Episode #170 – Rolf Jacobson: Law vs. Gospel & the Community of Care

Jason Micheli —  September 14, 2018 — 1 Comment

I met Dr. Rolf Jacobson at the Festival of Homiletics where, eavesdropping on me preaching, he said I sounded more Protestant than any of his students at Luther Seminary. You can check out his sermon here.

Dr. Jacobson is the author of Crazy Talk and hosts his own lectionary-based podcast as well. In this episode, he and I talk about the distinction between the Law and the Gospel as a particular emphasis of the Protestant Reformation as well as the role of the Psalms in shaping prayer and giving voice to our emotions before God. In particular, we talk about suffering, his own journey with cancer that’s left him withouth his legs, and the church as a community of care.

It’s a good conversation. Enjoy.

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One response to Episode #170 – Rolf Jacobson: Law vs. Gospel & the Community of Care

  1. I loved this podcast! Thanks Jason! I get to listen to Rolf often on his podcast concerning the “Narrative Lectionary.” To be honest…I’ve been working as a pastor for 28 years attempting to discern, teach and proclaim the “Law/Gospel Dialectic.” And sometimes it feels like it hasn’t made any difference or hasn’t been worth the struggle. This podcast renewed my hope and strength in the work that I have been called to do. Again “Thanks!”

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