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Broadcast Transcripts with Dr. Ken Schurb regarding President Gerald Kieschnick's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Synod Structure and Governance

• Part One
• Part Two
• Part Three
• Part Four
• Part Five
• Questions for Dr. Kieschnick's Task Force


Week of October 12th - 16th

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Matt Harrison on “Faithful Pastors vs. Faddish Programs”
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Joel Baseley on “How Christians Cooperate in Good Works”
Soundbite 3 - A Montage of President Obama Addressing Gay Activists
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Wil Weedon on "Why the Laity Need the Nicene Creed”

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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download Abide in My Word

download Esgetology


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Measuring a Marriage Culture embed
Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Five Leading Indicators of Marriage by Maggie Gallagher

download Website for the National Organization for Marriage

download 2 Million for Marriage

download "The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off" by Maggie Gallagher


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Ignatius of Antioch: Late First Century/Early Second Century Bishop & Martyr embed
Dr. Thomas Von Hagel of Concordia University Chicago

Further Resources & Reading:

download "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Christians Through the Centuries" by Dr. Thomas Von Hagel


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Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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The Formula of Concord: Third Use of the Law embed

Dr. Scott Murray
Memorial Lutheran Church-Houston, TX

Rev. Bruce Keseman
Christ our Savior Lutheran Church-Freeburg, IL

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

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Epitome of the Formula of Concord

download The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord

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Federal Hate Crimes Legislation & a New Report on Stay-at-Home Moms embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" embed
Dr. Alvin Schmidt of Illinois College


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions" by Dr. Alvin Schmidt, Rev. Larry Nichols & Rev. George Mather

 

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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The ELCA Statement on Sexuality & the Gospel of Relationship embed
Rev. Paul Schlueter of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Milford Center, OH


Further Resources & Reading:

download The ELCA's Statement on Homosexuality & the Gospel of Relationship by Rev. Paul Schlueter


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Bad Books for Kids embed
David Mills of Touchstone magazine


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Touchstone magazine

green Audio Open Lines: A Halloween Book Burning Sponsored by a Baptist Church in North Carolina embed

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A Global Mass Wedding Led by Rev. Sun Myung Moon & Defining a Cult embed
Gretchen Passantino of Answers in Action


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Answers in Action

 

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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A Recent Emergent Church Conference Called "Christianity21" embed
Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Fighting for the Faith

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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Elijah Is Taken to Heaven embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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A New Survey on Same-Sex Civil Unions embed
Greg Smith of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Pew Forum

download Website for the Ruth Institute

download 2 Million for Marriage



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Conspiracy Theories embed
Ken Samples of Reasons to Believe


Further Resources & Reading:

download "A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth Claims to the Worldview Test" by Ken Samples



 

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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Prayer embed
Dr. David Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download Luther on Prayer by Dr. David Scaer

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Early Christianity: Christology embed
Dr. Carl Beckwith of Beeson Divinity School

Further Resources & Reading:


download "Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity" by Dr. Carl Beckwith

download "Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death" by Dr. Carl Beckwith


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President Obama's Address to a Gay Rights Group, a Pro-Gay Rally in Washington, a Hate Crimes Bill Passed by the U.S. House & a Pew Forum Poll on Same-Sex Civil Unions embed
Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Family Research Council

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A Saint Michael & All Angels Sermon Preached by Rev. Matt Harrison embed

 

Week of October 5th - 9th

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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The Nicene Creed: The Church & Last Things embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Nicene Creed V by Rev. Wil Weedon

 

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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The Nicene Creed: The Holy Spirit & the Filioque embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Nicene Creed IV by Rev. Wil Weedon

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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The Nicene Creed: The What of Christ & the Offering of Himself embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Nicene Creed III by Rev. Wil Weedon


Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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The Nicene Creed: The Who of Christ & the Incarnation embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Nicene Creed II by Rev. Wil Weedon

Monday, October 5th, 2009

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The Nicene Creed: Introduction & God the Father embed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Nicene Creed I by Rev. Wil Weedon

 

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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The Acceptance of Immorality by the ELCA embed
Dr. Robert Gagnon of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Further Resources & Reading:

download What Should Faithful Lutherans in the ELCA Do? by Dr. Robert Gagnon

download "The Bible and Homosexual Practice" by Dr. Robert Gagnon


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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Elijah & the Prophets of Baal embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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Strength in Scriptures embed
Rev. Erik Rottmann of Good News magazine


 

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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The Formula of Concord: Law & Gospel embed

Rev. Kevin Martin
Our Savior Lutheran Church-Raleigh, NC

Rev. Jeff Hemmer
Hope Lutheran Church-Jerseyville, IL

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

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Epitome of the Formula of Concord

download The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord

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A New Poll on What Americans Think About Abortion embed
Allison Pond of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Pew Forum

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Pew Poll on Americans & Abortion, Funding of Abortions & Health Care Reform & a New Census Bureau Report on Stay at Home Moms embed
Wendi Wright of Concerned Women for America

