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Sternemann
 Nov 12, 2019
Easy to listen to, flowing conversations. It's always over before I want it to be!

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The Thinking Fellows is a podcast that explores theology, history, and apologetics. Hosted by Caleb Keith and Drs. Rod Rosenbladt, Scott Keith, and Adam Francisco.

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Reading C.S. Lewis
42:40

Following the introduction to C.S. Lewis and his conversion, the Thinking Fellows speak to the impact and scope of his written works. The charm of Lewis was his ability to communicate both from highly educated positions and with a tone that allowed for lay readability. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Abolition of Man

The Space Trilogy 

The Weight of Glory

Mere Christianity 

Nov 23, 2021
C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert
48:33

Scott and Caleb Keith join Adam Francisco to discuss the life of C.S. Lewis and the docudrama The Most Reluctant Convert, which revolves around Lewis's life and conversion to Christianity. Lewis's conversion is complex but involves friendship and the challenging of presuppositions by those friends. Today, there is an ever-growing need for friendships that evolve past nicety and into the realm of substance and intellectual challenge. 

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Nov 16, 2021
Last Theological Will and Testament
34:17

Scott and Caleb get to the end of the Smalcald Articles. Here, Luther takes a stand for the proclamation of the Gospel and the necessity of the Reformation. As Luther faces the possibility of his death, he refuses to shy away from the truth of God's Word.

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Nov 09, 2021
Baptize Babies
42:03

The following several articles of Smalcald are concerned with the application of the Gospel. Luther emphasizes that the power of the Word is given to the church for proclamation and administration in the Sacraments. God does not work with existing goodness but creates faith and holiness with the Word.

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Nov 02, 2021
Comfort and Assurance
30:23

The Thinking Fellows are live from Here We Still Stand Las Vegas with the original cast and special guest Chris Rosebrough. As a pairing with the conference topic the Fellows talk about the role and reliability of assurance in the reformation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 27, 2021
Repentance and the Gospel
38:16

Jim Nestingen and Steve Paulson join Caleb and Scott to discuss the Smalcald Articles. Jim and steve used to lecture on the Confessions together, and Luther Seminary and are together again to comment on repentance and the gospel. Here we see God use the law as a thunderbolt of destruction and the gospel as a word of peace and life to those destroyed by the law.

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Oct 19, 2021
The Pope and the Law
44:50

Caleb and Scott continue to read the Smalcald Articles. This time the articles focus on the abuses of the papacy. Luther then moves into an outline of doctrine, starting with sin and the law.

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Oct 12, 2021
The Chief Article of the Christian Faith
43:44

Caleb and Scott read through the first several articles of the Smalcald Articles. Here we find an affirmation of orthodox trinitarian theology and a biblically backed presentation of justification on account of Christ alone.

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Oct 06, 2021
Introducing The Smalcald Articles
38:19

Caleb and Scott give a historical overview of the Smalcald articles. Many factors were at play; from Luther's personal health issues to looming political threats.

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Sep 29, 2021
What is the Canon?
47:36

John Hoyum joins Caleb Keith to answer some listener questions. The first question is about using quotes attributed to Luther that are apocryphal. The final question revolves around how the Biblical canon was formed and why the Lutheran Confessions don't list the books of the Bible.

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Sep 21, 2021
Nobody Talks About Melanchthon
41:05

Caleb and Scott answer two listener questions. The first question is about addressing or using worldviews as a methodology for engaging culture as a Christian. The second question is about the lack of time spent discussing Philip Melanchthon in Lutheran churches.

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Sep 14, 2021
Vocation and the Drowning of Baptism
47:53

Caleb and Scott take a break from the Book of Concord to address listener comments and questions. First, they responded to comments about vocation and damnation. Then they close the show with a discussion about mortifying your sin.

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Sep 07, 2021
Correction to Abuses
50:31

On this episode, Caleb and Scott complete their comments on the Augsburg Confession and the Apology. These final articles are not positive statements from the Reformers, but refutations of abusive practices conducted by the Roman Catholic Church. 

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Aug 31, 2021
What is a Good Work?
54:15

Caleb Keith is joined by John Hoyum to discuss articles 20 and 21 of the Augsburg Confession and Apology. In these articles the evangelicals make a confession about the nature of good works and condemn the invocation of saints in prayer. 

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Aug 25, 2021
Freedom and Reason
43:07

Caleb and Scott discuss free will, the fall into sin, and human reason. Article 18 of the Augsburg Confession outlines how human reason differs from free will. How is it that you can make good rational choices while still bound to sin?

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Aug 18, 2021
Do I Have To Obey Government?
34:45

Caleb and Scott talk about article 16 of the Augsburg Confession. This article highlights not only obedience to civil authority but the freedom to participate in civil offices and process. Article 16 provides a vocational outline for living in society.

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Aug 12, 2021
Does Tradition Matter?
37:22

Scott Keith is joined by Jim Nestingen to discuss church traditions and their uses. Should the church retain old traditions? Is there a point where a specific tradition should be removed?

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Aug 04, 2021
The Life of the Church
43:36

Scott and Caleb continue to talk about the Augsburg confession and the Apology. This time, they discuss how the church functions with proper rites and ceremonies. Lastly, the Fellows discuss the significance of calling pastors.

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Jul 27, 2021
Confession is for Absolution
44:22

The Augsburg Confession is clear; the aim or purpose of repentance is the application of Christ to the sinner. In articles 11 and 12 of the Augsburg Confession and the Apology, the Lutherans took a stand on the declarative forgiveness of sin. 

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Jul 20, 2021
How to Obtain Forgiveness
41:55
Scott and Caleb continue with articles 7-9 of the Augsburg Confession. In these articles, the Reformers took a definitional stand against a sacramental system of infused grace and instead positioned the Sacramental Biblical as means by which God delivers the forgiveness of sin.

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Jul 13, 2021
How am I Saved?
46:09

Caleb and Scott discuss article four of the Apology to the Augsburg Confession. Justification is the article upon which the church stands or falls, and everything in the Augsburg Confession flow toward or from this doctrine. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jul 06, 2021
A Race Toward Justification
43:56

Caleb and Scott read and discuss the first three articles of the Augsburg Confession and the Apology. While Rome did not object to the Lutheran presentation of the doctrine of God, they denied the Lutheran confession on original sin. Scott and Caleb talk about original sin and how it relates to the doctrine of justification.

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Jun 30, 2021
A Crisis in Christianity
45:42

Scott and Caleb introduce the Augsburg Confession. The Augsburg Confession is one of the most unique documents of the Reformation and stood as a bold confession in a time of crisis. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Book of Concord 

Jun 22, 2021
What About Evolution?
49:29

Caleb and Scott take listener questions about creation and apologetics. Does the idea of evolution threaten our understanding of the Bible? How do we frame this issue in terms of doctrine? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jun 15, 2021
What Does Baptism Offer?
01:00:32

Caleb is joined by Bob Hiller and Rod Rosenbladt to close out Luther’s Large Catechism. This episode focuses on God’s gifts in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. How is God working through these means?

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A Field Guide to the Bible

Jun 08, 2021
How to Talk to God
52:45

Caleb is joined by Dr. Rod Rosenbladt and pastor Bob Hiller to talk about the Lord’s Prayer. Luther explains that the Lord’s Prayer gives Christians the how and why of talking to God. Prayer gives us an opportunity to call upon God to hold fast to his promises and thank Him for all good things.

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A Field Guide to the Bible

The Book of Concord 

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Jun 01, 2021
Reading the Bible
51:00

The Thinking Fellows Podcast celebrates the anniversary of the 1517 Podcast Network with a 30minutes and 40minutes crossover. Scott and Caleb are joined by Dan Price, Erick Sorensen, and Chad Bird to talk about reading the Bible. How did we get the Bible? What is its focus? Are there contradictions? How are confessions compatible with Scripture?

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May 25, 2021
I Believe in the Holy Spirit
45:41

Philip Bartelt and John Hoyum join Caleb to read and discuss the Third Article of the Apostles' Creed. In his explanation of this article, Luther identifies the Holy Spirit as the "Holy Maker." What follows is an abundantly clear proclamation of sanctification. That is, the Spirit works through the proclamation of the Word to give and maintain faith.

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May 18, 2021
I Believe in Jesus Christ His Only Son Our Lord
35:18

Luther’s short sermon on the second article of the Apostles’ Creed is short but significant in its call that Christ and this article be constantly preached throughout the year. Caleb and Scott discuss the length and significance of these comments on the Creed.

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May 12, 2021
I Believe in God the Father Almighty
42:31

Caleb is joined by John Hoyum and Kelsi Klembara to talk about Luther’s explanation of the first article of the Apostles Creed. The first part of the Creed emphasizes God’s care for his creation. Luther, focuses on how God is not just an ambiguous creator but our Heavenly Father.

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May 05, 2021
Thou Shalt Not Covet
39:14

Caleb, Scott, and John wrap up the section on the Ten Commandments in the Large Catechism. What does it mean to covet? What do God’s commands produce?

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Apr 27, 2021
Thou Shalt Not Steal
38:10

Scott, Caleb, and John discuss Luther’s extended commentary on the seventh and eight commandments. Luther takes particular care to give broad vocational examples of theft and false witness. 

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The Large Catechism 

 

Apr 20, 2021
Thou Shalt Not Murder
41:28

Caleb, Scott, and Adam continue their walk through Luther’s Large Catechism. They examine the difference between just use of the sword and murder. They close with Luther’s framing of marriage and chastity in the sixth commandment.

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Apr 14, 2021
Remember the Sabbath
41:22

Scott, Caleb, and Adam are back together talking about the third and the fourth commandments. They briefly explain the first and second tables of the Law, and Adam introduces Luther's concept of three estates.

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Apr 06, 2021
In Defense of Christian Ritual
41:45

Scott, Caleb, and Adam are joined by David Andersen and Ed Killian to talk about David’s book, In Defense of Christian Ritual. David makes the case for Word and Sacrament worship and the construction of worship around proclamation. 

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Mar 30, 2021
What Does It Mean To Have a God?
51:48

Scott and Caleb look over the first and second commandments and their explanation in Martin Luther's Large Catechism. In his expanded answers, Luther highlights many examples of violations of these commands. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Mar 23, 2021
Introduction to the Large Catechism
49:31

John Hoyum and Philip Bartelt join Caleb to discuss the preface to Martin Luther's Large Catechism. They talk about the Large Catechism, its context, and audience and why more than pastors and the theologically educated should use it. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Small Catechism a Manual for Discipleship 

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Mar 16, 2021
Q&A: Lewis, Tolkien, and Hearing the Gospel
42:15

Caleb and Scott take some time to answer listener questions. What kinds of Christian themes are present in the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien? How do I help my wife cling to the Gospel alone? What translations are good translations of the Bible? Sit back relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

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The Chronicles of Narnia 

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Mar 09, 2021
Christian Questions and Answers
39:44

Caleb, Scott, and Rod go through the Christian Questions and Answers section of the Small Catechism. Written by Martin Luther after the original publication of the Catechism, these questions are intended for those receiving the Lord’s Supper.

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Mar 02, 2021
Daily Prayers and Table Duties
59:37

Caleb, Scott, and Rod read and discuss Luther’s daily prayers out of the Small Catechism. This is followed by a walkthrough of the Table of Duties.

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Small Catechism 

Feb 23, 2021
The Sacrament of the Altar
38:45

As we continue through the Small Catechism, Luther provides questions and answers about the Lord’s Supper. In a brief and simple format Luther answers the who, what, where, and why of The Sacrament of the Altar.  Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Small Catechism 

Feb 16, 2021
Confession and Absolution
37:45

The Thinking Fellows talk about Luther’s breakdown and examples of confession in the Small Catechism. The conversation focuses on how confession is meant to be a means of comfort to Christians.

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Feb 09, 2021
Holy Baptism in the Small Catechism
42:39

Scott and Caleb move into the Catechism's explanations of the Means of Grace. Starting with Baptism, Luther follows Scripture to explain how God's Word and promises are delivered to us through ordinary means like water. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Feb 02, 2021
The Petitions of the Lord’s Prayer
41:19

Scott, Caleb, and Rod read and discuss the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer and Luther’s explanations. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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The Small Catechism 

Jan 26, 2021
The Creed
44:12

Caleb, Scott, and Rod walk through the Apostles Creed and Luther’s explanations. They also highlight the purpose and flow of the Small Catechism.

Jan 19, 2021
The Second Table of the Law
42:39

Scott and Caleb continue to walk through Luther’s Small Catechism. This time covering the 5th-10th commandments. In particular,they focus on how these commands affect your neighbor. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jan 12, 2021
Introduction to the Small Catechism
44:15

Caleb, Scott, and Rod discuss the the context and introduction to Luther’s Small Catechism. They examine the purpose, audience, and style of the catechism to explain why it remains a faithful tool to this day.

