In this episode, Brett and Jason turn to the Scriptures to study the concept of idolatry as prohibited by the first commandment. In looking at the "Parable of the Rich Fool" from Luke 12:13-21, they discuss covetousness as idolatry, idolatry of... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss the first commandment from the small and large catechisms. They examine both the nature of faith and the nature of idolatry. Finally, they answer the question, "What does it mean to trust in God?" You can download the worksheet for the original lesson... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason do an overview of the Ten Commandments from Luther's small and large catechisms. They discuss the three functions and purposes of the Law, and examine how each of the commandments simultaneously prohibit certain behavior while promoting the opposite behavior.
Having finished up the unit on the three ecumenical creeds, Brett and Jason turn their attention to Luther's small and large catechisms. In this introduction to the catechisms, they discuss the catechetical method of teaching the faith, a brief history of the catechisms, and the content of both the Small... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason conclude the section on the three ecumenical creeds. They discuss how the creeds form the foundation of the Lutheran confessions, how the doctrine of the Trinity is practical, especially for understanding salvation, and how the creeds work to provide each individual believer with assurance... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss the Trinitarian theology of the Athanasian Creed. They examine the historical figure of Athanasius, the Biblical foundations for the doctrine of the Trinity, and the various heresies refuted by the orthodox teaching of the Athanasian Creed.
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss how the Nicene Creed addresses the anti-Trinitarian heresy of Arianism. The Nicene Creed is the first confession produced by the Church after Christianity had been normalized and accepted in the Roman Empire thanks to Constantine. In it, we have a statement for orthodox... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss how the Apostles' Creed addresses the errors of Gnosticism. The Apostles' Creed is the most succinct summary of the faith we have, and each article of the creed uniquely addresses the heresies committed by Gnosticism.
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss the composition of the Book of Concord, the origins of the Apostles' Creed, and how Gnosticism is still rearing its ugly head in the Church today.
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss how having a confession and creed provides the Church with boundaries. They discuss the idolization of the early NT church, how heresy clarifies orthodoxy, and the way in which the epistles in the NT address various false teachings.