A New Q&A Program!

On today's program, I spent time answering listener questions on a variety of topics. This included: the third use of the law in the Lutheran and Reformed traditions, Luther's opinion of the book of James, my favorite Psalter, my opinion of Rogue One, and many other topics!Here is the program … [Read more...]

Second Response to Rev. Schwertley on Baptismal Regeneration

On today's program, I continued my response to Rev. Brian Schwertley on the topic of baptismal regeneration. I discussed the relationship between faith and baptism, monergism and baptism, and other important issues.Here is the videoHere is the audio … [Read more...]

Does the Bible promote abortion?

On today's program, I responded to atheist youtuber AronRa on the subject of abortion. He argues that the Bible does not prohibit abortion, and that Numbers 5 actually teaches that the Israelites were called to perform abortions. These assertions were demonstrated to be completely baseless.Here is the videoHere is the audio … [Read more...]

Thomas Aquinas and Thirteenth Century Scholasticism

On today's program, I continued my discussion of scholasticism through giving a historical overview of the thirteenth century, and Thomas Aquinas in particular. I discussed his most important writings and contributions to both theology and philosophy.This program is available in both video (with PowerPoint) and audio.Video is here.Audio is here. … [Read more...]

My First Ever Live Podcast

On today's program, I recorded a question and answer podcast live on facebook. I interacted with listener questions on a number of topics including baptism, the two natures of Christ, the episcopacy, and the the nature of the ministry.You can watch the video on facebook here. Unfortunately, the video did lag some.Here is the audio. … [Read more...]

This Week’s Podcast on Baptized into Christ

On today's program, Lisa Cooper was a guest host, as she interviewed Jordan about his new book Baptized into Christ: A Guide to the Christian Life. They talked about the distinction between law and gospel, baptism, the two kinds of righteousness, and many other important topics.Here is the program.You can buy the book here. … [Read more...]

Q&A April 2016

On today's program, I spent the hour discussing listener questions. We covered a variety of topics including closed communion, church fellowship, ecclesiology, the words of institution, and much more.Here is the program … [Read more...]

Illumination (Ordo Salutis Study)

On today's program, I went back to an old series of podcasts I was doing on the ordo salutis, and discussed the doctrine of illumination. The topics and content were different than those of the recent Jacobs's study podcast on the same topic.Here is the programHere are the previous programs in this series:The Ordo SalutisThe Grace of the Holy SpiritThe CallConversion and RegenerationThe discussion is largely based on Revere Franklin Weidner's book Pneumatology, which … [Read more...]

Divine Simplicity

 On today's program I discussed the doctrine of divine simplicity and the attributes of God. This led to a number of topics surrounding the doctrine of God, including the eternal generation of Christ, contemporary challenges to classical Theism, divine immutibility, the current debates surrounding impassibility, and many other important issues. Here is the program. … [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...]