CRUX Episode 68 - Lenten Disciplines

Lutherans have a strange history when it comes to the traditional disciplines of Lent. In Luther’s day, many of the disciplines, particularly fasting, were often frowned upon because they were so easily abused into works righteousness. But is that the case today? How might our obsession with freedom actually turn into a cover up for evil? Join us for Episode 68 of The Crux of the Matter.


  • Field Trip to Greek Orthodox Church (SCOTT)
  • Sermon on the Mount (TODD)

TOPIC - Lenten Disciplines



Todd and Scott co-host THE CRUX OF THE MATTER. You may find Todd Peperkorn @toddpeperkorn on Twitter or on Facebook. He also blogs, posts sermons, and random nonsense at Lutheran Logomaniac and Dark My Road. Todd’s parish is Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. You can find his sermons & bible classes on YouTube HERE.

You may find Scott Stiegemeyer @scottstieg on Twitter or on Facebook. Scott is an assistant professor of theology and bioethics at Concordia University Irvine.

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Intro and Outro Music is “On My Heart Imprint Your Image” from the album, “On My Heart Imprint Your Image,” copyright 2003 by Kathryn M. Peperkorn. Used by Permission.