In 1932 and 1933, Dietrich delivered a series of lectures during the Winter Semester at the University of Berlin. His students demanded these lectures be recorded and published, thus producing Creation and Fall. We start our journey today through this beautifully complex work at The Beginning.
We take a look at Dietrich's sermon from 1934 given in London. What is love and why do we love?
**Side note from Tyler** - I mistakenly say that Paul was stoned at Laodicea, thinking of Colossians, when I actually was referring to Acts 14 when Paul is stoned at Lystra, and then goes back.
The pastors take a look at a sermon given by Dietrich in London in 1934. What does it mean to live for others? How do we serve? Jesus calls us to bear one another's burdens and look to Him on the cross for rest and restoration.
Pastor Hill and Pastor Cronkright take a look at a lecture that Dietrich gave on August 29, 1932 at the International Youth Conference of the Universal Christian Council on Life and Work and the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches in Gland, Switzerland.
So, we pose the question..."Is the church dead?"
Dietrich gave a sermon entitled "Learning to Die" where he talks about John's revelation behind the curtain of death in Revelation 14.
We had a slightly longer conversation than normal and rather than cutting out some, we decided to break our conversation up into two parts! You'll have to wait until next week for the really juicy conversation about learning to die in our world.
A great discussion today over Dietrich's sermon from exactly 88 years ago! In this sermon, he talks about the conflict at Sinai with Moses, Aaron, and the golden calf.
Side note, listen to the end for a short discussion on if God hears prayers of unbelievers and if He changes his mind! Gotta love the rabbit trails.
The pastors are back from their Covid-19 break, which inspired an episode on Christian freedom. We pray it provokes you to think about what it means to be free in Christ.
Thank you all for your prayers and support of the ministry while we were away.
What does it mean to be risen with Christ? Do we really let these powerful words impact us in the way that they are intended? Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler jump in to a great discussion as they kick off the Easter Season.
The pastors talk a little controversy in this episode! The church without love is no church at all.
***Pastor Hill is quiet the first 5 minutes or so, but his mic is turned up shortly into it. DON'T WORRY.***
"Easter is overrated." What could possibly be meant by this? This week we talk about the importance of Christ crucified and the fruits that he offers us in his body and blood for the forgiveness of sins.
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler take on a unique Advent text! Dietrich uses Revelation 3 in an Advent sermon from 1928.
PS: Pastor Jim used a new microphone so bear with us in some of the softer sound. No more issues after today!
Pastors Jim and Tyler take a look at a sermon almost 90 years old that Dietrich gave about loving our neighbors.
PS: Please bear with the sound difficulties. We have identified the problem and it will be fixed next episode!
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler continue their discussion from last week about the importance of having accountability in our lives and the freedom that comes with confessing our sins to our brothers/sisters.
Our natural response when harm has been done to us is to seek revenge, to get even. What does Dietrich have to say about revenge? Take a listen and hear the echoes of Jesus' words in the New Testament.
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler talk about a few of the most crippling things affecting people everywhere. Fear, Anxiety, and Depression. It is a raw and honest discussion that always needs to be had. We always seek Christ in the midst of our struggles.
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler look at this Bonhoeffer quote: "Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without
discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ."