Though this was far from a busy year at Faith By Hearing, we do have a number of audio recommendations that stand out as ones that you don’t want to miss.
Together for the Gospel 2010 Conference
By far the most memorable conference of the year was this year’s T4G. Mark Dever opened the conference with a powerful look at how the church put’s God’s glory on display. R. C. Sproul took us on a theological journey with the misfits of German higher criticism and shows how contemporary Christianity is making the same mistakes today. Al Mohler explained how evangelical zeal often undermines the Gospel. MacArthur looked at the theology of sleep, a tongue and cheek look at differences between the Arminian and Calvinistic view of salvation. And then followed Ligon Duncan, C. J. Mahaney, John Piper and Thabiti Anyabwile.
The Reformation Then and Now
Michael Reeves knows church history, particularly the Reformation. This is one of the best discussions of church history that I’ve heard. Mark Dever interviews Michael on his book of the same title, which is a book that has become one of Dever’s required readings for his interns.
The Preacher as Prophet
Carl Trueman gives a powerful message about the preacher standing as God’s prophet in a day where churches reject this view of preaching and preachers.
The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards
Steve Lawson talks about his book by the same name, providing a lot of rich exhortation about living a life of holiness.
Gabe Flurher discusses the contemporary attacks on the atonement with the boys at Christ the Center and brings out some highlights from his book “The Atonement”.
The New Shape of World Christianity
Mark Noll and Daryl Hart discuss how the history of Christianity in the United States has shaped modern day Christianity and show how some past mistakes have defined our understanding of our faith. This was an interview on Christ the Center.
Sinclair Ferguson on the Pastor and his Preaching
How should a pastor think about his preaching? Sinclair Ferguson brings the wisdom of his incredible ministry to help younger preachers grapple with their call to preach the Word.
The Edinburg Expositor’s Conference
What a phenomenal offering. Along with expository instruction, Steve Lawson looks at the expository preaching of John Calvin, Iain Murray looks at Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Craig Dyer tackles John Bunyan. Peter Grainer takes a lengthy look at Jeremiah.
Al Mohler interviews John MacArthur
Two titans discuss pastoral ministry — MacArthur’s ministry of 40 years in the same pulpit.
God’s Grace and Your Suffering
David Powlison tackles a very difficult subject: How do we handle suffering as a Christian? We will all face this question in our lives, either by facing suffering ourselves, or being in the place of ministering to some who face unthinkable suffering.
You Can’t, But You Must!
In this sermon on Matthew 26:41, Dan Phillips (of Pyromanics fame) offers an impactful challenge to Christians who think they can overcome their sin by sheer willpower.