Pastor Peter Ill of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, is back to continue the conversation with Peter and Kevin about trust, this time tackling scientism, rationalism and modernism.
It might be subtle. It might be accidental. It creeps up on you. One day you notice you have trusted something other than Christ. Or something else along with Christ. Today, Peter and Kevin have a special guest, Pastor Peter Ill of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, to talk about biblicism, fundamentalism, creationism and fideism.
Trust is a fickle thing when it comes to us humans. We’re willing to trust anything and anyone except the one we’re supposed to.
This week Peter and Kevin dig a bit deeper on what it looks like to discuss doctrine through the lens of Jesus by answering a listener question about rebaptism.
Last week Peter and Kevin made a claim that the Bible is all about Jesus. Most Christians would agree with that, but sometimes the order in which we read the books of the Bible makes it hard to see that. So here’s a reading plan that can help.
In Christ, I know that ultimately even my dour predictions of the disappointing ends of things will be redeemed.
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.
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.
I have a hope. It is a deep, abiding hope born out of trust in one Person. That person is Jesus Christ.
New Lutherans go through some difficult phases coming from American Evangelicalism. The first phase is accepting that this is more than a mere symbol. The second phase is figuring out how to tell their families they can no longer commune together. The joy of being united under their new confession is tempered by the division it has caused in their family.