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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, as he talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.
 
Since 1980 Hope Lutheran has been one of over 6,000 congregations that make up the Lutheran-Church Missouri Synod. The word Synod means to walk together. With over 2.3 million Christians we walk together with our Lord Jesus Christ and each other. We encourage you to learn much more about our national church body by using the link below for its website. www.lcms.org Hope Lutheran has been served by Pastor Ben Meyer June of 2016. Pastor Meyer graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2 ...
 
From September 12, 1884 through November 6, 1885, C.F.W. Walther delivered a series of 39 Friday evening lectures to his students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Unlike his doctrinal lectures during the school day, these lectures were intimate and informal. By them he intended not only to educate but to form pastors into seesorgers (healers of the soul). These lectures were first published in 1895 and have become renoun for their depth, sensitivity and insightfulness into the h ...
 
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In today's News: Planned Parenthood removed from Texas Medicaid The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Texas can remove Planned Parenthood facilities from the state’s Medicaid program. Texas moved forward with cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in 2016 after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos show…
 
Pr. Bramwell discusses what Scripture says about the Last Day with Rev. Timothy Appel, host of KFUO Radio’s Sharper Iron. When it comes to the Lord’s second coming, the Bible offers plenty to equip the mind, excite the imagination, and comfort the soul! Find Sharper Iron podcasts at kfuo.org/sharperiron. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselo…
 
In today's News: Concordia Wisconsin ranked among top tier of national universities U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 “America’s Best Colleges Guide” has ranked Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Mequon, Wis., among the top tier of national universities. CUW rose 23 places this year, even after moving into the more competitive “national universi…
 
In today's News: Concordia St. Paul sets record Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP), St. Paul, Minn., set a new fall enrollment record with 5,567 students — 428 more than its previous high of 5,139 a year ago. Traditional undergraduate programs gained 56 students, adult undergraduate programs 361 students, and graduate programs 11 students. Enroll…
 
In today's News: Concordia Chicago sets enrollment record This fall, Concordia University Chicago (CUC), River Forest, Ill., celebrated its largest-ever enrollment with a total of 6,490 students, a growth of 5 percent more than last year. This also marks the third consecutive year of combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment exceeding 6,000 st…
 
In today's News: A Kansas school cancels Christmas A Kansas school has canceled its participation in Operation Christmas Child after an atheist group wrote to the school district alleging that the program “violates basic constitutional principles.” The annual project is sponsored by the Christian nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse, through which shoeboxes…
 
Pr. Bramwell speaks with Rev. Brandon Ross regarding socialism and why it’s evil. Then he turns to regular guest, Rev. Sam Schuldheisz, for a look at the imagination in light of Genesis 1 and 2. Finally, Rev. Marcus Williams rounds out the show for a conversation on 1 Peter 1:3-5 and a message of comfort and hope. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admissio…
 
Today Pastor Glen Thomas looks at the readings for the last Sunday in the Church Year, Series A in the Three Year Lectionary, which is November 22. In Ezekiel, God insists that He Himself will shepherd His people, gathering them with one Shepherd, a prediction of Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul states that in fact Christ has been raised fro…
 
In today's News: Strip Clubs, yes; churches, no A California judge ordered San Diego to reopen strip clubs even as local officials crack down on churches. San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil ordered the state to end any actions that prevent the clubs from "being allowed to provide live adult entertainment," according to the decision. Th…
 
In today's News: Seminary to digitize rare books In the coming decade, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will make some 10,000 books and manuscripts, including more than 6,000 volumes in its rare book collection, available to scholars worldwide thanks to the mobilization of a monumental digitization effort. The Seminary’s Kristine Kay Hasse Memorial Li…
 
In today's News: Supreme Court again delays on abortion law Pro-life advocates are hopeful the Supreme Court will review an abortion law in Mississippi, even though the court once again delayed its decision on whether to hear the case. Lynn Fitch, the state’s attorney general, has asked the court to review its law, which bans abortion after 15 week…
 
In today's News: Supreme Court to settle Title X dispute Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing two pro-life medical associations filed a Friend-of-the-Court brief yesterday, encouraging The U.S. Supreme Court to take a case concerning a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that prevents federal family-planning funding…
 
Pr. Bramwell is accompanied by three guests! Dr. Adam Koontz helps us equip our minds with a look at Matthew 25, Rev. Sam Schuldheisz excites our imagination by helping us better understand how to think about the imagination, and finally Rev. Jared DeBlieck comforts our souls with a look at 1 Peter 5. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor a…
 
