June 2, 2014

On today’s program I discussed the evangelical practice of the Altar Call. I placed it within it’s historical context, and then explained why Lutherans cannot and should not adopt such a practice. Here is the program. Read more

June 2, 2014

On today’s program I finished my interaction with John MacArthur’s lectures on the sacrament of baptism.Here is the program Read more

June 2, 2014

On today’s program I continued my discussion of John MacArthur’s lectures on baptism. I spent the majority of the discussion demonstrating why MacArthur’s arguments about the meaning and purpose of baptism have no exegetical grounding. Here’s the program.  Read more

June 2, 2014

On today’s program I discussed a John MacArthur message on the subject of baptism. In this lecture, MacArthur argues against infant baptism and baptismal regeneration. I demonstrate that MacArthur’s arguments are historically and exegetically flawed. I mentioned a blog post on this subject. It can be found here. Thanks to Charles Wiese for a thoughtful post.Here is the program. Read more

June 2, 2014

On today’s program I interviewed Pastor Douglas Wilson about the Federal Vision movement within Reformed theology. Wilson is pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and professor at New Saint Andrews College. He is a prolific speaker and debater on Reformed theology and various issues related to Christianity and culture. We talked about baptism, law and gospel, liturgy, and various other issues associated with the Federal Vision. Here is the program.Pastor Wilson’s website can be found here, and his blog is here. Read more

June 2, 2014

Listen Here.On today’s program I discussed the “Federal Vision” movement within Presbyterianism. I gave a brief history of the movement, and then explained some of their distinctive ideas. I showed where Lutherans can agree and disagree with various aspects of this theological school.  Read more

June 2, 2014

Here’s the program.On today’s podcast, I finished my series on Limited Atonement. I responded to a lecture titled “Limited Atonement and Hard Texts” by pastor Mathew Haney. I dealt with arguments from John 17 and the nature of propitiation. I also discussed universalistic texts from 2 Peter and 1 Timothy. If you haven’t heard the other programs, here are the other parts of the series:Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4I also mentioned that someone started a petition to send to James… Read more

June 2, 2014

Here’s the Podcast.On today’s podcast I discussed the question of heresy and heterodoxy. I defined the difference between these two terms, and talked about examples of both in the ancient church and contemporary theology. I argue that we should utilize the Sola Scriptura principle when defining false doctrine as heretical. Read more

June 2, 2014

Here’s the program.On today’s program I discussed a lecture I was sent by Jason Stellman on “Gospel Paradigms”. In this lecture, he argues that the Roman Catholic gospel paradigm fits the New Testament data better than the Prostestant paradigm. This lead to a discussion of issues as various as James 2 and justification, sola scriptura in the early church, and the development of dogma in Roman Catholic theology. Read more

June 2, 2014

Here’s the program.On today’s program I reviewed clips from sermons by Calvinistic baptist preacher Paul Washer. I discussed why I believe his theology to be dangerous.Here is the message of his that I referenced which I referred to as preparationist. Read more

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