In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason conclude their examination of the explanation of the First Article of the Creed from Luther's Small and Large Catechisms. Included in the discussion is a reference to C.S. Lewis' classic description of the creation of Narnia from "The Magicians Nephew". Creation serves primarily... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason discuss the First Article of the Apostles Creed including its function in the specific layout of Luther's Small Catechism and how it flows from the Ten Commandments. The proper preaching of the Law should produce a thirst for the Gospel, and the Small... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason conclude their three part series on the Gospel in preparation for the next section on the Apostles' Creed. Today, the focus is on the Gospel for the Christian life, with special implications for a Christian's many vocations. The episode concludes with a discussion... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason continue their discussion of the Gospel, this time focusing on what the Gospel isn't. The Gospel isn't cheap grace. The error of Gospel Reductionism turns the Gospel into an "Aw, shucks" Gospel where your sin isn't forgiven, it just doesn't matter any more. ... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason discuss the nature of the Gospel as we prepare to launch our new section studying the Apostles' Creed. The Gospel must be defined because it has been so misdefined, especially in the recent past. The Gospel is... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason discuss the doctrine of the Trinity as it flows from our confession of the Apostle's Creed. The Trinity is one of the most abused doctrines taught in Scripture. Even though this teaching from Scripture cannot... read more →
On today's episode, we play the audio from Dr. Phil Haugen's presentation at the 2017 FFLC Reformation Conference. The theme of the conference was "Justification", and the title of Dr. Haugen's presentation was "Justification Defined". If you'd like to watch the video of the presentation, please click here: "Justification Defined"
In this episode, our fiftieth, Brett, Brian, and Jason answer topics of varying theological significance, such as "What would Martin Luther think about the designated hitter in baseball?"
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason discuss how the Law applies to the life of a believer in Jesus Christ. The Gospel frees us from the curse of the Law, but it doesn't tell us how to live our lives. That's where the Law comes in: as Christians, the... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason begin to conclude the discussion on the Ten Commandments by reviewing the judgment aspect of the Law. A desire to be in the unmediated presence of the almighty God only leads to fear and judgment (Isaiah 6). The problem with the Law's judgment... read more →