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Friday, January 30th, 2009

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Good Works embed
Rev. Brent Kuhlman of Trinity Lutheran Church-Murdock, NE


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Higher Things’ magazine


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Soldiers & Their Families embed
Rev. Bernard Schey of Trinity Lutheran Church- Copperas Cove, TX


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Sex & The Decline of Western Civilization embed
Dr. Allan Carlson of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Howard Center


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Biblical Examples of Preaching: Peter’s Sermon After Healing the Lame Man embed
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Conordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message? by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Luther on the External Word of Preaching by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Solus Christus & the Pastor by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt

download God Works Through Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Proper Interpretation of Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Law & Gospel by C.F.W. Walther

download “Handling the Word of Truth” by Rev. John Pless




Thursday, January 29th, 2009

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The Lords Prayer: The Conclusion embed

Rev. Richard Bolland
Holy Cross Lutheran Church-Kansas City, MO

Rev. Randy Asburry
Hope Lutheran Church-St. Louis, MO


Rev. Keith Ellerbrock
Trinity Lutheran Church-Bridgeton, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Small Catechism

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Large Catechsim

download Website for Radical Grace Radio


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President Obama & American Civil Religion embed
Terry Mattingly of Scripps Howard News Service


Further Resources & Reading:

download Terry Mattingly On Religion

download Website for Get Religion


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The Obama Administration & Science, Reversal of the Mexico City Policy &
Gay Marriage in California
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Dr. Robert George of Princeton University


Further Resources & Reading:

download “Embryo: A Defense of Human Life” by Robert George & Christopher Tollefsen


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Biblical Examples of Preaching: Jesus’ Parables embed
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Conordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message? by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Luther on the External Word of Preaching by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Solus Christus & the Pastor by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt

download God Works Through Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Proper Interpretation of Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Law & Gospel by C.F.W. Walther

download “Handling the Word of Truth” by Rev. John Pless




Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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God & Goodness embed
Rev. Tim Pauls of Higher Things’ magazine


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Higher Things’ magazine


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Gossip embed
Rev. David Petersen of Redeemer Lutheran Church-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Petersens Blog


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Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion: Confuse Human Value with Human Function embed
Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Five Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion by Scott Klusendorf


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Biblical Examples of Preaching: Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount embed
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Conordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message? by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Luther on the External Word of Preaching by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Solus Christus & the Pastor by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt

download God Works Through Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Proper Interpretation of Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Law & Gospel by C.F.W. Walther

download “Handling the Word of Truth” by Rev. John Pless



Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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Responding to Evangelical Proof Texts: Matthew 7 embed
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church-Aurora, CO

Further Resources & Reading:

download Matthew 7 by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller

download Website for Talble Talk Radio


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The Filioque: Does the Holy Spirit Proceed from the Father & the Son? embed
Rev. Peter Bender of the Concordia Catechetical Academy


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Concordia Catechetical Academy


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John Chrysostom: Late Fourth Century, Early Fifth Century Bishop of
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Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download “Glory to God in the Highest” by Rev. Wil Weedon


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Economic Stimulus & Funding for Family Planning embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Biblical Examples of Preaching: Jesus’ Sermon at Nazareth embed
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Conordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message? by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Luther on the External Word of Preaching by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Solus Christus & the Pastor by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt

download God Works Through Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Proper Interpretation of Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Law & Gospel by C.F.W. Walther

download “Handling the Word of Truth” by Rev. John Pless



Monday, January 26th, 2009

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Christianity in Sudan embed
Rev. John Fale of LCMS World Relief

Further Resources & Reading:

download LCMS World Relief Work in Sudan


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Contraception & an Economic Stimulus Package &
President Obama’s Reversal of the Mexico City Policy
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Wendi Wright of Concerned Women for America

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Concerned Women for America


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Saint Titus embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


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Biblical Examples of Preaching: Moses’ “Thanksgiving Day” Sermon embed
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Conordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message? by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Luther on the External Word of Preaching by Dr. Carl Fickenscher

download Solus Christus & the Pastor by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt

download God Works Through Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Proper Interpretation of Law & Gospel from Good News magazine

download Law & Gospel by C.F.W. Walther

download “Handling the Word of Truth” by Rev. John Pless




Week of January 19th to January 23rd

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

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

Soundbite 1 - Dr. Alvin Schmidt on “Can Islam Modernize?”
Soundbite 2 - A Montage of the Prayers at the Obama Inauguration
Soundbite 3 - Scott Klusendorf on “Trotting Out the Toddler”
Soundbite 4 - Dr. Andrew Das on “Is there an Age of Accountability?”

