Archive for the ‘Formula of Concord’ Category

Episode 219: The Elephant in the Room

Monday, March 11th, 2013


GW Pub Crawl, IE conference, tacos, reason, retiring popes, growing up in Nazi Germany, steak marinade, a Nagel sermon, Antinomianism and the 3rd use of the Law.  And this:

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“If I Had a Million  Dollars” – Barenaked Ladies

“Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – Gordon Lightfoot

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Monty Python

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” –  Sonseed

Episode 217: Bavarian Rhapsody

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013


Baby baptisms, The Birth Control Movie, Mysticism vs Prophesy, the “3rd Use of the Law” Lutheran Style with cameo appearances by Bill Shatner, Mr. Rogers, and Foghorn Leghorn.  Yup.

Episode 215: Law/Gospel according to Foghorn Leghorn

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013



The Manly Doctors consider child communion practices, the video “Ordain a Lady,” Anthony Bourdain and chefs, the handling of sushi, and the proper distinction of the Law and the Gospel from the Formula of Concord.  With cameo appearances by Foghorn Leghorn.

Episode 211: A GW Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Get your Yule on and join the Manly Doctors of Divinity in a GW Christmas.  Some of this, some of that, and a little more.  Merry Christmas to GW Nation.  Thanks for listening.  Christ is born to save you.  Alleluia!

Episode 210: Xmas at the Club GW

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The GW combine a Don Tiki island vibe with some rock solid Lutheran theology in a pre-Christmas Advent binge of listening adventure including:  The true history of Festivus, John the Baptizer and his baptism, marriage, land contracts, and other marital musings, the distinction of flesh and Spirit in Romans 7 and 8, and a riff on good works from the Formula of Concord.

Episode 209: Barenaked Tikis in Advent

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Don Tiki meets the Barenaked Ladies for an episode chock full of holiday goodness.  Advent customs, contrariness, and craziness along with article IV of the Formula and the necessity of salvation for good works.  A little something for everyone.

Episode 206: Special Non-sequitur edition

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


In the first half:  Dave Ramsey, P90X and drinking, shirtlessness on Facebook, listerner email, and whatever happened to Craig’s guide to Christian dating.  In the back half:  what is this “faith” that is counted as righteousness and why is it alone?  Also some Dropkick Murphys and a few other gems.

Episode 200: Free Will and Dragon Fruit

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Listener email, Formula article II on crass Pelagians, not so crass Pelagians, free will and “simul.”  And, for dessert, Dragon Fruit.  It’ll make sense once you listen.  Sort of.

Music creds:

A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash

Song That Goes Like This – Monty Python

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 199: Go Team Jesus!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

In a special all Barenaked Ladies edition, the Manly Doctors take one for Team Jesus with a scintillating discussion of Free Will (Formula of Concord Article II), their pastors conference in Palm  Springs, and beating on the usual array of dead horses:  Manichaeism, Pelagianism, Semi-Pelagianism, and 5 Point Calvinism.  And don’t forget your Go Team Jesus megaphone and popcorn holder.

Music Cred:

Vegetable Town – Barenaked Ladies

If I Had a Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies

One Week – Barenaked Ladies

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

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Episode 198: Does Garlic Juice Demagnetize Calvinism?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

A fragrant edition of the God Whisperers in which the Manly Doctors ponder Calvinism and “irresistible Grace,” correct a few misconception, deal with “biblical diets,” original sin, and whether garlic juice is capable of demagnetizing iron or Calvinists.  Also a little Bohemian Rhapsody and some more Squirrel Nut Zippers.  An episode befitting the stinking rose.