Episode 32: “Liturgical Variety” — nein oder ja?

While Matt was out on patrol (vehicle pictured above), Pseudepodcasters Trent and Levi were joined by the Rev’d Christopher Porter of Advent Lutheran Church in Winchester, Virginia, for a discussion of liturgy—the good, the bad, the ugly; pet peeves, wild and undomesticated peeves; whether it’s legitimate to have more than one Lutheran rite, etc. These […]

Moving to Patheos

The Just and Sinner blog is going to be moving to patheos here. New posts are already up on the patheos site, and within the next couple weeks, all old posts will also be moved over. A new website just for the publishing house will be set up soon.


An Interview with Eric Swensson on Pietism

On today’s program I interviewed Rev. Eric Swensson on the history and theology of pietism. Swensson argues that pietism was largely a positive movement in the Lutheran church, though he does not consider himself to be a pietist. This is an important interview for those who are critical or supporters of pietism. Note: I do […]


Book Review of Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition

Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition by Roger E. Olson and Christian T. Collins Winn is a brief introduction and defense of Christian pietism. Throughout this work, Olson and Winn seek to dispel common misconceptions about the pietist movement, such as the common contention that pietism is staunchly legalistic, opposed to social action, and intent […]

Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord

Now that it’s almost Sunday again, and I’m about to preach on the Confession of St. Peter, maybe I should post last week’s sermon. It comes in at just under 15 minutes, which surprises me because it’s normal length on paper. I must have been moving that morning.

Episode 31: The Lord’s Supper ain’t no buffet-table!

Down a man once again, two-thirds of the Pseudepodcast crew wrapped up a discussion on the Lord’s Supper, rambling in peripatetic and pedantic fashion about the third question posed by Dr. Luther viz. the Sacrament: Who should receive it? Their discussion touched on the issue of Christian unity, the importance of discerning the body and […]

Blessed Martin Luther: “The Communion of the People”

So far we have dealt with the mass and the function of the minister or bishop. Now we shall speak of the proper manner of communicating the people, for whom the Lord’s Supper was primarily instituted and given this name. For just as it is absurd for a minister to make a fool of himself […]