• A Minister of the Gospel by

    At a young age—no later than nineteen—Jonathan Edwards sat down to write his resolutions. He would eventually produce seventy resolutions, a large number, to be sure. Yet, the penning of resolutions was not anomalous in Edwards’ era. Benjamin …

  • Athanasius by

    During the fourth century, a battle raged over the deity of Jesus Christ. If you were placed in this battle, how far would you go to ensure that the world knew that Jesus was no mere man? In this message …

  • Augustine by

    Is there any hope for the wayward son? What profit is there in a mother’s prayers? Dr. Sproul shows us the answers to these questions as he takes us back to the fourth century to meet a young man …

  • Building St. Peters by

    Sadly, the church, composed of sinful men and women, does not escape the infiltration of depravity, but it frequently suffers greatly from it. Corruption among officials, particularly high-ranking leaders, has serious ramifications both within and without the church’s borders …

  • Cromwell and Charles II by

    In this lecture, we will continue from the previous lesson, in which we heard the rumblings of civil war in England between King Charles I (and the Royalists) and the Parliamentarians. The Parliamentarians were largely a Puritan faction, though the …

  • Edward VI and Mary I by

    From the unintentional promotion of reform under Henry VIII, we move on to con- sider the reigns of Edward VI, the only son of Henry, and Mary I, his oldest daughter. By the time of Henry’s death (1547), the …

  • Elizabeth and the Rise of the Puritans by

    This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.” With these words from Psalm 118:23, princess Elizabeth apparently greeted the news that Queen Mary had died (1558). The politically cunning Elizabeth came to the throne …

  • Henry VIII by

    In our first lesson, we studied the emergence of the English Reformation primarily from a theological perspective. It is also vital to grasp the political connections to the Reformation in England especially related to the role that kings and queens …

  • His Big Idea by

    Jonathan Edwards is often portrayed as a disgruntled, unhappy figure concerned only about judgment and doom. With titles for his works such as Original Sin and “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” what more should we expect? As …

  • His Early Life by

    Human beings tend to romanticize and idealize the lives of those individuals we admire, particularly those that lived in an era far removed from ourselves. We smooth out a wrinkle here, turn a blind eye to an episode there, and …

  • Indulgence Controversy by

    Theological disputation occurs frequently within the confines of the church. At times, differences among brothers and sisters in Christ lead to divisive splits and even animosity, which generally burgeons on account of poor behavior and a less than gentle spirit …

  • James I and Charles I by

    Having been introduced to Richards Sibbes, we will now look at the bigger picture of what’s going on in England about halfway through his life, at the end of Elizabeth’s long reign (1558–1603). At this time, to …

  • John Calvin by

    Is there anyone in Christian history who you would consider to be a hero? Dr. Sproul considers John Calvin a hero of the Christian faith. Find out why, as Dr. Sproul introduces us to this great saint of the church …

  • John Calvin: Preacher and Teacher by

    In this message from the 2009 National Conference, inspired by the celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, Dr. Mohler reminds us of the invaluable contributions John Calvin has given to the church, as he …

  • Jonathan Edwards by

    So very often, popular media and modern academia portray the preachers of early America as hell, fire, and brimstone, Bible-thumping simpletons who had no knowledge outside their religious convictions. But those who are committed to embracing that caricature have never …