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Concerned Women for America


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The Discovery of the Alleged Oldest Human Ancestor embed
Dr. John Morris of the Institute for Creation Research

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Institute for Creation Research


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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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The Book "Pagan Christianity?" by George Barna & Frank Viola embed
Dr. Alvin Schmidt of Illinois College


Further Resources & Reading:

download "How Christianity Changed the World" by Dr. Alvin Schmidt

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Jerome the Translator embed
Rev. Heath Curtis of Trinity Lutheran Church-Worden, IL


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Crisis Pregnancy Centers embed
Moira Gaul of the Family Research Council


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Family Research Council

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The ELCA, Same-Sex Marriage & Monogamy, Christians & Anger & The Media's Use of the Term "Devout" embed
Terry Mattingly of Scripps Howard News Service


Further Resources & Reading:

download Terry Mattingly On Religion

download "Pop Goes Religion" by Terry Mattingly


 

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Slavery embed
Dr. John Nordling of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Concordia Commentary: Philemon" by Dr. John Nordling



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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: God Provides for Elijah embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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The Discovery of Ancient Egyptian Coins Bearing the Name & Image of Joseph embed
Dr. Ben Witherington of Asbury Theological Seminary


Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Lazarus Effect" by Dr. Ben Witherington

download "Roman Numerals" by Dr. Ben Witherington


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The Mislabeling & Loss of Embryos at IVF Clinics & a Pro-Gay Video Series Being Used in Some California Schools embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Saint Michael & All Angels embed
Dr. Louis Brighton of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

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



 

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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Core Group of Congregational Hymns embed
Dr. Richard Stuckwisch of Emmaus Lutheran Church-South Bend, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download Kernlieder by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch


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Early Christianity: The Biblical Canon embed
Dr. Carl Beckwith of Beeson Divinity School

Further Resources & Reading:


download "Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity" by Dr. Carl Beckwith

download "Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death" by Dr. Carl Beckwith


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A Meeting of Lutherans Reacting to the ELCA's Decision on Homosexuality embed
Dr. Dan Gard Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana


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Gregorian Chant embed
Dr. Ben Mayes of Concordia Publishing House

Further Resources & Reading:

download Gregorian Chant Workshop and Solemn Vespers

download Website for Lutheran Liturgical Prayer Brotherhood



Week of September 21st - 25th

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

Soundbite 1 - Dr. Andrew Steinmann on “Why Is Jonah’s Historicity Important?”
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller on “Speaking Openly About Death”
Soundbite 3 - Dr. James Nestingen on “How ELCA Bishop Mark Hanson Used Prayer to Manipulate His Church’s Vote on Homosexuality”
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Ben Ball on "Why Our Righteousness Is in Jesus Alone”

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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download Father Hollywood

download Confessional Gadfly


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The Hymn "Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness" embed
Dr. Arthur Just of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download With High Delight CD

download "Concordia Commentary: Luke 1-9:50" by Dr. Arthur Just

download "Concordia Commentary: Luke 9:51-24:53" by Dr. Arthur Just

download "Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service" by Dr. Arthur Just

download Deaconess Program Concordia Theological Seminary



 

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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The Formula of Concord: Good Works embed

Rev. Joel Baseley
Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Dearborn, MI

Rev. Michael Kumm
Trinity Lutheran Church-Millstadt, IL

Rev. Randy Asburry
Hope Lutheran Church-St. Louis

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Epitome of the Formula of Concord

download The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord

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New Guidelines on Assisted Suicide in Great Britain embed
Wesley Smith of the Discovery Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Secondhand Smoke by Wesley Smith


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How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels: What Did Jesus Do? embed
Dr. Craig Evans of Acadia Divinity College

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels" by Dr. Craig Evans



Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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Christians & Death embed
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church-Aurora, CO


Further Resources & Reading:

download How a Christian Should Think About Death by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller

download Website for Table Talk Radio


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Power Plays in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America embed
Dr. James Nestingen of Luther Seminary


Further Resources & Reading:

download Joining the Unchurched by Dr. James Nestingen


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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"The Truth Project" embed
Rev. Jon Ferguson of Peace Lutheran Church-St. Louis, MO



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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Solomon Builds the Temple embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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Values Voter Summit embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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A Muslim Prayer Gathering on Capitol Hill embed
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch


download "The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran" by Robert Spencer


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Jonah embed
Dr. Andrew Steinmann of Concordia University Chicago




Monday, September 21st, 2009

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Matthew the Apostle embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN



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Early Christianity: Persecution & Martyrdom embed
Dr. Carl Beckwith of Beeson Divinity School

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death" by Dr. Carl Beckwith


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Mormonism in the Words of Their Prophets embed
Bill McKeever of Mormonism Research Ministry

Further Resources & Reading:

download "In Their Own Words: A Collection of Mormon Quotations" by Bill McKeever


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Week of September 14th - 18th

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

Soundbite 1 - Dr. Ben Witherington on “The Unholy Trinity of Culture”
Soundbite 2 - Pastor George Borghardt on “Is the Sign of the Cross Lutheran?”
Soundbite 3 - Chris Rosebrough on “Your Experience of God”
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Kirk Clayton on "Are We Used Car Salesmen?”

