The Reformation Bible College Winter Conference is available to stream online for free. The subject:“Scripture in the Early Church.” Drs. Michael Haykin, Michael Kruger, Stephen Nichols, and R.C.Sproul addressed topics such as early Christian preaching, Augustine’s use of Scripture, the development of the biblical canon, and other topics.
Here’s a wonderful video that was produced by Desiring God, which seems to be a preview for a new book by John Piper to be released in 2016. Website is here.
James White, R. O. Roberts, Josh Buice, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, Tim Challies, Steve Lawson and David Miller deliver addresses at the G3 2015 Conference about the Word of God.
From the website:
The church of Jesus Christ in every generation is given the weighty charge to proclaim and preserve the Word of Truth. What we believe about the Bible will shape how we live, how we worship, and how we seek to educate our children and grandchildren. Have you considered the lack of Bible reading in a typical worship service in our present day? Have you talked with your friends outside of your church about their family worship patterns? If you use the word “catechism” outside of a church or conference setting today, you may receive strange looks of complete confusion. The fact is, we are living in a day where the Bible has become the most popular book of history and yet the most irrelevant book among the culture. God has breathed out His Word. Preachers have proclaimed God’s Word. Martyrs have died to preserve God’s Word. Today, we don’t have an option to relax when it comes to the inerrancy, authority, sufficiency, veracity, infallibility, and holiness of God’s Word.
The Shepherd’s Conference has finished with a bang by MacArthur. This years conference has been titled The Inerrancy Summit, and it has assembled a stellar gathering of speakers: Alistair Begg, R. C. Sproul, Steve Nichols, Ligon Duncan, Carl Trueman, Mark Dever, Steve Lawson, Greg Beale, Derek Thomas, Al Mohler, Sinclair Ferguson, Iain Murray, Kevin DeYoung, and no I didn’t make this up.
Most of the sessions are on Vimeo, and more audio and video options will be coming later, I presume.
In his book launch event Kevin DeYoung said that the most pressing need for evangelical Christians is to regain a conviction about the sufficiency of Scripture. And I couldn’t agree more. Kevin has recently released a book that many evangelicals are giving enthusiastic support to. It’s called “Taking God at His Word.” Westminster Theological Seminary was involved with a book launch event where G.K. Beale, David Powlison and Carl Trueman spoke and conversed with Kevin about his book. The audio and video is available.
This is one of the most important books to be published for our generation which has an unhealthy fixation on “hearing the voice of God” from people who have trips to heaven or imagine God is writing them personal letters — all at the expense of where God is clearly and powerfully speaking: through the living and active Word of God. If you listen to only one address, listen to Kevin’s opening address. I encourage you to buy this book that is relatively short, easy to read, and powerful.
Kevin delivered an 11-part sermon series on the doctrine of Scripture at his church, which formed the basis for this book.
DeYoung’s 1st Address
It can be found at the link below, as this particular video is, for some reason, unable to be linked.
DeYoung’s 2nd Address
Ligonier’s 2012 Stand Firm West Coast Conference is now available as streaming video. MacArthur opens the conference with a look at the Authority of Scripture.
The veracity and authority of Scripture is basic to the Christian faith, but it is not a “given” in the modern world. Not only is it directly attacked by skeptics inside and outside of the church, it is undermined by claims of authority for other alleged “holy books” such as the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon. In our skeptical and multicultural world, it is necessary for Christians to draw a line in the sand when the authority of Scripture is challenged.
Carl Trueman and G K Beale joined forces at Desert Springs Church Clarus conference this year to speak about God’s speaking…in Scripture.
Trueman’s messages are:
The Prophetic Word: What Preaching Is (and Is Not)
Scripture’s Authority: An Ancient Doctrine
A Clear and Present Word: Luther and the Clarity of Scripture
Like Sheep Without a Shepherd
Beale’s messages are:
The Effects of Meditating on God’s Word
How to Guard the Good Deposit of Scripture
The Centrality of Scripture in Marriage
Receiving and Resounding God’s Word
Beale and Trueman also gathered for a panel discussion.
The White Horse Inn, hosted by Michael Horton, discusses the issue of the sufficiency of Scriptures. This is an incredibly important subject as we see Scripture’s sufficiency not only questioned, but unwittingly undermined by well-meaning Christians and Christian leaders in what they turn to for help in the Christian life. Michael and his colleagues make some very powerful points that we should all consider.
Al Mohler invites Greg Beale to discuss the issue of biblical inerrancy. They discuss the current challenges being raised against inerrancy, and consider how the practical neglect of the Bible’s clear teaching undermines inerrancy.
The subject of Biblical Inerrancy was a hard won battle of Evangelicals in the 20th century. But we are now loosing it again, not because the issues have not been accurately addressed, but because we have little regard for church history. In other words, we have to fight for inerrancy again because of our ignorance.
G. K. Beale and Carl Trueman discuss this very important subject in light of the postmodern challenges to inerrancy. This discussion is based on Beale’s recently released book ‘The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism.‘
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