Biblical Worship

From The Lutheran Hymnal to the polka mass, worship is one of the most debated topics for Christians today.  What do we make of it?  Is there a Biblical definition of worship?  Does God want us to worship in a certain way?  Join us as we discuss Biblical worship as the Lord’s action, our reaction, and the basis for unity in the Church.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 86

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Conclave 3: With a Vengeance

The Conclave convenes once again to answer listener questions and discuss other matters of varying degrees of consequence. Come along with us through some technical glitches and lively conversation as we tackle issues from Vatican II to the Rapture.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guests: Rev. Adam Koontz and Rev. Aaron Uphoff

Episode: 85

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Return to the Forgotten Era

The stories we tell about ourselves not only define our past, but also define our future.  We return to the Forgotten Era of the Missouri Synod to show that it was not a time of easy missions to ethnic enclaves, but a time of hard work and dedication despite serious obstacles.  Men like William Dallmann forged the future of the Missouri Synod through tireless work in a rapidly changing environment.  When we see the work it took to forge the Missouri Synod after the days of Walther, we will be driven to imitate their example and do the same in our current context.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 84

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Christ our Great High Priest

The work of the high priest in the Old Testament was imperfect, since it had to be repeated every year.  The work of our High Priest Jesus Christ is superior and perfect, the fulfillment of everything the Old Testament set forth, since it was done once for all.  Join us as we continue our discussion of the book of Hebrews with a focus on the priesthood of Christ, His perfect sacrifice, His ongoing intercession, and what that means for us today.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 83

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The Council of Chalcedon

In the twenty years since the previous council, a war-torn empire faces another challenge within the Church.  The fourth ecumenical council, convened at Chalcedon, dealt with the theological issues and the political intrigue while at the same time setting forth a world-changing definition.  Jesus Christ, the council confessed, has two distinct natures in one person unconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably.  Join us for the history of this important council and for a discussion of its theology, especially in its relevance for today.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 82

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Thanksgiving

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever! Join us as we discuss the Biblical understanding of thankfulness, while also ruminating on the national day of thanksgiving.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 81

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Rejoicing in the Lord

Join us for an introduction to Saint Paul’s letters to Rome and Philippi and a look at how the Gospel spread in the earliest church.  This episode is dedicated, with thanks to God, to the faithful proclaimer of Paul’s message of grace, the late Dr. Walter A. Maier II.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 80

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Hebrews

Hebrews is one of the most important and often quoted epistles, laying an important foundation for our understanding of the relationship between the Old Testament and the New.  Join us as we discuss the authorship, dating, and themes of this inspired book.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 79

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The Paranormal

Few things intrigue and fascinate people like the paranormal.  Things beyond our ability to explain frequently lead people astray.  Popular culture, with its assumptions and explanations for paranormal phenomena, influences even Christians, coloring their perception of what God’s Word has to say.  Join us for a discussion on what the Bible has to say and why Christians should take this subject seriously.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 78

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Pentecostalism

From obscure beginnings in the United States to a worldwide movement, the spread of Pentecostalism can be neither ignored nor underestimated.  Join us as we look at the complicated origins of this movement and what it means for the Church today.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 77

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