In this episode, Rebecca interviews her childhood Pastor from the small town LCMS congregation she attended for 18 years.
The discussion includes: Defining Law and Gospel, the three functions of the Law, balancing Law and Gospel, and answering the questions below.
What is a young person to do in the face of their friend’s promiscuity?
Do you, as a pastor, regret any of your earlier teachings?
Have they stayed consisted throughout your ministry?
The book of Revelation being abused (think #raptureanxiety).
What does a congregant do if their church is going down a bad, perhaps legalist, road?
What did you think of the application of Law and Gospel in Rachael Denhollander’s case?
How do you determine how a person needs to hear more Law or Gospel? Is there a process or is it mostly just a feeling and experience? How do you ensure the Gospel predominates, as Walther says it must?
Some words for those who are spiritually homeless (those who do not have a church).
Pastor Brown can be found at Higher Things’ Gospeled Boldly Podcast: https://media.higherthings.org/podcasts/gospeled-boldly/