Listening to a Sermon: Part 4 – Reflecting (Rebroadcast) — 2019/07/05

Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the final part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about what to do and expect after listening to a sermon, ways to follow up on a sermon, and what happens if it seems nothing has changed.

Find all four episodes in this series with the tag “Sermon Listening.”

This is a rebroadcast from November 27, 2018.

Serving God and Country as a Military Chaplain (Rebroadcast) — 2019/07/05

Chaplain (Retired Lt. Col.) Steve Hokana, Assistant Director of Ministry to the Armed Forces, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his journey into chaplaincy and share a story from his time serving in combat areas. Interested in serving God and your country? Learn more about how to become a chaplain at lcms.org/ministry-to-the-armed-forces.

This is a rebroadcast from March 1, 2018.

Listening to a Sermon: Part 3 – Expectations (Rebroadcast) — 2019/07/04

Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the third part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about what we should expect during the sermon, how a pastor prepares the sermon, and what Scripture teaches about hearing the preacher.

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This is a rebroadcast from November 20, 2018.

No Vacation from the Gifts (Rebroadcast) — 2019/07/04

Joe Willmann, Senior Instructional Designer for Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to share knowledge about staying in the routine of receiving the gifts of God in Divine Service, even while on summer vacation. Read Joe’s blog post about this at education.cph.org/teaching-the-faith-at-home/joy-challenge-summer-vacation.

This is a rebroadcast from May 9, 2018.

Listening to a Sermon: Part 2 – Listening (Rebroadcast) — 2019/07/03

Rev. Phil Hoppe, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bruno, Minnesota, and co-author of livingplanted.com, joins Andy and Sarah in the second part of a four-part series on listening to a sermon. In this episode, Pastor Hoppe talks about what happens in a sermon, what God does in His Word, and the aim of the sermon.

Find all four episodes in this series with the tag “Sermon Listening.”

This is a rebroadcast from November 13, 2018.

Grace, Faith, Scripture — 2019/07/03

Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola, Theology Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin and author of Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran from Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy to talk about why Grace, Faith, and Scripture the key things to know about who Lutherans are, the many stories Dr. Paavola uses to illustrate his points, and what readers will learn while reading his book. Learn more and find your copy at cph.org/GraceFaithScripture.

Where We Talk Politics and Being Lutheran (Rebroadcast) — 2019/07/02

Kip Allen, staff journalist for KFUO Radio, and the Rev. Sean Smith, pastor of Immanuel-Campbell Hill and St. Paul-Wine Hill, Illinois, join Andy and Sarah to talk about politics (without fighting). The group discusses why politics are such a touchy topic for many people, why and how Christians should be concerned with politics, and how our two kingdom theology plays a role in conversing with other people. You can read more about this in Luther’s Works Volume 45, and get a brief overview at lutheranreformation.org/theology/kingdom-left-luther-temporal-authority.

This is a rebroadcast from July 2, 2018.

Smart Home Technology Serves — 2019/07/01

Barb Silver-Thorn, technologist with Bethesda Lutheran Communities, joins Andy to talk about the use of assistive smart home technology, how we are starting to implement in our homes, and how this technology assists those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Learn more about Bethesda at bethesdalc.org.

Discerning Devotion — 2019/07/01

Dr. David Schmitt, Professor of Practical Theology and Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary St. Louis, joins Andy to talk about the upcoming Theological Symposium including his plenary presentation on devotion and discipleship, how God works through His Word, and living as faithful disciples. Learn more at csl.edu/symposium and register at concordiasem.regfox.com/theological-symposium-2019.