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The Sin Boldly Podcast

The Sin Boldly Podcast is a combination of a radio show offered through KPFT 90.1 in Houston as well as teaching material from First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston. The content is apologetic, polemic, and tradition in its Christian worldview. It means to clearly convey the Christian view as opposed to others. All in love, of course!
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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 26, 2018

This episode continues to look at the Ten Commandments, and boy are they as relevant as ever. Truth never dies! The commandment not to bear false witness has obvious contemporary connection, given fake news, the scapegoating of entire groups of people, and stretching the truth for political advantage. 

Why the name “Sin Boldly”? Martin Luther wrote to his friend Philip Melanchthon in 1521: “If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong [sin boldly], but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.” To sin boldly, therefore, is not to seek unholy living, but to follow the course we believe the Bible demands even if the world is against us. And if and when we sin, trust in an even greater savior.

First Lutheran also publishes a daily podcast called The Scarlet Thread (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scarlet-thread/id1110938468?mt=2). This podcast is a reading of the appointed texts for the Two-Year Daily Lectionary. After two years, listeners will have heard most of the Old Testament once and most of the New Testament twice. If you are liturgically-minded and want a little more Bible in your life, this is a great podcast for you.

 

Links cited:

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/gender-man-hatred/
https://thefederalist.com/2018/10/15/elizabeth-warrens-dna-test-proves-she-was-lying/
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/10/senator-cory-booker-accused-sexual-assault-gay-man-fake-news/

Oct 19, 2018

A solo episode that looks at the commandment against theft. We look at Luther's commentary, of course, as well as modern application including looking at the institutional reality of theft. Socialism, anyone? And I got a caller right at the end of the show! 

Why the name “Sin Boldly”? Martin Luther wrote to his friend Philip Melanchthon in 1521: “If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong [sin boldly], but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.” To sin boldly, therefore, is not to seek unholy living, but to follow the course we believe the Bible demands even if the world is against us. And if and when we sin, trust in an even greater savior.

First Lutheran also publishes a daily podcast called The Scarlet Thread (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scarlet-thread/id1110938468?mt=2). This podcast is a reading of the appointed texts for the Two-Year Daily Lectionary. After two years, listeners will have heard most of the Old Testament once and most of the New Testament twice. If you are liturgically-minded and want a little more Bible in your life, this is a great podcast for you.

Links Cited:

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/federal-budget-deficit-hits-six-year-high/

http://ashbrook.org/publications/onprin-v1n3-thompson/

Oct 12, 2018

A solo episode that continues our look at the Ten Commandments through Luther's Large Catechism, focusing a bit more on the commandment against murder and zooming in on the commandment against adultery. As always, I include contemporary articles and commentary. 

Why the name “Sin Boldly”? Martin Luther wrote to his friend Philip Melanchthon in 1521: “If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong [sin boldly], but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.” To sin boldly, therefore, is not to seek unholy living, but to follow the course we believe the Bible demands even if the world is against us. And if and when we sin, trust in an even greater savior.

First Lutheran also publishes a daily podcast called The Scarlet Thread (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scarlet-thread/id1110938468?mt=2). This podcast is a reading of the appointed texts for the Two-Year Daily Lectionary. After two years, listeners will have heard most of the Old Testament once and most of the New Testament twice. If you are liturgically-minded and want a little more Bible in your life, this is a great podcast for you.

Oct 5, 2018

This solo episode looks at an article that highlights the falsehood that atheists are more rational than believers, Tim Keller's weak article on Christians in a 2-party system, and the 4th and 5th Commandments with contemporary commentary. 

Why the name “Sin Boldly”? Martin Luther wrote to his friend Philip Melanchthon in 1521: “If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong [sin boldly], but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.” To sin boldly, therefore, is not to seek unholy living, but to follow the course we believe the Bible demands even if the world is against us. And if and when we sin, trust in an even greater savior.

First Lutheran also publishes a daily podcast called The Scarlet Thread (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-scarlet-thread/id1110938468?mt=2). This podcast is a reading of the appointed texts for the Two-Year Daily Lectionary. After two years, listeners will have heard most of the Old Testament once and most of the New Testament twice. If you are liturgically-minded and want a little more Bible in your life, this is a great podcast for you.

Articles Cited: 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/christians-oppose-allowing-pharmacists-refuse-contraceptives-white-evangelicals-divided-227763/

https://americanvision.org/16908/studies-show-atheists-not-so-rational-after-all/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/sunday/christians-politics-belief.html

https://www.christianpost.com/news/former-nightclub-owner-addicted-drugs-porn-gambling-charity-water-thirst-scott-harrison-227689/

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/why-leftist-hold-middle-class-values-in-contempt/

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