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Ringside Preachers

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Enjoy thoughtful and humorous discussion about hot topics from God's point of view. You will hear some arguing, disagreeing and a little banter. Each pastor isn't afraid to call it like it is. Yet he also isn't afraid to change his mind! If you are not immediately enthralled we'll give you your mo… read more

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Jesus Can Be a Jerk

July 21st, 2021

1:07:32

Topics:

  1. Knife talk with Ringside
  2. Why Closed Communion?
  3. Jesus can be a jerk in Mark’s Gospel
  4. Presbyterian Rice cakes

 

 

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Marriage Counseling with Ross and Tyler

July 12th, 2021

54:31

Topics:

  1. Preparing for the marriage commitment
  2. Comfortable talking about the Darkness
  3. Why use the lectionary to choose Bible readings?
  4. Woe to the …

Hocus Pocus Communion

July 6th, 2021

1:00:36

Real men play with fire, shoot guns, and visit Parnell Krump for a straight razor shave. Step up to the challenge while listening to Ringside.

Topics:

Male, Female, and... with Guest Jonathan Petzold

June 29th, 2021

1:06:22

Yes, I know all cultures, all religions, all societies, all of science has understood that there are only two sexes and genders and natural …

There is Only One Church and One Faith

June 15th, 2021

55:17

Your baseball team has a losing record. Your favorite gum is gone. Your AC is broke for summer. Your mother’s politics are wrong. Turn off your …

Jesus is a Crazy Man

June 9th, 2021

1:03:53

Topics:

  1. Jesus’ family thinks he’s crazy, they’re right. Grace is insanity! 
  2. Pride month: who is benefitting?
  3. UFOs & aliens
  4. Virtual reality in …

Don’t Need to Explain the Trinity

May 31st, 2021

53:54

We are all veterans of some sort. Wounded from little wars with no heroes welcome and scars disguised as character flaws. Let the dead bury their …

Ringside Has Been Slayed By The Spirit

May 25th, 2021

54:03

Take a break from wailing at your own personal wailing wall made up of unfulfilled dreams, cold-hearted gods, and broken relationships. Pull the tab …

God’s Plan for You with Guest Jeff Leininger

May 18th, 2021

1:03:15

Tired of looking for your one great purpose in life? Jesus took care of that too! Relax with Ringside and special guest Dr. Jeff Leininger, campus …

What is Truth? Ask Our Youth and Live Studio Audience

May 10th, 2021

56:25

Beneath the calm, within the light, 

A hid unruly appetite

Of swifter life, a surer hope,

Strains every sense to larger scope,

Impatient to …

Is Your Bible the Bible? Museum of the Bible with Dr. Jeff Kloha

May 4th, 2021

1:05:00

Put down all the other documents you take for granted, light a cuban, drip some water on your sugar sitting in spoon over your Pernod’s, and consider the possibility that God’s thoughts are recorded down on papyrus.

Intersectionality and Preaching with Dennis Matyas

April 27th, 2021

1:08:23

According to the make believe wokeness-ometer, Jesus qualifies as the most authoritative voice because he was the most oppressed. Poor Jew, not from …

Thoughts and Prayers and Other Cliches

April 19th, 2021

1:00:49

Topics:

  1. Sending prayers… but do we?
  2. American flag in church equals Christian Nationalism?
  3. “Here I Stand” Anniversary of the Diet of Worms
  4. Mixing …

Paul Doesn't Like Easter Egg Hunts

April 13th, 2021

1:03:03

Need a resurrection in your life? Listen to Ringside.

Topics:

  1. Why do unbelievers celebrate Easter?
  2. Experiencing Jesus now (Gospel and letters of …

Resurrection: Seeing is Not Believing

April 6th, 2021

1:03:03

Christ is risen! So you can sit... and listen to Ringside. That's the gospel.

“Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior has set us free. He has destroyed it by enduring it. He destroyed Hell when He descended …

Why Descend Into Hell? And Other Topics

March 29th, 2021

57:49

It’s weird, don’t you feel like you need to do something while Jesus carries the cross and we just sit here drinking tea and eating crumpets? Help …

Covid Shame and Jesus

March 23rd, 2021

1:02:22

I always root for the underdog in March Madness. That’s why you can count on Ringside to not only root for the underdog, we’ll go down with the ship …

Review of The Chosen and Other Topics with Guest Timothy Winterstein

March 15th, 2021

1:05:11

While you are busy working at being passive in your righteousness, let God sanctify you through some holy words spoken by unholy men.

