Ringside Preachers

Ringside Preachers

Enjoy thoughtful and humorous discussion about hot topics from God's point of view. You will hear some arguing, disagreeing and a little banter. Each pastor isn't afraid to call it like it is. Yet he also isn't afraid to change his mind! If you are not immediately enthralled we'll give you your money back!

Episodes

June 9, 2021 63 min

Topics:

  • Jesus’ family thinks he’s crazy, they’re right. Grace is insanity! 
  • Pride month: who is benefitting?
  • UFOs & aliens
  • Virtual reality in church, work, life
  • Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

    and thejaggedword.com

     

    Music:

    Willing Virginia - Let’s Roll, on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud

    Dead Horse One - I love my man

     

    Other stuff:

    It’s Raining Men, Weather Girls

    Shoul...

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    We are all veterans of some sort. Wounded from little wars with no heroes welcome and scars disguised as character flaws. Let the dead bury their own. Grab a seat, O weary soldiers. Let us entertain you with a fairy tale that might be actually be real.

     

    Topics:

  • Ross “Chaps” meets Jocko and Leif
  • Military Leadership informs Pastoral Leadership
  • The Trinity - why even say the Athanasian Creed? Or any Creed?
  • Which prayers should you build...
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    Take a break from wailing at your own personal wailing wall made up of unfulfilled dreams, cold-hearted gods, and broken relationships. Pull the tab on a Schlitz and sit down for some yucking it up, and little Holy Spirit! We’ll buy this one: just relax.

    Topics:

  • Holy Spirit: what the heck is going on in Acts 2?
  • Israel and Christianity… send in the bomb shelters!
  • Misunderstandings of the Christian Faith
  • Jesus breaks out of his informat...
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    Tired of looking for your one great purpose in life? Jesus took care of that too! Relax with Ringside and special guest Dr. Jeff Leininger, campus pastor at Concordia Chicago and author of “Callings for Life”.

    Topics:

  • God’s Calling for your Life: Is there ONE great thing?
  • Vocation and Gloves of God
  • What would it take to do a funeral?
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    Guest:

    Dr. Jeff Leininger

    Concordia University Chicago’s University Pastor

     

    Thank you: 

    1517.org p...

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    Beneath the calm, within the light, 

    A hid unruly appetite

    Of swifter life, a surer hope,

    Strains every sense to larger scope,

    Impatient to anticipate

    The halting steps of aged Fate. 

    Now listen to Ringside.

     

    Topics:

  • Were the Nazis wrong? Can you say something is “bad”
  • Pastor fraud
  • Should people even read their Bible at home?
  • How should new Christians change their life?
  • Moral Injury and how to respond… but Ross skipped the last sessi...
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    Put down all the other documents you take for granted, light a cuban, drip some water on your sugar sitting in spoon over your Pernod’s, and consider the possibility that God’s thoughts are recorded down on papyrus.

    Topics:

  • Is the Museum of the Bible just another boring “museum”?
  • History of Bible, not theology of Bible
  • Biblical copy tradition, produced to accomplish something
  • Distrust of the Bible? It’s all the same manuscripts…
  • What’s...
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    According to the make believe wokeness-ometer, Jesus qualifies as the most authoritative voice because he was the most oppressed. Poor Jew, not from Jerusalem, under Roman rule, betrayed by his own, even his friends, killed because of his identity. Listen to him. 

     

    Topics:

  • Inventing a cause to protest?
  • Identity Politics and the Identity of the Preacher 
  • External identity for the Gospel
  • What do you do with grown ups who lose the way?
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    Topics:

  • Sending prayers… but do we?
  • American flag in church equals Christian Nationalism?
  • “Here I Stand” Anniversary of the Diet of Worms
  • Mixing Metaphors Sunday: the lamb shaped door…
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    Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network
    and thejaggedword.com

     

    Music:

    Willing Virginia - People, on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud

    Dead Horse One - I love my man

     

    Other stuff:

    The Gods of Greece, Friedrich Schiller

    Standing Wher...

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    April 13, 2021 63 min

    Need a resurrection in your life? Listen to Ringside.

    Topics:

  • Why do unbelievers celebrate Easter?
  • Experiencing Jesus now (Gospel and letters of John)
  • Are you Christian if you don’t go to church?
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    Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

    and thejaggedword.com

     

    Music:

    Willing Virginia - People, on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud

    Dead Horse One - I love my man

     

    Other stuff:

    1-3 Jo...

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    Christ is risen! So you can sit... and listen to Ringside. That's the gospel.

    “Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior has set us free.
    He has destroyed it by enduring it.
    He destroyed Hell when He descended into it.
    He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh.

    Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead!” 

