Morning Segment 1
Rev. Joshua Scheer talks about subjects from the Brothers of John the Steadfast webpage, www.steadfastlutherans.org.
Morning Segment 2
- Dr. Bob Weise talks about issues related to Christian bioethics.
Bioethics is the study of controversial ethics brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy.
About Dr. Weise: Dr. Robert W. Weise is professor of practical theology. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois (B.S. in Ed. 1967); University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois (M.S. 1970, Ph.D. 1973); Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (M.Div. 1982); instructor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (1972-73); research associate, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (1973-74); assistant professor (1974-78); pastor, Zion, Bunker Hill, Illinois (1982-85); senior pastor, Our Savior’s, Springfield, Illinois (1985-92); associate professor, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (1992-2002); professor since 2002; The Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis Chair in Pastoral Ministry and the Life Sciences since 1992. Click HERE to read more about Dr. Weise.
Rev. Arthur Rickman talks about his work in Latin America.
Rev. Arthur and Deaconess Eva (Morlok) Rickman serve the Lord as missionaries in Latin America, where Arthur serves as the area facilitator in the region building and strengthening relationships with the LCMS’ partners in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama and Belize. In addition, Arthur oversees theological education throughout the region and assists with training future pastors and deaconesses as he develops training programs, teaches courses and mentors the seminarians. He also serves as a chaplain to all missionaries in the region to ensure they too are receiving spiritual care as they care for others…
Learn more about their work at lcms.org/rickman.
Rev. David Tilney of Ascension Lutheran Church in Daphne, AL looks at Colossians 2:8-23 “Let No One Disqualify You”. (Scroll down to read today’s text.)
Today’s sermonette is given by Rev. David Tilney of Ascension Lutheran Church in Daphne, AL.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits[a] of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities[b] and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.[c]
Let No One Disqualify You
16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions,[d] puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
- Colossians 2:8 Or elementary principles; also verse 20
- Colossians 2:15 Probably demonic rulers and authorities
- Colossians 2:15 Or in it (that is, the cross)
- Colossians 2:18 Or about the things he has seen