Archive for the ‘Augsburg Confession’ Category

Episode 84: Augsburg Confession (article 28)

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The authority of bishops, the Lutheran distinction of the two kingdoms, and other delights.

Episode 83: Augsburg Confession (article 27)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Monastic vows.  Poverty, chastity, obedience.  Not to mention a funny haircut.  We’re talking about medieval monasticism and the Reformation’s critique of it.  Also a discussion over a listener call regarding what to do when you don’t feel the joy of your salvation.  And of course, a little bacon, in celebration of Bacon Mondays in Lent.

Episode 82: Augsburg Confession (article 26)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The distinction of meats is on the table.  Foods, actually We’re talking fish on Friday, bacon on Monday, and whatever other prescribed fasts may be going on.  Can they make us holy before God?  Does God even care?  Why make a distinction of foods at all?  We’re talking, and we hope you’re listening.  The bump music is dedicated to Manly Dr. Cwirla.  Let the listener understand.

Click here for more discussions on this article of the Augsburg Confession.

Episode 81: Augsburg Confession (article 25)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

We’re going back to private confession this week and a look at what Lutherans lost and what they retained of private confession.  Also Facebook, Urban Dictionary, tuna burgers, and other random silliness.  You won’t want to miss this.

For a good supplemental discussion to this article go here.

Episode 79: Augsburg Confession (article 24)

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The sacrifice of the Mass.  Is the Lord’s Supper primarily God to us or us to God?  That is the question.  We’re talking the proper distinction of sacrament and sacrifice and the difference between propitiatory and eucharistic sacrifices – in other words, sacrifices of sin and sacrifices of thanksgiving.  This was an important issue at the time of the reformation, and it still is today.

Episode 78: Augsburg Confession (article 23)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The Manly Doctors of Theology return with a scintillating episode on the topic of priestly celibacy from article 23 of the Augsburg Confession.  And, of course, there is the usual banter to start the new year as only the God Whisperers can.  When the topic turns to sex, or the absence thereof, you can be sure there will be something outrageous.  Have a listen.

Episode 76: Augsburg Confession (article 22)

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Well, we set out to talk about article 22, but we got distracted a bit by an early Christmas present that we opened on the air.  When we finally get around to it, Article 22 of the Augsburg Confession is the first of the correct articles dealing with abuses and errors of the medieval Roman church.  The first on the table is communion under one kind (bread only) for the laity.

We’re talking about it in this episode, along with some seasonal stuff, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and yes, you guessed it – more bacon.  This time it’s dark chocolate and applewood smoked bacon with alderwood smoked salt.  All in good, clean fun.  Well, good fun at least.

Here’s the source of the chocolate bar we’re talking about, in case you are tempted:  http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/

Here’s Katrina Markoff’s site – enough said:  http://www.peaceloveandchocolate.com/

Episode 75: Augsburg Confession (article 21)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

SaintsANGELICO1430We return to the Augsburg Confession and the proper veneration of the saints in article 21.   Do we pray to them?  Do they pray for us?  Does it matter and why?  How are the heros of the faith best remembered?  We’re talking and hoping you’re listening.

Episode 71: Augsburg Confession (article 20)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Faith in ActionPicWe engage a couple of listener calls and add a little more bacon to the frypan for those who didn’t get enough of it last week.  Then it’s on to faith and good works – in that order.

People worry about the necessity of good works for salvation; God worries about the necessity of salvation for good works.

Episode 70: Augsburg Confession (Article 19)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

baconA special “bacon edition” of the God Whisperers.  Everything goes better with bacon, right?  We’re talking the cause of sin and article 19 of the Augsburg Confession along with frying bacon in the nude.  You’ll have to hear it to believe it.  Craig has put to together some amazing bump music to top it all off.  Wow!

For a good discussion on this article see Concordia:  The Book of Concord.