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Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Issues, Etc. is a live theological talk show from a confessional Lutheran perspective. The show features expert guests in theology, Biblical interpretation, apologetics, ethics, philosophy, law and culture. Issues, Etc. is hosted by Todd Wilken, a p…

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    3393. Analysis of Oral Argument in Dobbs v. Jackson – Dr. Hadley Arkes, 12/2/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 57:13

    Dr. Hadley Arkes of Amherst College Takeaways from Oral Argument in Dobbs The James Wilson Institute Natural Rights and the Right to Choose Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law

    3392. The Restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris – Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, 12/2/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 28:03

    Dr. John Warwick Montgomery of 1517 The Legacy Project International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human Rights Other books by Dr. Montgomery God's Devil: And Other Tales to Whet the Theological Imagination

    3391. The Movie “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” – Pr. Ted Giese, 12/2/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:47

    Pr. Ted Giese of Mount Olive Lutheran-Regina, Saskatchewan Pr. Giese's Review of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

    3384. Responding to Listener Email and the Issues, Etc. Comment Line, 12/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 15:59

    3383. The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – Roger Severino, 12/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 18:16

    Roger Severino of the Ethics and Public Policy Center Ethics and Public Policy Center

    3382. The Book of Proverbs: Proverbs 31, Part 1 – Pr. Jonathan Fisk, 12/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 29:46

    Pr. Jonathan Fisk of The Mad Christian Sons of Solomon Without Flesh

    3381. The Death of the Daystar Television Network Founder – Terry Mattingly, 12/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 41:44

    Terry Mattingly of GetReligion Pop Goes Religion: Faith in Popular Culture GetReligion.org

    Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Second Sunday in Advent – Dr. Carl Fickenscher, 12/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 57:20

    Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne, IN Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne

    Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (1 Year Lectionary): Second Sunday in Advent – Pr. David Petersen, 12/1/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 57:15

    Pr. David Petersen of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy God With Us Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy

    3373. The Saint Peter Option: Living as Exiles in a Foreign Land, Part 2 – Pr. Peter Bender, 11/30/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 35:43

    Peter Bender of The Concordia Catechetical Academy Concordia Catechetical Academy

    3372. Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Jesus Is Transfigured – Pr. Tom Baker, 11/30/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 31:05


    Pr. Tom Baker of Law and Gospel Enduring Faith Law and Gospel with Tom Baker


    3371. A California Student Sues to Stop School Vaccine Mandate & An Update on New York’s Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate – Paul Jonna, 11/30/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 18:46

    Paul Jonna of the Thomas More Society The Thomas More Society

    3363. Advances in Science and Legalized Abortion – Dr. David Prentice, 11/29/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 14:12

    Dr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institute Roe v. Wade: Unscientific and Outdated The Charlotte Lozier Institute

    3362. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Vaccine Mandates – Paul Larkin, Jr., 11/29/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 20:20

    Paul Larkin, Jr. of the Heritage Foundation Here's Why OSHA Has No Legal Power To Enforce A Vaccine Mandate The Heritage Foundation

    3361. The Historic Liturgy, Part 1 – Pr. Will Weedon & Pr. Sean Daenzer, 11/29/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 78:04

    Pr. Will Weedon, Host of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Pr. Sean Daenzer, Director of Worship for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Celebrating the Saints Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey See My Savior's Hands LCMS Worship The Chief Divine Service

    3332. The Season of Advent – Dr. Ken Schurb, 11/26/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 57:49

    Dr. Ken Schurb of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Central Illinois District News Facebook Live Events

    3331. Worship: What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Understood About – Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller, 11/26/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 57:21

    Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of St. Paul Lutheran, Austin, TX Martin Luther's Sermon for Trinity 19 Pr. Wolfmueller's YouTube Channel And Take They Our Life: Martin Luther's Theology of Martyrdom World-Wide Bible Class And Take They Our Life: Martin Luther's Theology of Martyrdom A Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World

    3321. Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Peter Confesses Jesus to Be the Christ – Pr. Tom Baker, 11/25/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 37:00


    Pr. Tom Baker of Law and Gospel Enduring Faith Law and Gospel with Tom Baker


    3321. The Hymn, “Savior of the Nations Come” – Pr. Will Weedon, 11/25/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 77:42

    Pr. Will Weedon, Host of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Celebrating the Saints Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey See My Savior's Hands The Lutheran Solas in the Church Fathers

    Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (1 Year Lectionary): First Sunday in Advent – Pr. David Petersen, 11/24/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 57:01

    Pr. David Petersen of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy God With Us Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy

    3322. Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): First Sunday in Advent – Dr. Carl Fickenscher, 11/24/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:09

    Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne, IN Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne

    3311. The Lord’s Prayer Petition: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread – Pr. Peter Bender, 11/4/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:16

    Peter Bender of The Concordia Catechetical Academy Concordia Catechetical Academy

    Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (1 Year Lectionary): Thanksgiving Day – Pr. David Petersen, 11/24/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:23

    Pr. David Petersen of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy God With Us Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy

    3304. A Lutheran View of Transgenderism – Pr. Hans Fiene, 11/23/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:48

    Pr. Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire A Lutheran View of Transgenderism Lutheran Satire

    3303. The Repeal of an Illinois Parental Involvement Law & A Washington Post/ABC News Poll on Roe v. Wade – Dr. Michael New, 11/23/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 13:14

    Dr. Michael New of the Charlotte Lozier Institute Michael New's Articles at National Review The Charlotte Lozier Institute

    3302. The Attrition of Youth from the Church – Joshua Pauling, 11/23/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 30:34

