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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA, as he examines 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.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 135 Ratings

Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA, as he examines 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.

    1 Clement on Division, Pt 2: Combat, Love, and Repentance (Rebroadcast)

    1 Clement on Division, Pt 2: Combat, Love, and Repentance (Rebroadcast)

    Pastor Bramwell concludes the conversation on division, using 1 Clement as a springboard to dive into the Bible. The Church is militant. Her warfare is not against people but for people—so that all would reach repentance.
    This program originally aired October 22, 2022.
    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

    • 56 min
    1 Clement on Division, Pt. 1: Combat and Love (Rebroadcast)

    1 Clement on Division, Pt. 1: Combat and Love (Rebroadcast)

    From one church to another, 1 Clement draws from Scripture to address division and instruct the faithful in matters of Christian combat, which is never in opposition to love. Plus, what if you don’t live near a faithful church? Good question. Pr. Bramwell has an answer.
    This program originally aired October 15, 2022.
    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

    • 55 min
    Bringing Your Kids to Church (Rebroadcast)

    Bringing Your Kids to Church (Rebroadcast)

    The struggle is real, isn’t it? Our children don’t always want to go to church, especially during their teenage years. Pastor Bramwell confirms that you’re far from alone in your hardship, provides encouragement from church history, gives practical instruction from Scripture on how to ease the struggle, and finally offers an excellent resource to aid you in your parental vocation. Not a parent? Don’t think this episode is for you? Not true, friend. Pastor Bramwell’s biblical instruction will help you in your evangelistic witness, too! Find a church near you at locator.lcms.org/church
    This program originally aired September 3, 2022.
    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

    • 56 min
    Vulnerable Evangelists (Rebroadcast)

    Vulnerable Evangelists (Rebroadcast)

    Pastor Bramwell talks with Rev. Shauen Trump, LCMS regional director of Africa, about what we can learn from missionaries in Africa. The result is a look at Acts 8:1-4 and every Christian’s call to be a vulnerable evangelist. Learn more about Rev. Trump and the work being done in Africa at lcms.org/trump.
    This program originally aired August 6, 2022.
    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

    • 57 min
    Constellations and the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Rebroadcast)

    Constellations and the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Rebroadcast)

    Christians don’t look up to the heavens for wisdom. We look down into the Scriptures. What do the Scriptures say about the sun, moon, and stars? What does the fourth day of creation tell us about them? How about Psalm 19, the book of Job, and Jonah? Plus, there’s Josephus’ input, and we’ll consider what the founder of the Institute for Creation Research said about the zodiac. We have lots to talk about!
    This program originally aired December 17, 2022.
    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

    • 55 min
    Adoptionism: Then and Now (Rebroadcast)

    Adoptionism: Then and Now (Rebroadcast)

    Pastor Bramwell discusses the 2nd-century heresy of adoptionism and how it is still alive and actively held by Unitarians today. How did the ancient church confront this false teaching and how does Scripture refute it?
    This program originally aired August 13, 2022.
    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

A child of God saved by Christ ,

A child of God who's saved by God's grace. Jesus Christ my Savior.

This program Cross Defense is much appreciated. Often times, we have questions and not knowing who's got the Biblical answer. We ought to know Christ crucified and as well as the topics this program educates, so that, we won't be fooled by what's telling us out there. This helps us grow spiritually, a matured Christian.

Tesarver ,

Is the New Testament Trustworthy

On your latest episode you used the historical method to prove that the New Testament was trustworthy. Can you explain the difference between the Historical method and the Historical Critical method that was the method used when Seminex happened in the 70s ?

akRumtopf ,

Good host gone

Rev. Bramwell made this show worth listening to. He pulled no punches; spoke the TRUTH so desperately needed. Now he's gone. Sad.

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