Topics:

  1. The …

What’s Heaven Like?

March 8th, 2021

52:12

Make your bed. Hit the gym. Call mom. Play Ringside.

Topics:

  1. Funeral woes
  2. Do you get everything you want in heaven?
  3. Dr. Seuss offended Amazon
  4. Beauty …

Will People Come Back?

March 2nd, 2021

57:39

We aren’t cancelled yet. Maybe this will be the show! Come and witness history… 

Topics:

  1. What is “church” in the time of COVID?
  2. Does the 8th …

Will People Come Back?

March 2nd, 2021

57:39

We aren’t cancelled yet. Maybe this will be the show! Come and witness history… 

Topics:

  1. What is “church” in the time of COVID?
  2. Does the 8th …

Limbaugh, Handshakes, and Jesus

February 22nd, 2021

1:05:37

Get behind me bourgie theology! Pick up your cross and turn on your radio to Ringside Preachers. Talking about Rush Limbaugh’s legacy, shaking hands …

Limbaugh, Handshakes, and Jesus

February 22nd, 2021

1:05:37

Get behind me bourgie theology! Pick up your cross and turn your radio to Ringside Preachers. Talking about Rush Limbaugh’s legacy, shaking hands …

It's OK to be Sad

February 18th, 2021

52:40

Repent and believe the good news. Everything will be OK!

 

Topics:

  1. You and your Ash: what is going on this Wednesday?
  2. Favorite Lenten Songs
  3. The bad …

It's OK to be Sad

February 18th, 2021

52:40

Repent and believe the good news. Everything will be OK!

 

Topics:

  1. You and your Ash: what is going on this Wednesday?
  2. Favorite Lenten Songs
  3. The bad …

The End Begins in Christ: In the Ring with Dr. James Voelz

February 11th, 2021

1:04:51

I stand amid the roar

Of a surf-tormented shore,

And I hold within my hand

Grains of the golden sand —

How few! yet how they creep

Through my fingers …

The End Begins in Christ: In the Ring with Dr. James Voelz

February 11th, 2021

1:04:51

I stand amid the roar

Of a surf-tormented shore,

And I hold within my hand

Grains of the golden sand —

How few! yet how they creep

Through my fingers …

QAnon

February 9th, 2021

59:38

Is it cooler to think there is a grand secret conspiracy based on human trafficking or that human trafficking happens far more often and far more …

QAnon

February 9th, 2021

59:38

Is it cooler to think there is a grand secret conspiracy based on human trafficking or that human trafficking happens far more often and far more …

Preaching in the Presence of God’s Kingdom: In the Ring with Dr. Jeff Pulse

February 5th, 2021

1:05:31

Like needing to find a bathroom, the urgency of preaching the presence of God’s kingdom should be felt in the very inner being of every pastor. Not …

Preaching in the Presence of God’s Kingdom: In the Ring with Dr. Jeff Pulse

February 5th, 2021

1:05:31

Like needing to find a bathroom, the urgency of preaching the presence of God’s kingdom should be felt in the very inner being of every pastor. Not …

Meeting the End and the Beginning in Bread and Wine: In the Ring with Dr. Art Just

February 2nd, 2021

1:08:13

Experience the reality of God while the world is ending. Ringside Preachers, Craft of Preaching, and Dr. Arthur Just from Concordia Theological …

Meeting the End and the Beginning in Bread and Wine: In the Ring with Dr. Art Just

February 2nd, 2021

1:08:13

Experience the reality of God while the world is ending. Ringside Preachers, Craft of Preaching, and Dr. Arthur Just from Concordia Theological …

Mankind - Not God - Needs Demythologizing: In the Ring with John Pless

January 28th, 2021

1:18:57

What does it look like to preach while the world is ending? Ringside Preachers, Craft of Preaching, and John Pless from Concordia Theological …

Mankind - Not God - Needs Demythologizing: In the Ring with John Pless

January 28th, 2021

1:18:57

What does it look like to preach while the world is ending? Ringside Preachers, Craft of Preaching, and John Pless from Concordia Theological …

Honoring Emperors

January 25th, 2021

54:40

From the city begun by Mad Anthony in 1794, some mad preachers carry on the revolutionary spirit with some spirited talk about submitting to …

Honoring Emperors

January 25th, 2021

54:40

From the city begun by Mad Anthony in 1794, some mad preachers carry on the revolutionary spirit with some spirited talk about submitting to …

Ringside Live

January 19th, 2021

40:33

The Preacher men go LIVE from the Bar in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Ringside Live

January 19th, 2021

40:33

The Preacher men go LIVE from the Bar in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Interpreting the Times

January 11th, 2021

1:01:38

In between boarding up your windows and hauling 5 lb. drums of peanut butter down to your basement, grab a hot rum toddy, pull your muck boots up, …

Interpreting the Times

January 11th, 2021

1:01:38

In between boarding up your windows and hauling 5 lb. drums of peanut butter down to your basement, grab a hot rum toddy, put your muck boots up, and …

Merry Christmas! The World is Ending.

