• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Martin Luther & the Growing Protestant Movement by

    In response to Martin Luther’s tireless ministry, more Christians came to recognize the need to reform the church, and reform movements began to spring up throughout Europe. As Luther continued to serve as a primary preacher and spokesman of …

  • Melancthon and Lutheran Slippage by

  • Monastery & Rome Crisis by

    The word “holy” gets bandied about often in contemporary culture. Some apply the term to archaic or sacred ideas or items from past civilizations, while others combine it with a noun for use as an impromptu expression of fear or …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Pillars of Grace by

    In this optional session, Steven Lawson walks readers through the ups and downs of church history, profiling pillars who stood on the foundation of Scripture and upheld the truth of God’s sovereign role in salvation. Related Resource: Pillars of …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther by

    In this session on The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, Dr. Steven J. Lawson shows the convictions and practices that fed Luther’s pulpit boldness, providing an example for all preachers in a day when truth once more is in …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: The Mighty Weakness of John Knox by

    In this session author Douglas Bond explores the life of John Knox, the great Reformer of Scotland, who is often remembered as something akin to a biblical prophet born out of time—strong and brash, thundering in righteous might. In …