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Jan 05, 2021
Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions
42:48

Caleb and Scott begin the series on the Lutheran Confessions. Scott goes over the outline of the Book of Concord and gives a brief history of why each document was written. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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The Book of Concord 

Dec 29, 2020
Mall Santa
37:37

Caleb and Scott host a Christmas episode where they talk about Santa, magic, and Scott’s graying beard. Is Santa a remotely helpful Christmas image? Can the guilt and commercialism be redeemed? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Dec 22, 2020
Christmas and Church Seasons
45:13

Scott, Caleb, and Dave Rufner discuss the place and purpose of Church seasons. How do holidays like Christmas and other liturgical points of importance serve the Christian? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Dec 15, 2020
Repent!
41:06

The Thinking Fellows talk about repentance. Joined by Rod Rosenbladt and John Hoyum, we answer the questions, Is repentance a final work? Is there good and lousy repentance?

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Dec 08, 2020
Stewardship
38:58

On Giving Tuesday 2020 the Thinking Fellows discuss stewardship. This opens up a discussion about the economy of salvation and how giving does not enter Christians into transactional relationships with God. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Dec 01, 2020
Post-Christians
43:43

Caleb, Scott, and Rod are joined by John Hoyum to talk about reaching out to Post-Christians. How do you talk to somebody who has left the faith? Have common objections to Christianity changed?  Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Nov 24, 2020
Tools for Catechesis and Other Questions
43:39

Scott and Caleb answer listener questions. What kind of habits can help children learn the Catechism? Is the deceleration, “all my deeds are sin” a comfort? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Nov 17, 2020
Fathers and Friends
41:13

Scott and Caleb are joined by Paul Koch to talk about why conversations and attention to fatherhood and friendship is important. The significance is highlighted by the increasing issue of societal loneliness. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Being Dad

Jagged Word Field Guide to Being a Man

Where Two or Three are Gathered 

Nov 10, 2020
Unveiling Mercy
43:05

Scott and Caleb are joined by Chad Bird to talk about his new book, Unveiling Mercy. This opens up a conversation about the difficulty and importance of translation. Also, a conversation about theophanies brought up because of comments on the MeatEater Podcast and by Mike Heiser.

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Nov 03, 2020
The Seculosity of COVID
44:53

Caleb and Scott are joined by Dave Zahl to talk about the religious side of COVID. Zahl is the executive director of Mockingbird Ministries and the author of Seculosity. Zahl defines Seculosity as secular religiosity. On this episode we talk about how secular phenomena open up a new world of works righteousness.

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Oct 27, 2020
What Happened in 1520?
44:59

The Thinking Fellows are live from the 2020 Here We Still Stand Live-Stream. The Fellows talk about the events that unfolded in 1520 including the issue of a Papal Bull against Luther and the writing of The Three Treatises. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 20, 2020
Scripture and the Word of God
35:54

As the Lutheran reformers moved toward a confession of faith it was important to identify where that confession would come from and by what authority doctrine could be revealed. Sola Scriptura or Scripture Alone answered these important questions. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 13, 2020
All My Deeds Are Sin
39:17

The Fellows talk about good works their necessity and imputation. Can a work be good and sinful? What does it mean that all my goodnesses even good works are a gift from Christ? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 06, 2020
Free Will Is a Fiction
43:39

Scott and Caleb are joined by Steve Paulson to talk about the Bondage of the Will. The Fellows discuss the timeline and context of changes Luther and the Lutherans made on the issue of the will. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Sep 29, 2020
The Promise With Steve Paulson
46:30

During the Reformation, the gift of the gospel was often described as a promise. Caleb and Scott sit down with Steve Paulson to talk about what the promise is, and how it is received. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Sep 22, 2020
The Telos of the Law
37:32

Scott and Caleb are joined by John Hoyum to talk about the Law. What was the reformations last shift on the Law and how is it relevant today? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Sep 15, 2020
The Doctrine of Sin
41:10

Scott and Caleb are joined by John Hoyum to talk about how Luther and Melanchthon approached the doctrine of sin. Scott talks about how the shift on sin is the starting point for the reformational re-discovery of justification. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Sep 08, 2020
Heading Toward a Confession
37:26

Scott and Caleb are joined by Philip Bartelt to talk about what doctrines and events which lead up to the Augsburg Confession. This will be a multi-part series with episodes highlighting each doctrine.

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Sep 01, 2020
Donatism
41:01

Scott and Caleb are joined by Philip Bartelt to discuss Donatism. Phil highlights the history of this condemned teaching, while Scott and Caleb ask about the ways Donatism might show up today. 

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Aug 25, 2020
The Freedom of The Christian
41:33

Caleb, Scott, and Rod record a special episode for the Lutheran Study Days conference in Bergen. The question: what is Christian Freedom and does it have any limitations? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Aug 18, 2020
Back to School and Melanchthon
43:17

Scott and Caleb talk about Melanchthon’s approach to education and how it might help parents dealing with kids going back to School during COVID. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Aug 11, 2020
Theology and Literature
49:37

Caleb, Scott, and Rod talk about the relationship between theology and literature. Scott also gives Caleb the opportunity to talk about his MA thesis. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Where Two or Three are Gathered

Myth, Allegory, and Gospel

Aug 04, 2020
Weak on Sanctification
39:19

Caleb, Scott, and Rod talk about distinguishing sanctification from justification. Rod talks about how the weak on sanctification phrase developed. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jul 28, 2020
Why Not Just Study The Bible
45:57

Scott and Caleb answer a question about studying historical and systematic theology vs. just studying the Bible. The conversation turns toward the context and transmission of the faith from one person to another or one generation to the next. 

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Jul 21, 2020
Is the Church an Essential Service?
43:52

The Thinking Fellows tackle an epistemological problem and ask if churches are an essential service. This episode was inspired by a New York Times Article titled: Are Protests Unsafe? What Experts Say May Depend on Who’s Protesting What. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jul 14, 2020
Scientific Method and Faith
42:08

Rod, Scott, Adam, and Caleb are back in their regular studio to record a new episode on faith and reason. The conversation focuses in on the modern issue of scientism and how Christians can identify this as a religion. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jul 07, 2020
Thomism and Theological Systems
45:52

Scott and Caleb are joined by John Hoyum to talk about Thomism and the unification of philosophical and theological systems. The conversation focuses on Luther's critique of the medieval Scholastic method and what it means for doing theology today. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jun 30, 2020
Church and State
44:51

The regular hosts of the Thinking Fellows are back in the studio after a long time of phone-in episodes. During this episode, they talk about the separation between church and state, Luther’s two kingdoms distinction, and vocation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jun 23, 2020
The Theologian's Craft
39:20

Scott and Caleb are joined by John Hoyum to talk about the theologian's craft. What makes one a theologian? And what considerations should be relevant to the theologian in training? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jun 16, 2020
Are the Categories of Cross and Glory Useful?
39:52

The Junior Fellows are back for a second episode. John Hoyum and Kelsi Klembara join Caleb Keith to discuss the relevance of the theology of the cross and the theology of glory distinction. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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On Being a Theologian of the Cross

Jun 09, 2020
Mortal and Venial Sin
40:08

This episode of the Thinking Fellows is hosted by members of 1517’s junior fellowship. Caleb Keith, John Hoyum, and Kelsi Klembara answer a listener's request to do an episode on mortal and Venial sin. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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The Theology of the Cross

Jun 02, 2020
Expertism
39:52

Who can you trust? The Thinking Fellows are back around to one of their favorite topics, epistemology. This time, they talk about experts and expertism. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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May 26, 2020
COVID and Our Neighbor
39:37

The Fellows have a conversation about the struggle of serving your neighbor in the time of coronavirus. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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May 19, 2020
Quarantined Reading
41:46

The Fellows sit-down and talk about what books they are reading during the quarantine. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Wager in the Wind

Chasing the Demon

The Last Town on Earth

The Tip of the Iceberg

The Abolition of Man

The Other Worldview

The Cruelest Miles

Who Gets to Narrate the World

Pastoral Prophet

May 12, 2020
Lutheran Language and Other Questions
40:25

Scott, Caleb, and Adam go through the most recent listener questions. The questions range from a request for further reading in apologetics to a critique of the Thinking Fellows use of Lutheran categories. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Paul and the Resurrection

Faithless to Fearless

The Resurrection Fact

Mere Christianity

Sensible Christianity

Tractatus

May 05, 2020
Hard Choices
42:37

Caleb and Scott Keith are Joined by Pastor Paul Koch to talk about the hard choices pastors are making during the Covid-19 shutdowns. Paul talks about his desire to keep the church going while balancing concern for neighbors. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Apr 28, 2020
Scandinavian Luther Renaissance
44:03

Scott and Caleb are once again joined by John Hoyum to talk about Scandinavian Lutheranism and Gerhard Forde. The episode ends on a conversation about Forde's objections to the term inerrancy.

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Apr 21, 2020
Gerhard Forde
43:53

Scott and Caleb are joined by John Hoyum to discuss the life and work of Gerhard Forde. John is a doctoral student and pastor in the Seattle area. The Fellows ask John about Forde’s upbringing and background and then dive into his influential works. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Apr 14, 2020
Fasting, Natural Law, and Baptism
41:05

Caleb and Scott Keith answer a handful of listener-submitted questions. The questions range from requirements and prohibitions concerning fasting to finding a better podcasting app. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Apr 07, 2020
The Craft of Preaching
41:59

Scott and Caleb are joined by Bob Hiller to discuss the 1517 project, The Craft of Preaching. The conversation leads toward the importance of preaching and why the preacher should take his vocation seriously. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Mar 31, 2020
Are You Afraid?
44:14

Scott and Caleb are joined by Donavon Riley to talk about fear. Is there a Christian response to fear? Should Christians be afraid? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19
42:11

Caleb and Scott are joined by Dan Price to talk about the impact and response to the Corona Virus. They look at Martin Luther’s letters on the Plague and talk about vocation and proclamation in these trying times. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Mar 17, 2020
Christ in the Straw
41:03

Scott and Caleb are joined by pastor Bob Hiller to talk about his book Christ in the Straw.  The book serves as a devotional commentary through James. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Mar 10, 2020
Happiness
46:07

The Thinking Fellows are once again joined by David Andersen. The topic of this episode leans more philosophical and asks the question, are you happy? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Mar 03, 2020
Islamic Apologetics and Questions about Young People
43:43

The Fellows talk about Islamic apologetic method and common questions from young people. Adam lays out the presuppositional arguments that are common in Islam, while Scott talks about some of the problems facing younger generations. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Feb 25, 2020
Apologetics and Your Neighbor
38:31

The Fellows take on another round of listener questions. The episode ends with a conversation about how vocation and the service of neighbor works toward apologetics. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Feb 18, 2020
The Empty Tomb
44:14

On this episode of the Thinking Fellows, Scott, Adam, and Caleb talk about objections to Christ’s divinity and how they deal with the empty tomb. This follows an interesting comment from twitter which suggests that the presence of a necromancer was just as likely as Christ being divine. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Feb 11, 2020
Faithless to Fearless
43:50

The Thinking Fellows sit down with David Andersen to talk about his apologetic book Faithless to Fearless. This episode covers some of the contemporary barriers facing Christians today and explores an approach for getting to the heart of the issue. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Feb 04, 2020
Common Objections to Christianity
42:53

Drs. Rod Rosenbladt and Scott Keith sit down with Caleb to dive to the heart of why apologetics matters. Ultimately, they teach that apologetics is an endeavor which must be primarily concerned with proclaiming Christ crucified and raised for the forgiveness of sin. The second half of the episode outlines the most common objections to Christianity as a preparation for the next several episodes. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jan 28, 2020
Christian Apologetics?
38:49

The Thinking Fellows introduce a new series in apologetics. On this episode, they define what Christian apologetics is as a category of theology and lay the groundwork for how to approach it. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jan 21, 2020
Sharing the Faith and Other Questions From January
41:01

Scott and Caleb take a look at listener questions from the month of January. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jan 15, 2020
Where Two or Three are Gathered
46:30

Dr. Scott Keith and Caleb Keith sit down and talk about Scott’s latest book, titled, Where Two or Three Are Gathered. The book is an edited volume which covers the importance and place of friendship in the Christian life. 

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Jan 07, 2020
New Year’s Resolutions
44:30

The Thinking Fellows closeout 2019 with a discussion about New Year’s resolutions. The conversation turns to guilt, confession, and forgiveness finally ending with a recap of the books everyone is reading right now. 

