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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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 the imagination of doctrine and the narrative of Scripture, the foundation of Christian truth, reducing the knowledge of God to opinion, and God speaking when the pastor preaches. Guests Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, and Rev. Adam Filipek from Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Chu... Read more

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Pastor Wolfmueller begins today’s episode talking about righteousness and the standard of God’s law in his first segment. Then, guest Pastor Warren Graff joins in to talk about a fascinating subject: how the 10 Commandments are attacked in culture and government, the Communist assault on the day of rest, how we understand rest according to the Gospel, and the assault of efficiency on the Gospel. Rev. Warren Graff, pastor of Grace ... 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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In the first part of today's episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks through his theses on love, including: - Love is the summary of the law - Love is not a replacement of the law - Love takes shape according to the 10 commandments - Love is shaped by the needs of the neighbor - Love of God is connected to the love of the neighbor - Command to love shows our sins - We know we're sinners because we actually try t... 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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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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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about glory in Christ and boasting in the Lord. Then, Pastor Evan Goeglein joins the conversation to talk about theodicy and why suffering and evil happen. Guest Rev. Evan Goeglein, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Rogue River, Oregon, and co-host of “Table Talk” podcast, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado... Read more

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Today, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about Paul’s instructions on prayer, the work of prayer, gratefulness versus thankfulness, and why we pray. Find the article from Pastor Wolfmueller at wolfmueller.co/prayer-3. 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 c... 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 our Lutheran confessions as contained in the Small Catechism, particularly Rev. Jonathan Fisk's new book Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating Again available from Concordia Publishing House. Guest Rev. Jonathan Fisk, Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford, Illinois, and host of KFUO Radio's Sharper Iron, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Co... 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 subjective versus objective theology, taking doctrine and making it practical, the lease important doctrines, and what is not scripture is not knowledge of God. Guests Rev. Aaron Hambleton from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lisbon, North Dakota, and Rev. Timothy Winterstein from Faith Lutheran Church in East Wenatchee, Washington, discuss Francis Pieper’s Christliche Dogmatik, or Christian Dogmatics, so th... 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: 1. 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? 2. From a lifelong Pentecostal who is now a ... Read more

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Listen to your worldview demolition special, breaking down the stronghold bad opinions of our enemy and setting up shop with the mighty fortress of our Lord’s most holy and inerrant, inspired, and unending Word. Today’s conversation covers God having a mouth, how seriously we take scriptures, the spiritual crisis of narcissism, and the little modern theologian that could. Guests Rev. Adam Filipek from Holy Cross Lutheran Church and... Read more

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Pastor Wolfmueller begins today's episode talking about righteousness and the standard of God's law in his first segment. Then, guest Pastor Warren Graff joins in to talk about a fascinating subject: how the 10 Commandments are attacked in culture and government, the Communist assault on the day of rest, how we understand rest according to the Gospel, and the assault of efficiency on the Gospel. Rev. Warren Graff, pastor of Grace ... Read more

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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller fights theological boredom by talking about how the devil puts us in bondage through the fear of death. Rev. Brian Kachelmeier then joins in to talk about the parallel between baptism and justification in both Galatians and Romans. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Fail... Read more

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