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.
Tom Nelson is not the Thomas Nelson of the publishing house by the same name; Tom Nelson is senior pastor of Denton Bible Church, Denton, Texas, and an wonderfully clear and biblical preacher.
Covering 2000 years of church history is no easy task. I’ve listened to many series on Church History and Tom’s is one of the most concise and accessible. In fact, it’s addicting. On a recent road trip I played the first session for my family of six and we listened to 8 sessions.
This is a great series that is informative, entertaining, challenging, and refreshing. Know where your theology came from, and download this excellent series on Church History. You won’t be disappointed.
Sermon 1 – The Age of Catholic Christianity A.D. 70-312
Sermon 2 – The Age of Imperial Christianity A.D. 312-590
Sermon 3 – The Age of Imperial Christianity (Part Two)
Sermon 4 – The Age of Christendom A.D. 590-1517
Sermon 5 – The Rumblings of Reform
Sermon 6 – The Age of Reformation A.D. 1517-1648
Sermon 7 – The Age of Reformation (Con’t) A.D. 1517-1648
Sermon 8 – The Age of Reason and Revival 1648 – 1789
Sermon 9: The First Great Awakening 1720-1740
Sermon 10: The Second Great Awakening 1787 – 1810
Sermon 11: The Revival of 1857: “The Layman’s Prayer Revival”
Sermon 12: The Rise of Liberalism: The Late 1800′s to Present
Sermon 13: The Rise of Pentecostalism: 1867 – Present
I am growing more and more fond of Steve Lawson, particularly his look at church history. This series is fantastic, and I’ll be listening to them again to get all the information. These messages are delivered at the Friday morning ‘Men’s Seminary’ meeting at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church. We are greatly blessed to be able to sit in on these sessions.
In his series ‘Long Line of Godly Men’, Steve Lawson recently covered the life of Augustine of Hippo, one of the most influential men in church history. Lawson looks intently at Augustine’s battle with the monk Pelagius, and draws some timely conclusions the church needs to hear today. We enjoy a thousand years of history to see that the outworking of Pelagianism is secular humanism, while the outworking of Augustine is Reformed Theology. Shortly after, a halfway house between these two theologies emerged, that being Semi-Pelagianism, which dogs the church today.
Augustine was also the writer that had a tremendous impact on Calvin and Luther. Part 3 looks at how our understanding of the fall, man’s nature and sin directly effects everything else we believe including the Christ’s work on the cross and evangelism. The distinctions Lawson examine are critical for a correct gospel.
The first message listed, ‘From Clement of Rome to Augustine of Hippo’ is an excellent overview of the first 400 years of church history. Unfortunately, I am unable to locate this message since CFBC has moved the audio on their website. If you find it please leave a comment with a link to this audio file.
Dr. David Calhoun’s seminary courses on church history are well known, and now are available online from Covenant Theology Seminary. This course covers the history of the church from the book of Acts to the dawn of the Reformation.
Church history is one of the big weaknesses of most Christians, and many errors we easily fall into could be avoided with a basic knowledge of church history. Calhoun makes church history accessable, interesting and relevant.