Just and Sinner Podcast

On today's program I discussed the nature of human free will in its fourfold state. I spent the majority of the program discussing the nature of free will prior to the fall, and the various definitions of free will that have been explained by different theologians. I also talked about the difference between the regenerate and unregenerate will, and the question of the impeccability of Christ.

Direct download: Free_Will.mp3
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On today's program, I was joined again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We continued our overview of the ordo salutis as we discussed Jacobs' chapter on illumination. This led to a number of different topics including: apologetics, the relationship between faith and reason, and the knowledge of the unbeliever. 

Direct download: DoctrineofIllumination.mp3
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On today's podcast, I discuss the two kingdoms, and ways in which Christians can initiate cultural change. I discuss the common confusion of the kingdom of the right and left, why liturgy is essential, and involvement in politics, along with several other related topics. 

Direct download: HowtoChangetheCulture.mp3
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On today's program, I discussed a number of issues surrounding my book The Great Divide: A Lutheran Evaluation of Reformed Theology. I talked about the variety of perspectives within the Reformed tradition, and the impossibility of explaining the Reformed tradition through one particular school of thought. 

Direct download: TheGreatDivide.mp3
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On today's program, I answered a variety of listener questions on a large number of topics. I discussed liturgy, original sin, my favorite theologians, and much more.

Direct download: Q_A_December_2015.mp3
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On today's program, I continued my series on Lutheran liturgy. I spent the hour discussing confession and absolution. I looked at the Old Testament liturgical basis for this aspect of worship, differences in how this practice is done, and the place of confession and absolution within the structure of the Divine Service.

Direct download: Confession_and_Absolution.mp3
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On today's program, I was joined once again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to discuss the call of God as we continue going through Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith

Direct download: TheCall.mp3
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On my program today, I was joined by my wife Lisa Cooper. We talked about the popular women's devotional book Jesus Calling. We addressed a number of issues including enthusiasm, passive righteousness, law and gospel, Scripture, and much more. This is an important program for Christian women to listen to.

Direct download: JesusCalling.mp3
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On today's program, I began a series of studies on the liturgy. Throughout the series, I will explain the various elements of the liturgical life of the church piece by piece. On this first program, I discuss the procession and the invocation.

Direct download: Guide_to_the_Liturgy.mp3
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On today's program, I discussed liturgical worship in light of Scripture. 

Direct download: The_Biblical_Foundations_of_Liturgical_Worship.mp3
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