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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA, as he examines 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.

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Saint Louis, MO

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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, CA, as he examines 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.

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English

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314-965-9000


Episodes

1 Clement on Division, Pt 2: Combat, Love, and Repentance (Rebroadcast)

4/13/2024
Pastor Bramwell concludes the conversation on division, using 1 Clement as a springboard to dive into the Bible. The Church is militant. Her warfare is not against people but for people—so that all would reach repentance. This program originally aired October 22, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:56:10

1 Clement on Division, Pt. 1: Combat and Love (Rebroadcast)

4/6/2024
From one church to another, 1 Clement draws from Scripture to address division and instruct the faithful in matters of Christian combat, which is never in opposition to love. Plus, what if you don’t live near a faithful church? Good question. Pr. Bramwell has an answer. This program originally aired October 15, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:55:53

Bringing Your Kids to Church (Rebroadcast)

3/30/2024
The struggle is real, isn’t it? Our children don’t always want to go to church, especially during their teenage years. Pastor Bramwell confirms that you’re far from alone in your hardship, provides encouragement from church history, gives practical instruction from Scripture on how to ease the struggle, and finally offers an excellent resource to aid you in your parental vocation. Not a parent? Don’t think this episode is for you? Not true, friend. Pastor Bramwell’s biblical instruction will help you in your evangelistic witness, too! Find a church near you at locator.lcms.org/church This program originally aired September 3, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:56:08

Vulnerable Evangelists (Rebroadcast)

3/23/2024
Pastor Bramwell talks with Rev. Shauen Trump, LCMS regional director of Africa, about what we can learn from missionaries in Africa. The result is a look at Acts 8:1-4 and every Christian’s call to be a vulnerable evangelist. Learn more about Rev. Trump and the work being done in Africa at lcms.org/trump. This program originally aired August 6, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:57:57

Constellations and the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Rebroadcast)

3/16/2024
Christians don’t look up to the heavens for wisdom. We look down into the Scriptures. What do the Scriptures say about the sun, moon, and stars? What does the fourth day of creation tell us about them? How about Psalm 19, the book of Job, and Jonah? Plus, there’s Josephus’ input, and we’ll consider what the founder of the Institute for Creation Research said about the zodiac. We have lots to talk about! This program originally aired December 17, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:55:52

Adoptionism: Then and Now (Rebroadcast)

3/9/2024
Pastor Bramwell discusses the 2nd-century heresy of adoptionism and how it is still alive and actively held by Unitarians today. How did the ancient church confront this false teaching and how does Scripture refute it? This program originally aired August 13, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:56:24

The Gospel Echo of Acts 2 (Rebroadcast)

3/2/2024
Christians are saved from the Word of God that the Holy Spirit brings to us. When we look at Acts 2, we see that the sound of Holy Spirit is an echo from heaven that delivers the report of Christ-crucified for the forgiveness of sins to the apostles, their hearers, and YOU! Join Pastor Bramwell as he explores the curious topic of Luke’s use of echo in Acts 2:2 and Luke 4:37. This program originally aired September 17, 2022. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:56:16

Characteristics of The Loving Resistance Fighter (Rebroadcast)

2/24/2024
In the first segment Rev. Sam Schuldheisz teaches us more about the redeemed imagination. During the rest of the show Pastor Bramwell goes back to a conversation on technology in order to think through the characteristics of the loving resistance fighter as detailed by Neil Postman in Technopoly. Find this book at Amazon.com. This program originally aired February 22, 2021. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:57:12

Is the New Testament Trustworthy? (Rebroadcast)

2/17/2024
Rev. Sam Schuldheisz joins the show to discuss four practical ways to exercise the imagination and then Rev. Bramwell discusses how the bibliographical, internal evidence, and external evidence tests help us know whether or not we can trust what the New Testament says. How does the historical method answer the question of whether or not the Nest Testament is trustworthy? This program originally aired February 15, 2021. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:53:06

How Do Democracy and Christianity Connect? (Rebroadcast)

2/10/2024
John Warwick Montgomery helps us understand the relationship between democracy and Christianity, Rev. Richard Wurmbrand provides an example of happy suffering, and Rev. Sam Schuldheisz is back to discuss the imagination, this time from the New Testament. This program originally aired February 8, 2021. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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.

Duration:00:53:17

FLAME, from Baptist to Lutheran

2/3/2024
Turn up the heat with this conversation with Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Flame (former reformed Baptist turned Confessional Lutheran). Then Pastor Bramwell fields a lengthy comment from a listener who didn’t like that he promoted the work and words of abortion abolitionists. And at the very end of the show, LCMS president, Rev. Matt Harrison has a message about Lutheran Schools... And Pastor Bramwell tries to rap. Find FLAME's book Extra Nos: Discovering Grace outside Myself at books.cph.org/extra-nos. Follow Flame on Instagram (instagram.com/flame314), Facebook (facebook.com/Flame314), and YouTube youtube.com/@ExtraNosAcademy. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at tyrelbramwell.com/contact. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:01:04:06

