January 11, 2019

In this recent video titled Dualism and Descartes and Classical Philosophy, I give a brief explanation of the problem in Descartes understanding of both the natural world and of the human person. He leads to the later materialism which gained prominence in the enlightenment and still haunts the academic world today. Here is the video. Read more

January 9, 2019

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne There is probably no heresy as dangerous in the church today as that of Radical Lutheranism. The reason is that Radical Lutheranism, like no other heresy, seems to get so very close to the heart of the Gospel message of Jesus’ free forgiveness, life and salvation for sinners. It is, however, all a lie. A horrible, insidious lie which has captured even many a good theologian (very painful detail — start with part 1). And… Read more

January 7, 2019

Jordan Peterson is often asked questions about both God in general and Christianity in particular. For some, he is a kind of pseudo-Christian thinker, and even a theologian of sorts. These notions are, however, thoroughly mistaken. In this video and podcast, I examine Peterson’s statements about God’s existence, belief, and the divinity of Christ. You can find the video of the discussion here. The audio podcast is here. Read more

December 27, 2018

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne “Truly, you cannot read Scripture too much; and what you read, you cannot understand too well; and what you understand, you cannot teach too well; and what you can teach, you cannot live too well.” –Martin Luther +++ Getting ready to make some New Year’s resolutions for this year? Below are some thoughts to help you prioritize — thinking about the matter of growing in faith and abounding in good works… (see, e.g. 2 Cor…. Read more

December 19, 2018

On this week’s program, I continued the discussion I began last week on arguments for dualism and against physicalism. This show was a presentation of some of the most common arguments. Here is the program Also, you can watch a video I put together on the knowledge argument against physicalism here. Read more

December 14, 2018

This is the first program in a series in which I discuss the existence of the soul from a philosophical perspective. On this show I give an overview of some of the different perspectives in this debate and the absurd notion of eliminative materialism that some contemporary philosophers hold on to. Here is the program Read more

December 13, 2018

  Post by Nathan Rinne Part 1, 2, 3, 4… +++ Seeking Refuge from the Law’s Inherent Goodness in the “Hidden God”? (part 5) One might think that because of the nature of God’s law, given in Eden and still inscribed on human hearts today, Christ and the Holy Spirit should not ultimately be set against the law in any way. As we saw in our last post however, in the Radical Lutheran account the Holy Spirit is said to… Read more

November 30, 2018

Today’s program is a question and answer podcast about liturgy. I discuss Communion practices such as intinction, the difference between Lutheran and Anglican liturgies, the words of institution, and many other important issues. Check it out! Here is the program Read more

November 29, 2018

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne Is Radical Lutheranism the Answer? (Part 1) Note: Most of the series which follows will be found on my own blog theology like a child. I hope you’ll join me there for all the subsequent parts. You like Gerhard Forde? You want to embrace the “Radical Lutheran” label? I think I get it. Really, I do. At one point in my life, I also thought that Gerhard Forde was a terrific theologian — perhaps just… Read more

November 15, 2018

On a recent Q&A podcast that I hosted, I was asked about my opinion on discernment ministries. I discussed what I think are some of the major issues with those groups. This video is a short discussion from that program on the topic. View it here. Read more

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