Just and Sinner Podcast

On today's program, I spent the hour discussing listener questions. We covered a variety of topics including closed communion, church fellowship, the words of institution, and much more!

Direct download: Q_A_April_2016.mp3
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On today's program, I was joined by my wife Lisa Cooper to discuss family worship. We talked about the three most important aspects of family worship: prayer, catechesis, and hymnody. We discussed the practices that we have used ourselves, relevant Biblical texts, and contemporary resources to help in this practice.

Direct download: FamilyWorship.mp3
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This message was preached on Job 19:23-29 for Easter Sunday on March 27, 2016.

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On today's program we continued to look at the church's liturgy. We began with a discussion of purification and priesthood in the Old Testament, and then discussed the introit, Psalm singing, the kyrie, and the various hymns of praised used in Lutheran churches.

Direct download: Introit_Kyrie_Gloria.mp3
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On today's program, I was joined once again by Rev. Lewis Polzin as we continued our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. In going through the ordo salutis, we approached the topic of regeneration. This is, in my opinion, one of our best programs, as we addressed a number of extremely important topics including: the nature of regeneration, infant faith, baptism, repentance, the fruits of repentance, and the importance of pastoral care in the application of law and gospel to the individual.

Direct download: Regeneration_and_Repentance.mp3
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On today's program, I was joined by my wife, Lisa Cooper, to discuss birth control. We laid out a number of different perspectives on this issue from a variety of Christians, and gave reasons why each view is supported.

Direct download: BirthControl.mp3
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Don't worry, I have not suddenly abandoned sola fide, but on today's program I discussed some problems with James White's recent comments on the doctrine of justification in Genesis 12-15. White purports that Abraham was not justified until the covenant cutting ceremony of Genesis 15 in light of his interpretation of Romans 4. I take him to task on several of these points, and demonstrate that justification does not have to be spoken of as only a past-tense reality. This outlines one of the differences between a Lutheran view and many Reformed perspectives on justification.

Direct download: WhiteJustification.mp3
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On today's program, I discussed the recent joint statement of the ACNA, LCMS, and LCC which resulted from five years of ongoing theological dialogue. I discussed the similarities between Lutheranism and Anglicanism as well as the various ways in which these two traditions differ. 

Direct download: ACNALCMS.mp3
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On today's program, I went back to an old series of podcasts I was doing on the ordo salutis, and discussed the doctrine of illumination. The topics and content were different than those of the recent Jacobs's study podcast on the same topic.

Direct download: Illumination_Ordo_Salutis.mp3
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On today's program I discussed the doctrine of divine simplicity and the attributes of God. This led to a number of topics surrounding the doctrine of God, including the eternal generation of Christ, contemporary challenges to classical Theism, and many other important issues. 

Direct download: Divine_Simplicity.mp3
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