Just and Sinner Podcast

On today's program, I played the first of a series of four lectures I gave on the history and the theology of the Reformation.

Direct download: Background_to_the_Reformation.mp3
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On today's program, I responded to comments from Dr. James White about Lutheranism. I discussed several misconceptions about what Lutherans believe, and addressed the relationship between the Lutheran Confessions and Philip Melanchthon.

Direct download: WhiteMelanchthon.mp3
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On today's program, I dealt with the relationship between faith and reason. I began with a discussion of Luther's own thought on the topic, while addressing criticisms that he is an irrationalist. I then discussed this in relation to Luther's distinction between the two kingdoms. I then discussed the idea of paradox and contrasted this approach with that of Zwingli and later Calvinism.

Direct download: FaithReasonLuther.mp3
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On today's program, I addressed the teaching of objective justification. I responded to some false understandings of this idea, and also responded to some criticisms. I overviewed some of the basic arguments for the teaching, and read citations from Lutheran theologians in the past on the issue.

Direct download: Objective_Justification.mp3
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On today's program, I addressed listener questions on a variety of topics. I discussed the recent debate on the Marian dogmas, and then discussed the high priestly prayer in John 17 as well as the connection between election and perseverance in Romans 8. Finally, I addressed my recent blog post on circumcision and baptism. 

Direct download: QAJune2017.mp3
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On today's program, I discussed the debate which happened yesterday on the subject of limited atonement, in which I debated Rev. Dr. Theodore Zachariades on the question: Did Jesus Die for All? On today's program, I put together some of my thoughts on the conversation, and I also expanded upon the points which I was only able to present in a cursory fashion during the debate. 

Direct download: LA_Debrief.mp3
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This was supposed to be a Q&A program, but I ended up answering only one listener question related to the authority of the Lutheran Confessions. I discussed the importance of Confessions, their nature, and the relationship between Confessions and Scripture. I also asked the question as to whether it might be necessary to add to our Confessions of faith in the future.

Direct download: Authority_of_the_Confessions.mp3
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On today's program, we continued our study of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith, and I was joined by Rev. Lewis Polzin.

Direct download: Mystical_Union_Lewis.mp3
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On today's program, I spoke about problems with the Book of Mormon. I addressed the lack of historical evidence of any of its events, and discussed the fact that the Mormon texts do not speak like ancient documents, but as products of the nineteenth century.

Direct download: Problems_with_the_Book_of_Mormon.mp3
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On this program, I played two sermons that I preached on the Levitical sacrifices. They were on the burnt and grain offerings.

Direct download: Levitical_Offerings.mp3
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