Finished the book after an update on life since the last recording. Inquisition: Pastor asks what Thomas would want to see in a Lutheran apologetics book; Thomas asks about the feeling of realizing one’s suffering pales in comparison to others’.
Episode 9 – 1st Peter chapter 5
Following an update on life since the last recording, including Pastor’s update on the LCMS Synodical Convention he attended last week, we got back to it and finished the book of 1st Peter. During the inquisition Thomas fielded a question on what he’d like to see in an apologetics book put out by CPH; Pastor dealt with a question pertaining to the potential feelings of guilt one has when realizing that their suffering pales in comparison with that other Christians have undergone and will undergo. Good to be back (for us, to the rest of you we hopefully never left)!
“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Children, Don’t Stop Dancing” – Creed
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash
Completed 1st Peter chapter 4. Inquisition: Pastor talked about contemporary (and general) music themes; Thomas spoke on the use of literature and story themes in apologetics. Finished with groans about our mic check laxity that resulted in semi-botched sound. Sorry!
Episode 8 – 1st Peter 4
We got through the entirety of 1st Peter chapter 4, breaking midway through for our customary “inquisition” (with new segment intro music!). Thomas asked Pastor why the love songs on the radio seem so one-sided (it’s always the man’s fault when things go bad, seemingly); Pastor asked Thomas a question leading into a discussion on “apologetics for the tender-minded”, which uses the themes common in literature to point towards God’s truth. We do apologize for the, ah, diminished sound quality in this episode. Skipping the normal mic check was – in hindsight – not the most well advised course of action, and Murphy’s Law struck again. I (Thomas) fixed as much as possible in post-production, but we will certainly be resuming normal mic checks in future installments. Make sure to listen to the end of the podcast for spoilers on where we’ll be going once the general epistles are complete!
Continued through 1st Peter. Q&A: Pastor answers a question about the doctrine of purgatory and why Lutherans don’t believe it; Thomas deals with a question about why we today don’t end up seeing/experiencing the technicolor miracles the Bible describes.
Episode 7 – 1st Peter 3:8-3:22
Full Description: Finished off 1st Peter chapter 3, with more time devoted to issues of suffering (a big 1st Peter theme). During the inquisition period, Pastor explained the Roman Catholic doctrine of purgatory and why it is that Lutherans do not hold to it. Thomas spoke concerning the objection that we today don’t see partings of the Red sea and other such massive-scale miracles, so why do we still believe?
Continued through 1st Peter. Q&A: Pastor on how to understand the different worship styles that come up with different denominations; Thomas on why not just any church will do. Also discussion about the appropriate Christian approach to abusive relationships.
Episode 6 – 1 Peter 2:8-3:7
Full Description: Moved through the text, taking special time to talk about abusive relationships. Pastor talked about the difference between liturgical-creedal worship and nonliturgical-noncreedal worship. Thomas dealt with the question of why it is not inconsequential which church body one is a member of.
Began 1st Peter and ended up in chapter two. Pastor talked about the significance of the Augsburg Confession, and Thomas dealt with why we can still be confident in the gospel despite so many denominations (and biffs on the first commandment!).
Episode 5 – 1st Peter 1:1-2:8
Full description: Started through 1st Peter and got all the way to chapter 2 verse 8. Since today is one week since the anniversary of the presentation of the Augsburg Confession Pastor talked about its history and significance. Thomas addressed the objection that there are too many denominations to believe the Christian faith. Thanks to Peter Fischaber for reading our text!