Just and Sinner Podcast

This program is a continuation of my previous podcast which discussed the existence of the soul. On this show, I discussed some of the most common arguments for dualism and against the physicalist understanding of the human person.

Direct download: Arguments_Against_Physicalism.mp3
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This is the first program in a series in which I discuss the existence of the soul from a philosophical perspective. On this show I give an overview of some of the different perspectives in this debate and the absurd notion of eliminative materialism that some contemporary philosophers hold on to. 

Direct download: On_the_Existence_of_the_Soul.mp3
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Today's program is a question and answer podcast about liturgy. I discuss Communion practices such as intinction, the difference between Lutheran and Anglican liturgies, the words of institution, and many other important issues. Check it out!

Direct download: A_Discussion_on_Liturgy.mp3
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Today's podcast is a discussion of John Frame's recently published article titled, "Two Models of Divine Transcendence: Pure Being vs. Divine Lordship." This includes a discussion of classical philosophy, the current debates about Theistic Personalism, and other important topics related to both theology and philosophy. 

Direct download: Frame_Pure_Being.mp3
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This is a talk from Gene Edward Veith on the topic of the Reformation and its meaning for today. The title of the lecture is The Reformation: Then and Now. In this talk, he discusses some of the major themes of the Lutheran Reformation, and explains why they are still necessary today. 

Direct download: Veith_on_Reformation.mp3
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Today's podcast is a Q&A program that covered a large variety of topics. Among them were: discernment ministries, why I don't like getting into the creation debate, the differences between the AALC and the LCMS, and many other important topics.

Direct download: QA_Program_October_10_2018.mp3
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On this program, I played a talk I delivered on the resurrection of Christ. This is the third part in a series of studies on various aspects of Christian apologetics. Future programs will feature the rest of this series. 

Direct download: A_Defense_of_the_Resurrection_of_Christ.mp3
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This program is a response to the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. I discuss some of the problems with the document as well as giving credit to what has been correctly identified within it. These conversations are extremely important, but must be handles with care and compassion. 

Direct download: Social_Justice.mp3
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On today's podcast, I played a lecture I delivered on the reliability of Scripture. This is the second part of an apologetics class I taught for adults in Watseka, IL during the VBS of Faith and Calvary Lutheran Churches. 

Direct download: Reliability_of_Scripture.mp3
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On today's program, I played a lecture I gave on the topic of apologetics.

Direct download: Apologetics_Part_1.mp3
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This program is a lecture given on the topic of Law and Gospel. 

Direct download: On_Law_and_Gospel.mp3
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Today's program is the fourth lecture in Dr. Joel Biermann's series of talks given at the 2018 AALC National Convention. The topic is the two kinds of righteousness. 

Direct download: Biermann_2KR.mp3
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On today's program, I played a lecture from Joel Biermann's talks at the 2018 AALC National Convention. The subject of this third lecture in the series is on redemption and atonement. There is a lot of great content here. You don't want to miss it!

Direct download: Redemption_and_Atonement_by_Joel_Biermann.mp3
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This week's podcast contains Joel Biermann's second lecture at the AALC National Convention. This talk is on the Fall of man. If you have not yet listened to the first part, you probably want to go listen to that prior to this. I also have uploaded the video onto YouTube. 

Direct download: Humanity_after_the_Fall.mp3
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Today's podcast is a lecture from Dr. Joel Biermann on the subject of humanity in creation. This is a talk given at the 2018 National Convention of the AALC in Minneapolis, MN. It will be followed with three further talks to be uploaded in the future. I have also provided a video of this talk on YouTube.

Direct download: Humanity_in_Creation_Biermann.mp3
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On this program, I continued my discussion on contemporary views of gender. I spent the majority of the program discussing Marxism as well as some basics of Postmodernism. I also gave a brief overview of the impact of existential philosophy on feminist philosophy. This is all done so that we have a better understanding of where the modern world is and how we can give a Biblical response.

Direct download: Marxism_and_Gender_Theory.mp3
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On this program, I discussed the confusion surrounding gender in our culture. I address the ideological foundations of where we are today, especially through the loss of classical essentialist philosophy with the rise of existentialism, Marxism, and Postmodernism.

Direct download: gender_confusion.mp3
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Today's program is an introduction to apologetics as well as a brief overview of apologetic methodologies. I discuss evidentialism, classical apologetics, presuppositionalism, as well as fideism and the importance of defending the Christian faith.

Direct download: Apologetic_Methods.mp3
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This podcast is a Q&A program, addressing your listener questions on a variety of topics. It's good to be back!

Direct download: Q_and_A_April_7_2018.mp3
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Due to flooding in our church, I have not been able to record in my office. Today, therefore, I put up a lecture from Dr. Curt Leins on the Sacraments which was delivered at the Hold the Line Conference in West Virginia. The audio is not the best, but the content is excellent!

Direct download: Leins_Sacraments.mp3
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I have been repeatedly asked by listeners to interact with both Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro. The recent discussion on the Rubin Report between both of them presented a great opportunity to do so, as they addressed the topic of religion. In this program, I responded to their comments on Christianity, though I dealt primarily with Shapiro's commentary from a Jewish perspective. I will address the details of Peterson's interpretation of the Bible on another program in the future.

Direct download: Shapiro_Response.mp3
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On this program, I continued my critique of the so-called "Biblical Patriarchy" movement. I talked about the role of women in society, along with the necessity of women to--at times--correct men. This is a corrective to the overreaction of some Christian churches against feminism. 

Direct download: patriarchy_part_2.mp3
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On this program I began a discussion of the Biblical Patriarchy movement, and some of the concerns I have with it. This is going to be the first part in a future series which examines the tenets of Christian Patriarchy, and interacts with some of its prominent defenders. 

Direct download: Christian_Patriarchy_Part_1.mp3
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After asking listeners what they wanted to hear about this week, several people asked about the structure of the church in Lutheranism. I decided to focus on this as I spoke about church polity in Lutheranism and the New Testament. I also spent a significant portion of the program discussing the office of bishop. 

Direct download: Church_Polity.mp3
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