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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download It's Not 42

download Cyberstones


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A Recent White House Meeting on Abortion embed
Dr. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Americans United for Life


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Media Double Standard for Faith-Based Initiatives embed
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway of GetReligion.Org

Further Resources & Reading:

download Faith-Based Double Standards by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway


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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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The Formula of Concord: The Righteousness of Faith embed

Rev. Ben Ball
St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Brookfield, IL

Rev. Ralph Laufer
Holy Cross Lutheran Church-Renault, IL

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


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Epitome of the Formula of Concord

download The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord

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Pro-Life Democrats & Health Care Reform embed
Kristen Day of Democrats for Life

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Democrats for Life


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How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels: The World in Which Jesus Lived embed
Dr. Craig Evans of Acadia Divinity College

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels" by Dr. Craig Evans


 

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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The Process of Selecting Convention Delegates in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod embed
Dr. Ken Schurb of Zion Lutheran Church-Moberly, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download Nomination Form for Officers, Board & Commission Members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod


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Alcoholics Anonymous embed
Rev. Jon Olson of Our Savior's Lutheran Church-Pipestone, MN


Further Resources & Reading:

download AA and the Gospel by Rev. Jon Olson



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The Display of a Crucifix at a St. Louis Grocery Store embed
Tim Townsend of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Further Resources & Reading:

download Downtown St. Louis Schnucks Draws Criticism by Tim Townsend


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Cyprian of Carthage: Third Century Bishop & Martyr embed
Dr. Thomas Von Hagel of Concordia University Chicago

Further Resources & Reading:

download "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Christians Through the Centuries" by Dr. Thomas Von Hagel



 

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Down Syndrome & Abortion embed
Juleen Drabik & Amanda Clark of FEDS


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Families Exploring Down Syndrome



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A Bill Introduced in the U.S. House That Would Repeal DOMA embed
Wendi Wright of Concerned Women for America

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Concerned Women for America


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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Solomon & All His Wisdom embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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President Obama's Nominee for Commissioner of the EEOC embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" embed
Dr. Ben Witherington of Asbury Theological Seminary


Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Lazarus Effect" by Dr. Ben Witherington

download "Roman Numerals" by Dr. Ben Witherington

download "The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene & Da Vinci" by Dr. Ben Witherington



 

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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A Holy Cross Day Sermon Preached by Rev. George Borghardt embed

Further Resources & Reading:

download Text of Rev. Borghardt's Sermon


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Early Christianity: The Roman Understanding of Christianity embed
Dr. Carl Beckwith of Beeson Divinity School

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death" by Dr. Carl Beckwith


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Holy Cross Day embed
Dr. Paul Grime of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


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The Emergent Church Movement embed
Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Fighting for the Faith


 

Week of September 7th - 11th

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

Soundbite 1 - Greg Koukl on “Is Jesus a Recycled Redeemer?”
Soundbite 2 - A Pastor Who Hates President Obama
Soundbite 3 - James White on “What is at Stake with Inerrancy?”
Soundbite 4 - Caller Scott on "Whom Does God Love?”

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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download The Shepherd's Study

download Abide in My Word


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Evangelical Reaction to President Obams's Back-to-School Address, Controversy Surrounding the Funeral Mass & Graveside Service for Sen. Kennedy & Roman Catholics & Health Care Reform embed
Terry Mattingly of Scripps Howard News Service


Further Resources & Reading:

download Terry Mattingly On Religion

download "Pop Goes Religion" by Terry Mattingly


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A New Survey on How Americans View Muslims & Islam embed
Greg Smith of the Pew Forum

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Pew Forum


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Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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The Formula of Concord: Free Will embed

Rev. Tom Chryst
Grace Lutheran Church-Racine, WI

Rev. Brian Holle
Messiah Lutheran Church-Lebanon, IL

Rev. Kirk Clayton
Zion Lutheran Church-Mascoutah, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Epitome of the Formula of Concord

download The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord

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Young Pro-Life Roman Catholics & the Kennedy Mystique embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels: The Best Sources for Understanding the Real Jesus
Dr. Craig Evans of Acadia Divinity College embed

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels" by Dr. Craig Evans



Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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Health Care Reform & Life Issuesembed
Maggie Karner of LCMS Life Ministries

Further Resources & Reading:

download A Look at Health Care Reform and Sanctity of Life Concerns by LCMS Life Ministries


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Washington Update embed
Rep. John Shimkus


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Biblical Inerrancy embed
James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Alpha & Omega Ministries


 

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

green Audio Open Lines: A Sermon Preached by a Phoenix Pastor Titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama" embed

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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Nathan Rebukes David embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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De Facto Parents embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute

download 2 Million for Marriage


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A Fine Given to a Female Sudanese Journalist for Wearing Pants 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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Jesus of Nazareth & Ancient Mythology 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



