Although the time period before the legalization of Christianity has not left us much, what remains to this day helps us learn something about the preaching task. Join us as we discuss the use of manuscripts, the place of rhetoric, and the challenge of allegory in sermons.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 149

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Join us for the life and work of Alfred Rehwinkel (1887-1979), author of The Flood and numerous other political and theological works, pioneer missionary, college president, seminary professor, and representative of a different America. Whether your interest is creation science, missions, how we got into and out of both world wars, or how birth control became normal in the Lutheran Church, this episode has something for you.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 148

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May the government compel us in matters of church worship? To what degree can a Christian in good conscience accommodate such demands? Join us on Thursday as we take up a listener question about adiaphora and how it relates to secular questions in clown world.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 147

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The epistle of 1 John, despite being so short, is full of rich meaning for Christians. Join us as we discuss repentance, living without sin, and the dangers of the Antichrist.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 146

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God has placed man over the animals, but what does that mean? What does it mean for man to exercise dominion in a Christlike way? Join us as we discuss issues of husbandry, industrialism, and talk about our own experiences.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guest: Rev. David Buchs

Episode: 145

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Another angel appears holding a scroll, commanding John to eat it. Join us as we continue our discussion of Revelation, including different ways to approach it, the date of the book, the two witnesses, and hope for the Christian in trying times.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 144

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All around you is a cacophony of conflicting information and malevolent distractions. The Christian must learn to unplug and detach. Plug in for a few and join us as we discuss how a Christian can retreat from our electric world.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 143

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Season 5 begins with the Conclave convening to answer your questions. Join us as we discuss annihilationism, Rad Lufs, bison, truck stops, and more.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

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

Episode: 142

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Anxiety, fear, and worry. What is the Christian to do when struggling with what he sees in the world? Turn to the Lord Jesus Christ, who has and will overcome all things. Join us as we close another season by celebrating the victory of Jesus over all things.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 141

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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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