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Predestination, part 2

RevDrMatthewRichardPr. Matt Richard continues discussing his paper, “Why the Doctrine of Predestination Matters.” What happens when we try to reconcile the seemingly contradictory doctrines of 1) original sin with 2) God’s justification of the sinner and 3) God’s eternal election? Why should we keep these doctrines “in tension” according to God’s Word? Is the teaching of predestination a threatening or a comforting doctrine?

Read Pr. Richard’s article, “Why the Doctrine of Predestination Matters.”

Read the Formula of Concord on the doctrine of Election–the Epitome and the Solid Declaration.

Predestination, part 1

RevDrMatthewRichardPr. Matt Richard enters the “Throwdown” ring to discuss his paper, “Why the Doctrine of Predestination Matters.” Is the doctrine of predestination simply some useless wrangling among theologians, or does it really mean something for every Christian? What happened during the 19th century when various Lutheran church bodies debated this doctrine? How can you best answer the age-old question(s), “Why are some saved and not others?”

Read Pr. Richard’s paper, “Why the Doctrine of Predestination Matters”

How to Listen to a Sermon

Jeffrey RiesPr. Jeffrey Ries joins us to discuss his article in the August 2014 edition of The Lutheran Witness, “How to Listen to a Sermon.” According to Jesus, what should the content of a sermon be? Why are Law and Gospel so essential in preaching? And what about illustrations–should they be used or not? What is the ultimate purpose of preaching?

Catechism Series, Part 4

AbrahamsonOur Catechism Series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson continues as we get into the Apostles’ Creed. We discuss the background of the Creeds and where the statements come from in the Scriptures. We discuss the First Article (God the Father, Creation) and the Second Article (God the Son, Redemption). Hear how Richard Dawkins says he learned the “Christian faith,” and get Pr. Abrahamson’s response.

In the second segment of “Round 14” we replay our interview with Pr. Steven Anderson on “Hymn Boards vs. Giant Projection Screens” in church.