The Reformation, Then and Now

Mark Dever interviews Michael Reeves about the Reformation, and what we need to understand from it today. Michael explains how we’ve lost much of what the Reformation stood for, and how many of the problems we face today could be avoided had we applied the lessons of the Reformation.

Reeves book, The Unquenchable Flame, has become a standard reading assignment for the interns at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. According to Mark Dever, this book is one of the most accurate, readable and motivational history books he has ever read.

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The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards

Steve Lawson joined the Christ the Center team to talk about his enriching little book The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards.  The focus of the conversation centered around Edwards resolutions, which reveal a profound theology of  dependence upon God’s power to pursue holiness. You will be challenged by Edwards single-minded devotion to practical holiness and it’s value in this life.

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The Atonement

Warning! Do not listen to the following podcast if you don’t want to purchase another book.

The CTC lads interview Gabe Fluhrer, editor of a marvelous book titled Atonement, which is a collection of incredible essays on the atonement by Sinclair Ferguson, J. I. Packer, R. C. Sproul, James Boice, Alistair Begg, and John Gerstner. Fluhrer has an incredible grasp of this doctrine and speaks to the many challenges our age faces with opponents of the atonement, subtle and direct.  The interview motivated me to purchase this book, and I think it will you too.

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Technology and the Christian Life

The lads at Christ the Center invited David Murray to discuss how Christians should think about and interact with media and technology.  David Murray is professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Seminary, and he also runs a ministry called HeadHeartHand.

The discussion was very helpful as it dealt with many different aspects and challenges we face today, not just dealing with Internet porn, but also social media,  Internet surfing in general, and how to raise our children in an age of social media and cell phones. David is not a technological nay-sayer as you might expect.  In fact, he loves technology and shows how we can redeem technology for the Lord, and carefully shepherd our children in it’s proper use.


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Martyn-Lloyd Jones Fall Line-up

The MLJ Trust is planning to release a small selection of wonderful sermons on Oneplace from some of Lloyd-Jones most requested series from now until Christmas.  Here is the meat of their announcement.

On September 5th we are beginning a brand new series on Oneplace which will, over the next four months, feature Dr lloyd-Jones’s four majour series of sermons. These are Romans, Ephesians, The Gospel of John and the Book of Acts. For example, September will feature two sermons from Dr Lloyd-Jones’s Friday night series, dating from 1955, on the book of Romans, and October will feature two sermons from Ephesians. The series will conclude at Christmas with the sermon “Declared to be the Son of God” from the Romans series.
Our sermon for the 5th &12th of September will be the first in the Romans series, titled “A Man Called Paul”, in which Dr. Lloyd-Jones takes a close look at the man whose letters have so influenced the Church down the centuries. He describes him as one of the finest intelects the Church has ever known. We do hope that these sermons will be of spiritual value to you.

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