Bryan Wolfmueller is a Lutheran pastor of Hope Lutheran in Aurora, Colorado. Bryan has a remarkable love for theology that is infectious and will make you want to study. Today, Bryan shares the stories of the theological misunderstanding that led him to rebel against God for a time, his denominational world tour in search of truth, and why he loves theology so much. Throughout the conversation, Bryan’s love for the Lord will encourage you to remember how valuable understanding Scripture really is which is a good quality in a pastor.
Please listen to Bryan’s story and share with a friend!
Stories Bryan shared:
- Theology is his hobby
- Growing up in Texas and New Mexico
- The theological crisis that led to a period of rebellious anger
- The youth group excursions to another church where he learned more
- The denominational world tour he and his fiance made to find a good church
- The three theological questions that separate denominations
- The moments that shaped his understanding of how God reveals himself
- We talk about our differences on God’s speaking to us
- Why Bryan rejects mysticism
- How Luther redefined experiencing God
- The lurking danger of Gnosticism and how he deals with it
- How he discovered he was called to ministry and led to Colorado
Great quotes from Bryan:
I was posturing myself as defending my own idols, defending my own identity rather than letting the Lord say “This is what’s good for you.”
When I want to hear from God I don’t go outside the Scriptures but precisely to the Scriptures knowing that the Holy Spirit speaks there.
One of the ways the Devil has won in our day is to convince us that theology is boring.
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