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Jesus, Dietrich, and Me

Jesus, Dietrich, and Me

By Family of God Lutheran Church
Join LCMS Pastors Jim Hill and Tyler Cronkright as they look the different works of German theologian and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer and weave them together with Jesus and current cultural affairs.
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Episode 48: Creation and Fall - The Word, The Light, The Day
We continue working our way through Creation and Fall, discussing creation myths, animal possession, and the Light of the World, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
July 30, 2021
Episode 47 - Creation and Fall: The Beginning
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.
July 23, 2021
Episode 46 - The Unbelieving Way Of Love
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.
July 16, 2021
Episode 45b - What Does Grace Require?
The pastors and Nick continue the discussion of grace. Cheap or Costly? The answer is "yes."
July 9, 2021
Episode 45a - What Does Grace Require?
The pastors are joined by Vicar Nick today to revisit Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "The Cost of Discipleship." We pose the very controversial question, "What does grace require?"
July 2, 2021
Episode 44 - The One Who Thinks And Lives For Others
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.
June 25, 2021
Episode 43 - The Church Is Dead
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?"
June 18, 2021
Episode 42b - Learning to Die
We continue our conversation today about Dietrich's interpretation of John's revelation behind the curtain of death, reminding us that those who die in Christ truly die well.
June 11, 2021
Episode 42a - Learning to Die
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.
June 4, 2021
Episode 41 - Church of the Word vs. Church of the 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.
May 28, 2021
Episode 40 - Freedom
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.
May 21, 2021
Episode 39 - Confessional Status (Part 2)
Continued raw discussion on the Confessional Status article.  Where do we as Christians draw the line? Will we stand with Bonhoeffer and Luther?
April 23, 2021
Episode 38 - Confessional Status
We walk through the document Bonhoeffer, Status Confessionis, and the Lutheran Tradition. Persecution is coming. Will the Church take a stand?
April 16, 2021
Episode 37 - Risen With Christ
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.
April 9, 2021
Episode 36 - The Church That Believes, Hopes, and Loves
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.***
March 26, 2021
Episode 35 - The Betrayer
As we get closer to Good Friday, we look at the one that kicked off the series of events - Judas, one of the twelve, also known as the betrayer.
March 19, 2021
Episode 34 - Death Is Swallowed Up In Victory
"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.
March 12, 2021
Episode 33 - Repent and Do Not Judge
Tragedy and suffering happen all around us. What is Dietrich's message to us in the face of tradgedy? It is to echo what Jesus did throughout his entire ministry: repent.
March 5, 2021
Episode 32 - Turning Back
 On Repentance Day 1933, Dietrich delivered a sermon about turning back. These themes ring true for us today as well.
February 26, 2021
Episode 31 - Christ's Strength Is Made Perfect In Our Weakness
Ultimately, God is glorified when Christ Jesus dies on the cross for you. He therefore calls us to serve in our weakness.
February 19, 2021
Episode 30 - Who Do You Say That I Am?
It seems like we, as Christians, are always at war with the world. In this sermon, Dietrich talks about the Confessing Church and why that is so important in the face of opposition.
February 5, 2021
Episode 29 - Lazarus and The Rich Man
The pastors discuss a parable that is not explored too often in regular preaching. Who is Lazarus? Who is the rich man? Where is the Gospel in this parable? All that and more in this week's episode.
January 29, 2021
Episode 28 - God Is Lord
This week we look at Old Testament judge, Gideon. How did he respond to God's call? Are we willing to step out in faith?
January 22, 2021
Episode 27 - Lord, Help My Unbelief
The pastors look at an undated sermon of Dietrich with a timeless message. What is it that you believe in?
January 15, 2021
Episode 26 - Begin With Christ
It is 2021 and the pastors talk about New Year's resolutions and why they fail. Perhaps in this new year, we look beyond ourselves and look to Jesus for a new beginning.
January 8, 2021
Episode 25 - My Spirit Rejoices
The guys look at another 1933 Advent Sermon, this time talking about Mary and the Magnificat
December 18, 2020
Episode 24 - Come, O Rescuer!
The Pastors travel back to December 3, 1933 where Dietrich talks about mine shafts, prisons, and rescue. Our Rescuer has indeed come, and he is coming back.
December 11, 2020
Episode 23 - Christ In Our Midst
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!
December 4, 2020
Episode 22 - Forgiveness
Happy Thanksgiving! The pastors look at another 1935 sermon from Dietrich about forgiveness. We are thankful for the forgiveness that we have in Christ!
November 27, 2020
Episode 21 - Only Love Keeps Us From Being Rigid (Reformation 1934)
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!
November 20, 2020
Episode 20 - The Day Alone
The pastors begin a new journey, looking at Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, "Life Together."
November 13, 2020
Episode 19 - The Lord's Supper (Part 2)
The pastors continue the discussion on the Lord's Supper.
November 6, 2020
Episode 18 - The Lord's Supper (Part 1)
Great discussion today with Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler. Jesus has given his body and shed his blood FOR YOU!
October 30, 2020
Episode 17 - Baptism (Part 2)
We continue our discussion on Baptism. What about that target on your back?
October 23, 2020
Episode 16 - Baptism (Part 1)
We are back this week talking about Baptism. What is it? Does Baptism save? We answer all (some) the questions in part 1 of this two-part episode.
October 16, 2020
Episode 15 - Confession and Communion (Part 2)
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.
October 2, 2020
Episode 14 - Confession and Communion
Why is confession so important? Who do we confess to? Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler talk about this topic from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, "Life Together."
September 25, 2020
Episode 13- Revenge
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.
September 18, 2020
Episode 12 - Overcoming Fear
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.
September 11, 2020
Episode 11 - The Visible Community
Are you putting your faith and trust in Covid-19? The government? Or are you putting your faith and trust in Christ Jesus. Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler pose a glaring question on this week's episode.
September 4, 2020
Episode 10 - The Enemy
Who are our enemies? How are we called to treat them? Pray for them? Really?? Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler talk about that today. 
August 28, 2020
Episode 9 - The Power Of Spoken Word
What we say carries weight. Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler discuss the power of the tongue and what Bonhoeffer says proclaiming God's Word to our brothers and sisters.
August 21, 2020
Episode 8 - When Christ Calls A Man (Part 2)
...he bids him to come and die. But it is in this death that we find life in Christ.
August 14, 2020
Episode 7 - When Christ Calls A Man (Part 1)
...He bids him to come and die. What does this mean?  Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler explore this in part 1 of a 2-part discussion. Enjoy it!
August 7, 2020
Episode 6 - Single-Minded Obedience
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler discuss Bonhoeffer's concept of single-minded obedience. What does Bonhoeffer mean when he talks about adherence to Christ?
July 31, 2020
Episode 5 - The Call Of Discipleship
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler talk about what happens when Jesus calls us to follow him. How will you react?
July 24, 2020
Episode 4 - Costly Grace 2.0
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler continue the discussion from last episode about Bonhoeffer's concept of costly grace.
July 17, 2020
Episode 3 - Costly Grace
Pastor Jim and Pastor Tyler discuss the concepts of "cheap grace" and "costly grace" on this episode, using numereous quotations from Bonhoeffer's "The Cost Of Discipleship."
July 10, 2020
Episode 2 - The Cost Of Discipleship
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."
June 26, 2020
Episode 1 - Spoke In The Wheels Of Injustice
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” A discussion about injustice and our role as the Church.
June 18, 2020