I listened to the broadcast (a fine use of 25 minutes of my morning), and had the following observations:
1. In many places, the former priest ("Dr. Gene Smith" who was a Deacon for 5 years and a priest for 10 according to the host) was accurate in his depiction of Theosis, but the host was, in his summaries, making the phrases to sound a bit like polytheism or some sort of Mormon divine destiny type stuff...
2. The focus of the conversation shifted to talking about justification/salvation, and the priest made some incorrect assertions about the Church's emphasis, claiming that the church was so focused on the Incarnation that it didn't do well with the Cross... In fact, he used the following analogy: The Incarnation is like a winning lottery ticket for the Church, they are excited and think "we've found the right thing!"... But the cross is only the place to cash in the ticket.
3. One statement that i though was interesting - and completely false - is that creation was inherently divided by God - male and female, heaven and earth, domesticated and wild. Now, he ignores the Orthdox teaching on the Will of God for the perfect love of the different persons to reflect the unity in diversity of God Himself... and where does he get "domesticated and wild" from? I believe domesticated came from God's command to have dominion over the animals...
4. He correctly states that he agrees with the western position, and clearly states his position as "according to Luther" rather than trying to pass it off as direct doctrine from God... one example that I thought was interesting was that he brought up Jacob's ladder and the Orthodox belief that we are climbing the ladder, and then he pointed out that in Lutheranism "there is no climbing!" - i.e. God picks us up.
5. early on, he makes a statement that is curious: In Christ, we (emphasis mine) have two wills: human and divine. In the context of the discussion, he was using it to disprove theosis by claiming that, since "the Orthodox believe" that there is a comingling of the attributes of us with the attributes of Christ when we go towards theosis, that this cannot be possible, since we (Lutherans) believe that within Christ there is no comingling of the Human and Divine nature, and if Christ's attributes can comingle with ours, then the Orthodox are going against this true doctrine. This whole part made ne sick to my stomach (I just ate breakfast an hour ago...)
All in all, I wasn't impressed with either the priest or the host, the host seemed to think he knew more about Orthodoxy than he did, and the "minsiter" or whatever he is read some of his own biases about the Church into his analysis of it.
What really makes me sick, though, is that this guy is getting 5 more cracks at getting it wrong!