Sunday, September 30, 2007

Episode #8 now available...

Episode 8, answering common objections to unconditional grace that people give from the Epistle of James, is up and running. I always had a problem, not with this particular passage where James says "You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone", but rather with the tendency of people to take this and run as hard as they can to their own works. I figured that James couldn't possibly be in opposition to Paul because they both agree with the statement, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness".

Listen to the show, and listen close to the end. I think you all will be pleasantly surprised. Keep in mind, the only reason the show is shorter this week is because the actual discussion of James chapter 2 was shorter than usual. Next week we'll be back to a longer format.

Monday, September 24, 2007

We're Back!!!

We've posted our newest episode. It's been over a month since our last episode, and I'd like to thank everyone who has kept us (an me) in their prayers.

In this week's show Pastor Gary and I sat down for a multiparter about the common objections to unconditional grace. I remember back a few years ago, before I became a Lutheran, hearing a four part show on the doctrine of Justification by the White Horse Inn, and friends... I must have listened to that thing a million times. I kept having to catch myself saying, "wait, they didn't just say what I think they just said, did they?" I objected to the unconditional nature of grace myself, and I know how difficult it is for people to accept it because of the difficulty I had. It's been a long time coming, and to honest, I still catch myself believing I have to meet some kind of conditions before God will be good to me today.

Keep listening... Things only get more startling as time goes by.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

On August 21st...

August 21st, 2007, I recieved a call from my youngest brother that my dad had passed away. The show has been on hiatus because of that. I had to go home for the funeral. I want to appologize to everyone for not being on top of things this past week. I should have been busy scheduling the next taping, but instead I've been moping around.

My dad wouldn't have wanted me to mope around, but it's been hard. May God have mercy on everyone who are broken hearted and experiencing pain from the loss of loved ones through Jesus Christ.

This is a link to the video tribute for him.

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