Monday, September 7th, 2009

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Zacharias & Elizabeth embed
Dr. Arthur Just of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service" by Dr. Arthur Just


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Global Christianity embed
Dr. Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame

Further Resources & Reading:

download "The New Shape of World Christianity" by Dr. Mark Noll


 

Week of August 31st - September 4th

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Scott Murray on “Preachers Who don’t Preach Law and Gospel”
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Bill Cwirla on "Was Jesus’ a Senseless Death?"
Soundbite 3 - Wendi Wright responding to "Gay Couples Want Children Too"
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Rob Jarvis on "The Holy Spirit’s Job"

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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download Wayfarer in the Desert

download The Brothers of John the Steadfast


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Moses embed
Dr. Nathan Jastram of Concordia University Wisconsin


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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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The Formula of Concord: Original Sin embed

Rev. Tim Rossow
Bethany Lutheran Church-Naperville, IL

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

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


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Epitome of the Formula of Concord

download The Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord

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Government Intervention Into Media Matters embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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Gregory the Great: Late 6th Century/Early 7th Century Bishop of Rome embed
Dr. Thomas Von Hagel of Concordia University Chicago

Further Resources & Reading:

download "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Christians Through the Centuries" by Dr. Thomas Von Hagel


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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009


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The Doctrine of Justification & the Mission of the Church embed
Dr. Detlev Schulz of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Mission from the Cross: The Lutheran Theology of Mission" by Dr. Detlev Schulz



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The ELCA & Gospel Reductionism embed
Dr. Scott Murray of Memorial Lutheran Church-Houston, TX


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Law, Life, and the Living God" by Dr. Scott Murray



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Dinosaurs embed
Dr. David Menton of Answers in Genesis


Further Resources & Reading:

download Dinosaurs and the Bible by Ken Ham

download In the Footsteps of Giants by Michael Oard

download The Extinction of the Dinosaurs by Michael Oard


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Gender Inclusivity & a Forthcoming Revision of the TNIV embed
Dr. Vern Poythress of Westminster Seminary-Philadelphia


Further Resources & Reading:

download "The TNIV and the Gender Neutral Bible Controversy" by Dr. Vern Poythress



Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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Mike Bickle's End-Time Teaching & the International House of Prayer embed
Dr. Andrew Jackson of SmartChristian.com


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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: David Becomes King embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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Gay Marriage in Vermont embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute

download 2 Million for Marriage


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Joshua embed
Dr. Andrew Steinmann of Concordia University Chicago


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Concordia Commentary: Joshua"



Monday, August 31st, 2009

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The Historical Critical Method of Interpreting Scripture embed
Dr. John Warwick Montgomery Patrick Henry College

Further Resources & Reading:

download Lessons from Luther on the Inerrancy of Holy Writ

download International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights

download Books by Dr. Montgomery



 

Week of August 24th - 28th

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Matt Harrison on “A Time for Confession, Not Compromise”
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Mark Nebel on "Christ’s Decent into Hell"
Soundbite 3 - Mark Galli on "Rick Warren’s Message of Changed Lives"
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Wil Weedon on "God, Be Merciful to Me, a Sinner"

Email your vote to talkback@issuesetc.org


Friday, August 28th, 2009

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download Mercy Journeys with Pastor Matt Harrison

download Baptismal Life


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The Martyrdom of John the Baptist embed
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for The God Whisperers



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Vocation & Parenting embed
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway of Christianity Today


 

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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The Apostles' Creed: God the Holy Spirit embed

Rev. Rob Jarvis
Zion Lutheran Church-Morris, MN

Rev. Greg Schultz
St. Peter Lutheran Church-Campbell Hill, IL

Rev. Paul Hemenway
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Collinsville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Apostles' Creed Defines the Scriptures by Rev. Peter Bender

download Creeds: What Are They All About? by Dr. Roger Pittelko

download The Creeds: Walking in the Faith of Our Fathers by Dr. Detlev Schulz

download The Apostles' Creed from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Apostles' Creed from Luther's Large Catechism

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The Sexualization of Girls 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 Legal Challenge to Florida's Ban on Gay Adoption embed
Wendi Wright of Concerned Women for America

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Concerned Women for America


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Saint Augustine & His Mother Monicaembed
Dr. Thomas Von Hagel of Concordia University Chicago

Further Resources & Reading:

download "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Christians Through the Centuries" by Dr. Thomas Von Hagel


 

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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Interfaith Marriage embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN



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The Ordination of Women & Homosexualityembed
Dr. Al Collver of LCMS World Relief & Human Care

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Ordination of Women & Ecclesial Endorsement of Homosexuality by Rev. John Pless



 

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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The Suffering Christ in the Old Testament embed
Rev. Warren Graff of Grace Lutheran Church-Albuquerque, NM


