Here’s my sermon from last Sunday. Texts: Isaiah 25:6-9, Phil. 4:4-13, Matt. 22:1-14.
“An Overview of the Influence of the Publication of Patristic Literature Upon the Reformation” by Paul Strawn
[NOTE: You can download Paul Strawn’s paper featuring groundbreaking research on the Reformation, “An Overview of the Influence of the Publication of Patristic Literature Upon the Reformation”, which this post summarizes, here] In a previous post published at my personal blog theology like a child, countering the Eastern Orthodox apologist Father Stephen Freeman, I wrote, […]
This is a sermon preached by Rev. Rich Shields on the Ten Commandments. This message is particularly helpful in explaining the meaning of the third use of the Law in the Christian life, and the differences between the second and third use. Here is the audio
At least one Lutheran is suggesting this is the case…. (re: the title of this blog post – not the caption of the picture). From this conference which finished yesterday: Paul Strawn Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Spring Lake Park, Minn. The Influence of Patristic Literature upon the Reformation A common understanding of the usage of patristic […]
My sermon from the previous week didn’t get recorded, unfortunately. Here’s the most recent, though.
After some requests, I have decided to release the audio for today’s podcast as a separate audio file, without the usual podcast format, but as a theological lecture on its own. Here is the lecture
Every time I see a book on apologetics by Lutherans, my pulse quickens a bit. There is no doubt that this is an area where we have not been as strong as we could be, and so I see apologetics as an important issue for Christians to be aware of and understand, at least to […]
This is an excerpt from a book I am currently writing on the ordo salutis: Though traditional Reformation theology has emphasized the redemptive nature of Christ’s life and death, the resurrection has often failed to have a function beyond simply proving that what Christ did in his death was accepted by God the Father. For […]
First: It is not enough for a man to know that his sins are forgiven in Christ Jesus; he must also grow in grace and holiness. II. Pet. 3:18; 1:5-8; Rom. 6:22. Second: All exhortations to a holy life take it for granted that we possess salvation in Christ Jesus. Rom. 6:22. Third: This is […]
We celebrated St. Matthew’s day in church this past Sunday. That means we had back-to-back festivals in the middle of Pentecost Season! My sermon focused on Matthew’s identity as a tax-collector, and sought to answer why Jesus would call someone like him to be one of the Twelve.