Jan 20, 2017

Review - “God is on the move” by 7eventh Time Down

In this music review episode Pastors Neal Radichel and Mark Tiefel discuss and review 7eventh Time Down's new song, "God is on the Move."  They will be using their ABC's:  Is it Appropriate? Is it Biblical? and Does it Direct us to Christ?  This song is very popular in Contemporary Christian Music and has been in the top 10.  Listen to the song and their evaluation and learn how to apply the ABC's to music you listen to as well.

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Dec 30, 2016

Review - Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

In this episode Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Ken Ham and Britt Beemer's book, "Already Gone."  This book looks at statistics which show why less people are going to church and give some solutions to this epidemic in the Church.  He points out how churches in Europe have closed at an astounding rate, and this is carrying over into America.  Surveys reveal why people aren't going to church.  For example: Boring services, chruch is too legalistic, too political, hypocrisy in the church, too far to go; not relevant; etc.  But the problem is that the culture has infiltrated the church and undermined the truth of God's Word and the church has stopped being the church.  What is the solution?  First, the church needs to reteach and emphasize the authority of God's Word.  We see this in the creation account and the rejection of God's desire for marriage, in the truth of the resurrection and the conception of Jesus.  Once you start down the road of rejection of God's Word, there is a very dark end.  Our purpose is to preach the Gospel which changes hearts.  God's Word, His Law and His Gospel is always relevant in our world, because it is what we need to hear.  The responsibilty for this lies first and foremost with PARENTS and not with the church!  The solution starts with the Word of God in the home and supported by the church.  This book is a must read for parents and church leaders alike to help see the problem in our society and in our homes and as an encouragement to be faithful in our use and proclamation of God's Word of Truth to the next generation.      

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Dec 9, 2016

Review - The Spirituality of the Cross by Gene Veith

In this episode Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Gene Veith's book, "The Spirituality of the Cross."  Veith presents the truth of how Christianity differs from the religions of the world, and how Lutheranism emphasizes the truths of God's Word better than other Christian denominations.  Veith writes about the doctrines that separate Christianity from false religions and what distinguishes Lutheranism from the rest:  Justification, the Means of Grace, the Theology of the Cross, Vocation, and the Two Kingdoms.  Veith warns of moralism (earning salvation by your works), speculation (earning salvation through knowledge) and mysticism (gaining salvation through emotion).  God works outside of sinners in the person of Christ to accomplish salvation for sinners.  This book is a must read for those who are searching for the truth of God's salvation, or who would like to grow in their understanding of God's work of salvation. 

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Oct 19, 2016

Review - Trust in You by Lauren Daigle

In this episode Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Neal Radichel discuss and review  Lauren Daigle's new song, "Trust in You."  They will also offer a framework that listeners can use to analyze music they listen to at home.  It's called the ABC's.  Is it Appropriate? Is it Biblical? and Does it Direct us to Christ?  Listen to their evaluation of this song which is popular on Christian Radio today.

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Sep 30, 2016

Review - The Defense Never Rests by Craig Parton

In this episode Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Craig Parton's book, "The Defense Never Rests."  This book is apologetic in nature, meaning that it is a defense of the Christian faith.  In this book Parton discusses the importance of the Biblical teachings of the Law and the Gospel, the need to emphasize God's teaching of sin, and the importance of the true teaching of the Sacraments.  He says that while these teachings are lost in modern evangelicalism, they are found and clearly taught in true Lutheranism.  This is a valuable read for any Christian who is looking for the truth of God's Word.

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Sep 14, 2016

Review - Breathe by Jonny Diaz

In this episode Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Neal Radichel discuss and review Jonny Diaz's new song, "Breathe."  They will also offer a framework that listeners can use to analyze music they listen to at home.  It's call the ABC's.  Is it Appropriate; Is it Biblical; and Does it Direct us to Christ.  Listen to their evaluation of this song which is popular on Christian Radio today.

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Aug 18, 2016

Review - Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ”

In this episode Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Lee Strobel's book, "The Case for Christ."  This book is apologetic in nature, meaning that it is a defense of the Christian faith.  This book presents the fact that there is evidence for the truth of Jesus and Christianity.  Listen to find out the pros and the cons of this book.

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