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Dec 31, 2019
Merry Christmas
41:50

The Thinking Fellows talk about Christmas platitudes, comfort at Christmas, and share some personal Christmas stories. Thank you for supporting the show in 2019. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Dec 24, 2019
The Gospel in the Old Testament
41:14

Scott and Caleb are joined by Chad Bird to talk about the Old Testament. Caleb asks the question of how does the Gospel of Christ found and proclaimed in the words of the Old Testament. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Dec 17, 2019
Why Do We Worship?
44:43

The Thinking Fellows are joined by Dr. Jonathan Mumme to discuss the purpose and practice of Christian worship? How does or should Christian worship distinguish itself from other religious traditions of this world? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Dec 10, 2019
The State of the Thinking Fellows
37:50

Scott and Caleb Keith take this time to update listeners of the Thinking Fellows and ask for their support. Caleb also asks Scott what he thinks the most pressing theological issue of our age is and what 1517 is doing to address this problem. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Dec 03, 2019
Is Baptism a Good Work?
43:14

On this episode the Fellows answer a handful of questions submitted by listeners. Among them is the question, is baptism a good work that earns salvation? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Nov 26, 2019
Historical Methodology
44:56

On this episode, the Fellows have a conversation about historical methodology and why it is important for the practice of theology but also daily life. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Nov 19, 2019
A Missionary to the U.S.
42:38

The Thinking Fellows are joined by Delwyn Campbell, who is an LCMS missionary in Gary Indiana. Pastor Campbell talks about how a missionary is called to bring the Gospel to places close or far, where it is not being preached. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

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Nov 12, 2019
Seculosity
35:52

The Thinking Fellows sit down with Dave Zahl to talk about his new book. Dave explains the concept of Seculosity and how people create systems of self-justification. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Nov 05, 2019
The Common Faith
40:37

The Thinking Fellows record a live podcast every year at the Here We Still Stand conference. Per tradition, the Fellows are joined by Drs, Jim Nestingen, and Steve Paulson. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show as the fellows discuss the common faith.

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Oct 29, 2019
Religious Language
43:25

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can’t understand what a theologian is trying to say? On the episode, the thinking Fellows talk about meaningless statements, language games, two types of history, and much more. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Surprised By Joy

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Oct 22, 2019
The World Is Ending... Again
43:54

In this episode, the Thinking Fellows try to navigate the theological and philosophical problems of secular doomsaying. The topics range from modern indulgences to preaching Law and Gospel to the secular world. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 15, 2019
What’s a Guy to Do
44:46

The Thinking Fellows talk about friendship, fatherhood, and masculinity. In particular, this episode is about the struggle and need for friendship in the Christian life. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 08, 2019
Reformed?
43:53

On this episode, the Fellows address a listener’s question about what it means when somebody calls themselves Reformed. The conversation leads to a little bit of history and systematics. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Oct 01, 2019
Repentance and Sin
43:03

How do you know you are truly repentant? Does your life have to be wrecked by some special sin before you know the Gospel? The Thinking Fellows tackle two questions which are frequently used to cause doubt. These issues end up demonstrating the need for proclaiming the full force of the Law and the fullness of Christ and his Gospel. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Sep 24, 2019
What Good is Philosophy?
43:12

The Thinking Fellows reflect on the benefits of studying philosophy. Scott and Adam discuss how 20 years ago, Rod introduced the two of them to reading and studying philosophy. The consensus of this conversation is that the benefit of philosophy is not formal knowledge but an introduction to critical thinking. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Sep 17, 2019
Mutual Conversation of The Brethren
43:25

The Thinking Fellows are joined by friends to have a conversation in a Hotel bar in Bergen Norway. While the show covers many topics, the discussion centers on the importance of friendship and dialogue in the Christian life. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Sep 10, 2019
Live from Bergen Norway
42:28

The Thinking Fellows are joined by Stephen Pietsch for a live recording in Bergen Norway. Scott, Adam, And Rod gave lectures at the Lutheran  Study Days conference. We close the conference with a special episode of the show. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Sep 03, 2019
Apologetics for Comfort and Other Questions for Dr. Francisco
47:05

On a rare episode featuring only Caleb Keith and Dr. Adam Francisco, the Thinking Fellows ask the questions: Is Islam a Christian heresy and can apologetics be comforting? At the end of the episode, Dr. Francisco gives an update from the 1517 publishing house. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Aug 27, 2019
The Bible
40:35

The Thinking Fellows ask the question, what is the Bible? This conversation follows an episode on the historic creeds and how they are built from and relate to Christian Scripture. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

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Aug 20, 2019
Creeds and Confessions
40:46

As a lead up to Here We Still Stand 2019, the Thinking Fellows discuss the importance and use of creeds and confessions. The historic creeds are brief summations of Scriptural truth. Their use has been to combat heresy by gifting the words of faith and crediting Christ alone for salvation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Aug 13, 2019
Q&A: Prayer, Communion, and Other Questions
40:37

Question and Answer episodes give us a unique opportunity to directly engage with the Thinking Fellows audience. Today’s episode includes questions about Erasmus of Rotterdam, the Lord’s Supper, and Prayer companions. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Aug 06, 2019
The English Reformation and the Lutherans
39:57

Did the Lutheran reformers influence the development of the Church of England? The Thinking Fellows chime in on this recently requested question. The conversation centers around politics, education, and the circulation of Lutheran theology. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jul 30, 2019
Does the Church Still Stand or Fall on Justification?
38:04

On the 489th anniversary of the Augsburg confession, the Fellows ask the question, does the Church still stand or fall on justification? In other words, is justification the central doctrine of faith? The fellows give a resounding yes followed by what the bleak alternatives would be. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jul 23, 2019
Stoicism
49:50

Returning to their topical format, the Thinking Fellows talk about stoic philosophy. The conversation flows from classical stoicism to modern proponents like Jordan Peterson. Finally, the fellows ask the question are stoicism and Christianity compatible? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Jul 16, 2019
Contemporary Christianity: Christianity in America
42:57

The Thinking Fellows finish their six part series on Christianity in America led by Dan van Voorhis. Dan talks about the second half of the 20th century and how it has led to the current cloudy question of where Christianity is headed. Covered in this episode is the rise of evangelicals, religious nones, and the resurgence of high church worship. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jul 09, 2019
Fundamentalism and Modernism
40:43

On this episode, Dan van Voorhis leads listeners through origins of fundamentalism and modernism in American Christianity. Dan explains how the battle between these two groups was not just in fighting but was a matter of national news and had social consequences. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jul 02, 2019
The Second Great Awakening and the Move West
39:50

Dr. Dan van Voorhis is back to walk listeners through another segment of Christian history in America. The fellows discuss the differences between the first and second Great Awakenings as well as the impact of migration westward. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Jun 25, 2019
The First Great Awakening
39:19

The Thinking Fellows are once again joined by Dr. Dan van Voorhis to discuss the history of Christianity in America. This time, they cover the context, characters, and development of the first great awakening. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jun 18, 2019
Christianity in America: The Founding Generation
39:31

Is America a Christian nation? To help answer that question, Dr. Dan van Voorhis looks at the background and context of the constitution of the United States. The rest of the fellows ask Dan questions and then discuss the difference between toleration and liberality. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Jun 11, 2019
Christianity in America: The Colonies
40:24

Dr. Dan van Voorhis leads a discussion on the history of Christianity in America. This episode focuses on the religious practices of American colonies and their lasting impact. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Jun 04, 2019
How Do You Know What You Know?
37:53

As a part of new episodes on apologetic conversations, the Thinking Fellows revisit questions about epistemology. Instead of tackling the topic from a wholly academic standpoint, the show turns to practical examples about how and why it is important to question why you believe something. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Family Style Theology

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May 28, 2019
Knowing Why You Believe
42:22

The Fellows discuss the importance of knowing why you believe. As part of this discussion, the hosts share some stories and explain the personal impact apologetics had on their lives. Sit back, relax, grab, a drink, and enjoy the show.

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May 21, 2019
The Reformation: Conclusions
50:50

The series on the history of the Reformation comes to an end with a recap on the Formula of Concord and the beginnings of the Thirty Years War. Thank you to our listeners for supporting this endeavor, and we look forward to new topics this summer. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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May 14, 2019
Gnesios, Philipists, and the Formula of Concord
44:21

Today's episode of the Thinking Fellows focuses on the second generation of Lutheran reformers. This era in Lutheran history represents a struggle for peace and unity of doctrine. The primary fruit of those efforts was a confession named the Formula of Concord. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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May 07, 2019
The Peace of Augsburg and the Death of Philip Melanchthon
48:42

Between the years 1550 and 1560 the giants of the Reformation are dying. The Fellows discuss the political and theological turmoil that occurred as a result of the Smalcald war. Bookending this episode is the death of Philip Melanchthon and the difference between Reformation catechisms. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Apr 30, 2019
Luther’s Death
47:59

On this episode, the Fellows discuss the events leading up to and the fallout after Luther’s death. This leads us through a discussion on the sermon Melanchthon gives at Luther’s funeral as well as the interims. Sit back relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Apr 23, 2019
The Power and Primacy of the Pope, Calvin's Geneva, and Luther on the Quran
42:39

By the years 1540 through 1545, the Reformation was in full swing. As a result of the sweeping doctrinal adoption, Luther and Melanchthon were each tasked with problem-solving as more churches and townships became Lutheran. Also during this time period, Calvin moved to Geneva, and Luther wrote a commentary on the Quran. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Apr 16, 2019
Evolution, Zwingli, and other Questions
45:05

The Fellows take a one week break from their series on the history of the Reformation to answer listener questions. The questions range all the way from the doctrine of Zwingli to apologetic responses to evolution. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Sensible Christianity

Signature in the Cell

 

Apr 09, 2019
Luther’s Commentaries and Smalcald
35:46

The Thinking Fellows cover the major reformational events between 1535 and 1539. During this time a collection of Luther’s works are published, the Smalcald articles are signed, Calvin publishes the institutes and much more. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Dictionary of Latin and Greek Terms

The Unaccommodated Calvin

Calvin in Context

Calvin His Thought and Life

Smalcald Articles 

Apr 02, 2019
The Fallout from Augsburg: 1530-1534
44:09

Coming back from the Diet of Augsburg the Lutheran reformers began responding to the doctrinal backlash of the Confutation. During this time Luther also begins to address the political climate and the looming threat of Turkish invasion. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The European Reformations

Speakers

Mar 26, 2019
1530: The Augsburg Confession
41:54

In 1530 an imperial diet was called to the city of Augsburg. Among many issues to be addressed was the increasing influence of Lutheran theology. At Augsburg, the Lutherans presented a confession plainly stating the truths of the Christian faith. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Episode on the Augsburg Confession 

Mar 19, 2019
Ulrich Zwingli
43:44

Before his death in 1532 Ulrich Zwingli led a more radical reform than those in Wittenberg. Zwingli was not only a theologian, but also a humanist, and a soldier ultimately leading to his death on the battlefield. On this episode, Dr. Francisco gives an overview of Zwingli followed by a discussion amongst the fellows about the debate on the Lord’s Supper. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Zwingli and Bullinger (Library of Christian Classics)

Mar 12, 2019
Luther’s Catechisms
45:24

On this episode, the Thinking Fellows talk about catechisms and catechetical methodology. During the Reformation, catechisms were a tool for addressing the issue of Christian education. The episode ends on a brief conversation about the means of grace. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Small Catechism

The Large Catechsim

Praying The Catechism

Mar 05, 2019
Visitations, Antinomians, and the Small Catechism
38:58

The seventh episode of the History of The Reformation brings the Fellows to a challenging time in Lutheran history. During the late 1520s, the first antinomian controversy begins while at the same time the Reformers In Wittenberg are made aware of how lacking Christian knowledge is among both lay and clergy. The solution to these problems arises in Catechesis. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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1517Academy

Kolb: The Reformers Define the Church

Bound Choice, Election, and Wittenberg Theological Method

Feb 26, 2019
Liberation and the Bondage of the Will
43:15

This episode of the Thinking Fellows opens to the peasants revolt and the radical reform of Thomas Müntzer. To round out the show the Conversation moves to the Bondage of the Will and the begining of Luther’s family life.

 

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The Bondage of the Will

 

Feb 19, 2019
The Diet of Worms
36:24

In 1521, the Pope issued an official decree known as bull against Luther. The Bull declared Luther’s writings as heresy and demanded he recant. The Thinking Fellows discuss the severity of excommunication and the freedom Luther found in Scripture. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Pelikan Resource

Papa Bull

 

Feb 12, 2019
Melanchthon Goes to Wittenberg
42:12

On the fourth episode of our series on the history of the Reformation, Dr. Keith walks listeners through the early stages of Melanchthon’s theological development and contributions. This episode introduces Reformation Humanism and closes out with a conversation on the Loci Communes. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

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Meeting Melanchthon

1521 Loci

Feb 05, 2019
The Three Treatises
44:46

As the Biblical text transforms Luther’s positions on grace and justification, he shifts his writing from disputations to letters targeted at the common man, secular rulers, and the Roman church. These letters are called the Three Treatises. The fellows dive into the context and contents of these letters and discuss their greater significance to the Reformation as a whole. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Three Treatises

The Small Catechism

Latin and Greek Theological Terms

Jan 29, 2019
Luther Goes to Wittenberg
38:45

The Thinking Fellows continue outlining the events of the Reformation by following Luther’s move from the monastery to the university. This transition involves Luther’s educational pursuits as well as his early disputations. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Heidelberg Disputation

Jan 22, 2019
Origins of the Reformation
38:18

The Fellows begin a new series outlining the history of the Reformation. The first episode features a thorough description of the Middle Ages followed by the initial struggles of Luther. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes

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The Conservative Reformation

Radical Reformation

Caleb’s Blog 

Jan 15, 2019
The Soul of Christianity
41:21

Scott and Caleb Keith are joined by their friend Debi Winrich to discuss her new podcast on the Apostles Creed. They talk about the importance of studying the creed and how it provides an accessible outlet for conversation with those outside our traditions. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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The Soul of Christianity

1517 Podcasts

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Mockingbird Ministries

 

Jan 08, 2019
Discussing Atonement
45:16

Caleb and Scott Keith are joined by their friend Kelsi Klembara to discuss atonement. The atoning work of Christ is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith. With that being said, there are still aspects of how the atonement works that are debated. On this episode, we try to navigate the various ways scripture talks about atonement how no matter which picture of the atonement is in view it must remain entirely a work of Christ.

