Dec 30, 2014
On today's program I was joined again by Rev. Lewis Polzin of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bemidji, MN to continue discussing Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We discussed chapter VI on the Angels. We talked about common misperceptions about angels, the purpose of angels, demon possession, and...
Dec 17, 2014
On today's program I discussed the doctrine of election and the debates over the subject which have existed in Lutheranism since the nineteenth century. I tried to show that there are four different positions which have been held among Lutherans, and that holding to intuitu fidei (though wrong) does not necessarily...
Dec 10, 2014
I spent the program answering listener questions, addressing a number of topics. I discussed speech-act theory, the difference between Lutheran and Reformed approaches to union with Christ, the continual nature of justification, and the use of prayer beads.
Dec 3, 2014
On today's program I was joined by Rev. Lewis Polzin to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book "A Summary of the Christian Faith." We looked at chapter five on the providence of God. This led to discussions of theodicy, Calvinism, miracles, and other important topics.
Nov 26, 2014
On today's podcast, I continued my discussion of the ordo salutis. I addressed the call, especially in relation to the Reformed view of the effectual call. I discussed the nature of God's call, the means of the call, and the distinctions within the doctrine of the call. I spent a large part of the program demonstrating...