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The Law/Gospel Mashup



Just because someone can do a mashup of say, the Bee Gees and AC/DC, doesn’t mean they should. That’s true of Law and Gospel as well. One doesn’t simply mash up law and Gospel.

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Pope delivers some new bull on capital punishment, Willow Creek implosion drama ripples across the evangelical stage, Prospering financially now firmly an Evangelical sacrament, and we’re getting to the root of what God’s doing today on Radical Grace Radio.

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Cry in the Dojo; Laugh in the Battlefield



Continuing the talk on Discipleship, the old Samurai saying, “Cry in the Dojo; Laugh in the Battlefield” comes up. There’s truth in that for us Christians, because the reason many of us fall on the Battlefield is because we don’t train for the Battle.

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Americans don’t attend church and Pew research asks why?, Jeff Sessions organizes task force for religious liberty concerns, Federal judge rules in favor of transgender student over parent objections, and there’s some work needs doing in the dojo today on Radical Grace Radio.

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Are we Wrong about Discipleship?



After the usual problems people have in defining “discipleship” have cropped up again, Pastor Gary felt that we needed to help clear up the fog that surrounds this topic.

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Franklin Graham’s event going on despite LGBT backlash in England, Christian waiter fired after admitting to perpetrating a hoax, Zuckerberg in denial about Holocaust denials on Facebook, and we’re telling you what it means to be a disciple today on Radical Grace Radio.

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Is there Growth after Church Growth?



In our pre-show discussions, Pastor Gary and I realized that the pattern of the “Church Growth” movement followed the pattern of another unique American institution, and it seems to explain an interesting aspect of what’s happening to the Church these days.

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Obituary data reveals church attendance adds years to your life, Pronouns now a punishable offense for Minnesota students, Episcopal church to allow same-sex marriage over episcopal objections, and we’re touching the Church Growth third-rail today on Radical Grace Radio.

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Circling the Church’s Wagons?



Doesn’t it seem like the Church at large is circling the wagons these days? Pastor Gary has an alternative to sticking our heads in the ground, plus:

 

Episcopal Church weighs gender language for the Book of Common Prayer, Rescued soccer team has Hollywood salivating, Philippine President calling for the most awesome selfie ever, and we won’t just circle the wagons today on Radical Grace Radio.

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Drowning and Draining in Spiritual Swamps



Do you feel like you’re drowning in a spiritual swamp? If so, don’t miss this episode.

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Free parking now only exists in Monopoly for tax-exempt employees, Kenyan priest suspended for rapping sermons in church, American news outlets judged for their accuracy and bias, and we’re still draining swamps around here on Radical Grace Radio.

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Life Imitates Parables



Pastor wanted to talk about life imitating art because he also wanted to talk about life imitating parables. Before listening to the show, can you guess what the oldest known parable is in the Bible?

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Blood moon coming and no one’s trying to profit by it, United Methodist clergy go after Attorney General Sessions, Televangelist Jim Bakker wants to cure your venereal disease, and parables coming to life give us something to think about today on Radical Grace Radio.

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404 Church Not Found



Another Listener email: This time Terri asks us about long term doctrinal detox, and also wanted to know what to do if there’s no LCMS churches near her to attend.

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Supreme Court deciding if more marriage arguments are in order, Immigrant families divide Evangelical leaders from the president, Retired Cardinal kicked off the team by Coach Francis, and today’s a special detox edition of Radical Grace Radio.

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A Gospel Antidote to Anxiety



This week it’s a listener who asked us about Assurance, since sometimes anxiety overwhelms us all. 

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Study links prosperity to church attendance, Georgia Baptist church kicked out of the SBC, Twitter CEO slammed for fast food indiscretion, and we’re connecting dots and relieving anxiety today on Radical Grace Radio.

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Wise Use of God’s Law



Following up from where we left off on last week’s topic, Pastor Gary decided to take another look at the Three Uses of the Law. There are people who are concerned about a “Radical Lutheran” view of Third Use of the law, and he though it was time to address those concerns.

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Catholics in Congo respond to Ebola outbreak, Colorado wedding cake baker wins in Supreme Court, Patterson disputes allegations that led to his firing, and we’re covering the uses of the Law again today on Radical Grace Radio.

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