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    This week it’s a listener who asked us about Assurance, since sometimes anxiety overwhelms us all.  As always, send us email at Lutherandifference@gmail.com Also…   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. Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/matthew.pancake Visit Pastor Gary Held’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/garyheld Visit
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    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. Also… Catholics in Congo respond to Ebola outbreak, Colorado wedding cake baker wins in Supreme Court, Patterson disputes
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    There’s this “controversy” that goes around in Lutheran Circles about Third Use of the Law. Pastor Gary believes the whole debate is framed wrong from the start, so he’s going to give his perspective on it. Also,   Jim Bakker gets a word of knowledge about presidential hitmen, Jesse Duplantis believes God for more mindless followers, Paige Patterson sees the light and it’s showing him to the exit, and Radical
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    In our second discussion about Pentecost, several things come up: the Outpouring, the preached word, Baptism, Fellowship, Liturgy, and creeds.  Also: Pope Francis comments on God’s love for gay people, Historic Milwaukee church destroyed by roof-top fire, Paige Patterson forced to step down from seminary presidency, and Pentecost winds keep blowing around here on Radical Grace Radio. Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/matthew.pancake Visit Pastor Gary Held’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/garyheld Visit our
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    Since it is Pentecost, it seems fitting to Pastor Gary and myself to talk about Pentecost. And now, we’re not drunk. It was only 9 in the Morning! Also… Andy Stanley coming unhitched and the internet’s coming unglued, Evangelism in decline, according to a new, Barna study, Jerusalem embassy works Franklin Graham into a frothy sweat, and Pentecost gives us plenty to talk about. Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/matthew.pancake Visit
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    How does the Lutheran Perspective of Assurance differ from that of Evangelicalism, or even from that of the Reformed?  Also:  Southern Baptist women protest seminary president remarks, ABC’s Last Man Standing may yet be the last show standing, Online videos claim Sutherland Springs shooting nothing but a hoax, and we’re telling you why assurance matters today on Radical Grace Radio Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/matthew.pancake Visit Pastor Gary Held’s Facebook
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    Do people still wonder and worry about the assurance of salvation? Pastor wonder, but I’m certain that the old Adam is hardwired to worry about Salvation.  Also…   Survey results in, and Americans give surprising answers about God, Same-sex marriage supported by religious Americans, by a wide margin, Anti-semetic weather control conspiracy theory continues gaining momentum, and we offering radical assurance today on Radical Grace Radio. Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook
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    The Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod manages to break into the news this week, Bill Hybels, as much as he tries, can’t break out of the news, CBS’ idea of Living Biblically just can’t get a break, and that’s probably a good thing, but we break bad news when we have to here at Radical Grace Radio. Visit Matthew Pancake’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/matthew.pancake Visit Pastor Gary Held’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/garyheld Visit our Website
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    Jesus Fandom. That idea has come up a few times in different Christian Circles, Meaning that there are people out there that treat the faith like it’s a fan club to join rather than a faith to follow. But I think Pastor has correctly identified how people who complain about “Jesus Fans” are themselves guilty of being fans of Jesus rather than “true followers” of Jesus. Also… Larycia Hawkins remembered
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    Our Lord and Savior had many Scandalous friendships. Women hung around with him. Tax collectors did to. Actually, pretty much everyone who followed Jesus was painted with the term “sinner” no matter what. We examine this, and we see how the News rolls with… Snoop Dogg under fire for releasing gospel music album, church discipline not so much a thing anymore for American pastors, journalistic integrity not so much a