Reformation Week

by Edie Wadsworth on October 16, 2010

Greetings from Nashville!
This post is brought to you by Starbucks, to whom I owe my utmost gratitude, for keeping me sane and peppy this trip.
I couldn’t have done it without you, pumpkin spice latte–tall, extra hot, 1/2 strength pumpkin spice, double strength latte. love you. with. all. my heart.

We are having a ball. We are like energizer bunnies that keep going and going and going.
And these two little girls are keepin’ right up. More to come soon!

I’m interrupting this regularly scheduled roadtrip to tell you about Reformation Week, beginning next Monday, Oct. 18th on Issues Etc.
Reformation theology has literally changed my life.
I never quite grasped the concepts of grace alone, vocation, the means of grace, and the theology of the cross until I became Lutheran.
And I owe such a debt of gratitude to Todd and Jeff and Craig at Issues Etc and their amazing brilliant guests.
They broadcast 10 hours of new programming each week on a host of topics that range from deep theological issues to current affairs to trends in American christianity.
It’s continuing education for the thinking christian. Christ-centered. Cross-focused.
I listen every morning while I do kitchen chores and then I also catch up on past Issues on my iphone.
And then we discuss the topics at night at dinner.
You can subscribe to their podcasts via iTunes or click on the ‘listen on demand’ button at their website. You can also join their facebook fan page.
You will love them no matter what ‘brand’ of christian you are. They will challenge your presuppositions. They will make you think.
The gospel will become more clear than ever. And you’ll begin to see how easily it gets distorted in our modern version of christianity.

Steve and I are commiteed superfans and I even listed meeting them in person on my ’40 things to do while 40-list’.
Which sadly may not happen while I’m 40.

Until then,  we will  listen and support them faithfully as they proclaim the reformation truths in the 21st century.

Faith, grace, scripture and CHRIST alone!

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1 Southern Gal October 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

Yay for Pumpkin Spice Latte! How are the pageant events going?

Edie, thanks so much for the links to Issues Etc. I love listening to the different topics covered. I will pass this on to our pastor and those I know will love to hear it.

We love celebrating Reformation Day on October 31st.
Sola scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia, solus Christus, soli Deo gloria!

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2 suzanne October 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm

We love Reformation Day, too! I will have to try the Pumpkin spice latte YOUR way….reg. are too sweet for me!
I will check out those links! Thanks!

Suzanne

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3 V (stickhorsecowgirl) October 17, 2010 at 3:09 am

Hi Edie!
We are also looking forward to Reformation Week! Just wantd to see if you have ever heard of Pastor Jonathan Fisk? He is a Mo. Synod Lutheran Pastor from Philadelphia who regularly does podcasts on You Tube – even has his own channel revfiskj – If you haven’t ever heard of him, you should definitely check him out–he is unconventional, a little brash, but very entertaining and very bright!

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4 Cate October 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

So down this end of the earth, there are NO drinks that I know of that feature pumpkin! Will certainly have a listen to the links you sent though.

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5 Jennifer October 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm

They sound like the Lutheran version of “White Horse Inn.” I clicked on the “Theology of the Cross” link and it sounded very familiar. Joel Osteen didn’t fare well on that program. (he rarely does on WHI…) ;)

I’m so behind on my WHI episodes. John listens while driving to work, and I’ve often listened to them on the way to this or that activity, but I took a break and forgot to hook back up. I think it’s about time to do that!

Enjoy your pumpkin spice lattes. Tis the season!

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6 Lydia October 18, 2010 at 3:51 am

Loved reading your thoughts on the Reformation (and drooling over the picture of your pumpkin spice latte! My favorite!). I was raised Lutheran and, as such, always had a pretty clear view of the concepts you mentioned, however my husband (raised baptist) did not. It has been an interesting ride and now he is a member of our Lutheran church as well.

Happy Reformation!

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7 denice October 18, 2010 at 4:06 am

amen.

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