Just and Sinner Podcast

Today, I addressed the issue of perseverance and apostasy. I discussed the various Reformed perspectives on the issue, and then began an examination of the Scriptural texts in defense of the notion that it is possible for true believers to fall away from the faith.

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On today's program, I introduced some of the basic concepts of philosophy. This included a discussion of the ideas proposed by the Pre-Socratic philosophers, as well as the metaphysics of Plato. I gave some biographical information about why I began studying philosophy, including an argument that such a study is important for anyone who is engaged in theology. 

Direct download: Philosophy.mp3
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On today's program, I answered listener questions. Some of the topics were: beneficial theologians from other Christian traditions, premilennialism, the church fathers, and my favorite bands (yeah...unrelated, but someone asked). Check out the discussion!

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This is the final section of my lecture series on the history and theology of the Reformation. In this talk, I discuss Luther's approach to the two kinds of righteousness, the two kingdoms, and other aspects of the Christian life.

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This is the third in a series of lectures I delivered on the topic The History and Theology of the Reformation. Following up on the previous talk on the life of Martin Luther, in this class I discuss the major theological themes in Luther's writings. I address these in the context of various debates in which the Reformer was engaged throughout his life.

Direct download: Luthers_Theology.mp3
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On today's podcast, I played a lecture that I gave on the life and legacy of Martin Luther.

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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.

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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.

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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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