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Join Pastor Ken Nelson and Director of Faith Formation Kyle Jones from Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookfield, WI as they take a look at Bible studies, theological topics, and lectionary texts to see how they relate to our life in Christ.

Join Pastor Ken Nelson and Director of Faith Formation Kyle Jones from Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookfield, WI as they take a look at Bible studies, theological topics, and lectionary texts to see how they relate to our life in Christ.

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United States

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Join Pastor Ken Nelson and Director of Faith Formation Kyle Jones from Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookfield, WI as they take a look at Bible studies, theological topics, and lectionary texts to see how they relate to our life in Christ.

Language:

English


Episodes

Easter in Luke's Gospel

5/4/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle cap off their look at Luke's Gospel by walking through Jesus's resurrection and the unique things Luke includes about what happened that first Easter Sunday. Scripture readings in this episode: Luke 24 Other episodes referenced in this episode: -Q & A - The Bible -A Study in Christian Apologetics - Unit 1: What is Apologetics?

Duration:00:46:40

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Jesus's Death and Burial

4/27/2022
After falling a week behind, Pastor Ken and Kyle wrap up their series on Holy Week in Luke's Gospel. In this episode, they look at his crucifixion, death, and burial and the unique things Luke shares in his gospel. Scripture readings in this episode: Luke 23:26-56 Get caught up with the previous episode in the series: Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Jesus's Trial and Conviction For more on Palm Sunday and Holy Week, listen to our episode from last year: Palm Sunday & Holy Week, Year B,...

Duration:00:43:42

What If Grace Like That Was Real? - A sermon from Pastor Ken Nelson

4/13/2022
Due to some life circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to record the final episode of our series on Holy Week in Luke's Gospel. Instead, this week we're sharing a sermon Pastor Ken preached on March 27th, 2022, titled "What If Grace Like That Was Real?" Scripture passages: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Isaiah 12:1-6 Psalm 32 Click HERE to view and download Pastor Ken's sermon manuscript

Duration:00:24:03

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Jesus's Trial and Conviction

4/6/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue looking at Holy Week in Luke's Gospel. After being found guilty of being God, Jesus now stands before the political leaders of his day. Once again he's innocent. Scripture readings in this episode: Luke 23:1-25 Get caught up with last week's episode: Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - The Trials and Testimonies of Jesus and Peter For more on Palm Sunday and Holy Week, listen to our episode from last year: Palm Sunday & Holy Week, Year B, 2021

Duration:00:36:44

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - The Trials and Testimonies of Jesus and Peter

3/30/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue looking at Holy Week in Luke's Gospel, by looking at the trials and testimonies of Jesus and Peter to see that where one fails, the other succeeds. Scripture readings in this episode: Luke 22:54-71 Get caught up with last week's episode: Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - More Temptation, More Swords, More Failure, More Jesus For more on Palm Sunday and Holy Week, listen to the episode we did on it last year: Palm Sunday & Holy Week, Year B, 2021

Duration:00:44:19

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - More Temptation, More Swords, More Failure, More Jesus

3/23/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue in their look at Holy Week in Luke's Gospel, by looking at more of the events of Maundy Thursday. Jesus faces more temptation. The disciples bring up their swords again and this time, use one of them. As in the upper room, the disciples still fail to see the Father's will which Jesus has set himself to do. Jesus also quashes the earthly attempt to rescue him from his imminent suffering and death. Instead, he heals a man injured by his disciple's...

Duration:00:51:26

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Are two swords enough? and other hard sayings of Jesus

3/16/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue in their look at Holy Week in Luke's Gospel, by looking at some odd and hard sayings of Jesus in the upper room. On the heels of Jesus's surprise announcement that one of them is going to betray him, the disciples argue about who's the greatest (and conversely, the worst) among them. Jesus's response includes telling Peter that Satan demanded to have him, but that Jesus prayed that his faith may not fail. Then Jesus predicts Peter's denial of...

Duration:00:46:07

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Jesus's Last Supper

3/9/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue in their look at Holy Week in Luke's Gospel. They take a look at the resolve of the religious leader to put Jesus to death, the part Judas plays in all this, and Jesus's last supper during which he institutes Holy Communion. Scripture readings in this episode: Luke 22:1-23 Get caught up with last week's episode: Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Palm Sunday For more on Palm Sunday and Holy Week, listen to the episode we did on it last year: Palm...

Duration:00:47:27

Holy Week in Luke's Gospel - Palm Sunday (& Mon-Wed)

3/2/2022
Pastor Ken and Kyle kick off a new series for the season of Lent. Over the next seven episodes, they'll be looking at the events of Holy Week from the Gospel of Luke. In this episode, they look at Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey to cheering crowds and jeering religious leaders, more commonly called Palm Sunday. They look at the implications of Jesus's action as well as some of what happened right before. They close with a brief sketch of what Luke tells us happened over...

Duration:00:43:49

A Study in Christian Apologetics - Unit 4: Who is Jesus?