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Theology of the Cross 

Jan 01, 2019
Merry Christmas
28:29

Christmas Eve, Dr. Keith and Caleb take the opportunity to discuss the significance and balance in celebrating Christmas. They discuss why Christians shouldn't dismiss the idea of gift giving while still maintaining that incarnation of Christ remain central. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Caleb Keith Advent Blog

 

Dec 24, 2018
Creativity and Vocation
36:13

Caleb and Scott are joined by their friend Doug Klembara to discuss to the vocation of design. The conversation focuses on the importance of quality when creating and sharing materials related to the Gospel. After reviewing some of the critical changes these ideas have brought to 1517, they talk about how important good style was during the reformation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Donate

1517 Podcasts

Brand Luther

  

Dec 18, 2018
The Ideas Behind Here We Still Stand
40:01

Scott and Caleb are joined by Dan Price to discuss why 1517 hosts conferences. They talk about fellowship, sound doctrine, and the benefit of gathering together. Dan also takes time to explain the City Events, which are free one-day conferences hosted churches around the U.S. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Donate

Earlybird Registatrion 

City Events

HWSS Main Site

Dec 11, 2018
Q&A December 2018: Sin, Love, and Wrath
44:19

Caleb and Scott Keith sit down and answer and a handful of listener questions. Topics include particular sins, where should I go to church, is God Father Loving? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Great Commission Design

Donate

Being Dad

 

Dec 04, 2018
An Introduction to Analytic Language
46:09

Dr. Dan Deen is on the show to discuss analytic philosophy with the Thinking Fellows. Analytic language helps shape Christian apologetics and is helpful for everyday living. The idea of this episode is to make this complicated philosophical language usable for the average layperson. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Giving Tuesday!

Great Commission Design

Featured Resource: 1517 Academy

Sensible Christianity

 

Nov 27, 2018
Translation
48:57

The Thinking Fellows talk about the craft and philosophy behind translation. Christians rely on faithful, and accurate translations of the Bible, so it is essential to understand the realities of the texts we have as well as the way in which they are moved into English. The fellows also discuss their personal experiences with translating Reformation texts and the challenges faced when working in ancient languages. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Our Sponsor - Great Commision Design

Donate to 1517

The 1517 Podcast Network

Virtue in the Wasteland

Galatians Commentary

Meeting Melanchthon

Nov 20, 2018
The Craft of Preaching
36:45

Scott and Caleb are joined by pastors Bob Hiller and Paul Koch to talk about their new project The Craft of Preaching. The Craft of Preaching is a resource for pastors that focuses on sermon writing and delivery. This unique approach focuses on proclaiming and distinguishing law and gospel while helping pastors work through weekly texts. Sit back relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Our Sponsor:Great Commission Design

The Craft of Preaching

1517 Podcast Network

Nov 13, 2018
Absolution
44:01

Scott and Caleb are joined by Drs. Jim Nestingen and Steve Paulson to discuss confession and absolution. Corporate confession and absolution are an essential part of Lutheran worship. On this episode, we Jim and Steve tell stories about the power or personal absolution and "having ears to hear" another sinners confession. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Donate

HWSS 2019 registration

HWSS live recording

 

 

Nov 06, 2018
Christ in All the Scriptures
34:51

The Thinking Fellows are joined by Donavon Riley to talk about how Jesus is present and works through all the Scriptures. Inspired by the episode Scott and Donavon Talk About Everything, the Fellows cover OT prophecy and theophanies. Sit back relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Give to 1517

Reading the Bondage of the Will

The Bondage of the Will

Banned Books

 

Oct 30, 2018
Theology and the Theologian of the Cross
52:24

Live from Here We Still Stand 2018 the Thinking Fellows recorded a special episode with Jim Nestingen and Steve Paulson. The main topic follows the question, what does the theology of the cross have to offer American Christianity? This discussion is followed by live audience questions. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

HWSS registration

Handing Over The Goods

Small Catechsim

The Theology of the Pain of God

The Apology to the Augsburg Confession

Lutheran Theology

Free to Be

Oct 23, 2018
Why Apologetics?
41:48

The Thinking Fellows are joined by Dr. John Warwick Montgomery to talk about the apologetic task today. On this episode, they encourage lay listeners to not be intimidated by the apologetic task but rather empowered by it. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Podcast Network

Mere Christianity 

Sensible Christianity

Always Be Ready

Dr. Francsico Apologetics Course

Oct 16, 2018
Why Do We Preach?
39:23

Recently, Dr. Keith traveled to an LCMS district conference to talk about fatherhood. While at the conference he gathered pastors Paul Koch, Darrin Sheek, and Edward Killian to talk about why we preach. These four discuss proclaiming the Gospel and how that differs from teaching about the Gospel. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

The Podcast Network

You Are Forgiven Radio

The Craft of Preaching Website

Family Style Theology

Ringside

Oct 09, 2018
Apologetic Questions: Postmodernism, and Apologetics in Luther
35:54

On this episode, the Fellows focus on apologetic questions brought up from recent episodes and listener questions. Starting by questioning and analyzing possible methods for reaching the post-modern mind, the Fellows then move on to the question, did Luther practice apologetics? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Donate

Podcast Network

Sensible Christianity

 Tactics

Oct 02, 2018
Christian living, the Augsburg Interim, and other Questions
42:05

Over the summer listeners sent in many important questions. Today the fellows answer questions about assurance and Lutheran history. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Podcast Network

Family Style Theology

You Are Forgiven Radio

Latest Thinking Fellows Episodes

 

Sep 25, 2018
Theology is for Proclamation
39:46

Caleb Keith is once again joined by Drs. Jim Nestingen and John Pless for a special recording in Bergen Norway. The heart of their conversation is the idea that theology is meant to be proclaimed. Jim and John tell great stories on the difference between talking about Christ and actually handing over the goods of Christ death and resurrection for you. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Theology is for Proclimation

HWSS live stream

Lutheran Study Days Conference

Sep 18, 2018
The Doctrine of Sin
34:47

The Thinking Fellows revisit their very first episode on the doctrine of sin. The problem of sin gets to the heart of the Christian faith but is often misunderstood. By focusing on "sins" and not "sinful nature" the need for Christ can become lost or hidden. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Donate to 1517

40min in the OT

Night Driving

The Space Trilogy

 

Sep 12, 2018
Praying the Catechism
37:10

Caleb Keith is joined by Drs. Jim Nestingen and John Pless for a special episode recorded in Bergen Norway. Both Nestingen and Pless have spent years studying and teaching Luther's Small Catechism. On this episode, they discuss what it means to pray the Catechism and receive the benefits of the Word through it. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Praying the Catechism

Free to Be

Luther's Small Catechism online

The Small Catechism

Sep 04, 2018
When Doing Your Best Isn't Enough
36:56

The regular hosts are reunited after a summer of teaching and travel. In preparation for the Here We Still Stand Conference the hosts visit some of the theological errors that pushed Luther toward the cross. The Latin phrase facere quod in se est was the backbone of semi-Pelagianism and working out one's salvation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

- Here We Still Stand Live Stream

- The Heidelberg Disputation

- Caleb's Translation and Reflection of Theses 1 and 2

Aug 28, 2018
Postmodernism
46:14

Postmodernism is a popular buzzword and one the most impactful philosophies in the world around us. However, postmodernism is frustrating and often hard to understand. Dr. Keith is joined by Bruce Hilman to discuss the history, and context of postmodern thought and how it affects the Church. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Milbank - 

David Bentley Heart -

Jacques Derrida -

Who is Afraid of Postmodernism - Jaimie Smith

What’s the Meaning in This Text - Kevin Van Houser 

Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism

Aug 21, 2018
Reflecting on the International Academy of Apologetics
35:12

Producer Caleb is joined by three guests to talk about their experience at the International Academy of Apologetics. These students of theology come from different backgrounds and talk about how apologetics will value them in their daily lives and vocations. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

The Space Trilogy

Mere Christianity

Tractatus Logico Theologicus

Thinking Fellows on Apologetics

Aug 14, 2018
Augustine of Hippo
49:40

After speaking together at a Christ Hold Fast city event, Dr. Keith invited Bruce Hilman to join him on two episodes of the Thinking Fellows. On this episode, they talk about the background and impact of Augustine of Hippo. Augustine is particularly crucial for Lutherans since his writings helped fuel Luther's reformation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

The Confessions 

Lewis, The Great Divorce

Gary Wills, 4 Part Series on Augustine

Chadwick, A Very Short intro to Augustine

Brown, Augustine of Hippo

Aug 07, 2018
Translating Luther's Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
42:34

On this episode, Caleb Keith interviews Haroldo Camacho about his new translation of Luther's Commentary on The Epistle to the Galatians. This new edition focuses on accessibility and capturing the lecture style of Luther's work. This volume is an excellent resource for individual or group study. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

The Commentary

1517 Academy 

1517 Podcast Network

Jul 31, 2018
Being a Student of Theology
50:29

On this episode of the Thinking Fellows, Dr. Keith sits down to interview producer Caleb and a guest Jacob Meuller. Both Caleb and Jacob are in masters programs in Theology with Caleb pursuing an MA from the University of Nottingham and Jacob studying for his MDiv at Concordia Theological Seminary in Saint Louis. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

1517 Videocast

1517 Podcast Network

Concordia St. Louis

University of Nottingham

Jul 24, 2018
C.S. Lewis: The Invasion
43:27

The Thinking Fellows explore book two of Mere Christianity by utilizing an outline from Dr. Rosenbladt. As the next step in Lewis' apologetic approach, the section named The Invasion moves onto the idea of transcendence, human will, and meaning. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

The 1517 Academy

Mere Christianity

Chesterton Orthodoxy

The Podcast Network.

Jul 17, 2018
Orthodox, Historical, Reformational
40:23

This episode of the Thinking Fellows is about defining terms. Often, the fellows describe movements, doctrine, and even people as orthodox, historical, and reformational. The purpose of this episode is to pick those terms apart to explain precisely what we mean. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

1517 Podcast Network

Family Style Theology

Bauer

Chesterton Orthodoxy

Mere Christianity

Intellectual Origins of the Reformation

Age of Reform

Jul 10, 2018
On Being a Theologian of the Cross
52:58

Due to a listener request, Caleb and Dr. Keith dive into the Theology of the Cross via Forde's On Being a Theologian of the Cross. They discuss the significance, background, and purpose of Forde's excellent commentary on Maritn Luther's Heidelberg Disputation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Notes:

Family Style Theology

1517 Videocast

Theology Cross or Glory

Luther's Epistemology

Martin Luther's Augustinian Theology of the Cross

Alister McGrath Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross 

Jul 03, 2018
Baptism, Apostasy, and Lutheran History
43:52

The Fellows approach the latest set of listener questions. This time, we have questions about Lutheran history, baptism, and apostasy. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. If you have questions for the show, visit our website and use the contact form. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church

Free to Be

Book of Concord Online

Where Christ Is Present

On Being a Theologian of the Cross

Cobra Kai

Solo Hunter

Vikings

 

 

Jun 26, 2018
Philosophy and Theology
49:22

The Fellows bring Dr. Dan Dean to discuss the interplay between philosophy and theology. On this show, we cover concepts like the magisterial and ministerial use of reason, neo-scholasticism, and suggest some books for further reading. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Copleston intro to Philosophy

OUP a very short introduction

The Universe Next Door

The Works of Plato

Marcus Aurelius 

Teaching Company

Cicero On Obligations 

Martin Luther: The Problem Between Faith and Reason

Jun 19, 2018
Father's Day: 2018
42:44

On this episode, we follow Thinking Fellows tradition and record a special Father's Day episode. The conversation includes talk about the need for fathers in society, stories about fathers, and of course the grace of God the father. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

1517 Podcasts

Being Dad

 

Jun 12, 2018
C.S. Lewis: The Case for Christianity
43:54

The Fellows are back to discussing the work of C.S. Lewis. This time, they approach The Case for Christianity to talk about its purpose, history, and impact. The Case for Christianity is the first of three books in Mere Christianity all of which the Fellows will approach in the coming months. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

The Case for Christianity

Mere Christianity 

The Ressurection Fact

 

Jun 05, 2018
Questions about Church, Confirmation, and Other Things
38:37

On this episode, the Fellows tackle a handful of ranging from confirmation to the relationship between Lutheran's and Anglicans. The Fellows take their best shot at these questions and more. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

1517 Podcasting Network

Luther's Small Catechism

The 39 Articles

May 29, 2018
Natural Law
40:39

This week, The Fellows are Joined by Dr. Russell Dawn to talk about natural law. Dr. Dawn proposes that natural law is a tool for dialogue in our secular world especially when revelation is rejected. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal

Let The Bird Fly!

