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.

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CRUX Episode 61 - Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, September 4, 2016. So there's a lot of talk in the media about saints. For Lutherans, this is a mixed conversation. We cling to and hold on to the saints, but we neither worship no pray to them. So what are we to do with a woman like Mother Teresa? John us for Episode 61 of The Crux of the Matter, hosted by Todd Peperkorn and Scott Stiegemeyer.

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING

  • Judah and Tamar (Todd)
  • CS Lewis (Scott)

NOTES

JOY BRINGERS

WHERE TO FIND US

Todd and Scott co-host THE CRUX OF THE MATTER.
You may find Todd Peperkorn @toddpeperkorn on Twitter or facebook.com/toddpeperkorn 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 Facebook.com/scottstiegemeyer 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.

CRUX Episode 55 - Scott and Todd Go Back to School

There are so many degree programs, and so many schools, why bother picking at all. In episode 55 of The Crux of the Matter Pastor Todd Peperkorn and Professor Scott Stiegemeyer discuss furthering your education while serving in a parish or school. Bioethics and Preaching? Roman Catholic or Evangelical or something else entirely? Listen in as they try to get to the crux of the matter.

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING

SCOTT

- Charles Finney and the Second Great Awakening

TODD

- Genesis 23 - The Burial of Sarah

WHERE TO FIND US

Todd and Scott co-host THE CRUX OF THE MATTER.
You may find Todd Peperkorn @toddpeperkorn on Twitter or facebook.com/toddpeperkorn 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 Facebook.com/scottstiegemeyer on Facebook. Scott is an assistant professor of theology and bioethics at Concordia University Irvine.

Email the show at feedback@thecruxofthematter.net

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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.

CRUX Episode 36 - The Pope Comes to America

Pope Francis is in the midst of making his first visit to North America. But why should Lutherans care? Scott and Todd discuss the Pope’s speech before Congress, his upcoming speech before the United Nations, and lament why he didn’t speak about Jesus Christ, the unborn, and the very least and lowest in our society. Hear more from Todd and Scott in Episode 36 of The Crux of the Matter.

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