Archive for the ‘Law/Gospel’ Category

Episode 174: Hanging Out in Heidelberg (part 1)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The GW are off to Heidelberg for a friendly Disputation as they consider theses 1-4 of Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation (1518) which distinguish the works of God from the works of men.  Compelling yet disturbing disputational theology from the master of Law/Gospel paradox himself, Martin Luther.

For the text of the Heidelberg Disputation and Luther’s comments, click here.


Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies

Love Shack – The B-52s

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 112: Law and Gospel (part 24)

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We did it!!  The last of Walther’s theses on the proper distinction of Law and Gospel and how the Gospel must generally predominate in our teaching and preaching.  But wait, there’s more!  A scintillating discussion of cruising pastors, weird South African spirituality, and a few other things off the tops of our heads.  Listen in on the Manly Doctors of Divinity.

Episode 111: Law and Gospel (part 23)

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Pastor self-communion, church luaus, pharmaceuticals, Chinese herbal medicine, and the unpardonable sin from Walther’s Law and Gospel.

Yes, we’re that crazy.

Episode 110: Law and Gospel (part 22)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

CFW Walther’s Law and Gospel and a whole lot more.

Episode 108: Law and Gospel (part 21)

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

More insights into the penetrating question “What Religion is Pres. Obama?” followed by Thesis 22 of Walther’s Law and Gospel and this false distinctions of “awakened” vs “converted” Christians, “carnal” vs “spiritual” Christians, and any other way you have to saying it.  It’s either faith and unbelief, and that’s all there is.  Listen in.

Episode 107: Law and Gospel (part 20)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A comparison of “Thy Strong Word” with “My Desire” plus a great song by Carbon Leaf – “What about Everything.”  Some thoughts on the new LCMS president, and Thesis 21 on the sacraments and ex opere operato from Walther’s Law & Gospel.

Episode 105: Law and Gospel (part 19)

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The God Whisperers have some raucous fun with Joel Osteen’s fatwah against pork, shellfish, and other bottom feeders, and then move on to more of Walther’s Proper Distinction of the Law and the Gospel.

Episode 103: Law and Gospel (part 17)

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Anglican hymnody, Genesis 1, Christopher Hitchins, erotica, and when we finally get around to it – mortal and venial sins according to CFW Walther, and a little quarrel with Walther on the proper distinction of mortal and venial sin.  It’s a moment.

Episode 102: Law and Gospel (part 16)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

What does it mean to be a “true believer?”  Can a “true” Christian sin intentionally or be captive to ruling or habitual sins?  The God Whisperers take some issue with old CFW Walther in Thesis 18 where he seems to state that true believers are not captive to “ruling sins” or sin intentionally.  Also some thoughts on contemporary music in worship, youth ministry, and more of the friendly banter you’ve come to know as The God Whisperers.

Episode 101: Special Luau Edition

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

We’re back in Craig’s backyard for a special luau edition of the God Whisperers.  In addition to Mai Tais and other delights, we’re offering up some free range conversation at our third microphone along with some Law / Gospel distinctions in the way of Walther’s thesis 17.  So pour yourself a mai tai, get into the aloha spirit, and tune in to another scintillating episode.