Cross Defense from KFUO Radio

Cross Defense from KFUO Radio

Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller from Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, CO, as he and his expert guests talk 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. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller to send questions at bwolfmueller.co.... Show More

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Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about how the devil attacks hope, how the Lord promises us, and how our hope is based on His promises. Find more show notes at wolfmueller.co/hope. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the... Read more

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It’s the Psalm 110 show! Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about Psalm 110, how to read the Psalms, riddles that Psalm 110 answers, and why Psalm 110 and the ascension of Jesus matter for thinking, praying, and lives today. Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite the imaginat... Read more

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In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller answers questions on curious topics from his listeners. Send him your questions at wolfmueller.co or on his Facebook page. Here are today’s questions for discussion: What is the difference between how the Reformed and Lutherans view repentance? Clarify the statement “Repentance is being found by Jesus”? What are the two parts of repentance? From a lifelong Pentecostal who is now a Luthera... Read more

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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the Parable of the Prodigal Son and what it means to be a son or a slave. Rev. Sean Daenzer joins in to talk more about the Parable of the Prodigal Son, what the mirror of the law means for us especially walking through the 10 Commandments, and the Beichtspeigel you can see at wolfmueller.co/confessional-mirror. Guest Rev. Sean Daenzer, pastor of Trinity Luth... Read more

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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about Isaiah 55 and how *efficacious and creative God’s word is, and how even though it feels like we have a million off-ramps from the Christian faith, we only have three enemies: the devil, the world, and the flesh. Then, Rev. Brian Flamme joins in to talk about the Word and the devil, how the very thing the devil attacks is the thing that destroys him. He then go... Read more

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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about how baptism is right next door to salvation whenever it’s talked about in the Bible. Guest Rev. Todd Wilken joins in to talk about what it means to be broken, why we talk about brokenness, and how this talk can be dangerous. Rev. Todd Wilken, host of Issues, Etc and Assistant Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolf... Read more

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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about how most people read the Bible the wrong way like it’s an instruction book, and the two major doctrines in the Bible. Rev. Warren Graff joins in to talk about social credit score, how rating morality and virtue could affect a person’s entire life, how the law from government differs from the law given from God, and the theological framework needed to critique ... Read more

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On today's episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about three surprises in the Lord's Prayer. These surprises are: You'll have to listen. We'd include them in the show notes, but that would be a spoiler. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the... Read more

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In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller picks 7 questions from his Listener Question Grab Bag about topics like fasting, the baptism of Jesus, historical criticism, watching horror movies, demons and angels, and whether God kills people. Find book downloads mentioned in this episode at wolfmueller.co/downloads. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has Ame... Read more

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In this episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the life of Paul and the early church in Galatia, specifically through the lens of Luther’s introduction on the Letter to the Galatians. Don’t have a copy? You can find one at wolfmueller.co/martin-luthers-introduction-to-pauls-epistle-to-the-galatians. Pastor Wolfmueller digs into the concept of Christian righteousness, the difference between the active and passive righteousness... Read more

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On today’s episode, Rev. Brian Flamme joins Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller to talk about apologetics and how the shepherd defends the sheep. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 ESV They also discuss the implications of this statement in Scripture and in our lives today. Guest Rev. Brian Flamme, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roswell, New Mexico, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmuelle... Read more

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On today's episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about three surprises in the Lord's Prayer. These surprises are: You'll have to listen. We'd include them in the show notes, but that would be a spoiler. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the... Read more

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Today’s conversation covers different kinds of theology and why dogma matters. Guest Rev. Micah Glenn, Executive Director of The Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Missouri, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, to discuss Francis Pieper’s Christliche Dogmatik, or Christian Dogmatics, so that you know why you believe wha... Read more

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Cross Defense is your weekly dose of knowing why you believe what you believe so that you will be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks for the hope that you have in the totality of who Jesus is, what Jesus has done, and what Jesus is coming again to do. Guests Rev. Jeffrey Ries, Rev. Timothy Winterstein, and Rev. Matt Gunia join host Rev. Jonathan Fisk to continue sharpening iron in an ongoing study of Francis Pieper’s C... Read more

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Cross Defense is your weekly dose of knowing why you believe what you believe so that you will be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks for the hope that you have in the totality of who Jesus is, what Jesus has done, and what Jesus is coming again to do. Guests Rev. Micah Glenn, Executive Director of The Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Missouri, and Rev. Adam DeGroot, Missionary Pastor with Shepherd of the City Lutheran... Read more

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In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about seven myths about death and dying. We’ll even tell you what the myths are and then you can listen to Rev. Wolfmueller talk about why they’re myths. - Death is natural. - After death, a Christian will be judged. - When you die you become an angel - When you die you are through with your body. - Cremation is a sin - Funerals are for the living, not the dead - Christians should n... Read more

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Today’s conversation covers Pastor Linnell trying not to rant, Pastor Wolfmueller’s left hand tattoo, and the First Step of the Gospel. Guests Rev. Shawn Linnell from Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, and Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, discuss Francis Pieper’s Christliche Dogmatik, or Christian Dogmatics, so that ... Read more

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On today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller opens by talking about being spiritual but not religious, or how Christianity is a relationship not a religion, and how that doesn’t really work for Christians. Then, he teaches a game called “10 Commandments in the News” and plays a few rounds with you, the listener. What do the 10 Commandments protect and why are they good for us? This playful game is a great way to teach the young peopl... Read more

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Today's conversation covers addiction to making a case for our own worth, and Pastor Graff brings discussion about a new law in Denmark banning women from wearing burqas, and how that relates to Christian theology of what it means to show your face to someone. Guest Rev. Warren Graff, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Color... Read more

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Special guest Rev. Dustin Beck from Trinity Lutheran Church, Corpus Christi provides a brief update on conditions following Hurricane Harvey and offers hope to those affected. Today's conversation covers theology as comfort in times of trial, the habit of knowing God, and the aptitude that makes a preacher. Guests Rev. Sean Daenzer from Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend and Peace Lutheran Church in Barney, North Dakota, and Re... Read more

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