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org


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Further Resources & Reading:

download Ichabod, The Glory Has Departed

download Cyberstones


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Mormons Stockpiling Food embed
Bill McKeever of Mormonism Research Ministry

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Mormonism Research Ministry


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The Lord’s Supper II embed
Rev. Paul McCain of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lord’s Supper: A Broadcast Transcript with Rev. Matt Harrison

download Responding to Real Absence Arguments by Rev. Todd Wilken

download It’s the Lord’s Supper by Dr. Charles Manske

download This Is My Blood from Good News magazine

download Sacrament of the Altar: Christ’s Daily Food and Sustenance by Dr. Larry Rast

download Feeding the World: The Lord’s Supper in Luke’s Gospel by Dr. Arthur Just

download The Holy Supper: A Taste of Heaven by Dr. Bill Weinrich

download The Sacrament of the Altar from Luther’s Small Catechism

download The Sacrament of the Altar from Luther’s Large Catechism



Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

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The Lord’s Prayer: But Deliver Us From Evil embed

Rev. Gary Held of
Risen Savior Lutheran Church-Palm Bay, FL

Rev. David Boisclair of
Faith & Bethesda Lutheran Churches-St. Louis, MO

Rev. Bruce Keseman of
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church-Freeburg, Illinois


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Small Catechism

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Large Catechsim

download Website for Radical Grace Radio


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The 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade 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 Lord’s Supper I embed
Rev. Paul McCain of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lord’s Supper: A Broadcast Transcript with Rev. Matt Harrison

download Responding to Real Absence Arguments by Rev. Todd Wilken

download It’s the Lord’s Supper by Dr. Charles Manske

download This Is My Blood from Good News magazine

download Sacrament of the Altar: Christ’s Daily Food and Sustenance by Dr. Larry Rast

download Feeding the World: The Lord’s Supper in Luke’s Gospel by Dr. Arthur Just

download The Holy Supper: A Taste of Heaven by Dr. Bill Weinrich

download The Sacrament of the Altar from Luther’s Small Catechism

download The Sacrament of the Altar from Luther’s Large Catechism




Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

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monty The Age of Accountability embed
Dr. Andrew Das of Elhmhurst College

Further Resources & Reading:

download “Baptized into God’s Family” by Dr. Andrew Das

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Population Control embed
Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion: Assume What You Are Trying to Prove embed
Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Five Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion by Scott Klusendorf



Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

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Interpreting Parables:
Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids & Parable of the Sheep and Goats
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Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Cwirla’s Blog

download Website for The God Whisperers


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monty The Obama Presidency embed
Dr. Jeff Walz of Concordia University Wisconsin

Further Resources & Reading:

download “Lutheran Pastors & Politics” by Dr. Jeff Walz


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koukl Debating Someone with a Strong Personality embed
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Stand to Reason

download One Tough Customer by Greg Koukl



Monday, January 19th, 2009

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep, Lost Coin & Lost Son embed
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Cwirla’s Blog

download Website for The God Whisperers

download Divine Double Talk and the Parable of the Good Samaritan by Rev. Bill Cwirla


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The Parable of the Unjust Servant embed
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Cwirla’s Blog

download Website for The God Whisperers

download Divine Double Talk and the Parable of the Good Samaritan by Rev. Bill Cwirla




Week of January 12th to January 16th

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor George Borghardt on “The Clergy Test”
Soundbite 2 - Bishop Gene Robinson on “What He Isn’t Going to Mention in His Inaugural Prayer”
Soundbite 3 - Mollie Ziegler Hemingway on “A Religion News Story That Didn’t Make the 2008 Top Ten”
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Bill Cwirla on “Christian Freedom and Your Neighbor”

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org



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Further Resources & Reading:

download Stand Firm

download Weedon’s Blog


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Washington Update embed
Rep. John Shimkus


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Biological Colonialism embed
Wesley Smith of The Discovery Institute

Further Resources & Reading:

download Wesley Smith’s Blog



Thursday, January 15th, 2009

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The Lord’s Prayer: And Lead Us Not Into Temptation embed

Rev. Matthew Ruesch of
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church-Garrison, MN

Rev. Mark Nebel of
St. John’s Lutheran Church-Redbud, IL

Rev. Jeff Hemmer of
Hope Lutheran Church-Jerseyville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Small Catechism

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Large Catechsim


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Christians in the Public Square embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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A CDC Study on an Increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases embed
Dr. John Whiffen of the Christian Medical Association


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Christian Medical Association


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Islam & Modernity embed
Dr. Alvin Schmidt of Illinois College


Further Resources & Reading:

download “The Great Divide” by Dr. Alvin Schmidt




Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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The Confession of Saint Peter embed
Rev. George Borghardt of St. Mark Lutheran Church-Conroe, TX


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Higher Things’ Magazine


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Homosexuality embed
Rev. Eric Andrae of First Trinity Lutheran Church-Pittsburgh, PA

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Higher Things’ Magazine


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Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion: Attack the Person Rather Than Refute the Argument
Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute
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Further Resources & Reading:

download Five Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion by Scott Klusendorf

download Making Abortion Unthinkable Workshop




Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

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Interpreting Parables: The Parable of the Good Samaritan embed
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Cwirla’s Blog

download Website for The God Whisperers

download Divine Double Talk and the Parable of the Good Samaritan by Rev. Bill Cwirla


