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Crucial Conversations 013 | The Lens of Jesus

Crucial Conversations is back! And we’re experimenting with a new format. But the best part is that this episode is full of Jesus. Today, Kevin and Peter talk about how we read Scripture. It’s all about Jesus, but it’s easy to forget that.

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Reviled for Respect

The internet isn’t real. But it does have real life consequences. I pray that if those consequences include persecution and mockery, that it is because I confessed that I trust in Christ alone with gentleness and respect. And not because I did it with snark and disdain.

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Crucial Conversations 011 | When God Buries You – The Large Catechism (Audio)

In our Western context baptism is a work. An ordinance. Something we do out of obedience alone, but which works nothing in us. An outward sign of an inward commitment. And because we are good Lutherans, what do we do? Get triggered! “It’s not a symbol, it saves! It’s not our work, it’s God’s work! It’s not obedience, it’s grace!” But there’s another way to engage…without being triggered.

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Crucial Conversations 011 | When God Buries You – The Large Catechism (Video)

In our Western context baptism is a work. An ordinance. Something we do out of obedience alone, but which works nothing in us. An outward sign of an inward commitment. And because we are good Lutherans, what do we do? Get triggered! “It’s not a symbol, it saves! It’s not our work, it’s God’s work! It’s not obedience, it’s grace!” But there’s another way to engage…without being triggered.

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Humbled…to Serve

At the Lutheran grade school that I attended as a child, there were times of the year when each class would get to participate in chapel. When I was in second grade, I was called upon to read 1 Peter 5:6-7: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, …