Rapper FLAME's recent album Extra Nos chronicled his journey from a Calvinistic to a Lutheran view of justification, sanctification, and assurance. When I asked for questions for a recent Q&A program, nearly every response was related to the doctrines discussed on this EP. I decided to spend the whole program dealing with these specific questions, especially as they are all related to one another. Three in particular were addressed:
1. What is the difference between a Lutheran and Reformed understanding of assurance?
2. Are Lutheran and Reformed doctrines of justification distinct?
3. How do Lutherans interpret passages which tell Christians to examine themselves?
The full discussion can be found on the podcast here.
A video on the section about assurance can be found below.
-Dr. Jordan Cooper
Dr. Jordan Cooper recently took time to discuss the history of Just and Sinner as an organization, and also describe plans for the future. This gives you an idea of what the purpose and goals of Just and Sinner are as we move into this new year.
The audio podcast can be found here.
The History and Theology of Lutheran Scholasticism
Instructor: Dr. Jordan B Cooper
Dates: Monday March 30 - Friday April 3, 2020
This course explores the seventeenth-century theological movement known as Protestant scholasticism. We begin with a history of scholastic thought in late medieval theology, as well as the Reformation appropriation of core themes in those writers. We then explore some of the major figures of both the Lutheran and Reformed traditions who formulated the scholastic approach, and discuss some of the theological commitments which distinguish this school of thought from others. Finally, the course will explore some of the objections to Protestant scholasticism in the modern era.
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We are proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Nathan Greeley as the Just and Sinner Fellow of Apologetics and Philosophical Theology.
Nathan Greeley is a teacher at Acacia Academy, a Christian classical school in Kokomo, Indiana, and an adjunct instructor in philosophy at Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Marion, Indiana with his wife Anne. His research focuses on the history of natural theology and the relationship between philosophy and theology.
You can find a recent discussion with Dr. Greeley on the topic of divine simplicity from the Just and Sinner Podcast here.