A weekly discussion of theology from a Lutheran perspective.
This is a historical discussion of Lutheran/Reformed relations, from the Colloquy of Marburg to Samuel S. Schmucker's attempt to merge Lutheran and Reformed ideas in so-called "American Lutheranism."
In this episode I discuss arguments from authority in Roman Catholicism, and why I do not find them compelling. I show the inconsistent positions taken on a number of issues in Rome.
This program is a continuation of our discussion of the Augsburg Confession. I covered the subject of new obedience, or sanctification.
This is a live Q&A podcast, addressing a variety of topics as requested by listeners.
This is a discussion of Lutheran devotional practices, some history, and recommended literature.
This program is a discussion of Revere Franklin Weidner's Biblical Theology of the Old Testament.
On today's podcast, I was joined by Dr. Lane Tipton of the Reformed Forum to discuss contemporary debates surrounding the doctrine of God within the Reformed community.
This program is an interview with Dr. Nathan Greeley on the subject of presuppositional apologetics.
This is a discussion of my recent book Prolegomena: A Defense of the Scholastic Method in my new series A Contemporary Protestant Scholastic Theology.
This program is a continued response to Patrick Ramsey's article published in Themelios in which he argues that Luther's doctrine of baptism is incompatible with sola fide.
This program is a continuation of our study of the Augsburg Confession. In this podcast, I discuss Article V On the Ministry of the Church.
This was a livestream in which I addressed listener questions on a variety of topics including: Augustine, regeneration, Sola Scriptura, monergism, and modern art.
This program is a continuation of our study of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We discuss his chapter titled The Word of God as a Means of Grace.
On this program I continued my response to Dr. Leighton Flowers as I discussed the historical definitions of both Pelagianism and Semipelagianism.
This program is a critique of recent comments from Dr. Leighton Flowers on the subject of total inability, or the bondage of the will.
On this program, I responded to an article titled, "Sola Fide Compromised? Martin Luther and the Doctrine of Baptism," in which the author argues for an inconsistency between sola fide and baptismal regeneration.
Today's program is a continued discussion of the doctrine of justification as explained in the Augsburg Confession Article IV. I spent a large portion of the time discussing Romans 2 and final judgment in relation to justification sola fide.
This is a discussion of the practice of praying to the saints, and a critique of Rome on the topic. There will be other programs following this on the topic.
Today's podcast is a discussion of the doctrine of justification according to Article IV of the Augsburg Confession. I interact with listener comments on the topic throughout.
On today's podcast, I respond to Matt Slick of CARM on the issue of baptism. I defend baptismal regeneration in response to some common critiques.
While we are all stuck at home due to the coronavirus epidemic, I decided to do a live Q&A YouTube stream. I covered several topics as people asked in the chat including the following topics: Lutheran systematics, scholasticism, the omnipresence of Christ's human nature, and the two kingdoms.
In this program, I discussed a recent article from Toby Sumpter in which he claims that everyone is a Theonomist. I discussed the relationship between the Christian and the Mosaic civil law as well as the Lutheran doctrine of the two kingdoms.
On this program I discuss my recent debate with Chris Date on the subject of limited atonement.
This podcast is the audio from a video I recorded with rapper FLAME who recently released an EP in which he discussed his conversion from Calvinism to Lutheranism.
On today's program, I was joined by Dr. Curtis E. Leins, the presiding pastor of the AALC, to talk about the American Association of Lutheran Churches. We discussed the history and some of the things happening right now with our church body.
I did a Q&A program today, where I answered questions mostly related to the recent FLAME EP Extra Nos where he discusses differences between Reformed and Lutheran thought on justification and sanctification. I discussed assurance, the relationship between justification and sanctification, and Scriptural texts which challenge us to test our faith.…
Today's podcast is a discussion of the future of Just and Sinner as an organization and what some of our goals are as we move ahead.
On the program today, I was joined by Dr. Nathan Greeley to discuss the doctrine of divine simplicity in light of his recent publication on the subject in the book The Lord is One.
