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Nov 30, 2020

Ted asks about the difference between the idea of God working with matter versus the gnostic anti-matter ideas. Rod talks about Jesus becoming a man, body and soul, in order to save sinners who were beset with Adam’s sin, body and soul.

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Nov 23, 2020

Ted asks why the consistently delivered word and sacrament, Jesus Christ died-and-risen for your sins, doesn’t have outsiders storming Lutheran doors to receive it. Rod talks about the Lutheran church, some of the LCMS history, the nature of German Lutherans and communication skills, and the history of Lutherans’...

Nov 16, 2020

Ted asks how the Gospel is received by someone struggling with particular sins, and how that good news contends with it for the sake of that sinner. Rod talks about what it means to be like St. Paul—a believer in Christ who still lives in his sinful flesh, the two natures in tension against each other, and what the...

Nov 9, 2020

Ted asks about a perceived trend of Christianity gaining ground in non-Western countries where Christians are often persecuted. Rod talks about the effect of losing the Gospel, the Christian message, in church, and the message of morality and improved behavior that takes its place in its absence.

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Nov 3, 2020

Ted asks what St. Paul means when he says in 1 Corinthians 15:56, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law”. Rod talks about how closely sin and the power of sin are intertwined, and that through the work of Christ, the power of sin is demolished.

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