In today's News: Planned Parenthood drops suit Planned Parenthood of Arizona has dropped its lawsuit against Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, which sought to have several state regulations on abortion overturned. The suit challenged laws which mandated only physicians commit abortions, banned abortion pills dispensed via telemedicine, and re…
 
Today Pastor Tanner Wade looks at the readings for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Series A in the Three Year Lectionary. God’s righteous anger, His wrath, not exactly the first topic we like to focus on when we read God’s word. Yet, it is God’s wrath that both our Old Testament Reading and Psalm of the Day focus on for this upcoming Sund…
 
In today's News: Nevada church seeks equal treatment Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a church filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme court yesterday that asks it to declare Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s coronavirus restrictions on churches unconstitutional. For months, Sisolak allowed casinos to operate at 50 percent capacity while …
 
In today's News: Pro-life increases in House of Representatives The number of pro-life Republican women in the House of Representatives will more than double in 2021, in another likely disappointment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has yet to see her prediction of an increased Democratic majority materialize. At least 14 pro-life women have won Houses…
 
In today's News: Louisiana voters support pro-life amendment Louisiana voters passed an amendment to the state constitution yesterday evening establishing that there is no constitutional right to an abortion. The New York Timesreported that 62 percent of Louisiana voters supported Amendment 1, “Love Life Amendment,” an amendment stating that nothin…
 
In today's News: Vote your faith Today is Election Day in the United States. The sanctity of life, family and religious liberty are major concerns for Lutherans and other Christians. The two main parties hold vastly differing views on those three topics among others. Citizens should educate themselves on where the candidates stand and then vote acc…
 
Rev. John Dreyer of Concordia Theological Seminary has spent a lot of time studying angels and demons. He joins Pr. Bramwell to discuss what he’s discovered. Join the conversation to have your mind equipped, your imagination excited, and your soul comforted. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Way…
 
In today's News: Colorado votes on abortion The Colorado Sun reports pro-abortion groups and activists across the country have poured $8.7 million into defeating Proposition 115, a state ballot measure that would prohibit abortions on viable unborn babies. Colorado is one of the few states with no limits on abortions, and abortionists there openly …
 
Today Pastor Glen Thomas looks at the readings for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Series A in the Three Year Lectionary. These readings emphasize the “Day of the Lord” and the Second Coming of Christ. The Amos 5, God informs His people that the “Day of the Lord” will be a day of judgment for them. In the 1 Thessalonians 4, Paul informs us…
 
In today's News: Planned Parenthood lied The Center for Medical Progress released a fourth video yesterday featuring unsealed video clips from Planned Parenthood leaders’ sworn deposition testimony about the abortion provider’s fetal tissue research programs — Including details about the programs that directly contradict What Planned Parenthood tol…
 
In today's News: Lutherans prepare for the March For Life As they have for decades, members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will march for life in 2021. One such event is the Chicago March For Life, which recently announced plans to take this year’s March On The Road. The “moving the movement tour” is designed to “build unity, communit…
 
In today's News: Fire rages near Concordia University — Irvine The Silverado Fire in Southern California is burning near Concordia University — Irvine, which houses the headquarters of the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. However, District President the Rev. Dr. Michael Gibson says so far, the campus is safe. Alth…
 
In today's News: Today is International Religious Freedom Day The U.S. Commission On International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today commemorates International Religious Freedom Day today, marking the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). IRFA sought to make religious freedom a priority in U.S. fo…
 
Pr. Bramwell is joined by Rev. David Sutton, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marlette, Michigan, to discuss the resurrection of the body. Many people have their own ideas about life after death and what heaven will be like. Is it physical? What does Scripture say about the resurrection? Find out in today’s episode! Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell,…
 
In today's News: Wedding business wins Faced with a federal lawsuit, Cuyahoga County has agreed to a proposed court judgment filed Friday that allows a Cleveland-area minister and wedding business owner to operate consistent with her belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. In July, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit on …
 
Today Pastor Kevin Thomson looks at the readings for All Saints' Day, Series A in the Three Year Lectionary. In preparation for All Saints' Day, God's Word from Revelation, 1 John, and Matthew assure us of the hope and comfort we have in Christ. For all those who believe in Him, there is a blessed promise of an eternal resurrection together with al…
 
In today's News: Planned Parenthood injures another woman Another woman has been injured at Planned Parenthood’s Manhattan Health Center, formerly known as the Margaret Sanger Health Center, and was taken away in an ambulance on Oct. 13. According to Operation Rescue, pro-lifers praying outside the abortion business watched as the ambulance arrived…
 
