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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, as he and his expert guests talk 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. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller or send questions at bwolfmueller.co.

Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, as he and his expert guests talk 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. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller or send questions at bwolfmueller.co.
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Saint Louis, MO

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Challenge your theological synapses with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, as he and his expert guests talk 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. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller or send questions at bwolfmueller.co.

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Episodes

The Problem of Evil --- 2019/09/16

9/17/2019
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Pastor Brian Flamme joins Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller for the entire episode to continue their discussion on common objections to the Christian faith. This episode focuses on the problem of evil in the world, how we face it as Christians, and how we think about it as Christians with the trouble in our own lives. Pastor Flamme presents three ways to break down the problem of evil: Logical problem Evidential problem Problem of God's hiddenness Guest Rev. Brian Flamme, pastor at Immanuel Lutheran...

Duration:00:54:24

How Can They All Be True? --- 2019/09/10

9/10/2019
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n today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller answers questions about Confession and Absolution. The Rev. Brian Flamme, pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roswell, NM joins the conversation to address the topic of religious plurality in light of religious thinkers of the Enlightenment. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite...

Duration:00:52:54

The Uploaded Consciousness --- 2019/09/02

9/3/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about atheism and evolution, including the gaps in evolutionary theory: nothing to something death to life one cell to two cells asexual to sexual reproduction unconsciousness to consciousness Then, Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer joins in to talk about transhumanism, which is the theory that technology is the path to human salvation. He talks about the implications of this theory on our theology, the Christian framework (creation,...

Duration:00:55:36

Enduring in the Faith --- 2019/08/26

8/26/2019
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For this episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the faith of the martyrs, including answering crowd-sourced questions about his new book “A Martyr’s Faith for a Faithless World.” Find it on Pastor Wolfmueller’s website, wolfmueller.co/a-martyrs-faith-for-a-faithless-world-2 and books.cph.org/martyrs-faith. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about...

Duration:00:53:09

Seven Rules of the Cross --- 2019/08/19

8/19/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the Seven Rules of the Cross and what suffering means for us in this life. Read about it on Pastor Wolfmueller’s site wolfmueller.co/the-seven-rules-of-the-cross. 1. The Cross is Planned 2. It is the Lord’s Will 3. It is a Schoolhouse 4. A Sign of Love 5. The Greater the Distress the Closer God 6. It is for Good 7. It is Never Too Severe Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf...

Duration:00:54:21

A Million Off-Ramps from the Christian Faith (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/08/12

8/12/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about Isaiah 55 and how *efficacious and creative God’s word is, and how even though it feels like we have a million off-ramps from the Christian faith, we only have three enemies: the devil, the world, and the flesh. Then, Rev. Brian Flamme joins in to talk about the Word and the devil, how the very thing the devil attacks is the thing that destroys him. He then goes on to talk about apologetics, the natural knowledge of God...

Duration:00:54:57

Martyr Monday: The Story of Saint Agatha --- 2019/08/05

8/5/2019
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In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the life and martyrdom of St. Agatha (one of Martin Luther’s favorite saints) and why this matters for us, answers a listener question about the image of God, and talks about what it means to see the world through spiritual eyes. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite the...

Duration:00:55:47

Revelation, Prophets, and the Armor of God --- 2019/07/29

7/29/2019
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Do you have a question you’d like Pastor Wolfmueller to answer? Were you aware you can contact him at wolfmueller.co with your questions? Did you know today’s episode is all about your questions? What are the 5 rules for understanding Revelation? What did the prophets know about what they were prophesying? How is the armor of God to be understood rightly? How can it be misunderstood? Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin,...

Duration:00:56:36

The Old Testament Is More Than Just a Warm Up (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/07/22

7/22/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the fear of the Lord, whether it’s holy awe and respect, how fear shapes your life, and how the fear of God sets you free. Rev. Geoffrey Boyle joins in to talk about Christ in the Old Testament, how the Old Testament is more than a warm up to the New Testament, how the entire Bible centers on the cross of Christ, and how Christians can read the Old Testament. Guest Rev. Geoffrey Boyle, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church...

