Holy Week radio

The talk radio show Issues, Etc., has a great line-up for Holy Week.  This would be a good time to check it out and to see what the big deal is about that program.  It airs live from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time and can be heard on the web, as well as a number of radio stations across the country.  (Go to the website for a list of stations that carry it.)  The daily programs are archived on the website, so you can listen to them at your leisure.  (And check out the iPhone and Android apps, the latter of which is a creation of Michael O’Connor, who goes to our church.)

Here are the topics and guests for each day of Holy Week:

Monday, April 2–The Events of Holy Week.  Dr. Paul Maier of Western Michigan University

Tuesday, April 3–The Last Supper According to Luke’s Gospel.  Dr. Arthur Just of Concordia Theological Seminary

Wednesday, April 4–The Last Words of Jesus from the Cross.  Pr. Bill Cwirla of Holy Trinity Lutheran-Hacienda Heights, CA

Thursday, April 5–The Passion of Christ.  Dr. Norman Nagel of Concordia Seminary

Friday, April 6–The Hymn, “O Sacred Head Now Wounded.”  Pr. Will Weedon of St. Paul Lutheran-Hamel, IL

Saturday, April 7–Luther on the Passion of Christ.  Pr. Paul McCain of Concordia Publishing House

via Steadfast Lutherans » Issues Etc. — Talk Radio for Holy Week.

For those of you who are fans, what would you say is so special about Issues, Etc.?  What would you say to convince someone–say, who is not a Lutheran–to tune in?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • SKPeterson

    This week is both emblematic and different for IE. It would be of interest to non-Lutherans for many of its discussions and interviews on various topics of social interest from a traditional, conservative theological point of view. To that end, Wilken has people from all sorts of denominations on to talk about various social issues – gay marriage and abortion being two consistent talking points. But, they have shows on film, books, religion in the media, as well as theological conversations on different topics. It is a very well-done program, that is generally pretty even-handed; Wilken and the boys are definitely Lutheran, but they are not militantly so. Give it a week or two to get the full flavor and idea of the range of topics. I listen via podcast, so I’m always a day behind, but even then it is a great piece of programming.

  • SKPeterson

    This week is both emblematic and different for IE. It would be of interest to non-Lutherans for many of its discussions and interviews on various topics of social interest from a traditional, conservative theological point of view. To that end, Wilken has people from all sorts of denominations on to talk about various social issues – gay marriage and abortion being two consistent talking points. But, they have shows on film, books, religion in the media, as well as theological conversations on different topics. It is a very well-done program, that is generally pretty even-handed; Wilken and the boys are definitely Lutheran, but they are not militantly so. Give it a week or two to get the full flavor and idea of the range of topics. I listen via podcast, so I’m always a day behind, but even then it is a great piece of programming.

  • Bob

    I’m a huge fan of IE — in God’s providence, they were instrumental in turning me from nondenom evangelicalism to Lutheranism. They combine two of my loves — theology and radio!

    Todd and Jeff do a wonderful job of explaining Lutheranism. What would I say to someone? It all depends are where they are in their spiritual journey.

  • Bob

    I’m a huge fan of IE — in God’s providence, they were instrumental in turning me from nondenom evangelicalism to Lutheranism. They combine two of my loves — theology and radio!

    Todd and Jeff do a wonderful job of explaining Lutheranism. What would I say to someone? It all depends are where they are in their spiritual journey.

  • Tom Hering

    I listened to the syndicated, weekly broadcast during the first two years of my return to Lutheranism (1997-98). Don Matzat was the host back then. Very helpful (as were tapes of the White Horse Inn broadcast).

  • Tom Hering

    I listened to the syndicated, weekly broadcast during the first two years of my return to Lutheranism (1997-98). Don Matzat was the host back then. Very helpful (as were tapes of the White Horse Inn broadcast).


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