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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Titus the Pastor embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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The Overturning of an Ultrasound Abortion Law in Oklahoma & Gender Selectionembed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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A Vatican Investigation into Catholic Women's Religious Ordersembed
Helen Hull Hitchcock of Women for Faith and Family


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Women for Faith & Family


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Ramadan embed
Sam Shamoun of Answering Islam


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Answering Islam



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Monday, August 24th, 2009

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A Sermon Preached by Rev. Wil Weedon on The Parable of the Pharisee & the Tax Collector
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Further Resources & Reading:

download Text of Pastor Weedon's sermon


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Lutheranism in Canada embed
Rev. Robert Bugbee of Lutheran Church-Canada

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Lutheran Church-Canada


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Intellect, Image & God's Word embed
Brian Godawa Author "Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination"

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Word Pictures" by Brian Godawa


 

Week of August 17th -21st

Soundbite 1 - A Montage of ELCA Leaders on LGBT Pastors.
Soundbite 2 - Caller Florence wonders "Why Limit Approval to Committed Homosexual Relationships?"
Soundbite 3 - Terry Mattingly on "Why the Media Love Episcopalians"
Soundbite 4 - Dr. Ergun Caner on "Is Islam Consistent with Christianity?"

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Friday, August 21st, 2009

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download Cyberstones


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The ELCA & Openly Gay Clergy: ELCA Perspectiveembed
Rev. Mark Chavez of World Alone

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lie in the Church - The ELCA on Human Sexuality by Rev. Matt Harrison

download The Contemporary Debate on Homosexuality Clergy by Armin Wenz



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The ELCA & Openly Gay Clergy: LCMS Perspectiveembed
Rev. Matt Harrison of LCMS World Relief

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Lie in the Church - The ELCA on Human Sexuality by Rev. Matt Harrison

download The Contemporary Debate on Homosexuality Clergy by Armin Wenz



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A Better Response to Church Scandalsembed
Mark Galli of Christianity Today magazine

Further Resources & Reading:

download We've Won the Lottery--Now What? by Mark Galli


Thursday, August 20th, 2009

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The Apostles' Creed: God the Son embed

Rev. Dan Kistler
Our Savior Lutheran Church-Pacifica, CA

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

Rev. Mark Nebel
St. John's Lutheran Church-Red Bud, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Apostles' Creed Defines the Scriptures by Rev. Peter Bender

download Creeds: What Are They All About? by Dr. Roger Pittelko

download The Creeds: Walking in the Faith of Our Fathers by Dr. Detlev Schulz

download The Apostles' Creed from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Apostles' Creed from Luther's Large Catechism

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Christians & Early Marriage embed
Dr. Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers" by Dr. Mark Regnerus

download Website for Dr. Mark Regnerus


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The ELCA Statement on Human Sexuality embed
Dr. Robert Benne of the Center on Religion and Society



 

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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The 40th Anniversary of Woodstock embed
Jonathan Leaf Author "The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Sixties"

Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties" by Jonathan Leaf


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Roman Catholics & Health Care Reform, Media Coverage of the Life & Work of Eunice Kennedy Shriver & the Media's Fascination with the Episocpal Church USA embed
Terry Mattingly of Scripps Howard News Service


Further Resources & Reading:

download Terry Mattingly On Religion

download "Pop Goes Religion" by Terry Mattingly


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The Defense of Marriage Act & the Obama Administrationembed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute

download 2 Million for Marriage


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12th Century Theologian & Hymn Writer Bernard Clairvauxembed
Dr. Matt Phillips of Concordia University Nebraska



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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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"Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince" embed
Rev. Charles Lehmann of St. John's Lutheran Church-Accident, MD


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Draco's Dilemma" by Rev. Charles Lehmann



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Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Timothy Is Taught embed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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Monday, August 17th, 2009

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Religion & Politics embed
Dr. Christopher Wolfe of Marquette University

Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Naked Public Square Reconsidered: Religion and Politics in the 21st Century" by Dr. Christopher Wolfe


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17th Century Lutheran Theologian Johann Gerhard embed
Dr. Carl Beckwith of Beeson Divinity School

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death" by Dr. Carl Beckwith


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A New Survey About the Beliefs & Practices of Roman Catholic Nuns & Priestsembed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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Islamic Sects embed
Dr. Ergun Caner of Liberty Theological Seminary

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Dr. Ergun Caner

download "Unveiling Islam: An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs" by Dr. Ergun Caner

 

Week of August 10th -14th

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Peter Bender on "Your Father vs. Our Father"
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Jeff Hemmer Answering an Objection to More Frequent Communion.
Soundbite 3 - Pastor Wil Weedon on Praying for Forgiveness
Soundbite 4 - Dr. Laurence White on We Aren't Called to Be Effective.

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Friday, August 14th, 2009

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download Cranach: The Blog of Veith

download Palm Sundays Blog


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2009 ELCA Churchwide Assemblyembed
Rev. Mark Chavez of World Alone

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for World Alone


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Sex Education embed
Dr. Miriam Grossman Author "You're Teaching My Child What?"

