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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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When is a “Controversy” Lame?



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.

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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 Grace can’t take sides when the controversy’s lame on Radical Grace Radio.

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Pentecost 2: The Fellowship of the King



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In our second discussion about Pentecost, several things come up: the Outpouring, the preached word, Baptism, Fellowship, Liturgy, and creeds. 

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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.

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Pentecost 1: Everyone Could Hear



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!

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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.

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The Lutheran Perspective of Assurance



How does the Lutheran Perspective of Assurance differ from that of Evangelicalism, or even from that of the Reformed? 

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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

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Seeking Assurance



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. 

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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.

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The Bad News



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.

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