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The ACELC Podcast

The ACELC Podcast

By ACELC
A Lutheran Podcast Produced by the ACELC.

“If Not Now, When?” That’s the name we’ve given to our new podcast series (which, by the way, is the title of the ACELC video, which you can view on our website.

The goal of these podcasts is “to collectively work toward unity of faith between congregations in ministry and missions to the end of faithful proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, that the Holy Spirit may work ‘when and where he pleases, in those who hear the Gospel’ (AC V).” [from the Fraternal Admonition letter]

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Online Church and Returning to Worship - With Rev. Phil Hale, editor of Christian News - ACELC Podcast - Episdoe 5
Pastor Clint K. Poppe visits with Pastor Phil Hale about Online Worship and Returning to Worship.   Pastor Philip Hale was born in Oklahoma and raised in Keller, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After working very briefly as an engineer in Austin, he attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. Following a vicarage in Fredericksburg, Iowa, under Pastor Ron Koch, he graduated in 2007 and was called to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bancroft, Nebraska and then later to St. John Lutheran Church in Lyons, Nebraska as part of a dual parish. He was installed as associate pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE in August, 2015 and remains in that call currently. In 2007 he married his wife Aubri. They have been blessed with their 10th living child. Rev. Hale's seminary research paper, written under Dr. Roland Ziegler, was entitled: "A Description and Critique of Narrative Criticism: The Relation of Biblical Interpretation, History, and Theology." He presented at the 2013 ACELC Conference in Austin, Texas: "A Doctrinal View of Worship." His book Confessing the Scriptural Christ against Modern Idolatry: Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Truth in Scientific and Biblical Conflict was published in 2016. His presentation at the 2017 ACELC Free Conference was "The Intertwined Errors of Transsexualism, Malleable Gender Roles, the Body Modification Movement, and Personal Identity." The 1955 CPH book by Fritz Zerbst (trans. by Albert G. Merkens), The Office of Woman in the Church: A Study in Practical Theology, was edited and republished by Hale in 2017. A Doctrinal Exposition of Galatians: A Sermonic Commentary for Laymen, by Rev. Hale, was published in 2018. He also wrote the book Aspects of Forgiveness: The Basis for Justification and its Modern Denial (2019).
1:02:42
June 18, 2020
Online Church - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The recent pandemic has brought new issues to the forefront in how church is carried out.  Many congregations have been forced to resort to "Online Worship."  This episode of the ACELC podcast examines the good, the bad and the ugly of online worship.   Who? What? When? Where? Why? How about – “If Not Now, When?”  That’s the name we’ve given to our new podcast series (which, by the way, is the title of the ACELC video, which you can view here. The goal of these podcasts is “to collectively work toward unity of faith between congregations in ministry and missions to the end of faithful proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, that the Holy Spirit may work ‘when and where he pleases, in those who hear the Gospel’ (AC V).”  [from the Fraternal Admonition letter]
1:01:45
May 28, 2020
ACELC Response to The Daystar Journal Regarding Closed Communion
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How about – “If Not Now, When?”  That’s the name we’ve given to our new podcast series (which, by the way, is the title of the ACELC video, which you can view here. The goal of these podcasts is “to collectively work toward unity of faith between congregations in ministry and missions to the end of faithful proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, that the Holy Spirit may work ‘when and where he pleases, in those who hear the Gospel’ (AC V).”  [from the Fraternal Admonition letter] We invite you to listen to this discussion between Pr. Scott Porath and Pr. Clint Poppe about a recent article in the Daystar Journal written by former District President Howard Patton that promotes the false doctrine of Open Communion.  
1:03:32
November 1, 2019
The ACELC - Introduction to the ACELC Part 2
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How about – “If Not Now, When?”  That’s the name we’ve given to our new podcast series (which, by the way, is the title of the ACELC video, which you can view here.  The goal of these podcasts is “to collectively work toward unity of faith between congregations in ministry and missions to the end of faithful proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, that the Holy Spirit may work ‘when and where he pleases, in those who hear the Gospel’ (AC V).”  [from the Fraternal Admonition letter]  Today, Pr. Clint Poppe (a former chairman of the ACELC) interviews Pr. Dan Bremer on his time in the ministry and how it led to the formation of the ACELC.
1:04:35
October 22, 2019
The ACELC - Who? What? When? Where? Why? An Introduction to the ACELC - Part One
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How about – “If Not Now, When?”  That’s the name we’ve given to our new podcast series (which, by the way, is the title of the ACELC video, which you can view here. The goal of these podcasts is “to collectively work toward unity of faith between congregations in ministry and missions to the end of faithful proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, that the Holy Spirit may work ‘when and where he pleases, in those who hear the Gospel’ (AC V).”  [from the Fraternal Admonition letter] We invite you to listen to the maiden voyage of the “If Not Now, When?” podcasts, as Pr. Clint Poppe (a former chairman of the ACELC) interviews Pr. Scott Porath (current chairman) on the Who?  What?  When?  Where? Why? of the ACELC.
1:04:22
October 15, 2019