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From September 12, 1884 through November 6, 1885, C.F.W. Walther delivered a series of 39 Friday evening lectures to his students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Unlike his doctrinal lectures during the school day, these lectures were intimate and informal. By them he intended not only to educate but to form pastors into seesorgers (healers of the soul). These lectures were first published in 1895 and have become renoun for their depth, sensitivity and insightfulness into the h ...
 
Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, as he talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.
 
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We continue our summer series in the Gospel of Luke by looking at the last half of Luke 2. The infant Lord comes to His temple, when he does we find the joy of Simeon’s proclamation, the Nunc Dimittis, that his eyes beheld the salvation of God’s people and the whole world—Jesus is the true light for the Gentiles and the glory for Israel.…
 
Pr. Bramwell explores Neil Postman’s thoughts on technology in an effort to better consider the dangers that virtual church services present. G.K. Chesterton’s fence is brought into the conversation, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that physically gathering together is a gift that many Christians, including John and Paul, long for when secluded …
 
Pastor Bramwell hosts his final episode of Cross Defense, continuing his conversation with Rev. Schuldheisz on Scripture’s use of metaphors and explaining why he’s hanging up his radio host hat. It’s for a great reason! Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Com…
 
Do you know what a synecdoche is? How about a metonymy? Rev. Sam Schuldheisz joins Pr. Bramwell for the entire show to not only talk about the performative power of God’s Word, but also to discuss some of the figures of speech we find in the Bible. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indian…
 
Rev. John Dreyer of Concordia Theological Seminary has spent a lot of time studying angels and demons. He joins Pr. Bramwell to discuss what he’s discovered. Join the conversation to have your mind equipped, your imagination excited, and your soul comforted. This is a rebroadcast from November 2, 2020. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor …
 
The Apostle Paul has carefully explained how God has acted to bring us justification, redemption and reconciliation through Jesus Christ our Lord. He is only beginning to tell us about the abundance of blessings we have. In Chapter 6 he shares with us the blessings of baptism and the marvelous unity we have with Christ through baptism. The blessing…
 
In the first segment Rev. Sam Schuldheisz teaches us more about the redeemed imagination. During the rest of the show Pastor Bramwell goes back to a conversation on technology in order to think through the characteristics of the loving resistance fighter as detailed by Neil Postman in Technopoly. Find this book at Amazon.com. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwe…
 
Rev. Sam Schuldheisz joins the show to discuss four practical ways to exercise the imagination and then Rev. Bramwell discusses how the bibliographical, internal evidence, and external evidence tests help us know whether or not we can trust what the New Testament says. How does the historical method answer the question of whether or not the Nest Te…
 
In today's News: New nursing satellite campus opens At a time when the demand for nurses in central Texas is surging, Concordia University, Austin, Texas, has welcomed 288 new students so far this year to its traditional and accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. But they didn’t report to main campus as usual. In August 2020, under ma…
 
In today's News: Bull selected to head Concordia Nebraska In August, Dr. Bernard D. Bull will become the 11th president of Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb. (CUNE). Bull, who currently serves as president of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, will succeed the Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, who accepted a call last year to serve as presid…
 
John Warwick Montgomery helps us understand the relationship between democracy and Christianity, Rev. Richard Wurmbrand provides an example of happy suffering, and Rev. Sam Schuldheisz is back to discuss the imagination, this time from the New Testament. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, …
 
In today's News: Egger extended call for President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has extended a call to Dr. Thomas J. Egger, the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, to serve as the 11th president in the school’s 18…
 
In today's News: Texas Planned Parenthood wins an extension On Wednesday, a Texas judge blocked the state from removing Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, after it filed a last-minute lawsuit against the state. The new rule was set to go into effect on Feb. 4 after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state could defund the abor…
 
In today's News: Virtual life conference is scheduled LCMS Life Ministry will host its first-ever virtual life conference March 19–20. The conference will include both live sessions and on-demand videos, as well as the opportunity to engage with speakers through question-and-answer sessions. The theme of the 2021 conference is “Making Disciples: Va…
 
In today's News: Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod called home The Rev. John Arthur Moldstad, Jr., president of the evangelical Lutheran Synod, died in Madison Lake, Minnesota, on Jan. 29. He was 66. For almost 10 years, LCMS president Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has met informally once a year with Moldstad and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran …
 
In today's News: Concordia Irvine raises $100 million Concordia University, Irvine yesterday announced the successful completion of its comprehensive campaign exceeding $100 million and surpassing its original goal of $85 million, making it the largest campaign in the University’s history. Launched in 2013, Forward in Faith — The Campaign for Conco…
 
Rev. Sean Kilgo, pastor at the Northeast Kansas Lutheran Partnership, joins Rev. Bramwell to talk about how the Christian sees with his ears. The conversation is all about the eyes of faith. Do you see things as they actually are? Do you have eyes of faith? This is a rebroadcast from August 17, 2020. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lut…
 
In today's News: March for Life last Friday Last Friday, 50 pro-life leaders marched through Washington, D.C., and concluded their protest at the back of the U.S. Supreme Court. The march was held to remember the more than 60-million children who have been killed by abortion since the 1973 Roe. v. Wade decision, and to demonstrate that pro-life Ame…
 
Paul has brought us all to the place where we are all under God’s wrath and punishment as sinful human beings. Such is the Word of God. However, this is not the last Word. Suddenly, with one word, “but” everything changes. Now God shares with us His Gospel. Wrath and punishment have no place in His Gospel. Now the words are forgiveness, justificati…
 
In today's News: Concordia NY campus will close On Jan. 28, Concordia College New York, Bronxville, N.Y., and Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y., issued a joint news release detailing the closure of Concordia, Bronxville, in the fall of 2021. The release “announced the institutions are proceeding with a formal agreement for Iona College to acquire Co…
 
In today's News: Concordia Texas expands residence halls Concordia University Texas will open the doors on a third residence hall in August 2022, one that puts the emphasis on collaborative learning, technology and student community. Every floor will feature study lounges and collaborative learning spaces equipped with technology. Large, open commo…
 
Rev. Dr. Thomas Korcok joins The Wittenberg Hour to discuss Lutheran education on the occasion of National Lutheran Schools Week 2021.What is the purpose of a Lutheran school? Why must we “have and maintain” Lutheran schools? Why might we say that Lutheran schools teach children how to live well, but also how to die well?…
 
In today's News: Lutherans help tornado victims Late Monday, a devastating tornado went through Fultondale, Alabama, leaving a path of destruction through the town that has killed and injured residents as well as destroyed homes, schools and businesses. This tornado was located just a few miles from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gardendale, wher…
 
In today's News: Court hears arguments for praying coach Yesterday, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit again heard oral argument in the case of Coach Joe Kennedy, the longtime Bremerton, Washington, football coach who was fired after the 2015 season because he took a knee in brief, personal prayer after football games. First Liberty In…
 
Pr. Bramwell explores Neil Postman’s thoughts on technology in an effort to better consider the dangers that virtual church services present. G.K. Chesterton’s fence is brought into the conversation, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that physically gathering together is a gift that many Christians, including John and Paul, long for when secluded …
 
In today's News: President celebrates Roe v. Wade anniversary President Joe Biden released a statement celebrating the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that has resulted in killing 62-million babies abortions. The decision, handed down on Jan. 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the cou…
 
In today's News: Concordia alumni/student fights infant mortality The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports that Detroit’s infant mortality rate is 2.5 times higher than the national average, putting it on par with a developing nation. Three alumni and one current student at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., are attempting …
 
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