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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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Washington Update embed
Rep. John Shimkus


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Mercy embed
Rev. Matt Harrison of LCMS World Relief

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Christ Have Mercy: How to Put Your Faith in Action" by Rev. Matt Harrison

download It's Time: LCMS Unity and Mission by Rev. Matt Harrison


 

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Chivalry embed
Brad Miner Author "The Compleat Gentleman"

Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry" by Brad Miner



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The Historical Reliability of the Gospels embed
Mark Pierson of Concordia Theological Seminary

Further Resources & Reading:

download Can We Trust the Gospels as History? by Mark Pierson



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An Update on Todd Bentley and the Lakeland Outpouring embed
Warren Cole Smith of World magazine

Further Resources & Reading:

download "A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church" by Warren Cole Smith



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A Contemporary of Charles Darwin embed
Dr. John Morris of the Institute for Creation Research

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Institute for Creation Research

download Stature of Darwin Contemporary Is Evolving from the Associated Press



Week of June 22nd - 26th

Vote Ahead of Time for Issues, Etc.™ Soundbite of the Week

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller on "Church Consultants"
Soundbite 2 - Brigitte Gabriel on "What Drives Iranian Politics"
Soundbite 3 - Pastor Daniel Deutschlander on "The Hidden God"
Soundbite 4 - Jon and Kate Gosselin on "Their Crazy Life"

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Friday, June 26th, 2009

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download Drowning Myself Whenever I Can

download Vocation in the Valley


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David Runnion-Bareford of Biblical Witness Fellowship

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Jeremiah embed
Dr. Andrew Steinmann of Concordia University Chicago


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Augsburg Confession


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A New Report on Megachurchesembed
Scott Thumma of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Michael Spencer of InternetMonk.Com


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Not Who You Think You Think They Are: A Profile of the People Who Attend America's Megachurches" by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research

download Website for Internet Monk

 

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

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The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession embed
Lutheran Historian Dr. Martin Noland


download The Augsburg Confession


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Men, Women & Scriptureembed
Sandra Ostapowich of Mount Olive Lutheran Church-Loveland, CO


download Website for Higher Things magazine


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The Hymn "The Tree of Life" embed
Rev. Stephen Starke of St. John Lutheran Church-Bay City, MI


 

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Health Care embed
James Lansberry of Samaritan Ministries International

download Website for Samaritan Ministries International


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The Great Commission embed
Rev. John Moe of St. Johns Lutheran Church-Rosemount, MO


download What Makes a Christian?: A Look at the Great Commission by Rev. John Moe


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The Formation of a New Anglican Province in North Americaembed
Father Daryl Fenton of the Anglican Church in North America



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Narcissism & Reality TV embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


 

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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The Theology of the Cross embed
Rev. Daniel Deutschlander Author "The Theology of the Cross"


download "The Theology of the Cross" by Rev. Daniel Deutschlander


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Evangelismembed
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church-Aurora, CO


download A Lutheran Theology of Evangelism: Some Theses by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller

download Website for Table Talk Radio


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The Separation of Jon & Kate Gosselin embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


download Website for the Ruth Institute


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The Nativity of John the Baptist embed
Dr Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN



 

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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Lessons to Learn from a 19th Century Moral Crusader embed
Dr. Allan Carlson of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society


download Website for the Howard Center


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An Alleged Quote Attributed to Saint Francis of Assisiembed
Mark Galli of Christianity Today magazine


download Speak the Gospel: Use Deeds When Necessary by Mark Galli


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Fatherhood & Atheism embed
Dr. Paul Vitz of New York University


download "Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism" by Dr. Paul Vitz


 

Week of June 15th - 19th

Vote Ahead of Time for Issues, Etc.™ Soundbite of the Week

Soundbite 1 - Dr. Carl Fickenscher on "Jesus' Active and Passive Obedience"
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Jonathan Fisk "If Your Pastor Preaches 'How-To' Sermons"
Soundbite 3 - Greg Koukl on "President Obama's Cloning Policy"
Soundbite 4 - Warren Cole Smith on "Who Chooses the Songs for Contemporary Worship?"