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Responding to Evangelical Proof Texts: Isaiah 45:22 embed
Rev. Steven Parks of University Hills Lutheran Church-Denver, CO


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Adoption embed
Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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“The Shack” by William Young embed



Monday, January 12th, 2009

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Interpreting Parables: The Parable of the Four-Fold Soil / Parable of the Wheat and Weeds
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA
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Further Resources & Reading:

download Pastor Cwirla’s Blog

download Website for The God Whisperers


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Responding to Evangelical Proof Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14 embed
Rev. Brent McGuire of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church-Dallas, TX


Further Resources & Reading:

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


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Golden Globe Awards embed

Hollywood Screenwriter Brian Godawa


Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer of
Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download “Hollywood Worldviews” by Brian Godawa


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The Baptism of Jesus embed
Dr. Arthur Just of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN




Week of January 5th to January 9th

Friday, January 9th, 2009

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

Soundbite 1 - Scott Klusendorf on “The Flawed Logic of Moral Relativism”
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Wil Weedon on “Simeon’s Encounter with the Baby Jesus”
Soundbite 3 - A Montage of ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson on “The Gaza Strip Conflict”
Soundbite 4 - Dr. Larry Rast on “The Two Signs of Pietism’s Influence in the Church”

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Further Resources & Reading:

download Four And Twenty Blackbirds

download God With Us


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The Top Religion Stories of 2008 embed

Colleen Carroll Campbell
of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Uwe Siemon-Netto
of the Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway
of GetReligion.Org


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell

download Website for the Center for Lutheran Theology and Public Life

download Website for GetReligion.Org

     



Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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The Lord’s Prayer: Forgive Us Our Trespasses embed

Rev. Michael Walther of
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Collinsville, IL

Rev. Warren Woerth of
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Arnold, MO

Rev. George Borghardt of
St. Mark Lutheran Church-Conroe, TX


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Small Catechism

download The Lord’s Prayer from Luther’s Large Catechsim

     

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Pietism: Subjective, Indvidualistic & Experiential Christianity embed
Dr. Larry Rast of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download Pietism & Mission by Dr. Larry Rast

download The New White Whine Pietists by Craig Parton

download The Roots & Fruits of Pietism by Dr. Ron Feuerhahn

download Liturgy & Pietism: Then & Now by Rev. John Pless




Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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Medieval Scholasticism embed
Dr. Matt Phillips of Concordia University Nebraska


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Men & Church embed
Dr. Gary Zieroth of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Kingsville, MD


Further Resources & Reading:

download Real Men Follow Jesus Retreat


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Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion: Confuse Objective Claims with Subjective Claims embed
Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Five Bad Ways to Argue About Abortion by Scott Klusendorf

download Making Abortion Unthinkable Workshop


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Educating Children in the Inner-City embed
Paul Miller of Unity Lutheran School-East St. Louis, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Unity Lutheran School-East St. Louis, IL




Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

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Defending Christ’s Bodily Presence in the Lord’s Supper embed
Rev. Tim Pauls of Higher Things’ magazine


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Higher Things’ magazine

download Responding to Real Absence Arguments by Rev. Todd Wilken


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The Incarnation & Life Issues & Life Sunday embed
Dr. James Lamb of Lutherans of Life


Further Resources & Reading:

download Life Sunday Resources


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The Wise Men embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Guests by Dr. Paul Maier


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A California Supreme Court Ruling That Denies a Church from Keeping Its Property Since Leaving the Episcopal Church USA embed
Wick Stephens of the Anglican Communion Network


Further Resources & Reading:

download California Supreme Court Says Breakaway Parish Cant Take National Churchs Property from the Los Angeles Times

download Website for the Anglican Communion Network


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The Religious Affiliations of the New Congress embed
David Masci of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Pew Forum




Monday, January 5th, 2009

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Comfort in the Scriptures embed
Rev. Erik Rottmann of Good News magazine


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The Season of Epiphany embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download Epiphany Season of the Church Year

download The Guests by Dr. Paul Maier

download Epiphany Observed by Rev. Wil Weedon

download A Star, Gifts, and Celebration from the LCMS Commission on Worship

download Searching the Stars from the LCMS Commission on Worship

download The Lord Is in His Temple from the LCMS Commission on Worship

download Gods Faithful Depart in Peace from the LCMS Commission on Worship

download But You, O Bethlehem from the LCMS Commission on Worship




Week of December 29nd to January 2nd

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

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Genesis & The Incarnation embed
Dr. David Adams of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download “Concordia Commentary Series”


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Hebrews & The Incarnation embed
Dr. John Kleinig of Luther Seminary-Australia


Further Resources & Reading:

download “Concordia Commentary Series”




Thursday, January 1st, 2009

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The Circumcision & Name of Jesus embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


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Dr. Chris Mitchell of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download “Concordia Commentary Series”







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