Some men say you are just a cog in the industrial machine. Others say you are meant only to consume product and wait for the next one. Yet God says you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Join as we discuss man’s purpose and how modernity seeks to destroy it.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 118

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Thanksgiving may seem like another American holiday, but its Biblical roots remind us to give thanks for all that God has done. Join us as we talk about the history of Thanksgiving, reflect on our own experiences, and discuss why Christians should observe this day which recalls God’s mighty providence, especially in hard times.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 117

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Revelation is a book that seems confusing and even terrifying, but it is written for the Church. How do the visions of Christ, the Father, and the Holy Spirit encourage us? How do the visions of the devil and his agents prepare us for suffering and faithful service? What is Revelation’s primary message? Join us as we talk about this often misunderstood book.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 116

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When God made male and female, did he do so with a purpose? In a world where such distinctions are forgotten, ignored, or neglected, what does it mean for men to be men and women to be women? Join us as we discuss these things in the world, the family, and the church.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 115

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Join us for a discussion of Luther’s Church Postils, a gathering of his preaching on the entire Christian year. We discuss what he said, how he said it, and why it sounds so different from so much modern preaching. Whether you preach regularly or listen to preaching regularly, listen to this episode.

Luther’s Church Postils have been translated in volumes 75-79 of the American Edition.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 114

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The Lord tells us to avoid mediums and necromancers, but many throughout history until today turn to them. Is there a real danger, or is it simply fake and harmless? How should the Christian view fortune telling or other ways of trying to influence the future? Come along with us through the Bible, the weirdness of Renaissance magic, the surprising people involved in the Reformation, and even Houdini going to Congress, as we discuss divination in all its forms.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 113

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The new season begins with a late night comfy chat with Grills, Heide, and Koontz. Join us as we banter about preaching, the liturgy, and more. Stay tuned to the end for previews of upcoming episodes this season and new projects!

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 112

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The Conclave convenes again for our season 3 finale. Join us as we answer your questions, ranging from a quia subscription to L. Ron Hubbard.  Put in your earbuds, settle in, and enjoy the show.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guests: Rev. Adam Koontz, Rev. David Appold, and Rev. Aaron Uphoff

Episode: 111

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The Bible tells us to be subject to the governing authorities. Likewise, we must obey God rather than men. In this tension lives the Christian. Where do we draw the line between proper obedience and godly disobedience? Join us as we discuss this pressing issue.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 110

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“Take up your cross and follow me!” Are the words of our Lord a call to action or an encouragement to couch surfing?  Join us as we discuss the active Christian life in practical ways, what it means to walk in step with the Spirit, and how to avoid sloganeering and bumper sticker theology.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guest: Rev. Benjamin Ulledalen

Episode: 109

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