Tag Archives: Witness

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”

Confusion Among Lutherans

Tim WoodWhat happens when the average LCMS pew-dweller, who has a superficial grasp of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, sees some careless “cooperation in externals” by LCMS entities? “Confusion,” says elder Tim Wood. How does our “cooperation in externals” undermine our seeking oneness in doctrine and faith?

Read Tim Wood’s article, “What Does the LCMS Reap by Sowing Confusion Among its Members?”

Read Tim Wood’s article, “Inviting Tullian Tchividjian Gave the Wrong Impression.”

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”

A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn

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Charles-HenricksonPr. Charlie Henrickson joins us to give a tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn (1937-2015), a respected professor, churchman, and father in the faith. We also get to hear the homily, by Pr. Scott Bruzek, delivered at Dr. Feuerhahn’s “Service of Praise and Thanksgiving” held at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, on March 17, 2015 (audio courtesy of Concordia Seminary).

Press release of Dr. Feuerhahn entering rest.

Read Pr. Henrickson’s post, The Funeral of Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn.

Watch “A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving Remembering the Life and Ministry of the Rev. Dr. Ronald Raymond Feuerhahn.”

Doctrine and/or Practice

Larry Beane-2Pr. Larry Beane joins us by way of his 2015 Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference presentation, “Doctrine And/Or Practice?” What is the relationship between what we confess in our doctrine (checklists, anyone?) and what we do in our practice (anything goes? seriously?)? Pr. Beane gives some helpful points and illustrations for why and how doctrine and practice go together like hand in glove.

Listen to our pre-conference interview with Pr. Larry Beane.

Watch Pr. Larry Beane’s full conference presentation, “Doctrine and/or Practice,” complete with Q & A at the end.

Check out Pr. Beane’s blog: “Father Hollywood”

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 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)”