TF episode with Wade Johnston

May 22, 2018
Vocation Special: Spring 2018
42:38

This week, Josh Keith joins his father and brother the regular hosts of the Thinking Fellows, for a special episode on vocation. Josh is a blacksmith and works as a part-time hardware store clerk. On the show, the Keiths discuss the tension between going to school and getting a job. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

May 15, 2018
Faith and Technology
38:51

The interaction between faith and technology is one of the most significant issues in our increasingly digital world. On this episode, the fellows talk about digital progress, its relationship to Gnosticism, and the unique way of thinking that Christians bring to these issues. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

Crosswise

Your Mind Matters

Contact the Fellows

Smarter Everyday

 

May 08, 2018
Martin Chemnitz: The Two Natures in Christ
44:10

The Thinking Fellows dive into Dr. Rosenbladt's outline on Matin Chemnitz's Two Natures in Christ. As such, this episode covers the importance of Christology and why it is worth studying even if you are not academic. Dr. Rosenbladts outline is free to download at the Thinking Fellows website. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

TWO NATURES IN CHRIST OUTLINE

30min in the New Testament

Two Natures in Christ on Amazon

Chemnitz's Works

The Second Martin

May 01, 2018
Book Recommendations: Spring 2018
47:23

Almost every episode of the Thinking Fellows has a handfull of books linked in the show notes. On this episode, we set aside some time to compile a long list of books that listeners should consider reading if they want to learn more about church doctrine, apologetics, and history. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and find a new book to enjoy. 

Show Notes:

1517 Store: Code (Thinking Fellows 18)

1517 Podcast Network

Doctrine:

Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis

Lutheran Theology Steve Paulson

Called to Believe Steve Mueller

Martin Luther’s Theology Lohse

In Understanding Be Men T.C. Hammond

Know the Truth: A Handbook to Christian Belief

The Genius of Luther's Theology

Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

A Summary of Christian Doctrine

Christian Dogmatics J.T. Mueller

Christian Dogmatics Pieper

History:

Peter Brown the Rise of Western Christendom

Steven Ozman the Age of Reform

Christianity the First 3,000 years

Louis Berkhof History of Christian Doctrines

The Early Church Chadwick

Apologetics:

The Case For Christianity

Sensible Christianity

History, Law, and Christianity

The Defense of the Gospel in the New Testament

Paul Little: Know Why You Believe

The Defense Never Rests

The Authority of the Bible John Stott

Your Mind Matters

Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at all

Religion on Trial

Tactics Greg Kokul

Tractatus Logico Theologicus

The Resurrection Fact

Philosophy:

John Hospers: An introduction to Philosophy

The Universe Next Door

Language, Truth, and Logic

The Basic Works of Aristotle

Questions that Matter

Nicomachean Ethics

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

What The Fellows Are Reading:

Men Without Work America’s Invisible Crisis

Essentialism by Greg Mcallen

The Dumb Ox

Orthodoxy

The Strange Death of Europe

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration

The Art of War

Martin Luther's Augustinian Theology of the Cross

Apr 24, 2018
Questions and Answers: April 2018
39:43

The Thinking Fellows engage with listener questions sent in during April. From the inspiration of the scriptures to the Apostles, to Luther and the confessions, the fellows take on a broad range of topics. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

1517 Podcasts

Luther's Small Catechsim 

You Are Forgiven Radio

Apr 17, 2018
Introducing Exegesis and the Parables
39:28

The Thinking Fellows discuss the importance of exegesis and the parables with their guest Daniel Price. Dan is the co-host of two exegetical podcasts; 40min in the Old Testament and 30min in the New Testament. To get a taste for the importance and impact of the parables, Dan and the Fellows dive into the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Here We Still Stand (TF18)

Capon: Parables of Grace

Capon: Parables of the Kingdom

Capon: Parables of Judgement

The Waiting Father

Being Dad

A Story Telling God 

40min in the Old Testament

30min in the New Testament

 

Apr 10, 2018
The Resurrection of Christ
48:07

The Resurrection of Christ is the central matter of the Christian faith. This Easter, we not only celebrate but instead receive the resurrection of Christ as the first fruits of our resurrection from the dead. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand: Code (TF18)

40min in the Old Testament

Vitrue in the Wasteland

Let the Bird Fly

30min in the New Testament

You Are Forgiven Radio

Ringside With The Preachermen 

Apr 03, 2018
Questions and Answers for March
42:04

Dr. Keith and producer Caleb take on this month's big questions sent in by listeners. The first question deals with direct revelation from God and if people should seek answers from God outside the Scriptures. Next, we move onto a fun question about pipes and tobacco followed by a final matter of Church discipline. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

40min in the Old Testament

Mere Christianity 

C.S. Lewis Episode

1517 Legacy

The Bondage of the will

Mar 27, 2018
Dr. Keith and Pastor Riley Talk About Everything
52:38

Dr. Keith travels to Minnesota and has a wild conversation with Donovan Riley. Almost every topic under the sun is fair game as the discussion turns to Luther, philosophy, and Christain Doctrine. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

The Genius of Luther's Theology

Shop.1517legacy.com

Scott Keith at 1517 Legacy

Donovan Riley at 1517 Legacy

Mar 20, 2018
Shakespeare and Reformation Thought
42:02

Today the Fellows are joined by special guest Dr. John Norton. Dr. Norton is a professor and chair of the English department at Concordia University Irvine. He recently published Killing Physicians: Shakespeare's Blind Heroes and Reformation Saints with 1517 Publishing. The conversation turns toward the sinful nature of man as observed in, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Leer, and other famous works. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Killing Physicians: 1517 shop

Killing Physicians: Amazon

Shakespeare collection.

Mar 13, 2018
The Formula of Concord
43:35

As the last confession in the Book of Concord, the Formula of Concord strove to unite a Lutherans around a standard set of answers regarding doctrinal controversy. The Fellows discuss the content and history of the Formula to get listeners up to speed on the Lutheran Confessions. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

You are Forgiven Radio

The Book of Concord online

Kolb Wengert BoC

Sources and Context of the BoC

CPH BoC

Tapert BoC

Mar 06, 2018
The Theology of the Cross
40:09

The Theology of the Cross is a recurring theme on the Thinking Fellows. This fundamental concept regarding Christ and his work originated from Luther's 1518 Heidelberg Disputation. Today we flush this concept out a little further and explain why it is so fundamental to our show. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Here We Still Stand

On Being a Theologian of the Cross

McGrath: Luther's Theology of the Cross 

Heidelberg Disputation online

Feb 27, 2018
Thomas Cranmer
42:34

This week, the Fellows cover the Anglican theologian Thomas Cranmer. Cranmer was a reformation theologian influenced early on by Martin Luther. Cranmer was Martyr burned at the stake by Queen Mary and is most well known as the author of the Book of Common Prayer. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

You are Forgiven Radio

39 Articles

The Book of Common Prayer

Thomas Cranmer a Life

Emblem of Faith Untouched

The Collects of Thomas Cranmer

 

Feb 20, 2018
Romans 9 and a Thinking Fellows Reading List
40:51

Thinking Fellows come into their monthly Q&A episodes with a big question about interpreting Romans chapter nine. After the break, the fellows talk about what books they are currently reading. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Wittenberg vs. Geneva

The Worlds of Medevil Europe

The Great Lie

Praying the Catechism

Between Wittenberg and Geneva

The Anarchists Tool Chest

Bear Grylls Survival Handbook

The Freedom of the Hills

The Happiness of Pursuit

On Being a Theologian of the Cross

Christus Victor

The Nordic Theory of Everything

Bede A History of the English Church

Feb 13, 2018
Epistemology of Theology
39:44

Today, the fellows dive back into apologetics. Talking about epistemology, we discuss the necessary link between historical data and theological knowledge. The discussion also leads to a passionate argument against the weaknesses in neo-orthodoxy and the giving up of Christianity's historical high ground. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Sensible Christianity

History, Law, and Christianity

Why Should Anybody Believe Anything At All

The Idea of A University

The Killing of History

In Defense of History

Church Dogmatics (Barth)

Paul Maier, Skeleton in God’s Closet

Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty

Thinking Fellows: Introduction to Apologetics

 

Feb 06, 2018
Luther's Small Catechism
50:57

Today we dive into what is probably Luther's most influential work. The Small Catechism was a tool for pastors and families to learn the essential doctrine of the Chrisitan faith. The fellows breakdown the history and context of this little work and then briefly explain each section. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Meeting Melanchthon

Small Catechsim on Amazon

The Book of Concord online

Praying the Catechism

Catechism Free

Nestingen Audio

 

Jan 30, 2018
The Two Natures in Christ
41:56

Ever since Christ's ascension into heaven, Christians have been arguing about who Jesus is. The Thinking Fellows talk about the Scriptural proclamation that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. Commonly referred to as the two natures in Christ this doctrine is foundational to Christian belief and has profound implications regarding atonement and justification. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Dr. Rosenbladt on the Two Natures

The Two Natures in Christ Martin Chemnitz

The City of God

Cur Deus Homo

Chytraeus on Sacrifice

On the Incarnation 

FF Bruce the Defense of the Gospel in the NT

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Jan 23, 2018
C.S. Lewis
46:31

C.S. Lewis was one of the most prolific Christian authors of the 20th century. As an adult convert, he delivered a powerful apologetic to the Christian faith. On this episode, we talk about the history, theology, and impact of this great thinker. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

The 4 Loves Audiobook
Mere Christianity
The Great Divorce
The Screwtape Letters
Abolition of Man
George Macdonald poetry
GK Orthodoxy
The Everlasting Man
Phantastes
The Fellowship
C.S. Lewis a life
Problem of Pain
Miracles
The Space Trilogy

Jan 16, 2018
Q&A: January 2018
41:37

As we begin recording into the new year, the Thinking Fellows take time to answer two big listener questions. Over the course of 2017 over 15 listeners asked nearly the same questions. One topic weighing heavily on people at home is the concept of infant baptism. We take the first half of the show to tackle this issue of assurance and faith. Then for the second half of the show, we talk about apostasy and faith as a gift. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

Thinking Fellows Bundle

Scriptural Baptism

Night Driving With Chad Bird

Luther's Small Catechism

 

Jan 09, 2018
Defining Our Terms Part 3
41:37

The Thinking Fellows kick off 2018 with a final episode on defining various terms used throughout the show. Additionally, Dr. Francisco is back and helps define the characteristics of the significant time periods of the church up to the Reformation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Thinking Fellows Bundle

The Rise of Western Christendom

Modern Fascism

Post Modern Times

 

Jan 02, 2018
Defining Our Terms Part 2
37:10

Today, we are spending another episode defining terms used throughout the show over the last two years. This episode is meant to be a big thank you to all of our listeners and supporters. We hope you enjoy the show and we look forward to some amazing episodes in 2018. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

Thinking Fellows apologetics series

Thinking Fellows on the authority of Scripture

Sensible Christianity 

 
Dec 29, 2017
Defining Our Terms
40:09

As Christmas approaches, the Fellows take on a long time listener request to define our terms. Sometimes on the show, the hosts use words or phrases for which not every listener had context. To help out, we take on some of the most common phrases and topics we have covered and condense them into 2-3min explanations. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes

TF on the Law

TF on Gospel

TF on Sin

TF on Grace

TF on Means of Grace

 
Dec 22, 2017
Vocation Revisited
40:54

After spending two episodes dealing with the apparent tension between justification and good works we dedicate another installment to the doctrine of vocation. Good works are not opposed to our justification, but it is clear from the Scriptures that they do not earn sinners status before God. The question then arises, what good or to what aim are good works? Sit back, relax, and grab a drink as we discuss this important question. 

Show Notes:

God At Work

Working For Our Neighbor

Being Dad

Shop Class as Soul Craft

Mike Rowe Works

 

 
 
Dec 15, 2017
Synergism
46:09

On this episode of the show, the Fellows tackle synergism. This error has been present in every age of Christianity and poses unique challenges to Christianity in America. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand 2018

Heidelberg Disputation

Caleb Keith on the Prodigal Son

 

 
 
Dec 08, 2017
Repentance
45:08

Drs. Keith and Rosenbladt are back on the show to talk about repentance. Also on this episode is a friend and guest, Aaron Pederson. Looking from Scripture and Luther we ask the question is repentance a gift of faith or a work towards faith? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and join the conversation.