December 28th, 2020

59:16

While you are comparing your presents and life to others, pour a Sidecar, turn off the Taylor Swift, and man up.

Topics:

  1. Christmas movie reviews by …

Merry Christmas! The World is Ending.

December 28th, 2020

59:16

While you are comparing your presents and life to others, pour a Sidecar, turn off the Taylor Swift, and man up.
 Topics: - Christmas movie reviews …

God Shat His Pants

December 22nd, 2020

1:01:29

God will forever be man. While you think about that, take a listen to our recent episode on the elevation of human beings on Christmas, Mary’s unique …

God Shat His Pants

December 22nd, 2020

1:01:28

God will forever be man. While you think about that, take a listen to our recent episode on the elevation of human beings on Christmas, Mary’s unique …

Did John or Mark Believe in the Virgin Birth?

December 14th, 2020

1:03:13

Christmas is a time when we get to hear non-believers sing about Jesus. You could complain or admire God’s strategic ministry plan. While you’re …

Did John or Mark Believe in the Virgin Birth?

December 14th, 2020

1:03:12

Christmas is a time when we get to hear non-believers sing about Jesus. You could complain or admire God’s strategic ministry plan. While you’re …

Keeping Christmas Well

December 8th, 2020

59:49

Put your pagan feet on the ole Yule log and let the Ringside Preachers tell you a better tale about how the world began and what heroes once did to …

Keeping Christmas Well

December 8th, 2020

59:49

Put your pagan feet on the ole Yule log and let the Ringside Preachers tell you a better tale about how the world began, and what heroes once did to …

Theology is Best Done Together

November 23rd, 2020

1:07:18

Eating a whole turkey by yourself? May we join? Hit play, grab a leg, dip in cranberry, and enjoy what some people call the greatest meeting of minds …

Theology is Best Done Together

November 23rd, 2020

1:07:18

Eating a whole turkey by yourself? May we join? Hit play, grab a leg, dip in cranberry, and enjoy what some people call the greatest meeting of minds …

The End of the World with Dr. Steven Paulson

November 18th, 2020

1:07:51

We asked Dr. Steven Paulson when the end of the world would be… He said it already happened and we missed it! But that’s Ok, Jesus invites you into …

The End of the World with Dr. Steven Paulson

November 17th, 2020

1:07:50

We asked Dr. Steven Paulson when the end of the world would be… He said it already happened and we missed it! But that’s Ok, Jesus invites you into …

Medal of Honor: Ringside Bout featuring Sgt.1st Class LaMarr Payne

November 13th, 2020

1:47:18

Rev. Ross Engel, discusses the reception of the first Medal of Honor awarded to an African American from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This one-on-one conversation features Sgt. 1st Class LaMarr Payne, a veteran of …

Medal of Honor: Ringside Bout featuring Sgt.1st Class LaMarr Payne

November 13th, 2020

1:47:18

Rev. Ross Engel, discusses the reception of the first Medal of Honor awarded to an African American from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This one-on-one conversation features Sgt. 1st Class LaMarr Payne, a veteran of …

Be Careful Condemning God's Enemy

November 9th, 2020

1:08:39

Take a break from the war and enjoy a holy meal of ordinary things!

Topics:

  1. The opposite political party is an enemy of God? So Franklin Graham says…

Be Careful Condemning God's Enemy

November 9th, 2020

1:08:39

Take a break from the war and enjoy a holy meal of ordinary things! Topics: - The opposite political party is an enemy of God? So Franklin Graham …

Political Homelessness

November 2nd, 2020

58:28

While you wait for Ferdinand to get shot, here's something to think about...

Topics:

  1. Do Lutherans focus too much on “Justification”?
  2. Should we seek …

Is the Reformation Relevant? with Dr. Adam Francisco

October 31st, 2020

38:37

Just like we end up walking in circles when lost with no navigation instruments, so does humankind outside of Christ. Nothing has changed since the …

Is the Reformation Relevant? with Dr. Adam Francisco

October 31st, 2020

38:37

Just like we end up walking in circles when lost with no navigation instruments, so does humankind outside of Christ. Nothing has changed since the Reformation. People still suck and God still loves. Topics: - Do we …

Can a Christian Vote for _____?

