But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 02 November 2018 03:06

Friday Sermon | Lecture by Bryan Wolfmueller Featured

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imageNovember 2, 2018.

It has been a long time since we’ve done a “Friday Sermon” post. Today, I thought it would be nice to share a lengthy lecture by Bryan Wolfmueller, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado. Pr. Wolfmueller gave this lecture last year around the time of...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:13

DiM | “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury Featured

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October 30, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury which currently sits at #5 on the Top50 chart at Billboard Top Christian Songs. Today’s song comes to us via a subscriber’s request we cover it. My apologies for...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:45

DiM | “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship Featured

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October 11, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship which currently sits at #2 on the Top20 chart at 20theCountdownMagazine.

This is a song by Hillsong Worship, who recently declared themselves to be a denomination. This...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 22:00

DiM | “You Say” by Lauren Daigle Featured

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October 02, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “You Say” by Lauren Daigle which currently sits at #1 on the Top20 chart at 20theCountdownMagazine.

Lauren Daigle is a gifted singer with an amazing voice. She could sing the menu at McDonald’s and keep...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 03:52

CTT | 2nd Commandment Violation (2CV)? Featured

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image Today I’d like to take a look at a commonly used rebuke in social media whenever someone posts an image of God or old icons from the early church depicting Jesus, or even a crucifix. The rebuke being a claim that the post was a 2CV, or 2nd Commandment Violation. So, what does this...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 05:32

DiM | “I Just Need U” by TobyMac Featured

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May 04, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “All My Hope” by Crowder which currently sits at #1 on the 20theCountdownMagazine.

This is probably one of the better TobyMac songs I’ve reviewed. I found the writing to be quite honest and well-intentioned. The...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 22:00

DiM | “All My Hope” by Crowder Featured

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March 22, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “All My Hope” by Crowder which currently sits at #2 on the 20theCountdownMagazine.

Today’s song has a good chorus in that it is focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The verses are weak and a bit vague, but...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 21:00

Friday | Conversation with Costi Hinn Featured

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image We come to the end of another week. Last week I shared a couple of phone interviews I had with Table Talk Radio and the Bible Thumping Wingnut. This week, I thought we’d listen in on an interview of Costi Hinn by Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith to discuss the new book...

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Monday, 26 February 2018 21:00

DiM | “O’Lord” by Lauren Daigle Featured

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February 26, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “O’Lord” by Lauren Daigle which currently sits at #2 on the 20theCountdownMagazine.

Today’s  song is an older one. I’m curious as to how this has risen to the #2 spot now. Lauren...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:00

Some Interviews/Podcasts Featured

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While the blog site has been rather quiet since last September, there have been a couple of interviews posted recently that serve as some backstory to this blog and to my reformation, my coming to the Lutheran Confessions. As we begin to get this blog back into regular updates, I think now is a...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 21:00

DiM | “Control” by Tenth Avenue North Featured

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February 19, 2018. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” by 10th Avenue North which currently sits at #1 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

It’s been a while since we last took a look at the top 20 chart, so we have several...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 21:00

CTT | Seeing is Believing? Featured

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In social media we see the idiom translated as, “pics or it didn’t happen” or “video or it didn’t happen”. If we look how the idiom is...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:00

2018 Time to get the Blog back into shape Featured

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Friends of Faithful Stewardship,

It has been a very long time since this blog has had an update. The past 6 months have been quite tumultuous. In September, I received word that the company I work for in my day job lost  the contract for the job I’ve been working for over 7 years. There...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 08:57

Merry Christmas 2017! Featured

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It has been a while since we’ve updated the site. I haven’t disappeared, it’s just a very busy holiday season. I started taking professional development classes for my day-job and found out last week that the current contract I’ve been working since 2010 has been awarded to...

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 Today, we’ll be listening to Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church. preach on the parable of the Good Samaritan. We’ll be listening to it via his online radio ministry Fighting for the Faith, because he also included the Sunday School lesson he taught on the same Sunday. Since both are included in one audio file,

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:01

DiM | “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott Featured

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 CCM Radio Edition.

July 27, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, which currently sits at #17 on 20theCountdownMagazine.

You may know Hillary Scott as a country singer in the band Lady Antebellum. It’s a good band, as secular country music bands go, but not one that

Friday, 22 July 2016 05:05

Friday Sermon | Three-fold Work of the Holy Spirit Featured

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 It has been a while since we shared a good sermon on Friday. This summer we packed in too many trips in too short a time frame, so the blogging and the yardwork have both suffered greatly. I’d like to get back to sharing sermons on Fridays, though I don’t have a lot of time to research sermons from pastors I don’t already listen

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July 19, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “The Lion and the Lamb” by Big Daddy Weave which currently sits at #20 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

This is an older song that has popped up on the Top20 charts this week. It’s a good song. It’s a very good song. I’d rather have some of

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 06:48

DiM | “Priceless” by For King and Country Featured

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CCM Radio Edition.

July 12, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Priceless” by For King & Country which currently sits at #15 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

This song makes no attempt at sharing the Gospel in any way. It’s not a Christian song. We’ll review the lyrics briefly, but the song is merely a

Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:15

DiM | “Great Are You Lord” by One Sonic Society Featured

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 Evangelical Worship Edition.

July 7, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Great Are You Lord” by One Sonic Society which currently sits at #20 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

Though this song is on the top 20 CCM list, it was very clearly written for corporate worship, so we’ll treat it as such and address its use

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June 30, 2016. This month has been extremely busy for our household. It’s been both wonderful and exhausting. We attended our first IssuesETC conference, and this past week we took a special trip to have our kids baptized. Next month will be equally busy, so currently we are trying to get to August. I will be attending the

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:53

DiM | “Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe Featured

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CCM Edition.

June 21, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe which currently sits at #19 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

I got frustrated with the song during the discussion of the lyric. This song spends most of its time, first couple of verses and even the chorus, building up to a climactic

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:30

DiM | “What You Want” by Tenth Avenue North Featured

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CCM Edition.

June 14, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “What You Want” by Tenth Avenue North which currently sits at #18 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

Wow, what a catchy tune this song has. I’ve mentioned before that I have a soft spot, musically speaking, for EDM (electronic dance music). Tenth Avenue North

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:16

CTT | Trey Pearson and CCM

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 Last week, I saw the following headline from theBlaze pop up on my Facebook feed:

Christian Rocker Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’ve Tried My Whole Life to Be Straight’

Naturally, I was curious as to who this “Christian Rocker” was and wanted to know how the CCM Industry would spin it. After some searching, I realized that this

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:00

DiM | “Never Too Far Gone” by Jordan Feliz Featured

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June 7, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Never Too Far Gone” by Jordan Feliz which currently sits at #17 on the20theCountdownMagazine.

Let’s start of by acknowledging the wonderful Truth conveyed in the title of this song, “No one is out of reach of God”. We’ll

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