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Friday, June 19th, 2009

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download Cranach: The Blog of Veith

download Weedon's Blog


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Fallout from the Iranian Presidential Election embed
Brigette Gabriel Author "They Must Be Stopped"


download "They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It" by Brigette Gabriel



 

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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The Augsburg Confession: Marriage of Priests & Monastic Vowsembed

Rev. Joel Baseley
Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Dearborn, MI

Rev. Steven Theiss
St. Paul Lutheran Church-Columbia, IL

Rev. Charles Henrickson
St. Matthew Lutheran Church-Bonne Terre, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Augsburg Confession

download Mark V Publications

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The Feminist Establishment & Male Chauvinism embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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Judgment Day embed
Dr. Louis Brighton of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download The End Times in Revelation from Good News magazine

download Will You Be Left Behind? by Rev. Brent McGuire

download Jesus Christ: The Sum & Substance of Biblical Prophecy by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

download "Concordia Commentary: Revelation" by Dr. Louis Brighton


 

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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The Jesus of Islam embed
Dr. Adam Francisco of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


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Lutheranism & The Civil War embed
Lutheran Historian Dr. Martin Noland


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The Trouble with Social Conservatives embed
Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage


download Website for the National Organization for Marriage


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Boys & Fatherhood embed
Dr. Meg Meeker Author "Boys Should Be Boys"


download "Boys Should Be Boys" by Dr. Meg Meeker


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The Movie "Angels & Demons," The Killing of Abortionists & Media Coverage of Ukraine's Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression embed
Terry Mattingly of Scripps Howard News Service


download Terry Mattingly On Religion

download "Pop Goes Religion" by Terry Mattingly



 

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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Children & Worship embed
Cantor Phil Magness of Bethany Lutheran Church-Naperville, IL


download Sing the Faith: The Small Catechism Set to Music

download Sing the Faith Songbook


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American Christian Funding to Jewish Settlers embed
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger of The White Horse Inn


download "A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times" by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger


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Pop American Christianity embed
Warren Cole Smith Author "A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church"


download "A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church" by Warren Cole Smith


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Soulforce: A Religious Gay Activist Groupembed
Joe Dallas of Genesis Counseling


download Website for Joe Dallas


 

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Church Architectureembed
Rev. James Wetzstein of Valparaiso University


download Couldn't This Have Been Sold & Money Given to the Poor? by Rev. James Wetzstein


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Iran's Presidential Election embed
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch


download Website for Jihad Watch


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The Importance of Fathers embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


download The New, Improved, Disposable Father

download Father's Day Reconciliation Proposal


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Responsible Science & Embryonic Stem Cell Research embed
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions" by Greg Koukl

download Website for Stand to Reason



 

Week of June 8th - 12th

Vote Ahead of Time for Issues, Etc.™ Soundbite of the Week

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Peter Bender on "Honor Your Father and Mother"
Soundbite 2 - Pastor George Borghardt "Talking to Teens About Sex"
Soundbite 3 - Pastor Wil Weedon on "The Chief End of Man is To Glorify God"
Soundbite 4 - Dr. Lawrence White on "Abortion is Morally Unique"

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

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download From One We Can Judge the Rest

download Southern Lutheran Kantor


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Media Coverage of George Tiller's Murder embed
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway of GetReligion.Org


download Tiller's Missing Excommunication by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway


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The Commandment: You Shall Not Covet embed
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism


Thursday, June 11th, 2009


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The Augsburg Confession: Good Works embed

Rev. Jonathan Fisk
St. John Lutheran Church-Springfield, PA

Rev. Jon Furgeson
Peace Lutheran Church-St. Louis, MO

Rev. Tim Landskroener
Epiphany Lutheran Church-St. Louis, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Augsburg Confession

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The Commandment: You Shall Not Give False Testimony Against Your Neighborembed
Dr. Steven Hein of the Concordia Institute for Christian Studies

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism

download Website for the Concordia Institute for Christian Studies





Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


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Responding to Evangelical Proof Texts: Matthew 6:5-8 embed
Rev. Brent McGuire of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church-Dallas, TX



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Worship Warsembed
Rev. Burnell Eckardt of Gottesdienst Journal


download Website for Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy


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The Commandment: You Shall Not Stealembed
Rev. Matt Harrison of LCMS World Relief and Human Care

