Repentance

Repent, for the kingdom of God is near!  What does repentance look like?  What keeps us from repentance?  How do we bear fruit in keeping with repentance?  Join us as we discuss a doctrine so important that Jesus Himself began His preaching ministry with the call to repent.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 69

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Technological Society and Its Future

Technology is the means by which we obtain certain goals, and using technology is part of being human.  Yet in an age when technology increasingly dominates our lives, what does the Word of God have to say about it?  Join us as we discuss why technology isn’t a neutral issue, some of what the Lord says about it, and why bringing up the Amish is a red herring.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 68

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Bible Histories and Catechesis

One of the goals of catechesis is Biblical literacy, and one of the best ways to obtain it is through the use of Bible histories. Whether the setting is in confirmation, homeschooling, the home, or even just in personal improvement, these somewhat lost treasures provide an easy method for pastors, teachers, and parents alike.

Some of the resources mentioned include the Advanced Bible History by A.C. Stellhorn and the updated version Concordia’s Bible History.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Aaron Uphoff

Episode: 67

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The Conclave Regroups

The regulars reassemble to take your questions.  In this second conclave, we tackle many topics, ranging from the liturgy to Prohibition to vengeance.  Join us as we dive in with you.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guests: Rev. Adam Koontz and Rev. David Appold

Episode: 66

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The Pastor’s Marriage

The marriage of a pastor, like any man, shapes him and impacts his work.  In this episode, we discuss Loehe’s reflections on the pastor’s marriage.  Is celibacy a higher calling?  How does the biblical qualification of “husband of one wife” relate to a widower or a divorced man?  Is the calling of the pastor’s wife different from other wives?  Join us as we continue our discussion of Loehe’s book “The Pastor.”

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guests: Rev. Adam Koontz and Rev. David Appold

Episode: 65

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Headship

Jesus Christ is our ascended King, the living head of the Church.  How do we understand the concept of Christ being the head?  Does headship also apply to government and family?  Join us as we discuss the Biblical doctrine of headship and its implications for our society today.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 64

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A Pastor’s Public Life

The social and cultural expectations for pastors change from time to time and place to place, but there is something unchanging about the source of a pastor’s life in Christ.  Listen to find out more about how the hidden life with God nourishes a pastor’s public conduct and why distraction plagues pastors in Loehe’s time and our own.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 63

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The Chrysostom of American Lutheranism: The Life and Impact of Walter A. Maier

Few men have made such an impact on American Christianity as Dr. Walter A. Maier.  From academics to radio to preaching, WAM’s influence reached far and wide.  WAM stands tall in the history of the LC-MS.  Join us as we discuss the life and techniques of the man Time magazine called “The Chrysostom of American Lutheranism.”

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 62

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Canon, Time, and the Messiah

WFS goes on the road to sit down with Dr. Andrew Steinmann to discuss a number of topics.  How do we determine the Old Testament canon?  Why is Esther and the Song of Songs in the Bible?  Why is time important in the Bible?  What unifies the book of Genesis?  Dr. Steinmann brings his insights into all these questions and more in this special episode of WFS.

Dr. Steinmann has written many books. His work on Biblical chronology, From Abraham to Paul, may be found here. He is also the author of several Concordia Commentaries, and his newest work on Genesis for the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series may be pre-ordered here.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guest:  Rev. Dr. Andrew Steinmann, Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew, Concordia University Chicago

Episode: 61

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The Idols of Canaan

While idolatry remains a continual threat to God’s people, Israel faced a strong temptation because of the surrounding Canaanites and their religious practices.  One such example that occurs frequently in the Old Testament is the worship of the Canaanite goddess Asherah, whose poles were set up even in the temple during the last days of the kingdom.  Dr. Walter A. Maier III joins us to discuss idolatry and Canaanite religion in particular and what we can learn from Israel’s example today.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guest:  Rev. Dr. Walter A. Maier III, Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Episode: 60

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