Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Weekly Podcast of Sermons

I have begun recording my sermons each week for my new podcast, "Proclaiming Law & Gospel." My sermons each week will be posted here and will be hosted at, if you would like to subscribe to the feed. It will be up on itunes in the next week or so. My first program is a sermon on Psalm 130 from our Mid-week Lent service. Here is the message.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baptism in the Early Church

On today's program I discussed baptismal regeneration and the early church. I went through various Patristic sources to demonstrate that there is a strong doctrine of baptism as a means for the forgiveness of sins and reception of the Holy Spirit in the early church. Here is the program.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

St. Augustine on the Law

"A law was not given that could give life, but which might show his sins to the sinner. For the sinner had forgotten himself, and saw not himself; the law was given him, that he might see himself. The law made him guilty, the Lawgiver freed him: for the Law-giver is the Supreme power... There is therefore a law of the mercy of God, a law of the propitiation of God. The one was a law of fear, the other is a law of love. The law of love giveth the forgiveness of sins, blotteth out the past, warneth concerning the future; forsaketh not its companion by the way, becometh a companion to him whom it leadeth on the way." St. Augustine, commentary on Psalm 130:4

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Atonement Theories and Objective Justification

On today's program I did a brief overview of the controversy over objective justification and gave some of my thoughts on the matter. Then I answered a question about the Governmental theory of the atonement and launched to a discussion of the various atonement motifs. Here's the program.

Here is the article I referenced in regards to objective justification: What is objective justification?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Lordship Salvation Controversy

On this week's program I did an overview of the Lordship Salvation controversy within evangelicalism, and explained why from a Lutheran perspective, both sides of the debate are wrong. Here is the program.