• Introduction to the Reformation by

    As the year 1500 arrived, Europe was in the midst of profound changes. The conditions, attitudes, and institutions that had characterized the Middle Ages were gradually giving way to new movements and developments. The discovery of unknown lands across the …

  • 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 be …

  • 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 and the Calvinists by

  • John Calvin & Geneva by

    God excels at overturning human expectations. When John Calvin left Geneva in 1538, he assumed that he would not be back. Content to study and minister in relative obscurity in Strasbourg, Calvin was unwittingly being equipped to return to Geneva …

  • 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 …

  • The Lutheran Book of Concord and Saxon by

  • Luther & the Lightning Bolt by

    Protestants around the world today celebrate their distinction from the Roman Catholic Church proudly and regularly. Yet, how many actually know the history behind their separation? The old adage “you can’t know where you are going until you know …

  • Making of the Protestant Reformation (Part 1) by

    What is the spiritual significance of the Protestant Reformation today? Protestants enjoy unspeakable privileges such as reading the Bible in our own language, attending churches that faithfully proclaim the gospel, and ultimately, peace with God. In this message, Dr. Sproul …

  • Making of the Protestant Reformation (Part 2) by

    Christians should not make the mistake of thinking that the movement of the Protestant Reformation is so far removed from our Christian life that we need not pay any mind to it. On the contrary, it is because of the …

  • Martin Luther (Part 1) by

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  • Martin Luther’s Early Life by

    Extraordinary events often begin with seemingly ordinary people. A promising son of a typical middle-class family at the turn of the sixteenth century, Martin Luther had no other ambition than to know God’s Word. As Martin applied himself to …

  • Martin Luther & the Anabaptists by

    Western Christianity changed forever during Martin Luther’s lifetime. Profoundly gifted and profoundly flawed, Luther had an enduring desire to proclaim “Jesus Christ and him crucified.” As a result of Luther’s untiring efforts, Christian leaders across Europe sought to …

  • Martin Luther & the German Reformation by

    It is often through trial and adversity that God shapes His people the most. After publishing what he thought to be an unremarkable critique of corruption in the sale of indulgences, Martin Luther found himself at the forefront of a …