In the first part of today’s episode, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller talks through his theses on love, including:
- Love is the summary of the law
- Love is not a replacement of the law
- Love takes shape according to the 10 commandments
- Love is shaped by the needs of the neighbor
- Love of God is connected to the love of the neighbor
- Command to love shows our sins
- We know we’re sinners because we actually try to love
- God is love
Then, Rev. Brian Kachelmeier joins in to talk about the understanding from the Lutheran confessions that the Law always accuses. He connects this concept to how what it means to accuse is directly linked to what it means to satisfy the law. Find Rev. Kachelmeier’s blog posts on this topic at redeemertheologicalacademy.org.
Guest Rev. Brian Kachelmeier, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico, joins host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Senior Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, and author of the book Has American Christianity Failed?, to talk about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Tweet your questions to @bwolfmueller to send questions at bwolfmueller.co.
Watch Rev. Wolfmueller’s opening monologue on YouTube: