218 episodes

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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 105 Ratings

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.

    Neil Postman and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Teach Us About Virtual Church (Rebroadcast)

    Neil Postman and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Teach Us About Virtual Church (Rebroadcast)

    Pr. Bramwell explores Neil Postman’s thoughts on technology in an effort to better consider the dangers that virtual church services present. G.K. Chesterton’s fence is brought into the conversation, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that physically gathering together is a gift that many Christians, including John and Paul, long for when secluded from the company of other saints. This is a rebroadcast from January 25, 2021.

    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

    • 55 min
    It’s Been A Pleasure to Serve

    It’s Been A Pleasure to Serve

    Pastor Bramwell hosts his final episode of Cross Defense, continuing his conversation with Rev. Schuldheisz on Scripture’s use of metaphors and explaining why he’s hanging up his radio host hat. It’s for a great reason!

    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

    • 57 min
    Scripture’s Figures of Speech

    Scripture’s Figures of Speech

    Do you know what a synecdoche is? How about a metonymy? Rev. Sam Schuldheisz joins Pr. Bramwell for the entire show to not only talk about the performative power of God’s Word, but also to discuss some of the figures of speech we find in the Bible. 

    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

    • 57 min
    On Angels and Demons (Rebroadcast)

    On Angels and Demons (Rebroadcast)

    Rev. John Dreyer of Concordia Theological Seminary has spent a lot of time studying angels and demons. He joins Pr. Bramwell to discuss what he’s discovered. Join the conversation to have your mind equipped, your imagination excited, and your soul comforted. This is a rebroadcast from November 2, 2020.

    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

    • 56 min
    Characteristics of The Loving Resistance Fighter

    Characteristics of The Loving Resistance Fighter

    In the first segment Rev. Sam Schuldheisz teaches us more about the redeemed imagination. During the rest of the show Pastor Bramwell goes back to a conversation on technology in order to think through the characteristics of the loving resistance fighter as detailed by Neil Postman in Technopoly. Find this book at Amazon.com.

    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

    • 57 min
    Is the New Testament Trustworthy?

    Is the New Testament Trustworthy?

    Rev. Sam Schuldheisz joins the show to discuss four practical ways to exercise the imagination and then Rev. Bramwell discusses how the bibliographical, internal evidence, and external evidence tests help us know whether or not we can trust what the New Testament says. How does the historical method answer the question of whether or not the Nest Testament is trustworthy? 

    Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

The baseball luver ,

Thank you and God bless you!

Thank you Pastor for your recent reflection on Political vs. Theological Worldview. I have listened to the podcast several times and have been reflecting on the biblical outlook we should take as Christians...especially in our current climate. It is so easy to see the world as a battlefield instead of a field ready for harvest. Thank you for reminding me what God’s word teaches His children!

Esporoad ,

Disappointed

The program has gone from a top-rate theological teaching platform to a show for hipsters!

Robert R. Weidman ,

What a blessing!

Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller is such a blessing. He is absolutely a gift to us from God! What insight and knowledge he is gifted with. And then he presents it in such an easy yet unforgettable way. I cannot express how much I'm blessed by listening to him and reading his books. Sincerely, Robert R Weidman

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