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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, 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 or send questions at bwolfmueller.co.

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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, 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 or send questions at bwolfmueller.co.

    St. Valentine and the Three Estates

    St. Valentine and the Three Estates

    Who was St. Valentine, and why do we remember his martyrdom on February 14? What are the three estates and how did Luther discover them? How do they help us filter through the world around us?

    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 soul with God's ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send questions and find curious resources at wolfmueller.co, and find playlists of interesting videos at youtube.com/user/Wolfmueller1.

    The Art of Dying Well

    The Art of Dying Well

    Two big topics for this episode of Cross Defense:

    Have you heard the quote from Martin Luther that the Bible is the manger that brings us Jesus? Does that mean the Bible is imperfect, in the way a manger is imperfect? How does this play into Gospel Reductionism?

    What’s the context of the Nunc Dimittis, or the Song of Simeon? What does it have to do with Christmas? What does it teach us about preparing to die?

    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 soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send questions and find curious resources at wolfmueller.co, and find playlists of interesting videos at youtube.com/user/Wolfmueller1.

    Comfort in the Midst of Suffering (Rebroadcast)

    Comfort in the Midst of Suffering (Rebroadcast)

    Pastor Brian Flamme joins Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller for the entire episode to continue their discussion on suffering and affliction. How does suffering attack us? Pastor Flamme and Pastor Wolfmueller dig into the seven theses of divine justice from Elihu in the book of Job. They are:

    1. God is not the cause of evil. Job 34:10
    2. God deals, not capriciously, but justly with men and all creation. Job 34:11
    3. If God punished according to justice, all life would end. Job 34:14-15
    4. God knows all of men’s actions and pleas for mercy. Job 34:21-28
    5. When God does not answer men’s cries, it is because of men’s pride. Job 35:12
    6. God deals in mercy with men by his Word. Job 36:10-12
    7. God’s mercy comes through suffering in that it opens men’s ears to hear his Word. Job 36:15
    Read more about these at wolfmueller.co/elihu-2 and wolfmueller.co/jobsummary.

    Guest Rev. Brian Flamme, pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roswell, New Mexico, joins 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?, to 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, or send questions and find curious resources at wolfmueller.co, and find playlists of interesting videos at youtube.com/user/Wolfmueller1.

    This is a rebroadcast from September 23, 2019.

    Martyr Monday: The Story of Saint Agatha (Rebroadcast)

    Martyr Monday: The Story of Saint Agatha (Rebroadcast)

    In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the life and martyrdom of St. Agatha (one of Martin Luther’s favorite saints) and why this matters for us, answers a listener question about the image of God, and talks about what it means to see the world through spiritual eyes.

    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 soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send questions and find curious resources at wolfmueller.co, and find playlists of interesting videos at youtube.com/user/Wolfmueller1.

    This is a rebroadcast from August 5, 2019.

    Made God’s Children in Baptism

    Made God’s Children in Baptism

    What is Martin Luther’s understanding of looking at the world through Spiritual Eyes? Where do we find the Trinity in baptism? What does the Holy Spirit give us in baptism? Hear about these things and the Baptism of Jesus on this episode of Cross Defense.

    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 soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send questions and find curious resources at wolfmueller.co, and find playlists of interesting videos at youtube.com/user/Wolfmueller1.

    Feast of the Epiphany

    Feast of the Epiphany

    Blessed Feast of the Epiphany! Walk through the incredible story of the revealing of the Christ Child to the Wise Men.

    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 soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send questions and find curious resources at wolfmueller.co, and find playlists of interesting videos at youtube.com/user/Wolfmueller1.

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