learn what a “Scaerism” is.

Read Seminarian McCall’s articles:

“Pastoral Formaregurgitation”

“CTSFW Mosaics”