Duration:00:56:25

The Devil Attacks Your Hope --- 2019/07/15

7/17/2019
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Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about how the devil attacks hope, how the Lord promises us, and how our hope is based on His promises. Find more show notes at wolfmueller.co/hope. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, 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:00:55:48

Riddles in Psalm 110 --- 2019/07/08

7/14/2019
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It’s the Psalm 110 show! Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about Psalm 110, how to read the Psalms, riddles that Psalm 110 answers, and why Psalm 110 and the ascension of Jesus matter for thinking, praying, and lives today. Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Deaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering...

Duration:00:55:50

All the Hard Questions: Parts of Repentance, How We’re Forgiven, and Understanding Revelation (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/07/01

7/13/2019
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In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller answers questions on curious topics from his listeners. Send him your questions at wolfmueller.co or on his Facebook page. Here are today’s questions for discussion: What is the difference between how the Reformed and Lutherans view repentance? Clarify the statement “Repentance is being found by Jesus”? What are the two parts of repentance? From a lifelong Pentecostal who is now a Lutheran in Training about the Sacrament of the Altar: What is the...

Duration:00:55:11

God Shed His Blood to Turn You Around (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/06/24

6/25/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the Parable of the Prodigal Son and what it means to be a son or a slave. Rev. Sean Daenzer joins in to talk more about the Parable of the Prodigal Son, what the mirror of the law means for us especially walking through the 10 Commandments, and the Beichtspeigel you can see at wolfmueller.co/confessional-mirror. Guest Rev. Sean Daenzer, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend & Peace Lutheran Church in Barney,...

Duration:00:55:36

Broken Things Don’t Require a Savior (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/06/10

6/10/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about how baptism is right next door to salvation whenever it’s talked about in the Bible. Guest Rev. Todd Wilken joins in to talk about what it means to be broken, why we talk about brokenness, and how this talk can be dangerous. Rev. Todd Wilken, host of Issues, Etc and Assistant Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora,...

Duration:00:54:40

The Bible is Not Your Instruction Manual (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/06/03

6/3/2019
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In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about how most people read the Bible the wrong way like it’s an instruction book, and the two major doctrines in the Bible. Rev. Warren Graff joins in to talk about social credit score, how rating morality and virtue could affect a person’s entire life, how the law from government differs from the law given from God, and the theological framework needed to critique this concept. Guest Rev. Warren Graff from Grace Lutheran...

Duration:00:55:53

Three Surprises about the Lord's Prayer (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/05/27

5/29/2019
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On today's episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about three surprises in the Lord's Prayer. These surprises are: You'll have to listen. We'd include them in the show notes, but that would be a spoiler. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, 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....

Fasting, Horror Movies, and Whether God Kills People --- 2019/05/20

5/20/2019
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In today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller picks 7 questions from his Listener Question Grab Bag about topics like fasting, the baptism of Jesus, historical criticism, watching horror movies, demons and angels, and whether God kills people. Find book downloads mentioned in this episode at wolfmueller.co/downloads. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, talks about curious topics to...

Duration:00:53:20

Our Flesh Is Addicted to Our Own Righteousness --- 2019/05/13

5/13/2019
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In this episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about the life of Paul and the early church in Galatia, specifically through the lens of Luther’s introduction on the Letter to the Galatians. Don’t have a copy? You can find one at wolfmueller.co/martin-luthers-introduction-to-pauls-epistle-to-the-galatians. Pastor Wolfmueller digs into the concept of Christian righteousness, the difference between the active and passive righteousness of the Christian, and the heights of earthly and Christian...

Duration:00:55:38

Jesus is the Apologetic for the Church --- 2019/05/06

5/6/2019
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On today’s episode, Rev. Brian Flamme joins Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller to talk about apologetics and how the shepherd defends the sheep. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 ESV They also discuss the implications of this statement in Scripture and in our lives today. Guest Rev. Brian Flamme, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roswell, New Mexico, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado,...

Duration:00:55:51

First, Give Thanks (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/04/22

4/22/2019
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Today, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks about Paul’s instructions on prayer, the work of prayer, gratefulness versus thankfulness, and why we pray. Find the article from Pastor Wolfmueller at wolfmueller.co/prayer-3. Host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, 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...

Duration:00:56:21