Why do we have pastors? What are they for? Do we really need them? Peter and Kevin are joined by a pastor this episode, to help answer these questions! Pastor Peter Ill of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois.
The discussion of who Jesus is drives everything we do, including how we read Scripture. And the first thing to keep in mind is this: Jesus is God’s activity to save mankind. That’s where we start. Even “in the beginning…”
Humans have always searched for truth, defining it in various ways throughout history, from the first philosophers until now. But is it the job of humans to define truth? Peter and Kevin discuss a few ways humans try to access and define truth today.
What does it mean for a church to be relevant? Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Peter and Kevin discuss “relevance” and how to have this conversation with your friends.
This week Peter and Kevin…well, let’s be honest, mostly Kevin…answer your questions. How can someone lose their salvation? What does it mean that God can destroy your body and soul? What do Lutherans mean when they speak of Law and Gospel?
We now get to the third genera, the genus maiestaticum. Did you know Lutherans get accused of making this one up solely to justify the real presence in the Lord’s Supper? True story!
This is the discussion of Jesus’ works…as his two natures are involved with his person. Also known as the genus apotelesmaticum. Which is the Latin the Church has used to talk about this. But don’t let that scare you!
We started digging in to the two natures in Christ last week. We continue that journey today by studying the genus idiomaticum.
There is joy in working through and understanding difficult theological subjects. Because we are getting to know our Savior better when we do.
We got a question from a listener asking about substitutionary atonement. So we answered it!