October 29th, 2020

1:10:20

Elections and presidents and politics and voting. Repent and believe the good news! Everything will be ok.

Topics:

  1. A Christian cannot vote for… …

Can a Christian Vote for _____?

October 29th, 2020

1:10:20

Elections and presidents and politics and voting. Repent and believe the good news! Everything will be ok. Topics: - A Christian cannot vote for… …

In the Ring: Preaching Reality into Times of Crisis with Dr. Bruce Schuchard

October 22nd, 2020

1:12:20

A crisis isn’t all bad. Crisis encourages us to recognize who we are and what is real. Ringside meets the Craft of Preaching with Dr. Bruce Schuchard …

In the Ring: Preaching Reality into Times of Crisis with Dr. Bruce Schuchard

October 22nd, 2020

1:12:20

A crisis isn’t all bad. Crisis encourages us to recognize who we are and what is real. Ringside meets the Craft of Preaching with Dr. Bruce Schuchard …

What Would Luther Say About Today?

October 19th, 2020

1:03:31

Be a hero and listen up to the preachers! Real men die for a purpose and bring back a little doctrine in their sermons. Martin Luther would be proud.

What Would Luther Say About Today?

October 19th, 2020

1:03:30

Be a hero and listen up to the preachers! Real men die for a purpose and bring back a little doctrine in their sermons. Martin Luther would be proud. …

In the Ring: Preaching in Chaos with Dr. Peter Nafzger

October 15th, 2020

1:03:52

What is essential and non-essential in an age of crisis? Ringside meets the Craft of Preaching with Dr. Peter Nafzger in a discussion about preaching to specific people in a specific location. Half of the Seminary may …

In the Ring: Preaching in Chaos with Dr. Peter Nafzger

October 15th, 2020

1:03:52

What is essential and non-essential in an age of crisis? Ringside meets the Craft of Preaching with Dr. Peter Nafzger in a discussion about preaching to specific people in a specific location. Half of the Seminary may …

Why Trust the Bible?

October 13th, 2020

1:09:45

Get the latest news and most accurate scholarly assessments from a few preacher men. Or just sit back and enjoy your beer. 

Topics:

  1. Can we trust the …

Why Trust the Bible?

October 13th, 2020

1:09:45

Get the latest news and most accurate scholarly assessments from a few preacher men. Or just sit back and enjoy your beer. Topics: - Can we trust the …

In the Ring: Preaching in an Upside-down World with Dr. David Schmitt

October 8th, 2020

1:05:30

We were going to talk about preaching during the pandemic, but then things got even crazier. Ringside meets the Craft of Preaching with Dr. David Schmitt discussing how the preaching task is always the same, but the …

In the Ring: Preaching in an Upside-down World with Dr. David Schmitt

October 8th, 2020

1:05:30

We were going to talk about preaching during the pandemic, but then things got even crazier. Ringside meets the Craft of Preaching with Dr. David Schmitt discussing how the preaching task is always the same, but the …

Presidents and Pastors, Public Speaking is Hard

October 5th, 2020

1:04:55

How many presidents does it take to make us question our confidence in this country? No problem, Jesus will be back soon! Just listen to the …

Presidents and Pastors, Public Speaking is Hard

October 5th, 2020

1:04:55

How many presidents does it take to make us question our confidence in this country? No problem, Jesus will be back soon! Just listen to the preachers tell it like it is, and everything will be ok. Topics: Is it a sin …

In the Ring: Debate in an Age of Deconstruction with Dr. Ben Haupt

October 1st, 2020

1:02:33

Forget prayer, America needs the use of logic and civilized discourse! So do preachers. What if preachers actually honestly engage the culture …

In the Ring: Debate in an Age of Deconstruction with Dr. Ben Haupt

September 30th, 2020

1:02:33

Forget prayer, America needs the use of logic and civilized discourse! So do preachers. What if preachers actually honestly engage the culture …

Wokeism and Sharia Law

September 15th, 2020

1:04:25

When man gives freedom it sometimes ends up being more confining. When man fights for equality it ends up being more oppressive. Repent and believe …

200th Episode! Critical Race Theory Explored!

