Archives for : September2013

Sermon: Luke 10:17-20 (September 29th, 2013)

The Sermon Hymn (“Lord God to Thee We Give All Praise”) and Sermon* (Luke 10:17-20) for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.

Sermon 9: Luke 10:17-20 (September 29th, 2013)

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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Episode 17 – 1st John 3:3-24

We finished chapter 3 of 1st John.  During the Inquisition Pastor was asked to talk about the “myth of the golden age”, as we might call it.  Thomas gave his thoughts on underserved populations in Christian apologetics.

Episode 17 – 1st John 3:3-24

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Brother, My Brother” – Blessid Union of Souls
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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A Link to the Post: The Obsolete Man

The-Obsolete-ManPresenting… “The Twilight Zone: The Obsolete Man“, as discussed on the most recent Count Joy episode.  It’s a great episode of a classic show that deals with… well, that would be telling.  Well worth watching!

Sermon: Luke 14:1-11 (September 22nd, 2013)

The Sermon Hymn (“Seek Where You May to Find a Way”) and Sermon* (Luke 14:1-11) for the 17th Sunday after Trinity at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.

Sermon 8: Luke 14:1-11 (September 22, 2013)

Note: We are trying to achieve a better sound quality on these recordings, but this means not using Pastor’s mic headset and instead setting up a mic at the pulpit.  As a result, since he does the Scripture readings at the lectern and not the pulpit, we aren’t able to get the readings recorded.  Therefore we’re changing the format a little bit to incorporate the sermon hymn instead.  Future weeks might be bring further changes – but thanks for hanging in there with us!

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Episode 16 – 1st John 2:18-3:3

We moved on along in the Epistle of 1st John. Inquisition: Pastor was asked about the “Armor of God”; Thomas was asked about challenges for a Christian in college.

Episode 16 – 1st John 2:18-3:3

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“The River” – Good Charlotte
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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Sermon: Luke 7:11-17 (September 15th, 2013)

The Old Testament (1 Kings 17:17-24), Epistle (Ephesians 3:13-21), and Gospel (Luke 7:11-17) readings for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, followed by Pastor Eric Brown’s homily* on our Gospel text at Zion Lutheran, Lahoma, OK.

Sermon 7: Luke 7:11-17 (September 15th, 2013)

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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A Link to the Post: An American Drubbing (addressing American exceptionalism)

Doug Wilson has some good words today on the issue of “American exceptionalism” – a phrase that has seen much play since Russian president Putin’s op ed last week.  It’s full of salient points like the following:

“The exceptional things we have (in truth) been given can be counted as blessings from the hand of the only true God, who requires us to name Him as the only source of any such blessings. The quite ordinary conceit we have displayed, sharing it with Ozymandias, is our refusal to do so. The longer we have gone on in this vein the more the sham has become apparent. Is America exceptional? Well, why don’t you ask one of the millions of Americans who were chopped up in little pieces in the womb because the ghouls on our highest Court found the right to such wickedness hiding under a penumbra? Is America exceptional? Well, the reply comes back from the dead child. ‘I really am not in a position to know . . .'”

An American Drubbing

Well worth the read in its entirety!

Episode 15 – 1st John 2:1-17

We dove back into 1st John pretty quickly for another seventeen verses.  Inquisition: Pastor talked about the “battle for the Bible” that took place during this past century; Thomas dealt with the concept of “relevance” in Church.

Episode 15 – 1st John 2:1-17

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Carry On My Wayward Son” – Kansas
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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Sermon: Matthew 6:24-34 (September 8th, 2013)

The Old Testament (1 Kings 17:8-16), Epistle (Galatians 5:25-6:10), and Gospel (Matthew 6:24-34) readings for the 15th Sunday after Trinity, followed by Pastor Eric Brown’s homily* on our Gospel text at Zion Lutheran, Lahoma, OK.

Sermon 6: Matthew 6:24-34 (September 8th, 2013)

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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Bonus 3 – Doesn’t Get Much Nerdier Than This

Pastor and Thomas got together and shot the breeze about miscellaneous Star Wars and Lord of the Rings topics.  We don’t know if anyone else will enjoy listening to it, but we sure enjoyed the conversation!

Bonus 3 – Doesn’t Get Much Nerdier Than This

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A Link to the Post: The Weird and Wacky History of Confirmation

confirmAs Pastor Brown discussed the Lutheran practice of Confirmation in last week’s episode, it seems all too appropriate to direct our audience to Pastor Mark Surburg’s blog posts on the history of Confirmation, as reposted by Norm Fisher on the Brother’s of John the Steadfast blog (because it has way better layout and formatting than Surburg’s blog – sorry Pr. Surburg!).  Anyone interested in the practice and its history should find these very worthwhile.

Part I – When there was no Confirmation: the western Church before Nicaea

Part II – When there was no Confirmation in Rome

I’ll try to update with more links as the series proceeds!

Episode 14 – 1st John 1:1-10

We began the book of 1st John with some background on the author and the book, then went through the first chapter. Inquisition: Pastor answered a question about Gnosticism; Tom dealt with what to say to Zionists.

Episode 14 – 1st John 1:1-10

Music:

“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Thunderstruck” – ACDC
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash

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Sermon: Luke 17:11-19 (September 1st, 2013)

The Old Testament (Proverbs 4:10-23), Epistle (Galatians 5:16-24), and Gospel (Luke 17:11-19) readings for the 14th Sunday after Trinity, followed by Pastor Eric Brown’s homily* on our Gospel text at Zion Lutheran, Lahoma, OK.

Sermon 5: Luke 17:11-19 (September 1st, 2013)

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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