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Jun 14, 2021

Ted asks about the struggle with the effects of sin in our lives, even though we have been forgiven of those sins in and through Christ. Rod talks about how hard the struggle can be, in part because it’s not the same concern as receiving God’s forgiveness. Rod also again tells us the story of his car accident and...


Jun 7, 2021

Ted asks about the idea of reaping rewards for our good works in this life. Rod talks about holding to Solus Christus (Christ Alone), and not adding to that, recognizing that Christ’s dying does the saving, and nothing from the sinner, and how the book of Galatians addresses those who are tempted to add to Christ’s...


May 31, 2021

Ted asks about where Lutherans are in relationship to Roman Catholicism and other denominations. Rod talks about a number of different denominations, particularly in relation to Roman Catholicism, and what makes Lutherans unique among the set.

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May 24, 2021

Ted asks about the idea that God communicates directly with us in these days after Jesus came to us. Rod mentions a verse in Jude, “contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all time handed down to the saints”, and talks about that idea vs. “the yearning of God to talk to me”, which is our yearning for...


May 17, 2021

Ted asks about ‘failing’ in the Christian faith and seeming to sometimes get worse. Rod talks about American pragmatism and how we tend to measure our faith and the status of our salvation by measuring how close we’re getting to achieving perfection, and contrasts that with the Christian life focused on Jesus...