    - Chrysostom

     

    Topics:

  • Halle or Alle?
  • Did Jesus choose who he would appear to?
  • Church member...
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    It’s weird, don’t you feel like you need to do something while Jesus carries the cross and we just sit here drinking tea and eating crumpets? Help him out? Cheer Him on? Or put your feet up and listen to some fools talk about Him.

    Topics:

  • Crazy Easter Tradition Game
  • Christ’s descent into hell? What the hell.
  • Real bread and really break it for really special Maundy Thursday
  • Strepitus Slam on Good Friday
  • Palm Sunday or Sunday of the Pass...
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    March 23, 2021 62 min

    I always root for the underdog in March Madness. That’s why you can count on Ringside to not only root for the underdog, we’ll go down with the ship with him. 

    Topics:

  • Self-obsessed Covid Concern 
  • “Do This in Remembrance of Me” and how often?
  • Pastoral ministry gets boring…
  • Real strength in church and culture
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    Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    thejaggedword.com

    and Concordia Seminary St. Louis

     

    Music:

    Will...

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    While you are busy working at being passive in your righteousness, let God sanctify you through some holy words spoken by unholy men.

    Topics:

  • The Chosen; what do you think?
  • Biblical movies… how do you portray Christ on the screen?
  • Sacraments in an un-sacramental church 
  • Pray because God said so
  • Hebrews 5
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    Guest:

    Rev. Tim Winterstein

    Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in East Wenatchee, WA

    Saints and Cinema

    Writer for thejaggedword.com

     

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    March 8, 2021 52 min

    Make your bed. Hit the gym. Call mom. Play Ringside.

    Topics:

  • Funeral woes
  • Do you get everything you want in heaven?
  • Dr. Seuss offended Amazon
  • Beauty of the speakeasy 
  • Dead in Sin: Ephesians
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    Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    thejaggedword.com

    and Concordia Seminary St. Louis

     

    Music:

    Willing Virginia - The One That I Want, on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud

    Dead Horse One - I love my man

     

    Other stuff:

    Gloriou...

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    March 2, 2021 57 min

    We aren’t cancelled yet. Maybe this will be the show! Come and witness history… 

    Topics:

  • What is “church” in the time of COVID?
  • Does the 8th commandment apply to Facebook?
  • Watch out for Christian Nationalists
  • When a church calls a pastor, what should a call committee ask?
  • The cross is stupid for those who are perishing
  • Guest:

    Cindy Koch

     

    Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Concordia Seminary St. Louis

     

    M...

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    March 2, 2021 57 min

    We aren’t cancelled yet. Maybe this will be the show! Come and witness history… 

    Topics:

  • What is “church” in the time of COVID?
  • Does the 8th commandment apply to Facebook?
  • Watch out for Christian Nationalists
  • When a church calls a pastor, what should a call committee ask?
  • The cross is stupid for those who are perishing
  • Guest:

    Cindy Koch

     

    Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Concordia Seminary St. Louis

     

    M...

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    February 22, 2021 65 min

    Get behind me bourgie theology! Pick up your cross and turn on your radio to Ringside Preachers. Talking about Rush Limbaugh’s legacy, shaking hands like a man and not a fish, and you-know-who: Jesus.

    Topics:

  • The Legacy of Rush
  • Rend Your Heart, Tear Your Garments, It’s OK to Mourn
  • Lost Art of Shaking Hands
  • Jesus and Welfare
  • Suffering is not the Greatest Evil: Romans 5
  • Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Co...

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    February 22, 2021 65 min

    Get behind me bourgie theology! Pick up your cross and turn your radio to Ringside Preachers. Talking about Rush Limbaugh’s legacy, shaking hands like a man and not a fish, and you-know-who: Jesus.

    Topics:

  • The Legacy of Rush
  • Rend Your Heart, Tear Your Garments, It’s OK to Mourn
  • Lost Art of Shaking Hands
  • Jesus and Welfare
  • Suffering is not the Greatest Evil: Romans 5
  • Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Conco...

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    February 18, 2021 52 min

    Repent and believe the good news. Everything will be OK!

     

    Topics:

  • You and your Ash: what is going on this Wednesday?
  • Favorite Lenten Songs
  • The bad way to fast for Lent
  • Temptation of Christ and the Coming of the Kingdom
  • Superstars in Sport and Ministry
  • Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Concordia Seminary St. Louis

     

    Music:

    Willing Virginia - Fragile Young Heart, on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud

    Dead Horse...

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    February 18, 2021 52 min

    Repent and believe the good news. Everything will be OK!

     

    Topics:

  • You and your Ash: what is going on this Wednesday?
  • Favorite Lenten Songs
  • The bad way to fast for Lent
  • Temptation of Christ and the Coming of the Kingdom
  • Superstars in Sport and Ministry
  • Thank you: 

    1517.org proud member of the 1517 Podcast Network

    and Concordia Seminary St. Louis

     

    Music:

    Willing Virginia - Fragile Young Heart, on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud

    Dead Horse...

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