• Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by , , , ,

    2 Timothy 4:1-5

    Voddie Baucham, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas answer questions ranging from how God views the elect before they are saved, defining a Reformed view of speaking in tongues, and how to know if we’ve truly “repented enough.” Questions: Athanasius confronted the issue of the deity of Christ. What is the strongest enemy the church faces today? (00:10) If God wants us to spend all eternity with Him, why didn’t He just put us with Him from the beginning? (08:43) How do we deal with knowing some of our loved ones may be headed to … View Resource

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Jonathan Edwards Media Resource by

    Isaiah 51:7-8

    In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to one of America’s greatest theologians. We often romanticize the lives of former saints, considering their lives “charmed.” The life of Jonathan Edwards, perhaps America’s greatest theologian, challenges this tendency. Despite enduring poverty, conflict, rejection, illness, and the death of loved ones, Edwards never failed to trust God’s redemptive purposes for His people. Edwards marveled at the beauty of God’s work in creation and among His people, and no hardship could stop him from expounding it. View Resource

  • Panel: Theology in Dialogue Media Resource by , ,

    Romans 1

    Roundtable discussion between Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and Carl Trueman. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by , ,

    Pillars of Christian Orthodoxy. Ours is an era of historical ignorance and disrespect, relativistic “truth,” and shallow faith. Over and against this, we stand as a countercultural movement of believers committed to training this generation in the historic Christian faith. The three pillars on which Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological studies is founded: History, Truth and Faith Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • History Media Resource by

    Luke 2:1-2

    Our God upholds, directs, disposes, and governs all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest to the least, by His most wise and holy providence. In short, what God creates, He sustains. In this lecture, Stephen Nichols examines the biblical doctrine of providence. View Resource

  • A Minister of the Gospel Media Resource 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 Franklin, for instance, also composed his own list, although he limited his resolutions to thirteen. Educated men and women undertook this task to promote self-contemplation and the cultivation of character. The defining feature of Edwards’ resolutions, however, involves the ability to keep them. Whereas most men, Franklin among them, followed the ideals of the Enlightenment, believing themselves masters of their own … View Resource

  • The Conflict at Northampton Media Resource by

    Jonathan Edwards was no stranger to controversy. Although admired and cherished around the globe for his preaching and contribution to the Great Awakening, his own congregation in Northampton, Massachusetts, opposed and removed him from the pulpit unjustly. Many men would have succumbed to bitterness over the controversy in which Edwards was embroiled, but he demonstrated his love for the Lord and His people by agreeing to preach at this same congregation while they searched for a new minister. Edwards desired that the love of God flowing forth from Him and filling heaven would burst forth onto the earth, even into … View Resource

  • His Big Idea Media Resource 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 a matter of fact, the opposite is true of Edwards. We would be hard pressed to find another theologian so full of joy, so delighted in the goodness and bountiful provision of His Lord. Edwards was enraptured with the beauty and wonder of God’s blessings, and he relished the sweetness of God’s greatest gift to His people: Himself. Edwards understood … View Resource

  • The Great Awakening Media Resource by

    The Puritans are encumbered by a caricature of strictness and dourness in our day and age. Their mention calls forth images of judgment, wrath, and superstition, and almost without doubt people look to Jonathan Edwards’ sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” as the paradigm of this group’s sentiment. Sadly, this caricature fails to do justice to Edwards and the Puritans, as it captures only a small part of the gospel they preached. Edwards and his Puritan contemporaries knew well the condemnation promised by God for disobedience, but they knew it in light of the great promise … View Resource

  • The Missionary Media Resource by

    Jonathan Edwards died at the age of fifty-five. Although not young, relative to our era it seems premature. What might his mind have produced if he possessed even a few more years on this earth? Edwards would probably have never entertained this thread of thought. He understood that God’s providence never fails to accomplish its task perfectly and to completion. God had other plans for Edwards, and none of them went awry. On the contrary, He demonstrated his faithfulness to this man and his family despite the tragic conditions under which they died. He brought them home to heaven, where … View Resource

  • His Early Life Media Resource 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, poof, an impeccable figure emerges from a charmed existence. The great American theologian Jonathan Edwards has not escaped this idealizing. Yet, a full understanding of his theology and the decisions he made demands a realistic examination of his life, from beginning to end. Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us through the life of Edwards in this study, illuminating the details … View Resource

  • God in a Book Media Resource by

    Luke 1:55

    Reformed people are often accused of putting “God in a box.” This session explores how the Bible doesn’t limit our view of God but expands it, and how sundry methodologies such as Eastern prayer practices, Charismatic extremes, and others actually diminish God rather than exalt His transcendence. View Resource

  • The Lamb Who Reigns Media Resource by , , , , ,

    Matthew 6:9-13

    This message is a pre-conference round table discussion on Christianity, culture, and the reign of Christ over all things with Drs. George Grant, Keith Mathison, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul Jr., and R.C. Sproul. Video outline:1:57 What are we praying for when we pray the petition in The Lord’s Prayer that begins with “…thy Kingdom come?” 8:09 How would we reconcile Jesus’ statement that His kingdom is not of this world with His assurance that He has overcome the world and all authority in heaven and on earth have been given to Him? 25:28 What, if … View Resource

  • Questions & Answers Media Resource by , , , ,

    Drs. George Grant, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul Jr. and R.C. Sproul answer a variety of questions covering God’s sovereignty in salvation, predestination, the role of scholarship in doxology, religious pluralism, and more. Video outline: 00:41 Why are Reformed theologians are enamored with Roman Catholic writers such as G.K. Chesterton? 06:27 Does being a “city on a hill” imply that we don’t need to go meet the world where they are? 10:56 How do we minister to those who believe they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit? 12:34 How can we learn to study the … View Resource

  • A Rekindled Flame: The Reformation’s Rediscovery of God Media Resource by

    Exodus 25:17-22

    This formal address by Stephen Nichols during convocation ceremony at Reformation Bible College will consider how Rome’s self promotion to the place of mediator between God and man led to the manipulation of God. The medieval church thought His grace could be purchased, that His rule could be exhibited through an impenitently corrupt institution. The God of surprises chose, however, one neurotic monk to change the world. View Resource