Further Resources & Reading:

download "You're Teaching My Child What?: A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child" by Dr. Miriam Grossman


Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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The Apostles' Creed: God the Father embed

Rev. Timothy Mueller
St. John Lutheran Church-New Minden, IL & St. Luke Lutheran Church-Covington, IL

Rev. Steve Sommerer
Messiah Lutheran Church-Carlyle, IL

Rev. Charles Lehmann
St. John Lutheran Church-Accident, MD


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Apostles' Creed Defines the Scriptures by Rev. Peter Bender

download Creeds: What Are They All About? by Dr. Roger Pittelko

download The Creeds: Walking in the Faith of Our Fathers by Dr. Detlev Schulz

download The Apostles' Creed from Luther's Small Catechism

download The Apostles' Creed from Luther's Large Catechism



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The Lord's Prayer: The Conclusion embed
Dr. John Saleska of the Concordia Bible Institute

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism


 

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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A New Study on Why Youth Leave Churchembed
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It" by Ken Ham


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A Decline in the U.S. Birth Rate & a Fatherhood Initiative Launched by the White Houseembed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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The Lord's Prayer: But Deliver Us from Evil embed
Rev. Steven Parks of University Hills Lutheran Church-Denver, CO

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism



Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Lead Us Not Into Temptation embed
Dr. Steven Hein of the Concordia Institute for Christian Studies

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism

download Website for the Concordia Institute for Christian Studies



 

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Forgive Us Our Trespasses as We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, ILembed

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism

download Pastor Wil Weedon's Blog



 

Week of August 3rd - 7th

Friday, August 7th, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Give Us This Day Our Daily Breadembed
Rev. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-Hacienda Heights, CA

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism

download Website for The God Whisperers



Thursday, August 6th, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Thy Will Be Done on Earth As It Is in Heavenembed
Rev. Scott Murray of Memorial Lutheran Church-Houston, TX

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism

download "Law, Life, and the Living God" by Rev. Scott Murray





Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Thy Kingdom Comeembed
Dr. Laurence White of Our Savior Lutheran Church-Houston, TX

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism


 

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Hallowed Be Thy Name embed
Rev. Paul McCain of Concordia Publishing House

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism

download Pastor Paul McCain's Blog





Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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The Lord's Prayer: Our Father Who Art in Heaven embed
Rev. Peter Bender of the Concordia Catechetical Academy

Further Resources & Reading:

download The Prayer That Jesus Gave by Dr. John Nordling

download Lord, Remember Us in Your Kingdom, and Teach Us to Pray... by Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

download Prayer: The Voice of Faith by Rev. John Pless

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

download The Lord's Prayer from Luther's Large Catechism

download Website for the Concordia Catechetical Academy



 

Week of July 27th - 31st

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Kirk Clayton on "Is the Papacy the Only Antichrist?"
Soundbite 2 - Pastor Clint Poppe on How to Get Yourself in Trouble in the Church.
Soundbite 3 - Pastor Timothy Scharr on the Word "Sacrament."
Soundbite 4 - Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller on Why Satan Can't Accuse Us.


Friday, July 31st, 2009

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download Cyberbrethren

download Light from Light


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Health Care Reform embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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Creation embed
Rev. Alfonso Espinosa of Living Word Lutheran Church-The Woodlands, TX

Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Lutheran Difference: Creation" Rev. Alfonso Espinosa




Thursday, July 30th, 2009

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The Large Catechism embed

Rev. Steven Parks
University Hills Lutheran Church-Denver, CO

Rev. Peter Kirby
Zion Lutheran Church-Carlinville, IL

Rev. Jeff Hemmer
Hope Lutheran Church-Jerseyville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Large Catechism

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An Atheist's Perspective on the Value of Religion embed
Bruce Sheiman Author "An Atheist Defends Religion"


Further Resources & Reading:

download "An Atheist Defends Religion: Why Humanity is Better Off with Religion Than Without It" by Bruce Sheiman

download Website for "An Atheist Defends Religion"




Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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Christians & Depression: Bearing One Another's Burdensembed
Rev. Todd Peperkorn Author "I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression"


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for I Trust When Dark My Road


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Worship: Singing Faith into People's Hearts embed
Cantor Phillip Magness of Bethany Lutheran Church-Naperville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Liturgy Solutions

download "Sing the Faith: The Small Catechism Set to Music"

download "Sing the Faith Songbook"

download Using the Bible's Hymnal by Cantor Phillip Magness



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Mary, Martha & Lazarus embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN



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Healthcare Reform and End of Life Issues embed
Wesley Smith of the Discovery Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Wesley Smith




Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

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Christians & Depression: The Super Christian Myth embed
Rev. Todd Peperkorn Author "I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression"


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for I Trust When Dark My Road


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Worship: Liturgical Catechesis & Singing the Psalms Todayembed
Cantor Phillip Magness of Bethany Lutheran Church-Naperville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Liturgy Solutions

download "Sing the Faith: The Small Catechism Set to Music"

download "Sing the Faith Songbook"

download Using the Bible's Hymnal by Cantor Phillip Magness



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Health Care Reform & Tax Payer-Funded Abortion embed
Pam Fichter of Missouri Right to Life