    Joshua Pauling, author, “Halting the Youth Exodus from the Church” Halting the Youth Exodus from Church: Spiritual Formation as Instruction and Participation

    3301. An Atlantic Column on Social Media’s Effect on Adolescents – Terry Mattingly, 11/23/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 39:21

    Terry Mattingly of GetReligion Pop Goes Religion: Faith in Popular Culture GetReligion.org

    3293. Responding to Listener Email and the Issues, Etc. Comment Line, 11/22/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 41:57

    3292. The Saint Peter Option: Living as Exiles in a Foreign Land, Part 1 – Pr. Peter Bender, 11/22/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 53:44

    Peter Bender of The Concordia Catechetical Academy Concordia Catechetical Academy

    3291. First Century Bishop of Rome Clement – Pr. Will Weedon, 11/22/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 19:39

    Pr. Will Weedon, Host of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Celebrating the Saints Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey See My Savior's Hands The Lutheran Solas in the Church Fathers

    3263. The Hymn, “Wake, Awake for Night Is Flying” – Pr. Peter Bender, 11/19/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 57:48

    Peter Bender of The Concordia Catechetical Academy Concordia Catechetical Academy

    3262. How Lutheran Preaching Changed in the 20th Century – Dr. Adam Koontz, 11/19/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:00

    Dr. Adam Koontz of Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, IN Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, IN

    2261. Planned Parenthood v. Casey and the “Legitimacy” of the US Supreme Court – Dr. Matthew Franck, 11/18/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 17:34

    Dr. Matthew Franck of Princeton University ‘Roe' Undermines the Supreme Court's Legitimacy The Witherspoon Institute

    3253. Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (1 Year Lectionary): Last Sunday of the Church Year – Pr. David Petersen, 11/18/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 57:17

    Pr. David Petersen of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy God With Us Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy

    3252. The Book of Proverbs: Proverbs 30, Part 5 – Pr. Jonathan Fisk, 11/18/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 25:56

    Pr. Jonathan Fisk of The Mad Christian Sons of Solomon Without Flesh

    3251. Media Coverage of the Resignation of World Magazine's Editor Marvin Olasky – Terry Mattingly, 11/18/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 30:14


    Terry Mattingly of GetReligion Pop Goes Religion: Faith in Popular Culture GetReligion.org


    3242. The War on Reality – Dr. Anthony Esolen, 11/17/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 57:05

    Dr. Anthony Esolen, author, “Sex and the Unreal City” Sex and the Unreal City: The Demolition of the Western Mind Defending Boyhood: How Building Forts, Reading Stories, Playing Ball, and Praying to God Can Change the World Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture Nostalgia: Going Home in a Homeless World

    3241. The Theology of Worship, Part 11 – Pr. Peter Bender, 11/17/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 57:20

    Peter Bender of The Concordia Catechetical Academy Concordia Catechetical Academy

    3233. Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Last Sunday of the Church Year – Dr. Carl Fickenscher, 11/16/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 57:19

    Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne, IN Concordia Theological Seminary-Fort Wayne

    3232. The Family and Christian Caregiving – Rebekah Curtis, 11/16/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 28:21

    Rebekah Curtis, coauthor, “Ladylike” When Do You Shower? Ladylike: Living Biblically

    3231. Teaching a Sunday School Lesson: Jesus Walks on Water – Pr. Tom Baker, 11/16/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 29:30


    Pr. Tom Baker of Law and Gospel Enduring Faith Law and Gospel with Tom Baker


    3222. This Week in Pop-Christianity: Evangelical Buzz Words – Pr. Chris Rosebrough, 11/15/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:20

    Pr. Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith Fighting for the Faith

    3221. The Hymn, “The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us” – Pr. Will Weedon, 11/15/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:15

    Pr. Will Weedon, Host of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Celebrating the Saints Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey See My Savior's Hands The Lutheran Solas in the Church Fathers

    3164. Issues, Etc. Soundbite of the Week, 11/12/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021

    Soundbite of the Week 1 Kyle Mann, Is Wokeness Inherently Self-Destructive? 2 Katey Vogel Lutheran Teaching and Spiritual Restlessness 3 Lyman Stone, Does Distrust of Health Authorities Mean There's No Reliable Vaccine Information? 4 Jake Damec on War and the Incarnation VOTE in advance: (618) 223-8382, talkback@issuesetc.org, or facebook.com/issuesetc VOTE live: (877) 623-6943, talkback@issuesetc.org, or [...]

    3162. The Movie “The French Dispatch” – Pr. Ted Giese, 11/12/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 43:35

    Pr. Ted Giese of Mount Olive Lutheran-Regina, Saskatchewan Pr. Giese's Review of “Dune”

    3161. This Week in Pop-Christianity: Andy Wommack on God’s Perfect Purpose for Your Life – Pr. Chris Rosebrough, 11/12/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 44:59

    Pr. Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith Fighting for the Faith

    3153. Responding to Listener Email and the Issues, Etc. Comment Line, 11/11/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 52:48

    3152. The Prosecution of Finnish Lutheran Leaders for Statements on Human Sexuality – Bishop Juhana Pohjola, 11/11/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 31:44

    Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland The Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland

    3151. The Book of Proverbs: Proverbs 30, Part 4 – Pr. Jonathan Fisk, 11/11/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 34:18

    Pr. Jonathan Fisk of The Mad Christian Sons of Solomon Without Flesh

    Soundbite 4 – Jake Damec on War and the Incarnation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 1:01

    Soundbite 3 – Lyman Stone, Does Distrust of Health Authorities Mean There's No Reliable Vaccine Information?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 1:37

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