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The Uncultured Saints – Higher Things

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Join Pr. Goodman and Pr. Lietzau, the uncultured saints, as we tackle today’s issues through the lens of the Lutheran Confessions and find answers to today’s questions rooted in a timeless truth in Christ.

Join Pr. Goodman and Pr. Lietzau, the uncultured saints, as we tackle today’s issues through the lens of the Lutheran Confessions and find answers to today’s questions rooted in a timeless truth in Christ.

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United States

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Join Pr. Goodman and Pr. Lietzau, the uncultured saints, as we tackle today’s issues through the lens of the Lutheran Confessions and find answers to today’s questions rooted in a timeless truth in Christ.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 1: What Do We Call This…??

12/13/2019
What’s the big deal about saying my nature is sinful or my nature is corrupted by original sin? It seems like a puny detail to focus on…but it’s really not. If we get this wrong, it messes up all our theology. Sin isn’t just the actions we do, it’s hereditary, a fatal disease we ALL […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:49:10

Ep. 2: The No-Jesus Coin is Bad

12/13/2019
In spite of all the smiles and material successes, at the end of the day, most of us know we’re not doing and being our best selves. We can always do better. There is a huge chasm between who we are and who we want to be. The entire self-help industry has been built up […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:37:58

Ep. 3: A Horse Named Sin

12/13/2019
When we change the clear words and teachings of Scripture to make things more palatable for sinners, the meanings change too. We actually begin to believe we can say things better and more logically than God’s Word. Applied to the doctrine of original sin, the way we talk about sin affects the way we talk […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:39:59

Ep. 4: Free Will(y)

12/13/2019
We can make choices about all sorts of things in our lives. But the theological doctrine of free will is not about whether you can choose what to eat for breakfast or which color shirt to put on. It’s about whether we’re able to contribute anything to our own salvation, whether we can choose to […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:01:10:26

Ep. 5: Jesus over Journey

12/13/2019
Justification is a fancy $5 church-word that makes us sound smart when we use it. But what does it mean? It’s all about how we are saved and made right before God. As sinners, we look to ourselves — our choices and our actions — to gauge whether we really are Christians and measure how […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:48:07

Ep. 6: Good Works…Are Still About Jesus

12/13/2019
It makes for viral social media statements to say that not only do good works not save you but they’re harmful to salvation. But it’s totally not true. Necessary doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be forced to do something. It can also mean that it just happens through you, necessarily, and make you […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:43:58

Ep. 7: The Law is Bullwinkle. The Gospel is Rocky.

12/13/2019
Sometimes we think it’d be helpful to use character voices to distinguish Law and Gospel. The Law is that which God demands from us. And if you don’t fulfill it, the Law will also threaten punishment. It kind of offers salvation…if you keep it perfectly. God gives the Law to us for three good purposes, […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:49:12

Ep. 8: Don’t They Know it’s the Third Use of the Law?

12/13/2019
Once upon a time, there was a controversy among Lutherans. (Shocker!) One camp said the Law has no place in the life of the Christian anymore and good works will spontaneously spring forth without any sort of instruction or guidance. But when we work to set aside the Law, to free ourselves from the Law’s […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:50:41

Ep. 9: A Philosfical Approach to the Lord’s Supper

12/13/2019
We sinners have a way of taking good things from God and messing them up, including the Lord’s Supper. God has given us specific words to describe what’s it is and what’s going on. But those words don’t make sense, they’re not reasonable. So we have to try and figure out what Jesus really means, […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:42:51

Ep. 10: The Numb Hand of God

12/13/2019
Saying “God is everywhere” is not helpful or useful, when you think about it. It just confuses things, especially when God has chosen to locate Himself in specific places. In the Old Testament, His presence was visible, tangible, and interact-with-able. And in the New Testament, God became Man in the person of Jesus. And so […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:44:07

Ep. 11: Jesus’s Killer Crossover and Descent into Hell

12/13/2019
God has given us the image of Christ descending into hell, kicking open the doors, being victorious over the demons for our comfort. This doctrine doesn’t stand alone. It’s tied to His incarnation, life, death, and resurrection. When we try to make logical sense of Christ’s descent into hell, we end up putting victory right […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:43:02

Ep. 12: Adiaphora isn’t Adiaphora

12/13/2019
Every single thing you do in church — both the traditions explicitly given in the Bible, but also the smaller stuff — should point you to Jesus. If it does, it’s good. If it doesn’t, it’s bad. But it’s definitely not meaningless. The things that we do, the space we do them in are all […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:41:00

Ep. 13: Should’ve Seen This Coming…

12/13/2019
God reveals to us in Christ that He doesn’t want anyone to go to hell, He wants everyone to be saved. God’s all-knowingness includes His foreknowledge. But understanding how that works is hidden from us right now. So we can stick with what is revealed in Scripture, or we can let our rational logic run […] Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:39:56

Trailer for Uncultured Saints

12/7/2019
Join Pr. Goodman and Pr. Lietzau, the uncultured saints, as we tackle today’s issues through the lens of the Lutheran Confessions and find answers to today’s questions rooted in a timeless truth in Christ. Copyright Higher Things®, Higher Things - Dare to be Lutheran. Support the work of Higher Things.

Duration:00:05:24