Further Resources & Reading:

download Stop Tax Payer-Funded Abortion by Pam Fichter


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A Recent Story About the Dangers of Cohabitation embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Johann Sebastian Bach embed
Rev. Paul McCain of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach by Rev. Paul McCain

download Website for Rev. Paul McCain

download "The Lutheran Study Bible"




Monday, July 27th, 2009

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Christians & Depression: How Can a Christian Suffer From Depression? embed
Rev. Todd Peperkorn Author "I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression"


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for I Trust When Dark My Road


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Worship: Singing the Psalms Today embed
Cantor Phillip Magness of Bethany Lutheran Church-Naperville, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Liturgy Solutions

download "Sing the Faith: The Small Catechism Set to Music"

download "Sing the Faith Songbook"


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Week of July 20th - 24th

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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The History of the Pro-Life Movement
Dennis Di Mauro Author "A Love for Life"


Further Resources & Reading:

download "A Love for Life: Christianity's Consistent Protection of the Unborn"


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The Legacy of Terri Schindler Schiavoembed
Bobby Schindler Co-Author "A Life That Matters"


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation

download "A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schindler Schiavo -- A Lesson For Us All" by Bobby Schindler




Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


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The Small Catechism embed

Rev. Christopher Esget
Immanuel Lutheran Church-Alexandria, VA

Rev. Timothy Scharr
Trinity Lutheran Church-Nashville, IL

Rev. Joshua Theilen
Trinity Lutheran Church-Hoyleton, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Small Catechism

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Christian Zionism embed
Aaron Wolf of Chronicles magazine


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Chronicles magazine


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Battles in the Episcopal Church USA & The United Methodist Church, Ecumenical Dialogue Between the Orthodox Church in America & the Anglican Church in North America & Megachurches embed
Terry Mattingly of Scripps Howard News Service


Further Resources & Reading:

download Terry Mattingly On Religion

download "Pop Goes Religion" by Terry Mattingly




Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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Shia Islam embed
Wayne Mayhall of the Christian Research Journal

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Christian Research Journal


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Doctrine & Worship embed
Rev. Daniel Skillman of Immanuel Lutheran Church-Fairport Harbor, OH & Holy Cross Lutheran Church-Madison, WI


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Mary Magdalene embed
Dr. Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN



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Christian Narcissism embed
Dr. Jean Twenge Co-Author "The Narcissism Epidemic"


Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Narcissism Epidemic" by Jean Twenge & Dr. Keith Campbell



 

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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Ezekiel embed
Dr. Chris Mitchell of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Concordia Commentary: Ezekiel 1-20" by Dr. Horace Hummel

download "Concordia Commentary: Ezekiel 21-48" by Dr. Horace Hummel



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Pastoral Sabbaticals embed
Rev. Randy Asburry of Hope Lutheran Church-St. Louis, MO


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Pope Benedict's Encyclical "Charity in Truth" embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Answering Arguments Against the Resurrection of Christembed
Dr. Gary Habermas of Liberty University


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Did the Resurrection Happen?" by Dr. Gary Habermas & Dr. Antony Flew



 

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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Challenges to the 21st Century Church: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, Narcissism & Gnosticism
Shane Rosenthal of The White Horse Inn
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Further Resources & Reading:

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Health Care Reform & Abortion Coverageembed
Wendi Wright of Concerned Women for America

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Concerned Women for America


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The General Conference of the Episcopal Church USA embed
Robert Lundy of the American Anglican Council


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Elijah embed
Dr. Nathan Jastram of Concordia University Wisconsin




 

Week of July 13th - 17th

Friday, July 17th, 2009

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Contemporary Worship embed
Dr. Paul Grime of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service" by Dr. Arthur Just


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Vocation: God's Will for Your Daily Lifeembed
Dr. Gene Edward Veith of Patrick Henry College


Further Resources & Reading:

download Luther on Vocatio: Ordinary Life for Ordinary Saints by Dr. Steven Hein

download Locus and Focus: God's Will for Your Daily Life by Todd Wilken

download "God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life" by Dr. Gene Edward Veith

download "More Than Enough" CD by Eric & Polly Rapp

download Cranach: The Blog of Veith



**Bonus Hour**

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The Koran & the Bible embed
Sam Shamoun of Answering Islam


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Answering Islam



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The New Atheists embed
Dr. David Bentley Hart Author "Atheist Delusions"


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies" by Dr. David Bentley Hart




 

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Popeembed

Rev. Clint Poppe
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Lincoln, NE

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

Rev. Kirk Clayton
Zion Lutheran Church-Mascoutah, IL


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope

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Ruth embed
Dr. Nathan Jastram of Concordia University Wisconsin



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Responding to Reports of the Missing Link in Human Evolution 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


 

