Resolved: Why We Should Recognize, not Emphasize, the Christian’s Freed, New Will

Post by Nathan RinneThere is a brutal honesty in the 16th century Lutheran Confessional documents. At one point, we are asked the question: “Who does not frequently doubt whether human affairs are ruled by God's counsel or by chance? Who does not frequently doubt whether he be heard by God?” Still, the God revealed in the Bible ultimately delivers faith and certain hope. In Jesus Christ, there is forgiveness, life and salvation. The sure and full transformation of the world – and we who bel … [Read more...]

Christian Liberty, 2KR, and Infant Baptism

On today's program, I addressed a number of listener questions. I discussed Christian liberty and the use/non-use of alcohol, some thoughts on the two kinds of righteousness in relation to my most recent book, as well as the efficacy of regeneration as connected with infant baptism.I apologize for the not-so-great audio quality.Here is the program … [Read more...]

Shocking Confession: I’m a Christian Millennial and I Don’t Drink

There's a conversation that I always dread. I'm about to get together with a group of Christians, either out at a restaurant somewhere, or at someone's home, and at some point I'm going have to utter these embarrassing words: "I don't drink." What? You don't drink? Are you some kind of legalist? It feels like the shameful admission of a high school boy to his friends that he has never kissed a girl. If you don't drink... you're not really one of us. You haven't been initiated into the cool club … [Read more...]