Archives for : February2014

Episode 39 – Ezekiel 15:1-16:22

In Ezekiel, we got into “the chapter that the Lutheran Study Bible warned you about”.  Yes indeed, listeners, this episode is rated “naughty God” for the adult themes we encounter in chapter 16, where Jerusalem is compared to a whoring wife.  Innuendo abounds.

In the Inquisition, Thomas asked Pastor why Superhero movies are so popular, and Pastor asked Thomas about theological conversations in the workplace.

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Sermon: Luke 8:4-15 (February 23rd, 2014)

The Sermon* for Sexagesima Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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Daniel Class 3 – Daniel 2:4-2:23

Daniel class continues with the story of the dream.  Pastor Brown notes how it is always God running the verbs.

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Episode 38 – Ezekiel 13:17-14:23

Continuing with Ezekiel, we talked witchcraft, the Israelite perverting of law and gospel, the punishment of false prophets, and the punishment of Israel (with guest appearance by the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse!).  During the Inquisition, Pastor asked Thomas about the recent media attention to a claim that there were no camels in Palestine during Abraham’s time, and Thomas inquired of Pastor what we should make of the scriptures’ remark that men shall be saved out of every tribe, tongue, and nation given that we are fast approaching a time when the Gospel will have completed its journey to all people groups.

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Daniel Class 2 – Daniel 1:8-2:3

In this class the “Daniel plan” diet, as it originally was, the nature of Daniel’s captivity, and the beginnings of the story of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream were discussed.  Throughout the emphasis is on God’s providence and guidance in the lives of his people.

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Sermon: Matthew 20:1-16 (February 16th, 2014)

The Sermon* for Septuagesima Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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Episode 37 – Ezekiel 12:1-13:16

More Ezekiel, taking on the soon-to-fall king and false prophets of Ezekiel’s day.  During the Inquisition we dealt with a listener question on whether worry or anxiety are sins in light of Christ’s experience in Gethsemane.  A very sleep deprived episode, but hopefully the energetic new bump music makes up for it!

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Daniel Class 1 – Intro, Daniel 1:1-7

We are now recording Pastor Brown’s Sunday morning Bible study at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.  This morning he began the Old Testament book of Daniel.  The first half of today’s class was a discussion of the background of the book itself, including authorship, time, place, and what was going on with God’s people at the time.  The second half got into the first seven verses of chapter one.

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Sermon: Luke 17:1-8 (February 9th, 2014)

The Sermon* for the Transfiguration at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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Bonus 4 – Creation Debate discussion

Pastor and Thomas sat down for a discussion about the recent “Ham on Nye” debate on origins.  We talked about what was good, what was bad, what could have been better, and ancient aliens.  Along the way we discussed Christian approaches to such issues, and talked about the role of presuppositions in the whole thing.

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Episode 36 – Ezekiel 9:1-11:25

Once again we continued with Ezekiel, marveling at the Christological overtones to the vision of judgement Ezekiel is having in these chapters.  For the Inquisition we did something a bit different, and had a roundtable type discussion on the concept of advertising and how appropriate it is for Christians to use it and in what ways.  Then it was back into the text again, to culminate in the end of chapter 11 (Thomas’ favorite Christ-connection so far).  Good times!

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Sermon: Luke 2:22-32 (February 2nd, 2014)

The Sermon* for the Presentation of Jesus at Zion Lutheran Church in Lahoma, OK.

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*Text versions available at Pastor’s blog.

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