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'Concord Matters' (Because Truth Matters)

I can't wait for later this morning!

I know we already alerted you to this, but today is the day that the "Concord Matters" Book of Concord Weekly Reading Group launches.

"Concord Matters" Premieres On Saturday!

"Concord Matters," a new radio/internet program taking listeners through the Book of Concord, premieres tomorrow, Saturday, November 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Central), live on KFUO, AM 850 in the St. Louis area, and streaming online worldwide at kfuoam.org.

The four rotating co-hosts -- Rod Zwonitzer, Craig Donofrio, Charles Henrickson, and Joshua Scheer -- all will be on hand for the first broadcast, along with guest Tim Rossow. Listeners will be invited to participate with their comments and questions. The programs will be rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Central), and available anytime in KFUO’s on-demand archives.

"Concord Matters" will be a great opportunity for you to dig into the Book of Concord, the Lutheran Confessions. For the first broadcast, we will be discussing the Preface to the Christian Book of Concord. Over the months to come, we will be going over Luther’s Small and Large Catechisms, the Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, and the Formula of Concord.

In a Lutheran Layman's terms, and to reiterate what's already been said by others, "Concord Matters" because truth matters.

Yes, it does! Concord, harmony, in the truth of God’s Word, in the church’s doctrine and practice -- this matters a lot!

[NOTE: As you know, I am a newly converted Confessional Lutheran who recently escaped American Evangelicalism. That being said, please contact me ASAP if you believe that any of my "old beliefs" seem to have crept their way into any of the material you see published here, and especially if any of the content is not consistent with Lutheran doctrine -- in other words, if it's not consistent with God's Word -- so that I can correct those errors immediately and not lead any of His little ones astray. Thank you in advance for your time and help. Grace and peace to you and yours!]


About JKR

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  1. Go here if you can't find the LIVE audio link from their main page...


  2. Call 800-730-2727 or email kfuo@kfuo.org to ask specific questions during the program...

  3. "Concord" = "Unity In The Faith" (1 Corinthians 1)

    "Concord" = 'With The Heart/With The Heart Together"

    "Concord" = "In Agreement With A Confession of Faith"

    "Concord" = "Shared Belief In What Is True And What Is False"

    "Concord" = "Concordia" = "Harmony/Agreement In Doctrine And Compatible Practice" (Psalm 133:1)

    "What's better? Concord or discord?"

  4. Book of Concord: 50 years AFTER the Augsburg Confession

    Interesting to note that the Book of Concord's Preface begins with a political statement in an attempt to place Lutheran doctrine in the real world and as a Biblical response to Roman Catholicism in a statement of truth to the world.


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