The Eternal Generation of Christ and the Communicatio Idiomatum

Here's the program.On today's program, I answered two listener questions. The first was about Unitarian interpretations of John's gospel; this launched into a discussion of the eternal generation of the Son as well as the communicatio idiomatum. The second question was about assurance in the book of 1 John.Here is the essay from Lee Irons that I referenced. … [Read more...]

Sanctification and Good Works

Here's the program. This past week has seen an eruption of posts on the Lutheran blogosphere on the topic of Sanctification. Because of my involvement in this discussion, I decided to focus the program today on that topic. I clear up some misconceptions and demonstrate the Biblical and Lutheran approach to sanctification and good works. … [Read more...]

Why are Some Saved and Others Not?

Here's the program. Today's program was spent discussing issues in Reformed Theology. I briefly addressed Steve from Triablogue's comments, and then went into a discussion from the program Christ the Center. The Reformed podcast Christ the Center had Dr. Lane Tipton of Westminster Seminary Philadephia to discuss an essay of B.B. Warfield titled the Plan of Salvation. In this discussion, Tipton made claims about Lutheranism that are inaccurate; he argued that Lutherans believe in conditional el … [Read more...]

Limited Atonement in Hebrews: A Continued Response to James White

On today's program, I continued the discussion of limited atonement by finishing my review of a lecture by Dr. James White on the subject. The discussion centered on the book of Hebrews, and the high priestly prayer of John 17. Here is the program. James White is director of Alpha and Omega ministries and elder at Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church. His website can be found here. … [Read more...]

History of the Papacy

Listen here.On today's program I decided not to continue with the Limited Atonement discussion until next week, due to the important events occurring today. I spent the program talking about the office of the Papacy, it's history and how we should approach it today. … [Read more...]

Response to James White on Limited Atonement

Response to James WhiteOn today's program, I continued my refutation of Limited Atonement by responding to a lecture on the issue by Dr. James White. James White is a Reformed baptist theologian, apologist, and elder and the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries.  … [Read more...]

Baptism in the Early Church

On today's program I discussed baptismal regeneration and the early church. I went through various Patristic sources to demonstrate that there is a strong doctrine of baptism as a means for the forgiveness of sins and reception of the Holy Spirit in the early church. Here is the program. … [Read more...]

Atonment Theories and Objective Justification

On today's program I did a brief overview of the controversy over objective justification and gave some of my thoughts on the matter. Then I answered a question about the Governmental theory of the atonement and launched to a discussion of the various atonement motifs. Here's the program.  … [Read more...]

The Lordship Salvation Controversy

On this week's program I did an overview of the Lordship Salvation controversy within evangelicalism, and explained why from a Lutheran perspective, both sides of the debate are wrong. Here is the program. … [Read more...]

The Reformed View of Patristics and Entire Sanctification

On this week's podcast I answered a listener question about how the Reformed view early church history and concluded with a discussion of the Wesleyan doctrine of entire sanctification. Here is the program. … [Read more...]