Open Lines: Was the American Revolution a Violation of Romans 13?

This “Open Lines” segment discusses a 2000 comment by Dr. John Warwick Montgomery in which he states that the American Revolution was not the lesser of evils and violated Romans 13. In a more recent interview Dr. Montgomery seems to have softened his stance and discusses how difficult a decision it must have been.

´╗┐Original Air Date: July 5, 2006

Open Lines: Was the American Revolution a Violation of Romans 13? (mp3)

Bill Moyers’ Interview with Katharine Jefferts Schori – Part 2

Pastor Wilken comments and takes calls on an interview by Bill Moyers’ with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori. She sounds like a nice aunt except what she says contradicts orthodox Christianity.

Original Air Date: March 11, 2008

Bill Moyers’ Interview with Katharine Jefferts Schori – Part 2 (mp3)

Bill Moyers’ Interview with Katharine Jefferts Schori – Part 1

Pastor Wilken comments and takes calls on an interview by Bill Moyers’ with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori. She sounds like a nice aunt except what she says contradicts orthodox Christianity.

Original Air Date: March 11, 2008

Bill Moyers’ Interview with Katharine Jefferts Schori – Part 1 (mp3)

The New Liberals in the Church

Pastor Wilken talks about two recent definitions of liberalism and conservatism that he ran across. Not in the issue by issue sense, but the in assumptions they hold. Pastor Wilken discusses the liberal notion that the past is guilty until proven innocent. In his comment on how this relates to the church (at about 15:59), he says, “What came before is dismissed…We hear things like, ‘This isn’t your grandfather’s church.’” Now where have I hear that?

Topic: Open Lines
Original Air Date: April 1, 2004

The New Liberals in the Church (mp3)

Marriage

This is a series of “open lines” segments which discuss the question, “Should Christian Parents Counsel Their Children to Marry Late?” This segment highlights Issues, Etc. at its most entertaining. Pastor Wilken and Jeff Schwarz exchange funny and insightful comments, questions, and anecdotes. The callers give thought provoking, real life examples and questions. All of it grounded in sound Lutheran theology.

Original Air Date: September 18-19, 2007

Marriage (mp3)

Is the Reformation Over?

In this “open lines” segment, Pastor Wilken discusses whether the Reformation is over.

Note: Thanks to Nathan Beethe for editing this episode.

Topic: Is the Reformation Over?
Original Air Date: October 31, 2006

Is the Reformation Over? (mp3)