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism

download "Christ Have Mercy: How to Put Your Faith into Action" by Rev. Matt Harrison

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President Gerald Kieschnick's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Synod Structure and Governance
Dr. Ken Schurb of Zion Lutheran Church-Moberly, MO
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Further Resources & Reading:


download Quotes on Missouri Synod Polity by Dr. Wilhelm Oesch

download A 1998 Address by President A.L. Barry to a District Task

download Summary of "The District-Synod Relations of the LCMS in Historical Perspective": A Repot to the Synodical Survey Commission by August R. Suelflow, 1960-1961 Summary by Dr. Ken Schurb

download Blue Ribbon Task Force for Funding the Mission Report

download President Kieschnick's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Synod Structure and Governance



 

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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Cohabitation embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


download Why Not Take Her for a Test Drive? by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse


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The Commandment: You Shall Not Commit Adulteryembed
Rev. George Borghardt of St. Mark Lutheran Church-Conroe, TX

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism

download Higher Things Radio

 

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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The Athanasian Creed embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Athanasian Creed


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President Obama's Speech to the Muslim World embed
Dr. Alvin Schmidt of Illinois College

Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West" by Dr. Alvin Schmidt


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The Commandment: You Shall Not Kill embed
Dr. Laurence White of Our Savior Lutheran Church-Houston, TX

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism



 

Week of June 1st - 5th

Vote Ahead of Time for Issues, Etc.™ Soundbite of the Week

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Bill Cwirla on "When You Don't Keep the Second Commandment"
Soundbite 2 - Dr. John Warwick Montgomery on "George Tiller's Murderer"
Soundbite 3 - Pastor David Jay Webber on "Eastern Orthodoxy and Charismatics"
Soundbite 4 - Dr. David Wells on "Evangelicals Accommodating the Culture"

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Friday, June 5th, 2009

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download Incarnatus Est

download Vocation in the Valley


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Eighth Century Bishop, Missionary & Martyr Boniface embed
Dr. Matt Phillips



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The Commandment: Honor Your Father & Your Motherembed
Rev. Peter Bender of the Concordia Catechetical Academy

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism

download Website for Concordia Catechetical Academy




 

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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The Augsburg Confession: Free Will & The Cause of Sinembed

Rev. Al Lunneberg
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word-Rochester Hills, MI

Rev. Heath Curtis
Trinity Lutheran Church-Worden, IL

Rev. Peter Kirby
Zion Lutheran Church-Carlinville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Augsburg Confession

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Double Standards for Judicial Nominees embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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The Commandment: Remember the Sabbath Day by Keeping It Holy embed
Dr. Andrew Steinmann of Concordia University Chicago

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism

download "Concordia Commentary: Daniel" by Dr. Andrew Steinmann




 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

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Eastern Orthodoxy: Strengths & Weaknessesembed
Rev. David Jay Webber of Redeemer Lutheran Church-Scottsdale, AZ & Sun of Righteousness Lutheran Church-Queen Creek, AZ


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor David Jay Webber's Blog


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The Commandment: You Shall Not Misuse the Name of the Lord Your Godembed
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA

Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Bill Cwirla's Blog

download Website for The God Whisperers

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism




Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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Eastern Orthodoxy: Orthodoxy Today embed
Rev. David Jay Webber of Redeemer Lutheran Church-Scottsdale, AZ & Sun of Righteousness Lutheran Church-Queen Creek, AZ


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor David Jay Webber's Blog


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The Murder of George Tiller embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute



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The Commandment: You Shall Have No Other Godsembed
Dr. Ken Schurb of Zion Lutheran Church-Moberly, MO


Further Resources & Reading:


download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Ten Commandments from Luther's Large Catechism


 

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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The Killing of an Abortion Clinic Doctor in Kansasembed
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Stand to Reason


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Eastern Orthodoxy: The Pelagian Controversy embed
Rev. David Jay Webber of Redeemer Lutheran Church-Scottsdale, AZ & Sun of Righteousness Lutheran Church-Queen Creek, AZ


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor David Jay Webber's Blog


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Dr. John Warwick Montgomery of Patrick Henry College

Further Resources & Reading:

download International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights

download Books by Dr. John Warwick Montgomery





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