Tag Archives: Sacraments

Why I Use the Liturgy, part 2 (continued)

BJS_BruceTimmWhat other reasons does Pr. Bruce Timm have for using the Church’s liturgy? How does the liturgy teach the young and sustain the old? Isn’t the liturgy “boring”? And that’s a good thing? How does it unite us in confessing the faith as a synod? (or was it “senate”?) How does using the liturgy help us to “be green,” or environmentally friendly?

Read Pr. Timm’s articles, “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” (Reasons #1-3)

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #4”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #5”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #6”

Look for Pr. Timm’s articles on Reasons 7 – 11 coming soon at steadfastlutherans.org. (What can we say? We’re just ahead of the game in getting Pr. Timm – and the BJS editors – to post his remaining reasons!)

Check our Pr. Timm’s blog, “Bat in the Belfry.”

Why I Use the Liturgy, part 2

BJS_BruceTimmPr. Bruce Timm just had to come back to smack down the hosts – especially Eric! – as he continues discussing his articles titled “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” Did Adam and Eve have the liturgy in the Garden of Eden? What does the book of Leviticus teach us about the Church’s liturgy in our day? What can the book of Acts teach us on using the liturgy?

Read Pr. Timm’s articles, “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” (Reasons #1-3)

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #4”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #5”

and “Why Do I Use the Liturgy? Reason #6”

Look for Pr. Timm’s articles on Reasons 7 – 11 coming soon at steadfastlutherans.org. (What can we say? We’re just ahead of the game in getting Pr. Timm – and the BJS editors – to post his remaining reasons!)

Check our Pr. Timm’s blog, “Bat in the Belfry.”

Why I Use the Liturgy

BJS_BruceTimmPr. Bruce Timm joins us to discuss his article, “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?” In a world filled with cotton-candy, entertainment-style worship, why would we actually want to use the Church’s liturgy? We discuss Pr. Timm’s first three reasons – out of eleven – for why he uses the liturgy. Also, listen carefully to how deftly Pr. Timm smacks down both hosts of the show!

Read Pr. Timm’s article, “Why Do I Use the Liturgy?”

Check out Pr. Timm’s blog, “BAT in the Belfry.”

Adding to Lutheran Teaching?

Chris HullPr. Chris Hull joins us to discuss what happens when we try to add things, especially ourselves, to God’s grace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. We also discuss his homily at the recent Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference … and Polycarp … and how to confess the faith in the midst of false teaching … and ….

We also highlight the “Around the Word” Bible Studies.

Listen to Pr. Chris Hull’s conference homily here.

“Best Practices for Ministry” Conference

Brian FlammePr. Brian Flamme joins us to discuss his report on the recent “Best Practices for Ministry” conference that he attended. Who attended the conference? What are the “best practices” for “ministry”? How do such “best practices” for ministry line up with what our Lord Jesus Christ gives us in His Word and Sacraments?

Read Pr. Flamme’s report on the “Best Practices” conference here.

Sacramental Minions

Matt DentSome talk of “sacramental entrepreneurs.” Pr. Matt Dent speaks of “sacramental minions.” What’s the difference? Listen to Pr. Dent’s faithful witness. Also, what are we to make of phrases like “start new to reach new” and “out of the box thinking”? Could it be that God has put us – and Himself – in a box so that we can be sure of His works of salvation?

Check out “Sacramental Minions” here.

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.”