About Jordan Cooper

Jordan Cooper is the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka, Illinois. He is the host of the Just and Sinner podcast, and author of the books "Christification: A Lutheran Approach to Theosis," and "The Righteousness of One: An Evaluation of Early Patristic Soteriology in Light of the New Perspective on Paul." He runs Just and Sinner Publications with his wife Lisa, and has two children: Jacen and Ben.

Five Reasons Why Babies Should be Baptized

I recorded a video for my Youtube channel which gives five brief reasons why infant baptism is a biblical practice.Check it out here! … [Read more...]

The Biblical Theme of Water

On today's program, I discussed water as a Biblical theme. I began with the Spirit hovering over the water in Genesis 1, and then discussed the flood, the crossing of the Red Sea, and Levitical washings. I demonstrated that all of these ideas are fulfilled in Holy Baptism.Here is the program.This is the previous program in the series on clothing.¬† … [Read more...]

A Study on Infant Baptism

This is a study guide that I prepared on the topic of infant baptism for confirmation students, but I thought that the material might be beneficial for anyone looking to lead any kind of study on the topic.Here is the PDF.¬†BaptismStudyGuide … [Read more...]

My critique of Gerhard Forde has been published

My book length critique of Gerhard Forde's understanding of the law is now available. Here is the description:Martin Luther's theological revolution depended in a significant part upon the distinction between law and gospel. Within the last hundred years, several authors have reevaluated the reformer's understanding of this paradigm in light of its development within the Lutheran orthodox tradition. Some authors have argued that the Lutheran scholastic view of God's law departs from that of … [Read more...]

Augsburg Confession Article III On the Son of God

On today's program, I continued my discussion of the Augsburg Confession with Articles III, "Of the Son of God." I discussed Christological heresies, the two natures of Christ, the catholicity of the Lutheran reformation, and the connection between Christology and soteriology.Here is the program … [Read more...]

Original Sin and Free Will (AC II)

On today's program, I continued our discussion of the Augsburg Confession with Article II on the topic of original sin. I also discussed the nature of free will in connection to original sin.Here is the program … [Read more...]

The Formula of Concord

On today's program, I continued my walk through the Lutheran Confessions. I discussed the Formula of Concord including both the Epitome and Solid Declaration. I discussed the history and major teachings of these documents.Here is the program … [Read more...]

Todd Wilken on Radical Lutheranism

Rev. Todd Wilken of Issues Etc. fame recently gave a lecture at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, IN on the subject of Radical Lutheranism. In this talk, he points out some of the problems with the movement, such as the tendency to overreact to Evangelicalism and to limit discussion of particular commands down to the sin of self-justification.Watch the video here. … [Read more...]

The Ecumenical Creeds and the Augsburg Confession

On today's program, I continued my introduction to the Lutheran Confessions. I discussed the history and theology of the three ecumenical creeds, and spoke about the importance of the Augsburg Confession for the Lutheran tradition.Here is the program … [Read more...]