September 8th, 2020

55:20

Topics:

  1. Who said it? Political Campaign Slogans
  2. Critical Race Theory, What is the value in this discussion?
  3. Leadership and pastoral office: leading …

200th!! Critical Race Theory Explored

September 8th, 2020

55:20

Who is right in these crazy times? The only oppressed One who is not the oppressor: Jesus. Topics: - Who said it? Political Campaign Slogans - …

The End of Existentialism with Donovan Riley

September 1st, 2020

1:16:23

This is what happens when there is no reality outside of myself.  Nietzche probably didn't think his ubermensch would be so flimsy and generally …

What to Wear to a Funeral

September 1st, 2020

1:06:31

Walking on water is what we need. Jesus does it. We got baptism. Float through it all as the Modest Mouse song says! Topics: - What happened to …

The End of Existentialism with Guest Donovan Riley

August 27th, 2020

1:16:23

Jesus is a real person talking to you and feeding you, which is beyond intellectual Christianity! Topics: - Educated just to be a cog in the machine. What COVID-19 may teach us about education... - Church bodies are …

Church & State with Rev. Graham Glover

August 17th, 2020

1:08:30

How big can you build your cross? Or maybe that's not what Jesus wants from his followers. I guess you should listen to find out... Topics: - Role of …

Should You Baptize an Alien?

August 4th, 2020

1:02:59

The preachers tackle issues others are afraid to even speak out loud! This time - Aliens! Do they exist and if so, would you baptize one?

Topics:

1. …

Should You Baptize an Alien?

August 4th, 2020

1:02:59

God Bless the pandemic! Unfortunately, no one is going to learn from it. The preachers tackle issues others are afraid to even speak out loud! This …

Is Singing Important for Church?

July 28th, 2020

1:01:31

The power of music: a natural expression of the children of God! Repent and believe the Good News. Topics: - How important is singing to worship? Is it essential? - Binding and Loosing of Sins: what is the job of a …

A Postmodern Pandemic Still Needs the Gospel - with Scott Keith of 1517

July 21st, 2020

1:13:09

Kids - you'll never know the freedom of "come home with the streetlights on". But don't worry, be nostalgic for the Gospel of Jesus! Topics: - Postmodern Pandemic vs. Woodstock - Nostalgia: is it dangerous? - Is it …

What Color Is Jesus?

July 10th, 2020

1:04:01

Throughout the centuries and throughout earthquakes, famines, kingdoms falling and rising, God's Word has moved forward. Picking up pieces, people, lives, sins, and hopelessness only to turn them into diamonds through …

What Color Is Jesus?

July 9th, 2020

1:04:01

Throughout the centuries and throughout earthquakes, famines, kingdoms falling and rising, God's Word has moved forward. Picking up pieces, people, lives, sins, and hopelessness only to turn them into diamonds through …

Racism and the Church

June 23rd, 2020

59:57

Sorry, racism, ethnic clashes, cultural differences, are nothing new to the world or the church. Listen to these fools talk about Galatians, racism, …

Thoughts From a Former Police Officer

June 16th, 2020

1:23:15

Nuance, listening, patience, dialogue. These things seem missing as we analyze our problems in America! We get to speak with a former police officer …

Thoughts From a Former Police Officer

June 15th, 2020

1:23:15

Nuance, listening, patience, dialogue. These things seem missing as we analyze our problems in America! We get to speak with a former police officer …

Racism, Slavery, Sin in the House, Hope

June 11th, 2020

1:11:40

Things are falling apart. Nothing new, just a different way. Jesus falls smack dab in the middle of all this shit! Topics: - Slavery is a sin in the house and doesn't just go away - David's sin and today - The only …

Creating a Church Culture That Protects the Vulnerable with Raleigh Sadler

June 5th, 2020

1:08:48

Who is vulnerable? How do we help? Raleigh Sadler walks us through how we can look at our community and love our neighbor in need.

 

Topics:

1. Who …

Creating a Church Culture That Protects the Vulnerable with Raleigh Sadler

June 4th, 2020

1:08:48

Who is vulnerable? How do we help? Raleigh Sadler walks us through how we can look at our community and love our neighbor in need. Topics: - Who is …

Ascension Misconception

May 25th, 2020

1:01:45

It's ok to remember those who gave their life for their country and not remind them that Jesus did something greater just so they don't get a big head. You can tell them the Good News however! Sins forgiven - for free! …

Saints and Cinema

May 18th, 2020

1:16:17

After slipping an orange rind into your Negroni, slip off your Weejuns, put your earphones on and enjoy a funny and frank discussion about Jesus, Michael Mann, and ex-communication! Thank you, Tim Winterstein, of …

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