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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!

Ringside Preachers Ringside Preachers

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 85 Ratings

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!

    Pilgrims in the Wasteland with Dr. Arthur Just

    Pilgrims in the Wasteland with Dr. Arthur Just

    April is the cruellest month, breeding. Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing. Memory and desire, stirring. Dull roots with spring rain. (The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot) The Ringside Preachers and Dr. Arthur Just explore the poetry of T.S. Eliot and his expression of the Christian Faith at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
     
    Topics:
    T.S. Eliot leading up to his Christian Conversion The Philosophy of Modern and Postmodern Christianity How does Eliot’s poetry speak to Christians today? Repentance and Culture  
    Guest:
    Dr. Arthur Just
    Professor of Exegetical Theology and Assistant Faculty Marshal at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. 
     
    Thank you: 
    Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
    1517.org 
    Grace Lutheran Ventura
    St. James Lutheran, Chicago
     
    Music:
    Joel A. Hess (Willing Virginia) - “Birthdays, Roses, and Balloons “
    Dead Horse One - I love my man
     
    Other stuff:
    Eliot and His Age, Russell Kirk
    The Golden Bough, Sir James George Frazer
    Literary Converts, Joseph Pearce
    The Confessions of X, Suzanne Wolfe
    James K A Smith
    Catherine Pickstock
    Graham Ward
    Liturgy in the Postmodern World, Keith Pecklers 
    The Idea of a Christian Society, T.S. Eliot
    Notes Towards a Definition of Culture, T.S. Eliot
    The Road, Cormac McCarthy
    The Book of Eli (movie)
    The Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot
    Murder in the Cathedral, T.S. Eliot

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Always Pointing to Christ: A Tribute to Jim Nestingen with John T. Pless

    Always Pointing to Christ: A Tribute to Jim Nestingen with John T. Pless

    At the end of the Lord's Prayer, you hear the promise of the resurrection rumbling through the whole thing. Finally, the door of the mighty fortress is going to open and the Prince of Peace will step forward! The Ringside Preachers join John T. Pless at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne to remember and honor the great theologian Jim Nestingen.
     
    Topics:
    God does not leave you without a preacher! Deliver us from Every Evil, even death Praying the Lord’s Prayer as Luther did Legacy of Handing over the Goods Reflections on the life and theology of Jim Nestingen Pietism and Antinomianism God is doing something through the preached Word  
    Guest:
    John T. Pless
    Assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. 
     
    Thank you: 
    Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
    1517.org 
    Grace Lutheran Ventura
    St. James Lutheran, Chicago
     
    Music:
    Joel A. Hess (Willing Virginia) - “I See a Light “
    Dead Horse One - I love my man
     
    Other stuff:
    Martin Luther A Life,  James A. Nestingen 
    Luther, Thrivent
    The Faith We Hold, Nestingen
    Free to Be, Nestingen and Forde
    The Necessary Distinction: A Continuing Conversation on Law and Gospel, James Nestingen and John T. Pless
    Luther’s Annotated Catechism with Contemporary Applications, The Theology of the Cross in the Lord's Prayer, James Nestingen
    Letter to Peter the Barber, A Simple Way to Pray, Martin Luther
    Praying Luther's Small Catechism, John T. Pless
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Can You Trust Your Pastor's Voice?

    Can You Trust Your Pastor's Voice?

    Topics:
    When the Liturgy is boring… Can you trust the preacher and the church?  
    THANKS! Staci Greunke
     
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    Monthly Sponsors: Frances Meadows, Eddie Switek, Blayne Watts, ITO Radio America
     
    Thank you: 
    1517.org 
    Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
    thejaggedword.com
    Grace Lutheran Ventura
    St. James Lutheran, Chicago
     
     
    Music:
    Joel Allen Hess - More on bandcamp
    Dead Horse One - I love my man
     
    Other stuff:
    Dismantling Mistrust from the Pulpit, Dr. Robert Kolb, craftofpreaching.com

    • 42 min
    It’s Not How Hard You Hit

    It’s Not How Hard You Hit

    Topics:
    Rocky & a Jesus Story Church Membership: what does it take? What should we know about the Corinthians?  
    YOU CAN BE A RINGSIDE SPONSOR: 
    https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=TZBU7UQQAWEVN
     
    Monthly Sponsors: Frances Meadows, Eddie Switek, Blayne Watts, ITO Radio America
     
    Thank you: 
    1517.org 
    Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
    thejaggedword.com
    Grace Lutheran Ventura
    St. James Lutheran, Chicago
     
     
     
     
     
    Music:
    Joel Allen Hess - More on bandcamp
    Dead Horse One - I love my man
     
     
    Other stuff:
    Refugee, Malcolm Guite
    Nature is Metal on Instagram
    Grill Guy on Instagram
    Raging Bull
    Cinderella Man
    Killing Jesus: A History (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series) 
    Luther’s Small Catechism
    We Can’t All Wear Tracksuits, Ringside Podcast
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Don't Circumcise Christmas

    Don't Circumcise Christmas

    Topics:
    Favorite Christmas Treats Seasons for Pastors Everything you wanted to know about circumcision What do Jesus’ experiences mean for us?  
    YOU CAN BE A RINGSIDE SPONSOR: 
    https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=TZBU7UQQAWEVN
     
    Monthly Sponsors: Frances Meadows, Eddie Switek, Blayne Watts, ITO Radio America
     
    Thank you: 
    1517.org 
    Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
    thejaggedword.com
    Grace Lutheran, Ventura
    St. James Lutheran, Chicago
     
    Music:
    Joel Allen Hess - "there" More on bandcamp
    Dead Horse One - I love my man
     
    Other stuff:
    Little Tree, EE Cummings
     
     
     

    • 57 min
    Death and Christmas

    Death and Christmas

    Topics:
    Cranky Christmas Observations What do you say to someone who died outside of the faith? The Incarnation Post-incarnate Christ Gift ideas for your lady  
    GET YOUR RINGSIDE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!! www.ringsidepreachers.com/shop
     
    Thank you: 
    1517.org 
    and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
    and thejaggedword.com
    Grace Lutheran Ventura
    St. James Lutheran, Chicago
     
    Monthly Sponsors: Frances Meadows, Eddie Switek, Blayne Watts, ITO Radio America
     
    YOU CAN BE A RINGSIDE SPONSOR: 
    https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=TZBU7UQQAWEVN
     
    Music:
    Joel Allen Hess - "christmas bells" More on bandcamp
    Dead Horse One - I love my man
     
     
    Other stuff:
    The Christmas Rose, Cecil Day-Lewis
    Scandal of the Incarnation: Irenaeus

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Txaz02 ,

Love this show

I love this show’s content but for the love stop breathing into the microphones!

C.Rae.K. ,

Too Funny and Too True

You guys keep me laughing even when talking about the most serious topics of life, death, faith, and hope. No wonder most people don’t know what to do with you: Pastors aren’t supposed to have a sense of humor ;)

NJrevmatt ,

Keep up the good work

Hi Ringside! You guys host a pretty cool podcast. I like listening to ringside when I am doing running with couch to 10K. What’s up with the bell though? Your ringside bell usually messes up my jogging intervals. Although you are all messing me up physically, I am hoping that it’s giving me better results theologically. :-) keep up the good work.

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