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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.

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.

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Saint Louis, MO

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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.

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@kfuoradio

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English

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314-965-9000


Episodes

The Church's Place in the Public Square

10/19/2020
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 discourse. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We...

Duration:00:55:56

Use Your Imagination!

10/12/2020
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 Milton, Washington, about the imagination. Learn what it is, who uses it, and how! Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia...

Duration:00:51:40

Objectivity and The Value of Beauty

10/5/2020
Rev. Gaven Mize, author of Beauty and Catechesis and pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina, joins Pr. Bramwell to continue their conversation on the value and role of beauty in the ongoing instruction of Christians. Along the way they discuss the difference between objectivity and subjectivity, fleshing out the difference between personal preference and discernable truth. Find Pastor Mize’s books, including Beauty and Catechesis, on Amazon.com. Host Rev. Tyrel...

Duration:00:56:37

Theology is Beautiful

9/28/2020
Getting arrested for singing Psalms without a mask, the world’s distortion of God’s Word, and the beauty of theology. Join Pr. Bramwell as he talks with Rev. Gaven Mize about beauty and catechesis as well as a few thought-provoking current events. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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...

Duration:00:56:31

What Is A Religion and How Many Are There?

9/21/2020
Pr. Bramwell talks about religion with Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. What is a religion? Are religions bad? How many religions are there? Find out the answer to these questions and more during this episode. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, talks about curious topics to excite the...

Duration:00:54:30

Christ Uses Pastors and Deaconesses to Defend His Church

9/14/2020
Rev. Bramwell chats with his new boss, Rev. Matt Wietfeldt, the Director of Admissions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. How does the seminary serve not only future pastors and deaconesses, but the entire church? The Lord calls us into various vocations, all of them serve others and are part of our cross-defense against our old evil foe. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in,...

Duration:00:57:07

Technology and the Church

9/7/2020
Rev. Sean Kilgo, pastor at the Northeast Kansas Lutheran Partnership, joins host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell to consider the curious and timely question of how the church can both use technology appropriately and avoid using it inappropriately. Being online can be a blessing for the church, but it presents a number of challenges that can have dangerous consequences for God’s people. How can we use today’s tech for the glory of God? Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia...

Duration:00:57:24

COVID Conversations, Christians in Communist China, and the Church, the Cross, and Miracles (Rebroadcast)

8/31/2020
It's Cross Defense from the archives (from July 27, 2020) as Pastor Bramwell moves to his new call in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pr. Bramwell fills in for Pr. Wolfmueller. We look at 1 Timothy to equip our minds against the ever-present temptation to chase after myths, speculations, and vain discussions, followed by a conversation about Christians and Communists in China and whether Jesus cares about our physical needs. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale,...

Duration:00:56:21

A Simple Explanation of the Fellowship of the Lord’s Supper

8/24/2020
Pastor Bramwell introduces Concordia Publishing House’s “A Simple Explanation” series before discussing one of the newest pamphlets, "On the Fellowship of the Lord’s Supper." In the last two segments of the show he discusses an example of a bad closed Communion practice, drawing from an essay by Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast on the Lord’s Supper and pietism. Find out how to get a free copy of the pamphlet at the end of the show! Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in...

Duration:00:55:36

How To See With Your Ears

8/17/2020
Rev. Sean Kilgo, pastor at the Northeast Kansas Lutheran Partnership, joins Rev. Bramwell to talk about how the Christian sees with his ears. The conversation is all about the eyes of faith. Do you see things as they actually are? Do you have eyes of faith? 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...

Duration:00:54:03

The Doer of the Liturgy has Hung Up His Battle Bow

8/10/2020
In the first part of the show, Rev. Tyrel Bramwell presents the deeper understanding of the liturgy. Who does the liturgy, the church or Jesus? Answer: yes. Guest, Rev. Nathan Neugebauer, joins the conversation to talk about the marvelous sign of God’s battle bow in the sky and the arrow of the cross before Bramwell asks for his thoughts on the tower of babel. Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed,...

Duration:00:56:09

Do We Actually Accept the Authority Given to Pastors?

8/3/2020
What’s the most important thing in life? Food? Health? Those are good, but God’s Word is the one thing necessary. This is why Jesus sent out the apostles, and why God calls and sends pastors to us still today. But do we actually accept their authority and want to listen to the Word they speak? 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...

Duration:00:54:28

COVID Conversations, Christians in Communist China, and the Church, the Cross, and Miracles

7/27/2020
Pr. Bramwell fills in for Pr. Wolfmueller. We look at 1 Timothy to equip our minds against the ever-present temptation to chase after myths, speculations, and vain discussions, followed by a conversation about Christians and Communists in China and whether Jesus cares about our physical needs. 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...

Duration:00:56:21

Ultimate Hope in Christ (Rebroadcast)

7/20/2020
The ultimate hope in 3 acts. Hear how hope catches us from behind, and how we have hope in Christ even amidst a global pandemic. 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. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send...

Duration:00:56:07

Hey, Who's In Charge Here? (Rebroadcast)

7/13/2020
Who's in charge of the universe? Who sits on the throne? Where do we read about authority in Scripture, particularly Revelation? Where do we find comfort in the authority of Christ? 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...

Duration:00:55:21

Would Jesus Wear a Mask? Listener Question Day (Rebroadcast)

7/6/2020
It's a listener question day, with three questions: Could Jesus get sick and would he wear a mask? What is the Lutheran practice of adoring the sacraments? How do we deal with friends who think theology is not important? 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...

Duration:00:55:29

Living Away from Death (Rebroadcast)

6/29/2020
The resurrection is what matters. Contemplate practical aspects of the resurrection, how the resurrection affects our daily, and how we live away from death instead of toward it. 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:00:55:24

Ultimate Hope in Christ (Rebroadcast)

6/22/2020
The ultimate hope in 3 acts. Hear how hope catches us from behind, and how we have hope in Christ even amidst a global pandemic. 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. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller, or send...

Duration:00:56:07

Political vs. Theological Worldview

6/15/2020
Why do we tend to view everything through a political lens? What happens when we view everything politically rather than theologically? How do we reclaim a theological worldview? 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:00:54:52

Hey, Who's In Charge Here?

6/8/2020
Who's in charge of the universe? Who sits on the throne? Where do we read about authority in Scripture, particularly Revelation? Where do we find comfort in the authority of Christ? 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...

Duration:00:55:21