Show Notes:

1517 Academy

Being Dad

Thinking Fellows on Johan Arndt

Donate

 

 
Dec 01, 2017
The Liberal Arts
37:51

Caleb Keith and Dr. Adam Francisco are joined by a guest to talk about the liberal arts and classical education. Our guest today is Dr. C.J. Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong teaches Theology, Classical Languages, and Ancient History at Concordia University Irvine. On this episode, we talk about why classical education isn't just for academics but helps shape the worldview of people in all stations of life. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

Lutheranism vs. Calvinism: The Classical Debate

Second Son Iron Works

Warrior Politics 

 

 
Nov 24, 2017
Politics and the Reformation
45:53

Caleb Keith and Dr. Adam Francisco talk about the political history of the Reformation. Dr. Francisco takes the conversation back all the way to the fall of Rome to help render a clear picture of what political system Luther faced and worked within. While not a secular reformer, Luther's political impact is impossible to ignore. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show notes

The Resurrection Fact

Brecht: Shaping and Defining the Reformation

The Fabricated Luther

Paulson: Luther for Armchair Theologians

 

 
Nov 17, 2017
The Task of the Apologist
33:06

Caleb Keith interviews Dr. Montgomery about his background and beginning in apologetics. For Dr. Montgomery, apologetics starts by asking questions about truth and the pursuit of knowledge. This conversation leads up to talk about the approach to learning apologetics and how to handle tough issues in the midst of evangelism. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes: 

History, Law, and Christianity

Sensible Christianity

Suprised by Joy

Defending the Gospel in Legal Style

Evidence that Demands a Verdict

Nov 10, 2017
Mockingbird
25:37

On this episode of the Thinking Fellows, Dr. Keith talks to David Zahl about Mockingbird Ministries. Zahl is the director of Mockingbird, and author, and podcast host. This episode highlights the annual Mockingbird conference in NYC and many of the other resources that they produce. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

About Mockingbird

Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners and Saints

Mockingbird Events

The Mockingbird Devotional 

Grace and Addiction

Being Dad

Nov 03, 2017
Night Driving with Chad Bird
26:35

Chad Bird joined the Thinking Fellows at the Here We Still Stand conference in San Diego to talk about his new book. Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul. This book wrestles with sin and grace in the midst of turmoil. The entire book points to the redemptive work of Christ and the extra nos gift of life and salvation. On this episode, Chad gives a sneak peek at a handful of the chapters. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Night Driving on Amazon

Chadbird.com

40min in the Old Testament

1517 Blog: Chad Bird

The Prodigal Son

Being Dad: Father as a picture of God's Grace

 

Oct 27, 2017
Faith and Reason
42:01

As one of the last episodes in our latest series about the great ideas of the Reformation, we talk about the relationship between faith and reason. The Fellows discuss Luther's famous quotes about reason and then delve into issues facing our post-modern culture. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes:

The Ressurection Fact

Martin Luther: The Problem with Faith and Reason

Where Christ is Present

Tractatus Logico-Theologicus

 

Oct 20, 2017
The Reformation and Islam
51:29

The Reformation was not an isolated event; it had an impact not only in Germany but throughout the world. The Reformation was also impacted by forces outside the Church including the impending threat of Islam. For the Lutheran reformers knowing about Islam was essential for the preservation of Christians who might be captured in war or invasion. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

The Show Notes

Here We Still Stand

Martin Luther Preface on Islam

Subscribe on iTunes

Donate

Intro to the Book of Concord

Oct 13, 2017
The Heidelberg Disputation
39:00

The Heidelberg Disputation represents the first time that Reformational theology emerges as a whole. In this work, Dr. Luther highlights 28 fundamental truths of the Christian faith. Almost every major issue of the Reformation is covered in bite-sized sentences. The Fellows outline the context, history, and impact of the disputation as a lead up the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Subscribe on iTunes

Donate

The Heidelberg Disputation Online

The 95 Theses

Here We Still Stand

 

Oct 06, 2017
Matthias Flacius
45:45

The Thinking Fellows are together with Dr. Wade Johnston to discuss Matthias Flacius. This episode serves as a crossover between our series on great thinkers of the Christian faith and our current Reformation topics. Flacius was a significant figure in the later Lutheran Reformation and had a large impact on the topics within the Formula of Concord. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Subscribe on iTunes

Donate

An Uncompromising Gospel

A Path Strewn With Sinners

Formula of Concord

Here We Still Stand

Sep 29, 2017
Sinners and the Gospel
50:57

After a long summer of traveling guest episodes, the Fellows are back in Southern California recording together. The Thinking Fellows are joined by Dr. Wade Johnston to discuss his two books, A Path Strewn With Sinners and An Uncompromising Gospel.

The fire of the Reformation was fueled by lay education. To that end, both books are meant for study at the lay level, no Ph.D. or formal training necessary. A Path Strewn With Sinners takes the Gospel of Mark and breaks it down into bite-size pieces making it an excellent reading companion for self-study or group Bible class. Similarly, An Uncompromising Gospel takes the history of post-Luther Lutheranism and makes it easy to approach and understand.

Show Notes: 

 
Sep 22, 2017
Norway Special
39:34

On this episode, the fellows are once again joined by Dr. Nestingen and Prof. Pless. This time, we tackle listener questions about doctrine and the differences between Norwegian and German Lutheranism. As a bonus, we recorded this episode in Bergen Norway, and some of our Norwegian hosts join us in the second half of the show. Sit back relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

Hammer of God

The Necessary Distinction

Sep 15, 2017
The Necessary Distinction Between Law and Gospel
42:41

The Thinking Fellows are joined by Dr. Jim Nestingen and Rev. John Pless to talk about their new book titled The Necessary Distinction. On this episode, we cover basic questions concerning Law and Gospel and the important difference between distinguishing and separating these two vital doctrines. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

The Necessary Distinction

Here We Still Stand

Hotel Registration 

 

 

Sep 08, 2017
What Drove Luther's Hammer?
45:35

"What Drove Luther's Hammer" is a look behind the curtain of Martin Luther's reasons for reform. Dr. Rosenbladt reanimates his classic lecture as a conversation between two old friends. So, sit back, grab a drink, light your pipe, and join us in the fun.

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

Three Treatises

Bainton

Kittleson

Rupp

Sep 01, 2017
Luther and Melanchthon
29:33

Dr. Keith is once again joined by Dr. Jim Nestingen, this time to discuss the relationship between Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon.  The dynamic between these two reformers is often misrepresented or misunderstood. Melanchthon and Luther worked together not only as colleagues but as friends to bring about the Lutheran Reformation as we know it. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Hotel Room

Here We Still Stand

Luther's Small Catechism

Loci Communes 1521

 

Aug 25, 2017
The Jagged Word Field Guide
46:09

Dr. Scott Keith and Pastor Paul Koch talk about their new book The Jagged Word Field Guide To Being A Man. This book deals with the topic of masculinity and the need for friendship, family, and vocation in the pursuit of manliness. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

The Jagged Word Field Guide To Being A Man

Woman The Forgotten Story

The Jagged Word Website

The Art of Manliness 

Here We Still Stand

Aug 18, 2017
Why We Stand
16:30

Welcome to a special episode of the Thinking Fellows with producer Caleb Keith and guest Donovan Riley. Pastor Riley has been on the show twice before to talk about Martin Luther and the Bondage of the Will. This week, he tackles the idea behind the phrase "Here I Stand" and why Lutherans continue in the tradition of Standing firm in the Gospel. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

Reading Bondage of the Will

Aug 16, 2017
Old Man Luther
39:00

Dr. James Nestingen joins the show once again, this time for an episode on the later life of Dr. Martin Luther. Dr. Scott Keith and Pastor Kevin McClain sit with Dr. Nestingen to hear some great stories about the great reformer. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes: 

Donate

Episode One on Luther

Luther Biographies

Luther's Works: Genesis Commentary 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Manistee

 

Aug 11, 2017
Soli Deo Gloria
35:39

Soli Deo Gloria is the final turn of the screw in the Sola formula that reminds us that salvation is not our own doing but belongs to God alone. This is the last of the "Sola" episodes and also serves as a highlight of the Here We Still Stand conference. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

Donate to the Thinking Fellows

The Church is a Morgue 

Facebook 

Twitter

Aug 04, 2017
Woman the Forgotten Story
51:32

On this episode of the Thinking Fellows, Dr. Keith is Joined by Paul and Cindy Koch to talk about Cindy's new book. The book, Woman the Forgotten Story, offers incredible comfort, gives guidance, and teaches everyone who listens to a wisdom that saves lives. From the creative voice of God, through the death of a Savior, to the walk of Wisdom, hear and remember the forgotten story of woman. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Woman the Forgotten Story

Cindy at 1517 Legacy

Here We Still Stand

What's Wrong with Women's Bible Studies

Lutheran Theology

Jul 28, 2017
Christ Alone (Solus Christus)
39:59

On this episode, the Fellows talk about the center of Christianity. In Christ alone lies the hope of salvation! Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes: 

Christ Alone Booklet

The Bible in an Hour

Jesus the Messiah

Cur Deus Homo

The Lady Jesus Called a Dog

How Bach Became a Hit in Japan

Jul 21, 2017
Sola Fide
42:43

This week, the Fellows talk about Faith Alone. Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit that works intricately with the other Solas. Dr. Francisco gives the historical background of Sola Fide while Dr. Keith talks about some doctrinal implications. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

What are the 5 Solas of the Reformation

Thinking Fellows Episode on Faith

Jul 14, 2017
Sola Gratia
33:48

On Episode two of the Great Ideas of the Reformation series, we talk about Sola Gratia or Grace Alone. The concept of Grace Alone is adopted by many traditions. However, they don't always mean the same thing. We talk about the different definitions people place on the word grace and how the grace of God comes to sinners. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand Code: FELLOWS

Thinking Fellows Loci series on the Means of Grace

Thinking Fellows on Election

Thinking Fellows on Beza

Walther Election Q&A

 

Jul 07, 2017
Sola Scriptura
40:30

It is time to shake things up and take a break from the Great Thinkers of the Christian Faith and begin a new series on the Great Ideas of the Reformation. We are kicking things off with a headline episode on Sola Scriptura. Scripture alone sets the foundation for the five Solas and the Reformation itself. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

Chemnitz: Examination of the Council of Trent

What Are the Five Solas of the Reformation

Christ Alone Booklet

Jun 29, 2017
Hugo Grotius
42:23

The Fellows hand over the reigns to Dr. Franscico to teach us about Hugo Grotius. Grotius was a Reformation era apologist who also had a large political influence. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

The Truth of the Christian Religion 

On the Law of War and Peace

Sensible Christianity

Jun 23, 2017
Father's Day Special
41:25

Father's Day is an important time of the year for the Thinking Fellows with the subject matter of Dr. Keith's book being fatherhood. On this episode, producer Caleb interviews Dr. Keith on Being Dad. Dr. Keith tells a couple of stories out of the book and lays out his primary argument for parenting through Grace. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Note:

Being Dad

Scott at 1517 Legacy

 

Jun 16, 2017
Theodore Beza
46:52

Dr. Mallinson joins us for the 4th time for a fantastic episode on Theodore Beza. Beza was the successor to John Calvin and is the subject of Dr. Mallinsons Ph.D. dissertation. Beza's impact is large especially when it comes to the theology of election. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand Conference

Ramus Method

Sum Total of Christianity

The Golden Chain

Jeff's Dissertation

 

Jun 09, 2017
John Calvin Part Two
40:42

On this episode, we wrap up Calvin by answering some listener questions and comments. We also talk about the differences between Lutherans and Calvinists while bringing top notch resources to the show notes. If you listen on your phone check out our website for some free outline downloads. Our Home Page

Show Notes:

The League of Faithfull Masks

Jeff's Blog On the Lord's Supper

Calvin's Institutes

The 1521 Loci

Scott and Jeff Outline of the Institutes

1517 the Legacy Project

Virtue in the Wasteland

The Jagged Word

Jun 02, 2017
Philip Melanchthon Part 2
50:35

Episode 71 of the Thinking Fellows is a continuation of episode 70 where we began talking about the Lutheran reformer Philip Melanchthon. On this episode Dr. Keith talks about Melanchthon's later life and some of the controversies surrounding his work. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Here We Still Stand

Episode 70: Philip Melanchthon

Augsburg Confession

Episode on the Augsburg Confession

1521 Loci

Thinking Fellows Episode 2 Law

May 26, 2017
Philip Melanchthon
45:58

The Thinking Fellows talk about one of the most controversial characters in Lutheranism, Philip Melanchthon. Melanchthon is both massively influential to Lutheranism but is often described as a detractor of Lutheranism because of some late writings. On this episode, Dr. Keith outlines the early life of Melanchthon and sets the stage for his theological impact. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

An Uncompromising Gospel

The Book of Concord

Sources and Context to the Book of Concord

Bente Intro to the Book of Concord 

Episode: Melanchthon Nerds

Episode on Luther Biographies

May 19, 2017
John Calvin
45:11

Dr. Jeff Mallinson once again joins the Thinking Fellows, this time for an episode on John Calvin. Calvin has been one of the most influential thinkers in Christian history. Lutherans tend to shy away from Calvin which is a shame because despite some doctrinal differences there is much to be learned from this Protestant reformer. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Virtue in the Wasteland

Calvin's Institutes

John Calvin: A Little Book on the Christian Life

Calvin in Context

Drs. Mallinson and Keith on Election

May 12, 2017
Reading the Bondage of the Will
13:51

In The Fall of 2016, Dr. James Nestingen came on our show and talked about the Bondage of the Will. During that episode, Dr. Nestingen suggested reading the Bondage of the Will backward.  Today we take a little time to explain how that works. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Packer Page#: Start with pg319 then read 270-318 then start at the beginning.

