A couple of years ago, Dr. Norman Nagel was being interviewed by Issues, Etc. on the Ascension of Our Lord. As many of you may know, Dr. Nagel, a beloved Lutheran seminary professor, suffered a stroke some time ago. It certainly has not affected his wonderful ability to so beautiful explain and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord. I urge you to listen to Dr. Nagel’s interview.
At this time of the year, many of us make special donations to various Christian ministries. Will you join me in making a special Christmas gift to the finest Lutheran media outreach available? I’m referring to Issues, Etc. a daily Internet radio broadcast that consistently delivers the beautiful good news of Christ in a clear and consistent way. It is a strong advocate for solid, faithful Lutheranism, and is, frankly, the only such media resource broadcasting, day-in and day-out, an unapologetic advocacy for our dear Lutheran Confession of the Christian Faith. If we cherish the Gospel purely confessed, taught and advocated for, we must support Issues, etc. If you say you value the Lutheran Confession of the Faith, then you must support Issues, Etc. Period.
My wife and I made a special Christmas donation and are joining the Reformation Club to become monthly sponsors.
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Friends, as we all learned, painfully, we can not take Issues, Etc. for granted. Those who wished to silence it were unsuccessful, only because of those who continue to support it. Issues, Etc. deserves our support. Will you join me?
It just dawned on me that it has been way, way too long since I’ve mentioned the best Christian radio show available. If you are not a regular listener, and supporter, of Issues, Etc. please take a listen and pitch in to help keep this show moving forward. Without question, it is the finest Lutheran radio programming available today, and thanks to the Internet, it’s reach is literally worldwide. Here’s what’s coming up this week, on Issues, Etc.
ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: The Hymn “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness,” Good Works, Christians & Death, “The Truth Project,” Christian Persecution & Martyrdom and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.
Todd and Jeff kindly asked me to spend some time with them and their listeners for the next seven weeks, Mondays from 3:30-4:00, central time, talking about the Lutheran Confessions. Something I love to do.
It was great to see them and to be back on Issues, Etc. again. Their "bunker" as they refer to their small, but extremely well equipped studio and offices, is a great venue for them. The sound quality is extremely high. This is a first-class "new media" operation. If you haven't listened yet to the new Issues, Etc. I heartily recommend you do. And if you care to hear what I had to say today, here, and here, is where you can listen.
From the photo below, obviously, you can see I dressed up for the occasion. Todd and Jeff and Craig? Well, life in the bunker is a bit tough for them. I was happy to bring down some provisions. The climb down to the bunker is a killer. The security search before they let you in is a tad, well, uncomfortable. The retinal scan and fingerprinting was a bit much. But all in all, it was well worth the trip.
This week's topics include:
Worldviews, Death & Eternal Life, John the Baptist, the Early
Church & Abortion, the Homosexual Lobby, End Times Teachings and
more. Listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org!
Issues, Etc. continues to provide excellent, informative programming for the thinking Christian. Here is what we have to look forward to this coming week: The Order of
Creation, False Christs vs. The Christ, Feminism & Abortion, How to
Stay Christian in College, The Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament,
Divorce and more. If you have never given Podcasting a whirl, here's your chance. Well worth your time and a great way to fill the time on your commute to and from work, or at any time, on demand.