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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The Abundant Life of Weakness embed
Dr. James Lamb of Lutherans for Life


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Lutherans for Life



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Spiritual Warfare embed
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church-Aurora, CO


Further Resources & Reading:

download Spiritual Warfare by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller

download Website for Table Talk Radio


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Delivering an Opening Prayer to the U.S. House of Representatives embed
Rev. Shawn Kumm of Zion Lutheran Church-Laramie, WY



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A New Survey About Cohabitation embed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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An Evangelism Sermon Preached by Rev. Wil Weedonembed
Rev. Wil Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hamel, IL






 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

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A Wall Street Journal Story About a Decline in Sunday School Attendanceembed
Deaconess Pam Nielsen of Concordia Publishing House


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Growing in Christ" Sunday School curriculum



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Mission Work in Islamic Countriesembed
Rev. Bob Rahn of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Lutheran Heritage Foundation



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Senate Confirmation Hearings for Judge Sonya Sotomayor embed
Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Americans United for Life



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End Times Teachings: Israel embed
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger of The White Horse Inn


Further Resources & Reading:

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

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

download The End Times in Revelation from Good News magazine

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



Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Responding to Objections to the Efficacy of Baptism embed
Kelly Klages Author "Water with the Word"


Further Resources & Reading:

download "Water with the Word" by Kelly Klages



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President Obama's Visit with Pope Benedict embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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End Times Teachings: The Millennium embed
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger of The White Horse Inn


Further Resources & Reading:

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

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

download The End Times in Revelation from Good News magazine

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



Week of July 6th - 10th

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

Soundbite 1 - Pastor Matt Harrison with a Story of Mercy in Kenya
Soundbite 2 - Kim Riddlebarger Debunking a Secret Rapture of the Church
Soundbite 3 - Robert Spencer on the Vulnerability of Megachurches
Soundbite 4 - Todd Wetzel with an Analogy for the Episcopal Church USA

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Friday, July 10th, 2009

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download The Mockingbird Blog

download Babylon Falling


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The Reported Discovery of King Herod's Quarry embed
Dr. Ben Witherington of Asburry Theological Seminary


Further Resources & Reading:

download Dr. Ben Witherington's Blog



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End Times Teachings: The Tribulationembed
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger of The White Horse Inn


Further Resources & Reading:

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

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

download The End Times in Revelation from Good News magazine

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




 

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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New Guidelines for Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research embed
Dr. William Hurlbut of Stanford University



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TIME Magazine Cover Story About Marriageembed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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End Times Teachings: The Raptureembed
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger of The White Horse Inn


Further Resources & Reading:

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

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

download The End Times in Revelation from Good News magazine

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



 

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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Alpha & Omega embed
Rev. Tom Egger of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO



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Gov. Sarah Palin's Political Futureembed
Mark Hemingway of National Review Online


Further Resources & Reading:

download Mark Hemingway's Columns


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Isaiah & An Online Version of the Oldest Known Bibleembed
Dr. Andrew Steinmann of Concordia University Chicago


Further Resources & Reading:

download "The Oracles of God" by Dr. Andrew Steinmann


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The General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA embed
Father Todd Wetzel of Anglicans United
Father Philip Ashey of the American Anglican Council


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Anglicans United

download Website for the American Anglican Council

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Federal Hate Crimes Legislation embed
Dr. Robert Gagnon of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Further Resources & Reading:

download Why a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “Hate Crimes” Law Is Bad for You: Part 1 by Robert Gagnon

download Why a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “Hate Crimes” Law Is Bad for You: Part 2 by Robert Gagnon

download Why a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “Hate Crimes” Law Is Bad for You: Part 3 by Robert Gagnon


 

Week of June 29th - July 3rd

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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Natural Law embed
Dr. J. Budziszewski of the University of Texas


Further Resources & Reading:

download "A Line Though the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction" by Dr. J. Budziszewski



Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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Hemmer

Hemmer


The Smalcald Articles embed

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

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

Rev. Tim Ostermeyer
Hope Lutheran Church-St. Louis, MO


Further Resources & Reading:

download The Smalcald Articles

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President Obama's Dissolution of the President's Council on Bioethics embed
Colleen Carroll Campbell of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for Colleen Carroll Campbell


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Women Avoiding & Rejecting Marriageembed
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute


Further Resources & Reading:

download Website for the Ruth Institute


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Buddhism embed
Dr. Harold Netland of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Further Resources & Reading:

download Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal by Dr. Harlold Netland & Dr. Keith Yandell


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The Visitation embed
Dr Peter Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne, IN




Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

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The Faith of Abraham Lincoln embed
Rev. David Jay Webber of Redeemer Lutheran Church-Scottsdale, AZ & Sun of Righteousness Lutheran Church-Queen Creek, AZ

Further Resources & Reading:

download Rev. David Jay Webber's Blog


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The Religions of Hollywood embed
Rich Abanes Author "Religions of the Stars"

Further Resources & Reading:

download "Religions of the Stars" by Rich Abanes




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