Tag Archives: Vocation

The Three Outposts, part 10 – Conflicts between Church and Home (cont.)

AbrahamsonWe continue discussing the conflicts between the estates of church and home with Pr. Joe Abrahamson. Why do pastors solemnize marriages as “agents of the state”? What place or interest does the church have in weddings and marriage? How does forgiveness take place in the home? What some cautions to hearing the confession of other people?

Read Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study: “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 6 – Church and Home”

The Three Outposts, part 9 – Conflicts between Church & Home

AbrahamsonIn this installment of our series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we begin discussing areas of overlap and conflict between the three estates. Here we discuss the very real and timely overlaps and conflicts between the estate of the home (family) and the estate of the church.

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study: “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 6 – Church and Home”

The Three Outposts, part 8 – The State

AbrahamsonIn part 8 of our series on “The Three Outposts” (three estates), Pr. Joe Abrahamson gives us the Scriptural teaching on God’s gift of, yes, government. How can government be more than a “necessary evil,” as Thomas Paine said? Is government really a gift from God? (The tax-man too? Seriously?) Why is government necessary, and how do Christians live under a sinful, wicked government?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission, part 5: The State.”

How Does Your Pastor Dress?

Karl WeberDoes it make any difference how a pastor dresses? What should a pastor wear–clerical collar, business suit, or the latest colorful fashion? Pr. Karl Weber joins us to discuss his article, “Does Your Pastor Dress as a Shepherd or a Sheep?” Clothing may do more than just “make the man” of the pastor; it may actually send a message. And there may even be something Biblical about how a pastor dresses.

Read Pr. Karl Weber’s article, “Does Your Pastor Dress as a Shepherd or a Sheep?”

The Three Outposts, part 7 – The Church

AbrahamsonIn this installment of our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we take up the Office of the Ministry and how God calls His people to support the livelihood of their pastors. We also discuss matters of excommunication and church discipline, as well as answer a question submitted to steadfastlutherans.org.

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible Study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 4” on the Church.

The Three Outposts, part 6 – The Church

AbrahamsonWe continue our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson on the estate of the Church. This time we focus on the Office of the Ministry and how God establishes it to serve the Church. Why is it important for pastors to be properly called? What does God’s Word say about who can hold the Pastoral Office?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study, “The Three Outposts – Your Mission – The Church.”

Dealing with False Teaching, part 2

Bryan Wolfmueller2In this segment we bring you the final portion of Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller’s presentation at the 2015 Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference, and we sit down with him after his presentation for more thoughts on “The Obligation and Temptation of Dealing with False Teaching.”

Also, don’t miss some conference “Man-on-the-Street” interviews conducted by Eric Andersen!

Watch Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller’s complete presentation here.