Madison Avenue Ecclesiology

In this segment, Mr. Tim Wood, a convert from Baptist fundamentalism after a confrontation with God’s Law and Gospel, joins us to discuss is article, “Church Growth: Deliberately Misdiagnosing the Problem?” Why do some churches leave behind faithful Law-Gospel preaching and turn instead to Madison Avenue techniques? Are they still practicing Christianity?

Read Tim Wood’s article, “Church Growth: Deliberately Misdiagnosing the Problem?”

The Three Outposts, part 2

AbrahamsonPr. Joe Abrahamson continues discussing his Bible study on the three estates titled “The Three Outposts: Your Mission.” In this installment, we continue clarifying the three estates (“outposts”) and then see how all three estates are taught in the Old Testament beginning in the earliest chapters of Genesis.

Read part 2 of Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study.

Market-Style Evangelism

Andrew PreusIs Christian evangelism just a matter of “selling a product” called the Gospel of Jesus Christ? How might that approach to the Church’s mission be “enthusiasm”? (Uh, what’s that?) Pr. Andrew Preus discusses his article, “Market-Style Evangelism,” and how it’s better to be limited by the ways that God gives in His Word.

Read Pr. Preus’ article, “Market-Style Evangelism is Enthusiasm.”

The Three Outposts, part 1

AbrahamsonWhat are the three “outposts” to which God has called you to live the Christian life? What is your “mission” in each of those “outposts”? Join us as Pr. Joe Abrahamson outlines the three “outposts” (estates) to which God calls each of us and explains how our mission is to love our neighbor as God has first loved us.

Study Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study “The Three Outposts, Your Mission.”

Talking Sheep

Vanessa RasanenWhat are laypeople to do when their pastor begins teaching false doctrine or introducing non-Lutheran practices? Should they just sit quietly in the pew and “take it”? Not according to Vanessa Rasanen! She says the sheep should speak up, talk with their pastor, pray for him, and, yes, protect their fellow sheep from false teachings and practices.

Read Vanessa Rasanen’s article, “Talking Sheep,” at Katie Luther Sisters.org

Read Dr. C. F. W. Walther’s sermon, “The Sheep Judge Their Shepherds.”

On Beards and Baptism

Gaven MizeWe welcome Pr. Gaven Mize and his brother, Josh, to discuss Josh’s battle with cancer, his habit of memorializing that battle by growing his beard, and the comfort that his Baptism gave him and still gives him.

Josh & Tuesday Mize
Tuesday & Josh Mize

Read Pr. Gaven Mize’s article, “My Brother Had Cancer…And He Died. Also, He Has a Fantastic Beard.”