May 23, 2018

In this video, I address the relationship between Lutheranism and covenant theology. Nearly every time I ask for questions to be addressed on the podcast, this subject comes up. I address the difference between dispensational and covenantal theology and the place of Lutheran thought within these debates.   Here is the video Read more

May 3, 2018

Post by Nathan Rinne (This will be my last post here for several months. Taking a break for a while.) +++   In my last post, I spoke about Christian marriage as the real “antidote to chaos”. It is now time to talk about fatherhood as a corollary “antidote” to chaos (and men in general should take note as well). Are men increasingly irrelevant? Men are only irrelevant if you don’t think we need God. The most memorable post that… Read more

April 25, 2018

The contemporary world, and the church in particular, has been challenged by ever-shifting views on the nature of gender, leading to the modern notion that gender is not essential, but a social construct. In this first of a series of videos, I address the beginnings of this ideological shift with an explanation of Simone de Beauvoir’s book The Second Sex. Read more

April 24, 2018

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April 20, 2018

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne Did the 16th century church reformer Martin Luther believe that there was a “War of the Sexes”? One can certainly make that case. He writes: There are many pagan books which treat of nothing but the depravity of womankind and the unhappiness of the estate of marriage, such that some have thought that even if Wisdom itself were a woman one should not marry. A Roman official was once supposed to encourage young men to… Read more

April 12, 2018

Today’s program is an introduction to apologetics as well as a brief overview of apologetic methodologies. I discuss evidentialism, classical apologetics, presuppositionalism, as well as fideism and the importance of defending the Christian faith. Here is the program Read more

April 11, 2018

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April 7, 2018

After a break due to the flooding here, I am back in my office and I started recording again. This was a Q&A program, which addressed a bunch of different topics. I spent a while discussing covenant theology and millennial views in the history of the church, along with a question about monergism and other subjects. Here is the program: Q&A April 2018 I also recorded this on video if you want to watch on Youtube: Read more

April 6, 2018

+++ Post by Nathan Rinne Should women serve in combat roles in the military? In our country, a definitive answer was given not even 3 years ago. Around that time, Chronicles magazine article editor Aaron Wolf wrote: “December 3 [2015 was] the day Secretary of Defense Ash Carter declared an end to the restriction on women in combat.  According to the secretary, every branch of the Armed Forces must lift all restrictions on what women are allowed to do.  He… Read more

April 5, 2018

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