Show Notes:

Thinking Fellows on the Bondage of the Will

Packer: The Bondage of the Will

Forde: The Captivation of the Will

Christain Classics: The Bondage of the Will

May 10, 2017
Luther: Biographies
28:04

Today, The Fellows talk about the various biographies Martin Luther. This idea was started by Dr. Francisco who outlines for us in this show, the key features of a good biography. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

Oberman: Luther Man Between God and the Devil

Baton: Here I Stand

Kittleson: Luther the Reformer 

Career of the Reformer

Kolb: Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God

Brecht: Shaping and Defining the Reformation

Nestingen: Martin Luther A Life

The Fabricated Luther

Paulson: Luther for Armchair Theologians

May 05, 2017
Kierkegaard
38:54

Today we have a regular guest and member of the 1517 Thinking Fellowship, Dr. Jeff Mallinson. Jeff is co-host of the Virtue in the Wasteland podcast and comes on to talk about Kierkegaard. On the show, Jeff places this great philosopher into his proper historical context. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

Notes:

Works of Love

Grace in Practice

Fear and Trembling 

The Sickness Unto Death

Burden of Soren 

Kirkegaard and Paradox

 

Apr 28, 2017
Aquinas Part 2
39:56

Today, we revisit Thomas Aquinas and move on to talk about his theological impact. This is an expansion on episode 63 which is linked below. On the show notes for episode 63 is a list of books for further study. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes: 

Crosswise Institute

Episode 63 on Thomas Aquinas

Episode on Transhumanism

Contact 

 

Apr 21, 2017
Transhumanism and the Crosswise Institute
20:56

Today, the Fellows have Dr. Joel Oesch on to define and discuss transhumanism and its importance. Transhumanism is defined by Dr. Oesch as a movement of people committed to using technology to further the human race in profound ways. In most iterations, Transhumanism is viewed as the next great step of human evolution. The Crosswise Institute is designed to educate and challenge high school students about important cultural and theological questions. This year they will host a summer experience for high school students surrounding the topic of transhumanism. The Thinking Fellows are giving away ten spots to the Institute follow the link below to contact us about this opportunity.

Notes:

Contact the Thinking Fellows to get your high schooler into Crosswise for free this June.  Please provide Name, Email, and Phone Number. 

Crosswise Institute

 

Apr 19, 2017
John of Damascus
39:04

On this episode, Dr. Francisco teaches us about John of Damascus, an early apologist. It especially fits this Good Friday as John defended, in particular, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes: 

CrossWise Institute

The Fount of Knowledge 

Lombard's Sentences 

St John of Damascene

John of Damascus on Islam

 

Apr 14, 2017
Thomas Aquinas
47:50

Thomas Aquinas is one of the most influential Christian Thinkers of all time. Aquinas' views on philosophy set up the groundwork for classical apologetics and his Theology was disputed in the Reformation. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Notes:

Donate to the Thinking Fellows

Philosophical Apologetics pt1.

Philosophical Apologetics pt2. 

Christianity Today

Thomas Aquinas a Very Short Introduction

Peter Kreeft: A Summa of the Summa

Edward Feser A Beginner's Guide to Aquinas

Philip Watson Let God be God 

Peter Morison The Impact of the Reformation

Apr 07, 2017
Episode One On Luther
49:15

One of the primary goals for our series on the Great Thinkers of the Christian Faith is to give broad coverage to thinkers outside of our Lutheran tradition. With that said, it is impossible to pass up Luther and his significance in Chruch History. Today we offer one of a handful of episodes we will release on Luther. Today our guest is Donovan Riley, a Doctor of Theology and pastor in the LCMS. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and be perplexed by the beginning of Luther's story. 

Show Notes:

You are Forgiven Radio

Donavon on 1517

Higher Things SimulCast

Brand Luther

Luther the reformer 

Oberman Luther

Here I Stand 

Luther's Theology of the cross McGrath

Mar 31, 2017
Gresham Machen
32:50

 Once again the Thinking Fellows are joined by Dr. Dan Van Voorhis. This time we discuss our first American Christian Gresham Machen. Many Lutherans may be unaware of this Reformed Theologian. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes:

Christianity and Liberalism

ViW on World War I  

Shall the Fundamentalists Win?

Dan on Eschatology

ViW Reformation Series 

What is Faith? Machen 

The Origen of Paul's Religion 

Christianity and the State

Mar 24, 2017
Johan Arndt
47:13

Welcome to episode 2 of our new series, Great Thinkers of the Christian Faith. Today, we are hoping forward in history from Augustine to the late reformation. Our subject is Johan Arndt who was a prominent Lutheran Pastor and author who lived between 1555 and 1621. To help the Fellows cover this controversial member of Christian History, Dr. Dan Van Voorhis joins the show! Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

The Masks

Arndt: True Christianity 

Luther: The Freedom of the Christian

Pia Desideria

TF on Two Kingdoms

My Utmost for Highest

Mar 17, 2017
Augustine
44:21

Welcome to the first episode of our "Great Thinkers of the Christian Faith" series. We begin our journey by talking about the history of Augustine of Hippo. The Fellows are joined by Dr. Jeff Mallinson to outline the life and work of this great Church Father. Sit back relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes: 

Virtue in the Wasteland

Augustine Confessions

Augustine: City of God

Chadwick Augustine Bio

Mar 10, 2017
Great Thinkers of the Christian Faith
15:16

Producer Caleb and Dr. Keith discuss the direction of the show and our new series. A big thank you to all of the great fans who have gotten us this far! Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

WWW.ThinkingFellows.com 

Donate

Episodes

 

Mar 08, 2017
Friendship
44:31

Once again, Pastor, Paul Koch joins us on the show. Pastor Koch is a longtime friend of Dr. Keith and the editor-in-chief at the Jagged Word. On this episode, the Fellows talk about the importance of friendship and its long lasting effects. Sit back, relax, grab a drink , and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Tombstone

Friendship From Piss Trough to Horse Trough

C.S. Lewis The Four Loves

Dexter's Camera Shop

Free to Be 

From Nestigen/Forde Free to Be: “Luther called it ‘the mutual conversation and consolation of the brethren.’ It is the friendship you share with others around you who belong to Christ, another powerful means God uses to keep us in grace.”

Mar 03, 2017
Preaching Law and Gospel
45:20

The Thinking Fellows bring back one of their favorite guests, Pastor Paul Koch. Pastor Koch is here to talk about the importance of preaching the Law and the Gospel. This episode strikes at some of the conflict going on in Lutheranism and attempts to bring things out of the theoretical and into the practical. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Ringside with the Preacher men

Just Words

The Faith We Hold

What are We Fighting For

Feb 24, 2017
Christians and War
53:33

On this episode, the fellows have a military historian, Caleb Karges on the show to talk about Just War Theory. The fellows get into the history, and context of just war theory and try to bring the war on terror into perspective. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

•Luther: Christians Can Be Soldiers

Roark Denver: Worth Dying For: A Navy Seal's Call to a Nation

•Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

•Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man

Feb 17, 2017
Camp Ministry
40:27

The Fellows are joined by their first guest of 2017 Johan Hinderlie. Johan has spent a lifetime involved in camp ministry. He and Dr. Keith who shares a passion for Christian camps tell some great stories and discuss the importance they serve in modern Christian living. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show! 

 

Show Notes:

Being Dad

Giving Kids Grace

How to Give Your Faith Away

 

Feb 10, 2017
Anniversary Special Part 2
49:58

This week, we cover another wave of listeners questions as we start the journey into year two. A big thank you to all our listeners and supporters as the show continues to thrive and grow. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes:

Speakers Bureau

Pieper Christian Dogmatics

Meuller Christian Dogmatics

Intro to Apologetics 

Feb 03, 2017
Anniversary Special Part 1
44:28

Thank you to our listeners who pushed the Thinking Fellows through a fantastic first year of podcasting. To kick off year two, we are answering listeners questions on air. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

Show Notes:

A plain account of Christian Perfection

Tom Oden 

Theologians Craft

Epistemology of Theology

Sources and Context of BoC

Uncompromising Gospel

Jan 27, 2017
What Now?
44:15

We have spent the latter half of 2016 and the Begining of 2017 uncovering apologetics. We are now beginning to wrap up this series with the question, what now?  Listen to hear the struggles apologists face as they perform the task of evangelism in their daily lives. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes:

Speakers Bureau

Why Believe Anything At All

What is Truth

Can Miracles be Trusted

 

Jan 20, 2017
Luther and Apologetics
50:16

On this episode, our resident historian Dr. Adam Francisco talks about Martin Luther and his view of apologetics. Many people only ever talk about Luther's defense of doctrine. However, Luther did outreach to non-Christians as well. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

Giving Kids Grace

Episode Archive

The Foolishness of God

Luther's Last Battles

 

Jan 13, 2017
Christianity and Islam
52:25

On this episode the Fellows interview of the regular hosts Dr. Adam Francisco. Dr. Francisco is an expert on Islam and has his PhD. from Oxford University in the historical theology of Luther and Islam. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Resurrection Fact

Seeking Allah Finding Jesus

Answering Muslims 

Answering Islam

Jan 06, 2017
The Problem of Evil
40:44

On this episode, the Fellows pass the torch to Dr. John W. Montgomery to talk about the problem of evil. Since Dr. Montgomery could not come in person, we used his fantastic lecture out of Sensible Christianity. Consider this a 30min taste of 14 hours of audio available at shop.1517legacy.com

Show Notes:

Sensible Christianity

C.S. Lewis The Problem of Pain

C.S. Lewis A Grief Observed

God and Other Minds

Dec 30, 2016
Christmas Episode 2016
43:29

Christmas and apologetics go hand in hand this week as we talk about the incarnation of Christ. The Word became flesh and entered our world. It is because of this great fact that Christians can use historical apologetics. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. Merry Christmas from the Thinking Fellows.

Show Notes

Giving Kids Grace

Here We Still Stand

Chemnitz the Two Natures in Christ

Mueller Christian Dogmatics

 

 

Dec 23, 2016
Jesus' View of the New Testament
42:44

This week, we are continuing to talk about the inspiration of Scripture. Does Jesus within the New Testament narrative talk about its future writing and validity? Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes

Giving Kids Grace Conference

John Stott, Teacher and Lord

Sensible Christianity 

Give Them Grace

Being Dad

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
Jesus and the Old Testament
44:35

Is the Old Testament as reliable as the New? The Thinking Fellows track down the words of Jesus to see what the Son of God has to say about the OT. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Dec 09, 2016
God Breathed
45:36

Before Christians begin defending God's Word it is important to understand what it means for Scripture to be God's. On this episode, the Fellows talk about the inspiration of Scripture and how it applies to apologetics. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Here we still stand

Sensible Christianity 

Nestle Aland 28

God's Inerrant Word

 

 

Dec 02, 2016
Philosophical Apologetics pt.2
46:39

Philosopher Dan is back to finish up part two of our entry into philosophical apologetics. This episode primarily covers the teleological and the moral arguments for the existence of God. Don't forget to miss part of this series episode 43. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

Show Notes: 

Sensible Christianity

Natural Theology

Rick Ritchie on 1517 Legacy

Dialoges Concerning Natural Religion

C.S. Lewis The Case For Christianity 

Lewis doodle video

Nov 25, 2016
Philosophical Apologetics pt.1
47:43

Many Christians are intimidated or even uncomfortable using philosophy. However, philosophy has been used for centuries as apologetically aid and tool. Listen as the Thinking Fellows with their guest Dr. Dan Been break down both the strengths and weaknesses of common philosophical arguments for God. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show!

 

Show Notes 

Tractatus Logio-Theologicus 

A Universe from Nothing

Reflections on the Sean Carroll Debate

The Proslogion

Kant: Critique of Pure Reason 

Nov 18, 2016
Miracles
40:11

Almost everyone has heard it said that miracles are just fairy tail stories and the most inaccurate and deceptive parts of the Bible. The Thinking Fellows tackle the root of this objection and discuss why miracles cannot be dismissed without cause. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

Show Notes 

Faith Founded on Fact

Resurrection Fact

Hume's Abject Failure

Principalities and Powers

Nov 11, 2016
Apologetics for Young Adults
45:22

Have you ever wondered who needs apologetics the most in their world? It might just be the high schooler sitting in the pew in front of you. Today, the Fellows bring on a resident expert in the field of training the next generation to defend their faith. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

Show Notes:

The Resurrection Fact Now Out!

The Case for Christ

History, Law, and Christianity

God's Crime Scene

Who Moved the Stone

The Universe Next Door

Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All

The Case for Christianity

The Problem of Pain

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Nov 04, 2016
Reformation Special 2016
46:55

Today we celebrate the upcoming 499th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Joining us this episode is Dr. Steve Hein who is an author and contributor at 1517 the Legacy Project. This episode is about the history and importance of the Reformation and how we carry on that legacy and recovery today. Sit back, relax, grab a pint, and enjoy the show.

