The seals have been broken, but now the trumpets begin to blow. As a result, the whole of creation suffers and the demons are set loose. How are we to understand Revelation 8-9? Why should it be understood as a comfort rather than a terror? Join us as we continue our discussion of the book of Revelation.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 140

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We present the audio from Rev. Adam Koontz’ recent presentation in Paducah, Kentucky, on the motivation for mission in Romans. Even as God is the one who chooses us for salvation, He also chooses us to be the means of bringing that salvation to the world.

The audio of the other presentation by Rev. Willie Grills may be found here.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 139

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We look at the life and work of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and controversial Lutherans, Rev. Herman Otten. Pastor Otten served his congregation and his church for more than a half-century and was one of the staunchest opponents of liberalism in the Lutheran Church. Join us for a look at his words, his warnings, and how they apply to our day.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 138

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Sea serpents, great beasts, and other creatures of lore! Does the Bible speak of such things? Are these real creatures or just metaphors? Join us as we discuss the wonders of God’s creation.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 137

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We present the audio from Rev. Willie Grills’ recent presentation in Paducah, Kentucky, on mission in the Book of Acts. Acts not only shows us how the early Church carried out the mission of the Lord, but also shows us the way forward as we carry out that mission today.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 136

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The opening of the seven seals is interrupted by an interlude depicting a great host in heaven and on earth. Join us as we continue our study of Revelation, discussing the identity of this host, the power of prayer, the opening of the seventh seal, the judgment of God, and how a Christian ought to reckon things.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 135

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Even if you don’t know it by name, you have certainly encountered the new secular orthodoxy. Critical Theory has infiltrated every sphere of American life, including the Church, even though it is formulated against Christian thought. Join us as we discuss the origin of Critical Theory, why it is a danger to the Church and culture alike, and what we can do to remain faithful in the face of great social pressure.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

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

Episode: 134

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Revelation 6 marks the beginning of some of the strange and sometimes terrifying imagery of the whole book. Yet these images are not meant as a terror, but as a comfort, especially in the face of difficult times. Join us as we talk about the four horsemen, the souls under the altar, the sixth and great seal, and the role of the Lamb through it all.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

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

Episode: 133

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The Conclave convenes to answer your questions. Join us for a lively discussion on a wide range of topics, including Walther’s Law and Gospel, the revival of the Synodical conference, upcoming projects and topics, and why history is driven by action more than words.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

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

Episode: 132

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“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Our study of Revelation continues with chapters 4 and 5. Join us as we discuss depictions of the Father, Biblical stones, the Lamb, and beasts full of eyes.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 131

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