3 Reasons Lutherans shouldn’t become Romans Catholic or Eastern Orthodox

1/27/2024
We learn from Martin Chemnitz about the eight varieties of tradition, speak with Rev. Marcus Williams about three pieces of advice he has for Lutherans who may be considering converting to Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy, and Pastor Bramwell has a Canceled Christian Comment on what Vice President Kamala Harris said about the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Resources mentioned in this episode: Rev. Marcus Williams, “Confessional Lutherans Considering Rome or the East? Advice for Your Consideration” (YouTube) “Disillusioned: Why I Left the Eastern Orthodox Priesthood and Church” by Joshua Schooping (Amazon) Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions – A Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord (CPH) “Augsburg and Constantinople: The Correspondence between Tubingen Theologians and Patriarch Jeremiah II of Constantinople on Augsburg Confession” by George Mastrantonis (Amazon) Chemnitz's Works, Examination of the Council of Trent Set, Vol 1-4 (CPH) Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at tyrelbramwell.com/contact. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:57:29

Interview with an Abortion Abolitionist

1/20/2024
Pastor Bramwell sits down with T. Russel Hunter, the founder of Abolitionists Rising, to learn more about what an abortion abolitionist is and what the distinction is between them and advocates of the Pro-Life Movement. Resources mentioned in this episode: Abolitionists Rising: abolitionistsrising.com A Storm Comes Rolling Down the Plain: youtube.com/watch?v=VPu59scsBA8 The Abolitionist Movie abolitionistmovie.com Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at tyrelbramwell.com/contact. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:56:27

Blessing Homosexual Couples: The Pope Says It’s Okay

1/13/2024
Pope Francis approved Fiducia Supplicans allowing priests to bless same-sex couples. Is it a surprise that papal authority would be used for such evil? No. An examination of our Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope reminds us that we have always known of the pope’s antichristian ways. During the conversation, we’ll hear what Metropolitan Hilarion, Trent Horn, Brian Holdsworth, and an Africa Bishop have to say about the document. Plus, a listener wants to know about screens in the sanctuary. Links mentioned: Fiducia Supplicans: vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_ddf_doc_20231218_fiducia-supplicans_en.html Treatise of the Power and Primacy of the Pope: bookofconcord.org/power-and-primacy The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: bookshop.org/a/94255/9780064409421 The Benediction Option: bookshop.org/a/94255/9780735213302 Live Not by Lies: bookshop.org/a/94255/9780593541807 Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at tyrelbramwell.com/contact. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:47:21

Christ Comforts the Conscience (Rebroadcast)

12/23/2023
How does the Law serve the Christian? Does the Gospel mean the Law is useless for believers? What does Galatians 5 and 6 say? What about article VI of Solid Declaration and the Bible verses cited in it? Good stuff for the comfort of our souls! Read the Solid Declaration at bookofconcord.org/solid-declaration/third-use-of-the-law. This program originally aired March 11, 2023. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at stmarksferndale.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

Duration:00:56:25

You’re a Christian, Not a D.I.N.K.

12/16/2023
Dual Income, No Kids (DINKS) is the new term for married or cohabiting couples who choose selfishness over having kids. They flex financial freedom, but what are they actually boasting about? What does DINKitude say about the state of our culture? Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at tyrelbramwell.com/contact. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:52:28

Contraception and a Pre-1960s America

12/9/2023
The November 30, 2023, debate between Gov. DeSantis and Gov. Newsom revealed a lot about the differences between the Republican and Democrat party platforms. One difference is abortion and contraception. What did the governors say? What do you know about contraception? And what does it have to do with America before the 1960s? Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at tyrelbramwell.com/contact. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:54:01

Rev. Walther on the Pastoral Office

12/2/2023
C.F.W. Walther penned ten theses on the pastoral office, with proof from God’s Word, and the corresponding public confession of the Church based on that Word of God. During this time of year, congregations are preparing for new lay leaders to step into their offices. What sets the pastoral office apart from those offices? Learn all about the pastoral office in this episode! Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at stmarksferndale.com. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

Duration:01:02:09

The Christian Man in the Arena

11/25/2023
We hear a bunch of dead theologians and one dead president talk to us about what it means to be a man in the arena. Americans just celebrated Thanksgiving, which means a lot of us kept a false peace with our family members instead of taking the opportunity to love them with the Law and Gospel of God’s Word, rightly distinguished. Are you ready to hear from Roosevelt, Schaeffer, Lewis, Machen, Luther, Walther, and Bonhoeffer? Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at stmarksferndale.com. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

Duration:00:52:59

Postmillennialism is Psychotic

11/18/2023
A postmillennial listener suggests we read 1 Thessalonians 5:4 in light of other Scripture passages, which is always a good idea. Rev. Dr. David Scaer chimes in on the error of millennialism, and we’re confronted with the unsettling observation that both Marxists and Postmillennialists are progressives. The Anabaptists were communists, but Jesus repeatedly taught that His kingdom is not of this world. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, 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 at stmarksferndale.com. Follow St. Mark's on Facebook and Instagram. Find Pastor Bramwell's Winged Lion Studio videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

Duration:00:56:21