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The Resurrection Fact

The Christian Life Cross or Glory

Brand Luther

Luther '55

The Heidelberg Disputation

Here I Stand

Gospel and Law

Luther on the Christian Life

Oct 28, 2016
The Claims of Christ
45:08

If the New Testament truly is an accurate historical source, what implications does that mean about who Christ said he was and the things he did? This week, the fellows examine the claims of Christ particularly his resurrection and explain just how certain Christians can be in this great hope. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

 

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Resurrection Fact

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Oct 21, 2016
Reliability of the New Testament
49:34

Do the New Testament documents hold the same historical weight as other ancient documents? The Fellows bring the history and the criticism to the table and explain why the New Testament ends up on top. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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The End of the Historical-Critical Method

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Oct 14, 2016
Intro to the Reliability of the New Testament Documents
45:08

This week the Fellows introduce the validity and reliability of the New Testament documents. In addition to this, the fellows talk about how apologetics must work hand in hand with faith. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Speakers Bureau

Resurrection Fact

Where Have all the Nones Gone

 

Oct 07, 2016
Epistemology and Apologetics
51:38

How do you know what you Know? Epistemology is the sense through which one filters and views all the knowledge he or she has acquired in this world. Understanding your own epistemology as well as the other common epistemological views is essential to doing good apologetics. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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The Idea of the University

Resurrection Fact: Pre-Order

 

Sep 30, 2016
Melanchthon Nerds
33:30

Today you’ll hear the giddy voice of Dr. Keith and the calm demeanor of Dr. Kolb as they go over the details concerning the history, background, and Loci of Philip Melanchthon. If you're even remotely interested in Lutheran theology this is an episode you shouldn’t miss. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and listen to the show.

 

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Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God

Two Kingdoms with Drs. Kolb and Simeon-Netto

The Bondage of the Will

Dr. Keith Translations 

Moonwalking With Einstein 

Brand Luther

 

Sep 28, 2016
Do's and Dont's of Apologetics
46:48

This week the Fellows discuss the Do's and Dont's of Apologetics. In other words what strategies should apologists avoid and what tools they should readily employ. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Sensible Christianity 

Apologetics Academy 

Tactics

Sep 23, 2016
Drs. Kolb and Siemon-Netto talk Two Kingdoms
47:25

Hallo! This week the Thinking Fellows are in Germany as special guests to the Confessio Augustana conference. Capitalizing on this experience, Dr. Keith, and producer Caleb sit down with Drs. Bob Kolb and Uwe Siemon-Netto. Our guests along with Dr. Keith discuss Two Kingdom theory clarifying our earlier episode on the topic. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show!

 

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The Fabricated Luther

Confession Augustana

Triumph of the Absurd

Sep 16, 2016
The Challenge of Islam
29:45

Dr. Francisco addresses the problem of Islam as we remember the attack on the World Trade Center 9/11/01. 

 

Show Notes

- Introduction to the Augsburg Confession

- The Third Jihad

-The Influence of German Biblical criticism 

Sep 11, 2016
Introduction to Apologetics part 2
42:34

Today we continue down the road of apologetics, this time introducing the various types and systems of apologetics common used. This episode is full of comparisons and clarification so listen carefully. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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Sep 09, 2016
Introduction to Apologetics
51:30

On episode 32 of the Thinking Fellows, we introduce our next series of topics surrounding Christian apologetics. Listen to find out what the purpose and place of apologetics are within the Christian life. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Show Notes:

History Law and Christianity 

Tractatus-Logico-Theologicus

Religion on Trial

The Defense Never Rests

Sep 02, 2016
The Bondage of the Will
53:02

On this episode of the Thinking Fellows, Dr. Jim Nestingen stops by to talk about Luther's book the Bondage of the Will. This episode is filled with profound wisdom, great stories, and a whole lot of fun. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

 

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Aug 26, 2016
In The Bar
35:21

This is a special midweek episode of the Thinking Fellows featuring Dr. Jim Nestingen. The fellows join Dr. Nestingen in a bar just outside the annual NALC convention to talk about what it means to be a mentor. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

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Being Dad

Robert Bly: A Gathering of Men

Aug 24, 2016
The Role of a Pastor
43:30

This week the Fellows are joined by Pastor Joel Hess to talk about just what it is a pastor does. Joel is a writer for the Jagged and 1517 the Legacy Project. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and find out why you should come to expect the proclamation of Christ given for you every Sunday. 

Show Notes:

The Jagged Word Website

The Jagged Word on Facebook

The Jagged Word on Twitter

Augustine of Hippo: By Peter Brown

Luther: Man Between God and the Devil

Aug 19, 2016
Masculinity with Joel Fitzpatrick
45:26

This week the Fellows relax and have some fun with Joel Fitzpatrick. What this episode lacks structurally it makes up for with unforgettable stories. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and find out what the Fellows think it means to be masculine. 

Show Notes:

Melanchthon on the Uses of the Law

Another Reflection on the Divine Uses of the Law

Episode 14: Good Works

Episode 2: Law

Being Dad

Front Porch with the Fitzes

C.S. Lewis The Four Loves

Aug 12, 2016
Eternal Subordination
51:26

This week the Thinking Fellows are joined by Elyse Fitzpatrick and her son Joel Fitzpatrick to talk about a controversy revolving around the idea of the eternal subordination of the Son. The Fellows aren't here to join the fight but instead talk about the misapplication of the Trinity happening within the controversy. Sit back, relax, and grab a drink as the Fellows cover this special listener requested show. 

 

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Home: How Heaven and the New Earth Satisfy Our Deepest Longings

Christian Dogmatics by J.T. Mueller

Lutheran Leprechauns 

Mortification of Spin

The Heidelblog

Aug 05, 2016
Vocation
41:33

On episode 27 the Thinking Fellows cover the last regularly scheduled Loci topic, vocation. While most systematics end with Eschatology, the Fellows go a different route. Vocation is where the theological rubber meets the road. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

Christ Hold Fast Vocation Talks:

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God At Work:

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Jul 29, 2016
Missions
52:49

On episode 26 the Fellows are joined by Pastor Craig Donofrio to talk about missions. Lutherans, especially in the LCMS are often accused of ignoring the mission field, pastor Donofrio talks about why that has changed, and why it is more important than ever to not only back missionaries abroad, but also to evangelize her in the United States. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

200 Proof Gospel

God Whisperers

The Mission Of God

Craig and Paula in Eurasia

The Flaw of the Excluded Middle

Jul 22, 2016
Fitzes Sepecial
57:24

In one of our most fun shows yet the fellows talk about grace and parenting. For our 25th episode, we are joined by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson to get a unique perspective on how God works through the vocation of parent. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show!

Give them Grace

Everyday Grace

Front Porch with the Fitzes

Jul 15, 2016
Eschatology
48:06

Eschatology is the study of the last things or end times. It is one of the most talked about and sensationalized topics in modern evangelical Christianity. On this Episode, the Fellows are joined by Dr. Dan van Voorhis as they break down and simplify what often becomes an overcomplicated doctrine. Sit back, relax, grab a drink as everything comes to an end. 

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Jul 08, 2016
Two Kingdoms
45:41

The Thinking Fellows return to their Loci topics in episode 23. Drs. Keith, Rosenbladt, and Francisco discuss the history and purpose behind Two Kingdom theory while also covering its limitations. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

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History, Law, and Christianity

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Jul 01, 2016
The Augsburg Confession
55:22

This week the Fellows celebrate the 486th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. The Fellows go into the detail of the History, and Theology of the Augsburg Confession and how it can still be applied today. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. 

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Jun 24, 2016
Father's Day
47:12

Fatherhood is an essential part of what shapes the minds and worldview of the Fellows. On this episode, the fellows talk about the fundamental nature of the father and his role as a mouthpiece of grace in the home. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the magic of fatherhood. 

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Jun 17, 2016
The Church
54:36

On Episode 20 the Fellows talk about the Church and what it means to be a member of the bride of Christ. Additionally, we answer a fan question for the first time. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and find out why the Church is more than a building.

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Jun 10, 2016
Hitmen and Midwives of God
01:01:57

Episode 19 is a special show on preaching with guest Fellow pastor Paul Koch. The Fellows talk about what makes good preaching as well as what it means to be called to preach. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show. 

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Jun 03, 2016
The Lord's Supper
47:04

The final episode in our Means of Grace series. We talk about the power of Christ's body and blood given to you for the forgiveness of sins. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and find comfort in the body and blood of Christ.

 

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Wittenberg VS Geneva

Power in the Blood

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May 27, 2016
Confession and Absolution
48:04

This week, the Fellows continue to talk about the Means of Grace by discussing Confession and Absolution. Confession and Absolution serve to soothe the troubled soul and calm the burdened conscience the proclamation of Christ's Forgiveness. Sit back, relax, and grab a drink as the forgiveness of Christ comes from the lips of another.

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Means of Grace

Being Dad

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May 20, 2016
Baptism
42:04

Last week the Fellows talked about the Means of Grace, as a direct follow-up to that episode the Fellows now dive into Baptism. Why get Baptized? How does Baptism work? Who should be Baptized? Sit Back, relax, and grab a drink as the soothing waters of Baptism drown you in Christ. 

 

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Luther's Small Catechism

Romans 6

Virtue in the Wasteland

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May 13, 2016
The Means of Grace
45:05

Early on in the show we dedicated a whole episode to the topic of grace. Now it is time to expand on the topic of grace and discuss how God delivers the saving Grace of Christ to His people. Sit back, relax, and grab a drink as the grace of Christ soothes your troubled soul.

 

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May 06, 2016
Good Works
50:48

Lutherans can often be misunderstood as rejecting the existence or necessity of good works. On episode 14 the Thinking Fellows discuss why this common misconception is not true. Sit back, relax and grab a drink to find out why good works are a fruit of faith and not saving grace.

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Apr 29, 2016
Predestination
46:08

Do Lutherans even have a doctrine of predestination? I thought that was the Calvinists? This week, The Fellows discuss predestination, which is a little known or seldom talked about doctrine among Lutherans. Sit back, relax, and grab a drink to find out why predestination is a gift of assurance and not a tool to damn your neighbor.

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Apr 22, 2016
Wittenberg vs. Geneva
27:51

On this episode, the Thinking Fellows do things differently. Deviating from the typical Loci topics, the guys interview Pastor Brian Thomas. Brian Thomas is the author of 1517 the Legacy Project's latest book Wittenberg vs. Geneva. The Fellows talk about the book and briefly cover how Lutheranism differs from Calvinism. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

 

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Apr 15, 2016
The Will
41:48

The Thinking Fellows discuss the human will and ask some important questions. What role does the will have in or on the Christian life? What does it mean for the will to be bound? And does the will have anything to do with faith or salvation? As usual, the Fellows look to Scripture and the teachings of the Lutheran Reformation for the answer. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. 

 

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Apr 07, 2016
Conversion
46:30

The doctrine of conversion is highly debated among Christians. The Thinking Fellows find their answer not so surprisingly away from logic and back in Christ. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show.

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Apr 01, 2016
Atonement
39:55

This week, the Thinking Fellows talk about the various theories of atonement. On their quest for clarity, the Fellows examine Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and join the conversation. 

 

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Mar 25, 2016
The Person and Work of Christ Part II
49:54

Last week we ran out of time and barely scratched the surface of the theology of the person and work of Christ. This week we continue our conversation and touch on active and passive obedience and other pieces of the "Godman" puzzle. Sit back, relax, and grab a drink as we conquer our first "part 2" episode.

 

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Mar 18, 2016
Faith
43:33

On episode 6 the Thinking Fellows talk about faith. Faith is one of the Solas of the Reformation, and is instrumental to salvation. Follow the good Drs. as they discuss why faith isn't a work and explain the difference between faith in worldly things and faith in God. Sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy the show.

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Mar 13, 2016
The Person and Work of Christ
51:14

Every doctrine of Christianity hinges on the person and work of Christ. Sit back,relax and grab a drink as the fellows talk about whats truth and whats heresy concerning Christ. 

 

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Christ Hold Fast

Rosenbladt on the Two Natures

Outlines of Doctrinal Theology

Two Natures in Christ

Brand Luther

Scriptural Baptism

Know the Creeds and Councils 

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Mar 11, 2016
Justification
54:06

On episode 5 of the Thinking Fellows, we talk about Justification. Find out why justification is the article upon which the Church stands or falls. Sit back, relax, and grab a drink as Drs. Rosenbladt, Keith and Francisco explore this foundational doctrine. 

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Feb 26, 2016
Grace
42:07

During episode 4, the Thinking Fellows tackle the topic of God's Grace. Grace is an attitude on the part of God whereby He sees the unjust sinner as just, on account of Christ alone.

Feb 19, 2016
Gospel
47:26

This week the Thinking Fellows talk about the Gospel. What is meant when we say the word "Gospel" and how does it relate to our earlier topics of Sin and Law? Sit back relax grab a drink and find out as Drs. Rosenbladt, Keith, and Francisco tackle these questions.

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Feb 12, 2016
Law
47:20

Drs. Rosenbladt, Keith, and Francisco continue along the Loci to talk about the Law and its functions. Sit back grab a drink and enjoy a show about theology, history and apologetics.

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Feb 04, 2016
Sin
47:26

The Thinking Fellows premier episode. Drs. Rosenbladt, Keith, and Francisco follow the Loci Method to discuss the doctrine of sin. 

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Jan 30, 2016