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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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The Council of Ephesus

Theodosius II convoked the Third Ecumenical Council at Ephesus to settle a controversy between Nestorius of Constantinople and Cyril of Alexandria.  The debate began over the term theotokos, the Mother of God, but it soon became clear that nothing less than rightly understanding how Jesus is both God and man was at stake.  Yet, as the questionable politics and personal animosities of the council demonstrate, church history is not about triumph leading to triumph, but God preserving His Church and His truth even with fallible men.  Join us for a discussion of the history and theology of the Council of Ephesus.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 56

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The Wauwatosa Theology


As heirs of the Reformation, do we follow them because they speak the truth or because they are the Reformers? The Wauwatosa theologians called on the church of their day and also on our own to examine ourselves critically, to hold fast to the pattern of sound words, and to search the Scriptures. Rev. Peter M. Prange joins us to define the Wauwatosa theology and to discuss its historical background.

Rev. Prange has written extensively on the Wauwatosa Theology. Some of his essays include “The Wauwatosa Gospel and the Synodical Conference: A Generation of Pelting Rain” and “The Wauwatosa Spring.” You can also find many essays at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay Files.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Peter M. Prange, Associate Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Kenosha, WI
Episode: 29

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