On today's program I addressed the movement known as the "New Perspective on Paul." I gave an overview of the movement, detailing the views of the four major figures: Krister Stendahl, E.P. Sanders, James Dunn, and N.T. Wright. I gave a brief critique of the major ideas involved in the movement, and pointed to helpful resources.
I was joined by Fr. David Graves of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wartburg, Tennessee to discuss St. Francis of Assisi. We discussed Francis' life, misconceptions about him, and how he is important for the contemporary church.
On this week's program, I did a follow up to the Michael Brown interview with Pastor Daniel Price. We talked about Pastor Price's history in the charismatic movement, his transition into Lutheranism, and some worries we have about contemporary charismatic theology and practice.
I was going to wait until next week to upload my latest podcast, but due to all of the controversy surrounding Dr. Brown's recent appearance on Benny Hinn's program, I thought it would be better to release it right away. I talked with Dr. Brown about the charismatic movement, the reasoning behind his appearance on Benny Hinn, and many other topics.
2013 has been a great year. We launched the new website and the publishing house. This was also the first full year of podcasting. Many of you have helped us immensely with your prayers, encouragement and financial support. Thank you for all of your help!
2014 is going to be an even greater year. We have many new ventures lined up, and here are some of the things that you can expect:
More books in the American Lutheran Classics series. Some books you can look forward to are Francis Pieper's Conversion and Election, and Henry Eyster Jacobs' excellent Systematic Theology text A Summary of the Christian Faith (in two volumes) and David Henkel's Response to Joseph Moore the Methodist which is a defense of the historic Lutheran view of Baptism.
A new book series by Just and Sinner Publications, which is a reprinting of The Lutheran Commentary Seriesedited by Henry Eyster Jacobs. These volumes cover the entirety of the New Testament and represent a Confessional Lutheran approach to Holy Scripture.
Two more books that I am writing will be released this year Christification: A Lutheran Approach to Theosis, and The Great Divide: A Lutheran Evaluation of Reformed Theology.
Our publishing house will be putting out the first of our original books which is a study on the book of Genesis, written for congregational use. This will be the first of a series of books for Bible Study.
I will be writing two original books: one on the doctrine of sanctification, and another in response to the recently published book on limited atonement From Heaven He Came and Sought Her. The first is in the works, and one or both of these books will be finished by the end of the year.
More programs on a variety of theological topics and a number of great guests will be featured.
The publication of a new theological journal titled The American Lutheran Theological Journal, which I will be working on with a number of other Lutheran pastors and theologians.
I also plan to expand the work of Just & Sinner into the area of video production. The ideas are still in the works at this point but expect videos to either be featured online or for sale on DVD.
At least one debate with someone from a differing theological perspective.
We are excited about all that is coming up this year, but we can't do it without your help! Please consider becoming a regular contributor, and help us get the resources out into the world.