Nov 22, 2019
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...
Nov 13, 2019
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...
Nov 1, 2019
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.
Oct 21, 2019
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.
Oct 4, 2019
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.