In today's News: Pro-life display is vandalized Vandals destroyed a pro-life cross display this week at an Arkansas church, the latest in a growing string of vandalism and other violence against pro-lifers. According to the Magnolia Reporter, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Magnolia set up 150 white crosses on its lawn earlier this mont…
 
In today's News: Comfort dogs deploy for victims of wildfires Lutheran Church Charities K-9 comfort dogs Aaron from St. John’s in Napa, Calif, Micah from Light of the Valley in Elk Grove, Calif., and Reuben from First Lutheran - Yuba City, Calif. and their ministry teams were invited by the principal and counselors from Foothill Adventist School in…
 
In today's News: Oregon’s governor challenged for religious discrimination Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a private, religious K-12 Oregon school filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against Gov. Katherine Brown to challenge her order threatening private schools with 30 days jail time and $1,250 fines for reopening in-person i…
 
Is there a place for the Body of Christ in the public square? Join Pr. Bramwell and his guest, Rev. Christopher Thoma, pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland, Michigan, as they discuss the church’s engagement with the state, whether fear mutes the faithful, and how pastors and congregations can get more involved in public disc…
 
In today's News: Court rules hospital must continue life support The Supreme Court of Texas rejected the plea of Cook Children’s Medical Center to withdraw a ventilator and medical treatment from Baby Tinslee Lewis against her mother’s will. In August, the hospital urged the Supreme Court of Texas to overrule an extensive 150-page ruling from the S…
 
Today Pastor Tanner Wade looks at the readings for Reformation Day (observed), Series A in the Three Year Lectionary. As we prepare to celebrate the Reformation this upcoming weekend, the selected pericopes for Reformation Sunday are highlighted for our study. Psalm 46 reminds us that God is our strength and our fortress, Romans 3 reminds us of our…
 
In today's News: Colorado voters to decide on abortion limit Polling shows a close race for a Colorado ballot measure seeking to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and backers are “very optimistic” that with enough volunteers and community outreach they will succeed, even while abortion advocates have outraised pro-life campaigners by millio…
 
In today's News: Bolivian Lutherans respond to COVID-19 The South American nation of Bolivia has reported more than 138,000 cases of covid-19 to date, with more than 8,300 deaths. There are currently nearly 29,000 active cases of the coronavirus in the country. Early in March 2020, the government moved to close borders and enact quarantine measures…
 
In today's News: Lutheran hurricane relief continues Hurricane Delta followed nearly the same path through several coastal areas and states that Hurricane Laura did six weeks ago. In fact, they hit the shore 12 miles apart. The flooding, wind damage and power outages have again affected the same homes and businesses that have already experienced de…
 
In today's News: Prayer banned at graduation ceremony A school district in Kentucky has agreed to stop presenting prayers at its graduation ceremonies following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a prominent atheist group advocating for a strict separation of church and state. According to a news release Thursday, Pikevil…
 
Cross Defense is all about exciting the imagination, but what is the imagination? Are we products of God's imagination? Do adults actually use the imagination or is this just for kids? Where do we find Jesus in this discussion? In this episode Rev. Bramwell speaks with guest, Rev. Sam Schuldheisz, pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Milto…
 
In today's News: Poll finds Americans say 'hands off' religion First Liberty Institute sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the results of a nationwide poll from Mason Dixon Polling & Strategy this week revealing almost two-thirds of Americans believe judicial nominees should not be questioned about their …
 
Today Pastor Glen Thomas looks at the readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Series A in the Three Year Lectionary. In Isaiah 45:1-7, God promises a return and restoration of His people from their captivity in Babylon. In 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Paul cites the Christians in Thessalonica as a great example of Christian living for all the…
 
In today's News: Synod adopts a new budget In this year like no other, the setting of a budget for FY21 — was reached at last on Sept. 22 when the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) Board of Directors adopted an operating expenditure resolution of $59.6 million. By contrast, the FY20 budget, after adjustments for big “one-off” events — the Tri…
 
In today's News: LCMS helps Cambodian church This summer, the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) partnered with the Cambodia Lutheran Church (CLC) and several other Lutheran organizations to assist local Cambodians suffering economic hardship as a result of covid-19. CLC pastors and church leaders delivered a month’s supply of basic food stapl…
 
In today's News: New York rules for faith-based adoption A federal court has concluded that a New York-Based Christian adoption agency cannot be forced to close because of its policy of only placing kids in married heterosexual families. New Hope Family Services filed suit against state officials after it was told that its faith-based policy of onl…
 
In today's News: SCOTUS ruling blasted by two justices Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito issued a broadside against the high court's 2015 same-sex marriage decision yesterday when the court declined to hear a case brought by a former Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license for such couples. The two justic…
 
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