2/16/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle finish their series on apologetics following Steven Hein's booklet titled You Can Give An Answer: A Study in Christian Apologetics. They explore the various answers people give when asked, "Who is Jesus?" Is he a liar, a lunatic, a legend, or Lord, that is, the Son of God? They finish their conversation by looking through some popular, but misguided views people hold of Jesus and his message, like seeing him as purely a moral teacher, or as a mascot who...

Duration:00:51:16

A Study in Christian Apologetics - Unit 3: Dealing with Objections

2/9/2022
In this longer-than-usual episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue in their series on apologetics following Steven Hein's booklet titled You Can Give An Answer: A Study in Christian Apologetics. They explore the two most common objections to the Christian faith: 1) Christianity can't be true because modern science has proven miraculous events impossible or highly suspect, and 2) A good, all-knowing, all-powerful God cannot exists alongside suffering and evil. Click HERE to watch Pastor Matt...

Duration:01:25:07

A Study in Christian Apologetics - Unit 2 (part 2) : Apologetics in the NT

2/2/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue in their series on apologetics following Steven Hein's booklet titled You Can Give An Answer: A Study in Christian Apologetics. They finished their conversation about apologetics in the New Testament by looking at how the Apostles, Peter, Paul, and John practiced it in their ministry. You can purchase Steve Hein's booklet from 1517 Publishing HERE. But it is not needed to follow along. Scripture passages in this episode:

Duration:00:48:40

A Study in Christian Apologetics - Unit 2 (part 1): Apologetics in the New Testament

1/26/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle continue in their series on apologetics following Steven Hein's booklet titled You Can Give An Answer: A Study in Christian Apologetics. They start a two-part conversation about apologetics in the New Testament by looking at how Jesus practiced it, how he defended and provided positive evidence for his divine identity throughout his ministry. You can purchase the booklet from 1517 Publishing HERE. But it is not needed to follow along. Scripture...

Duration:01:06:50

A Study in Christian Apologetics - Unit 1: What is Apologetics?

1/19/2022
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle begin a new four-part series on apologetics following Steven Hein's booklet titled You Can Give An Answer: A Study in Christian Apologetics. In unit one, they explore the questions "What is apologetics?" "Can we have absolute objective certainty?" and "What is the relationship between evidence and faith?" Throughout the episode, they look at the classic Biblical texts related to apologetics and faith including 1 Peter 3:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15, and...

Duration:01:02:23

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study - Session 9: Off-Center: Purgatory, Limbo, & Popular Culture

11/24/2021
In this episode, Pastor Ken and Kyle wrap up The Spiritual Realms Bible Study series by looking at ideas of the afterlife found in literature, movies, and pop culture at large. These have little to no basis in the Bible but usually come about from trying to answer well-intentioned questions for which we have little to no answer. The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study on Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World is produced by Sola Publishing. A participant guide is available for purchase...

Duration:00:48:46

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study - Session 8: New Jerusalem

11/17/2021
In this penultimate episode of The Spiritual Realms Bible Study series, Pastor Ken and Kyle look at what the Bible has to say about life after "life after death." What will the new heaven and new earth look like? And what does it mean that a new Jerusalem will "come down" to us? The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study on Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World is produced by Sola Publishing. A participant guide is available for purchase HERE, though not needed to listen along.

Duration:00:48:35

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study - Session 7: Gehenna (Hell)

11/9/2021
In session 7 of The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study of Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World, Pastor Ken and Kyle look at the word most commonly translated as "hell" in the Bible. What does Jesus mean when he uses this word to describe a spiritual realm which had a real-world parallel in Vally of Himmnon? The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study on Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World is produced by Sola Publishing. A participant guide is available for purchase HERE, though not...

Duration:00:47:24

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study - Session 6: Tartarus

11/3/2021
In session 6 of The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study of Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World, Pastor Ken and Kyle look at a word used only once in the New Testament (in 2 Peter 2:4, 9). Tartarus, another Greek word often translated as "hell" in English, was used to refer to the mythological prison of the underworld that held the wicked. They look once again at the parable of the rich man and Lazarus as well as look further into one of the things we confess of Jesus in the Apostles'...

Duration:00:37:33

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study - Session 5: Paradise

10/27/2021
Jesus once told a parable about a rich man and a poor man who died and went to what appears to be opposite ends of the same place and could see and even communicate to one another. He also told one of the thieves who was crucified with him, "Today, you will be with me in paradise." Yet, we know and confess that Jesus did not go straight to heaven when he died. So what is Jesus trying to teach about life after death? Listen along as Pastor Ken and Kyle tackle all this in session five of the...

Duration:00:45:47

The Spiritual Realms Bible Study - Session 4: Sheol (Hades)

10/20/2021
In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word Sheol is used 66 times to talk about the place of the dead. But what exactly is Sheol? Is it like purgatory or limbo? Is it just a little higher up than hell, but not quite heaven? Pastor Ken and Kyle talk about this and more in Session 4. The Spiritual Realms: A Bible Study on Heaven and Hell and Places Beyond This World is produced by Sola Publishing. A participant guide is available for purchase HERE, though not needed to listen along.

Duration:00:37:53