Tag Archives: Vocation

Anonymous Complaining

BJS_JoshuaScheerw100Pr. Joshua Scheer discusses his article “Anonymous Complaints and Their Fruit.” What leads to anonymous complaining, and how does anonymous complaining rob us of the opportunity for reconciliation? What are the fruits of such complaining? Are there any positives to complaining?

Read Pr. Scheer’s article, “Anonymous Complaints and Their Fruit.”

Dealing with False Teaching

Bryan Wolfmueller2Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller gave a presentation at the 2015 Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference on “The Obligation and Temptation of Dealing with False Teaching.” Is false teaching in the Church a new thing, or a recent invention? How should we deal with it when it does come? Here we bring you audio from his conference presentation.

Watch Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller’s complete presentation here.

Ways to Participate in Lent

Holly ScheerMrs. Holly Scheer joins us to discuss her article, “Nine Easy Ways to Participate in Lent.” Why does the Church have its own unique calendar? Why do we Christians set apart a time of somber penitence called “Lent”? What are some way that you and your family can participate in this sacred time?

Read Holly Scheer’s article, “Nine Easy Ways to Participate in Lent.”

The Three Outposts, part 5 – The Church

AbrahamsonAs we continue our series on “The Three Outposts: Your Mission,” with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we discuss the estate called “The Church.” When did the Church really begin? What is the purpose of the Church? How does Martin Luther teach on this estate in his Small Catechism?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study on “The Church” here.

Spiritual Daycare

Jonathan RodebaughDo we really need youth pastors? Are they necessary? Are they truly helpful? Are they really serving the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Or are they really just offering “spiritual daycare”? Jonathan Rodebaugh joins us to discuss the well-intentioned but misguided attempts to cultivate a specifically youth culture within the Church. How should our young people be taught the Christian faith for the rest of their lives?

Read Jonathan’s post, “Spiritual Daycare: Why Youth Pastors Shouldn’t Exist.”

The Three Outposts, part 4 – The Home

AbrahamsonIn part four of our series on “The Three Outposts: Your Mission,” Pr. Joe Abrahamson takes us deeper into the God-given estate of “The Home,” that is, domestic governance. Listen as we discuss God’s design for husbands and wives as well as parents and children. How can we Christians bear witness to Jesus in our homes and thus be a counter-culture?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible Study “The First Outpost: The Home (Domestic Governance)”

The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching

Mark LovettWhat is the Office of the Keys? Pr. Matt Lovett connects it not just with the confessing and being absolved of individual sins, but also with the confession of the faith and the office of preaching and teaching–the Office of the Ministry. How and why? Listen!

Read Pr. Lovett’s paper, “The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching.”