Bapismal Regeneration: A Continued Response to John MacArthur

On today’s program I continued my discussion of John MacArthur’s lectures on baptism. I spent the majority of the discussion demonstrating why MacArthur’s arguments about the meaning and purpose of baptism have no exegetical grounding. Here’s the program.  Read more

Response to John MacArthur on Infant Baptism

On today’s program I discussed a John MacArthur message on the subject of baptism. In this lecture, MacArthur argues against infant baptism and baptismal regeneration. I demonstrate that MacArthur’s arguments are historically and exegetically flawed. I mentioned a blog post on this subject. It can be found here. Thanks to Charles Wiese for a thoughtful post.Here is the program. Read more

Interview with Pastor Douglas Wilson

On today’s program I interviewed Pastor Douglas Wilson about the Federal Vision movement within Reformed theology. Wilson is pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and professor at New Saint Andrews College. He is a prolific speaker and debater on Reformed theology and various issues related to Christianity and culture. We talked about baptism, law and gospel, liturgy, and various other issues associated with the Federal Vision. Here is the program.Pastor Wilson’s website can be found here, and his blog is here. Read more

The Federal Vision Movement

Listen Here.On today’s program I discussed the “Federal Vision” movement within Presbyterianism. I gave a brief history of the movement, and then explained some of their distinctive ideas. I showed where Lutherans can agree and disagree with various aspects of this theological school.  Read more

Refutation of Limited Atonement Part 5

Here’s the program.On today’s podcast, I finished my series on Limited Atonement. I responded to a lecture titled “Limited Atonement and Hard Texts” by pastor Mathew Haney. I dealt with arguments from John 17 and the nature of propitiation. I also discussed universalistic texts from 2 Peter and 1 Timothy. If you haven’t heard the other programs, here are the other parts of the series:Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4I also mentioned that someone started a petition to send to James… Read more

Heresy and Heterodoxy

Here’s the Podcast.On today’s podcast I discussed the question of heresy and heterodoxy. I defined the difference between these two terms, and talked about examples of both in the ancient church and contemporary theology. I argue that we should utilize the Sola Scriptura principle when defining false doctrine as heretical. Read more

The Roman Catholic Gospel Paradigm

Here’s the program.On today’s program I discussed a lecture I was sent by Jason Stellman on “Gospel Paradigms”. In this lecture, he argues that the Roman Catholic gospel paradigm fits the New Testament data better than the Prostestant paradigm. This lead to a discussion of issues as various as James 2 and justification, sola scriptura in the early church, and the development of dogma in Roman Catholic theology. Read more

A Critique of the Theology of Paul Washer

Here’s the program.On today’s program I reviewed clips from sermons by Calvinistic baptist preacher Paul Washer. I discussed why I believe his theology to be dangerous.Here is the message of his that I referenced which I referred to as preparationist. Read more

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

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