A New Book on Church and Ministry

It has been a long time since Just and Sinner Publications has released any new books, but one has just arrived, with two more to come in the near future. This book is titled, The True Church and the Holy Ministry: Two Treatises on Ecclesiology by E. Greenwald and Henry Eyster Jacobs. The description is as follows:This volume contains two separate treatises on the subjects of church and ministry. These essays contain doctrines and arguments that remain relevant to the contemporary church, … [Read more...]

The Podcast is Back

This past month, the podcast has been unexpectedly on hiatus. The reason for this is multifaceted, including my computer breaking, the busyness of Holy Week, and a death in the family. After some time of trying to get files off of my broken computer, I was able to salvage a program recorded a few weeks ago with Rev. Lewis Polzin. For those who are new to the program, Lewis and I had been doing programs together once a month on Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We have … [Read more...]

Regeneration and Repentance

On today's program, I was joined once again by Rev. Lewis Polzin as we continued our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. In going through the ordo salutis, we approached the topic of regeneration. This is, in my opinion, one of our best programs, as we addressed a number of extremely important topics including: the nature of regeneration, infant faith, baptism, repentance, the fruits of repentance, and the importance of pastoral care in the application of … [Read more...]

The Doctrine of Illumination

On today's program, I was joined again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We continued our overview of the ordo salutis as we discussed Jacobs' chapter on illumination. This led to a number of different topics including: apologetics, the relationship between faith and reason, and the knowledge of the unbeliever.Here is the programNote: Due to the delay in the release of this program, I will be releasing a second p … [Read more...]

The Call (Jacobs Study)

On today's program, I was joined once again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to discuss the call of God as we continue going through Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. Here is the program. … [Read more...]

The Mission of the Holy Spirit

On today's program, I was joined once again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We discussed chapter 16 on the mission of the Holy Spirit, and chapter 17 on faith in Christ. We discussed a variety of important issues related to Pneumatology and the nature of faith.Here is the program. … [Read more...]

The Threefold Office of Christ

On today's program, I was joined again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We discussed three chapters about the threefold office of Christ: prophet, priest, and king. Unfortunately, my audio file got messed up, so the sound quality is not great.Here is the program … [Read more...]

The States of Christ

On today's program, I was joined by Rev. Lewis Polzin from Boars in the Vineyard to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' A Summary of the Christian Faith. On this week's program, we discussed chapter 12 on the States of Christ. We discussed the incarnation, Christ's death, the resurrection, and many other important topics.Here is the program … [Read more...]

Two New Volumes of the Lutheran Commentary

The commentaries on Mark and Luke from the Lutheran Commentary series are now available. This is the description of the series:The Lutheran Commentary Series is the first series of Lutheran commentaries written in English. These volumes were compiled by Henry Eyster Jacobs, who called upon the greatest Lutheran exegetes in America to write a series of commentaries on the New Testament. The first commentary was published in 1895, and the publications continued through the early twentieth … [Read more...]

The Communication of Attributes

On today's program I was joined again by Rev. Lewis Polzin to continue our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacob's book A Summary of the Christian Faith. We finished our discussion on Christology by discussing the communication of attributes from Christ's divine to his human nature.Here is the program … [Read more...]