Today's program is a talk I gave at a recent conference on the loss of the authority of Scripture in the church. I discuss the background and impacts today.
I was joined by Rev. Matthew Fenn to discuss a recent dialogue which occurred between Doug Wilson and James White in which they talked about Federal Vision. We showed what some of the primary differences between the Lutheran and Reformed traditions are on these points.
Today's program is a lecture I delivered at to students at Cornell University on the cosmic nature of redemption. I speak about common misconceptions about salvation, such as the idea that the telos is the departure of the soul from the body. I talk about the physical nature of redemption, and how this includes both people and the earth.…
Today's podcast is a Q&A program, following up on the questions I addressed two programs prior. I discussed recent comments from R. Scott Clark regarding Luther on baptismal regeneration and the perseverance of the saints, and also touched on some similar comments from J.V. Fesko. I also answered a question about covenant theology, and specifically…
Today's podcast is a lecture a delivered at a Reformation Celebration in NY on a topic the local LCMS pastors requested that I speak on: Lutheran Piety. I discuss the meaning of the term "piety," the distinctive aspects of Lutheran spirituality, and many other related questions.
On today's podcast, I answered three listener questions. 1. Is David Bentley Hart a Marcionite? 2. Do Lutherans believe in consubstantiation? 3. Is there really a difference between Calvin and Zwingli on the Lord's Supper? This is the first of a two-part Q&A series this month.
Today's program is a lecture I gave at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ithaca, NY on the Reformed tradition. I discussed both Zwingli and Calvin, and then some of the key theological differences between the Reformed and Lutheran traditions.
Today's program follows up on the previous discussion of Lutheranism in America with an overview of some significant thinkers in the Lutheran world. The figures I discussed here are: Revere Franklin Weidner, Henry Eyster Jacobs, Milton Valentine, and C.F.W. Walther.
This program is a discussion of the beginnings of Lutheranism in America, and the splits which occurred in the nineteenth century.
On today's podcast, I addressed the recent public apostasy of Joshua Harris and the ramifications of it. This led to a discussion of the critiques of purity culture which have been prominent in the past couple years.
This month's Q&A podcast addressed these questions: Did Christ assume a fallen human nature? Should preaching always follow a law/gospel structure? What is the chief end of man?
Today's program is a discussion of Holy Absolution in the theology of Martin Luther. Specifically I looked at his treatise The Babylonian Captivity of the Church.
This is the second talk from Rev. Dr. Eric Phillips on the subject of the third use of the law. In this talk, he focuses on preaching.
On today's program, I discussed the idea of Holy Absolution. I addressed the definition of a sacrament and asked whether Absolution qualified as a third sacrament along with Baptism and the Lord's Supper. I then gave a Biblical defense of this practice from Matthew 16, Matthew 18, and John 20.
Today's podcast was another Q&A program. I discussed a number of topics, including: the Eucharistic sacrifice, the use of the term "priest," views of the church fathers, and systematic theology textbooks.
On today's podcast, I played a talk from Rev. Dr. Eric Phillips on the three uses of the law. The talk focuses on the third use and some of the contemporary debates on the subject within Lutheranism. Wherever you stand on these debates, his talk is definitely one worth listening to!
On today's program, I spent time discussing the nature of theological education, and I also offered some advice for those who are seminarians or PhD students.
On this program, I discussed the writings of St. Ambrose in which he talks about justification. This is a continuation of my Sola Fide in the church fathers series.
This podcast is a Q&A program. I answered the following questions: Who are the Nephilim? What is your view of Christians and secular entertainment? If you weren't Lutheran, what church would you go to? Did Jesus found the Roman Catholic Church? Why is Lutheranism unknown? What is your view of the perpetual virginity of Mary?…
This is a talk I gave on the topic of Holy Scripture at the Hold the Line Conference at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Hempstead NY. In it, I discuss the authority of Scripture, as well as the nature of Scripture and the sufficiency of Scripture.