Today’s conversation covers how we can be sure about theology, what we believe, and what we confess. Guests Rev. Sean Daenzer from Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend and Peace Lutheran Church in Barney, North Dakota, and Rev. Andrew Preus from Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa, join host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, to discuss Francis Pieper’s Christliche Dogmatik, or Christian Dogmatics, so that you know why you believe what you believe so that you will be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks for the hope that you have in the totality of who Jesus is, what Jesus has done, and what Jesus is coming again to do. Find your copy of Pieper’s Dogmatics at cph.org.
A peculiar love of the color tan tops Cross Defense host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller’s list of favorite things, along with coffee, old theology books, and a blank sheet of paper. Residing in Texas has turned his love of Summer into a love of Fall, and he’ll happily snack on beef jerky while exploring the Texas countryside in his well-loved khaki travel pants. He’ll curiously name Andy Bates as his number one celebrity, but obviously Martin Luther is his favorite theologian. When he’s not crushing home runs in a local softball game, you’ll probably find him reading a book you may or may not have heard of, like “A Prayer for Owen Meany” and Alfred Edersheim's “History of the Old Testament.”