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May 4, 2021

Ted asks about how the state of my faith, and particularly struggling with doubt, affects God’s willingness to forgive me, a sinner. Rod talks about God’s promises connected to the Lord’s Supper and baptism, and how He grants His forgiveness even while we’re doubting, which is our natural (fallen)...


Apr 26, 2021

Ted asks about the possibility of deriving spiritual help from the things we touch, smell and taste. Rod talks about the idea that Christians are betting their salvation on the death of a particular Man at a particular place and time and the actual blood that flowed from His body, and the assurance and consolation we...


Apr 19, 2021

Ted asks about struggling with sin in the Christian faith and what it could mean, even eventually. Rod talks about St. Paul and what he says about the Christian life in Romans, and what the reality is regarding ‘progress’ or ‘growth’ in one’s faith, out of the Reformation, in spite of what our fears tempt us...


Apr 12, 2021

Ted asks about struggling with feelings of our faith in Jesus Christ getting weaker. Rod talks about how easy it is to get mired in feelings which don’t reflect the unchanging nature of the Object of that faith, and the factual truth of it, and what we can look to for assurance to remind us that the Author of our...


Apr 5, 2021

Ted asks about the cynical question posed by Pontius Pilate prior to Jesus’ crucifixion. Rod talks about how Christianity is unique in a number of ways, one critical one being what the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ reveals about God to us physically, that He made Himself knowable, and the proof of His amazing...