• Ask Ligonier with Ferguson, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , ,

    To answer biblical and theological questions from people watching around the world, Nathan W. Bingham hosted a special Ask Ligonier event with Drs. Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas Questions: What book have you recently read that you found spiritually edifying? (:48) What are some ways that a young Christian studying theology can resist falling into dead orthodoxy? (3:40) How should we approach friends who hold to different doctrines? (9:22) How do we make sure we don’t teach the doctrine of the image of God in the way prosperity preachers do? (13:43) Is it possible for … View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Godfrey, Lawson, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas. Questions: How do we follow God’s Word and also minister to those who see us as their enemy—specifically the LGBT community? (01:45 ) What is the controversy surrounding social justice, and how are we to think about these things biblically? (14:23) When God created the world, didn’t He become a Creator? How is this not a change in who He is? (34:08) Do the five points of Calvinism hold together as a unit, or can someone claim to be a … View Resource

  • Pressing Theological Issues (Optional Session) Media Resource by , , ,

    A panel discussion with Thomas Brewer, Stephen Nichols, Keith Mathison, Anthony Salangsang, and John Tweeddale. Questions: As you consider the doctrine of God at Reformation Bible College, what are some of the things you want your students to know? (02:55) What are the areas of the doctrine of God where we sometimes get tripped up? (04:50) What is lapsarianism? (07:55) How important is understanding humanity as made in the image of God for some of today’s identity debates? (09:37) Is Jesus the only way? (16:25) How do we respond to those challenging or wrestling with the sufficiency of Scripture … View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Duncan, Ferguson, Nichols, and Thomas Media Resource by , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas. Questions: Regarding God’s aseity, can one say that the Father depends on the Son and vice versa, since they are eternally inseparable? (00:37) Is God the Son eternally the God-man? How does this square with the immutability of God? (04:40) Hypothetically could God have found another way to redeem man than Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross? What would not occur if He did? (5:54) After death, does everyone go immediately to be with Christ? If so, can those in the presence of Christ … View Resource

  • Implications of the Character of God (Optional Session) Media Resource by , , ,

    A panel discussion with Drs. Sinclair Ferguson, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, and Michael Reeves. Questions: What is the doctrine of the simplicity of God? (00:00) Do you have a memory of a moment when you began to get a sense of who God truly is, an awareness of this God who is holy? (02:56) How have you helped cultivate an appetite for God in your congregations? (14:15) Note: Answers given 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 … View Resource

  • Understanding beyond Measure Media Resource by

    Unlike us, God knows Himself perfectly and has full knowledge of the past, present, and future. Nothing takes Him by surprise. In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols teaches on God’s omniscience and sovereignty over history. View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with Stephen Nichols (February 2019) Media Resource by

    On February 26th, Stephen Nichols joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online. This event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Questions: What is the majesty of God? (3:00) What are your favorite works throughout church history? (4:18) Who was Martin Bucer? (6:15) How much credence should we put in early church writings like the Didache? (8:11) Does God really love the sinner, but hate the sin? (10:08) Can … View Resource

  • Applied Apologetics (Optional Session) Media Resource by

    In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers how we can apply the discipline of apologetics to our everyday lives. View Resource

  • Always Ready Media Resource by

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    Through the practice of Christian apologetics, believers work to fulfill Peter’s mandate that we always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15). In this session, Dr. Stephen Nichols defines apologetics and looks at some of the most pressing issues Christian apologists face today from the social sciences and other areas. View Resource

  • Questions & Answers with Mohler, Nichols, Parsons, and Thomas Media Resource by , , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. Albert Mohler, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Derek Thomas. Questions: God is sovereign in awakening, but shouldn’t we also keep the command to wake up? (00:05) What should we look for in a church home? Why do some evangelical churches focus on entertainment in worship and preach a watered-down gospel? (1:48) Do demons still manifest themselves in humans? (2:44) I am a pastor at a Pentecostal church, but God has awakened our hearts to Reformed theology. Should I leave the church or stay? (5:35) Why is our salvation based on the blood … View Resource

  • Teaching Fellows Roundtable Media Resource by , , , , , ,

    This roundtable discussion touches on topics related to discipleship, the state of the church, and Ligonier’s outreach. Questions: Why did you join this teaching fellowship? (1:01) From the beginning, we’ve been facing the culture, but we’ve also been facing the church, calling the church to be the church. How is that mission different today? What are the prospects for the future? What makes the ministry of Ligonier distinct and perhaps even unique in our day and age? (21:15) In what way does Ligonier come alongside the church? Why is what we do not competition with the local church? (27:59) … View Resource

  • Optional Session: Awakening & Theological Education Media Resource by ,

    This session considers the importance of educating the next generation as we pray for God to open the hearts and minds of people to His truth. View Resource

  • The Power of God’s Word: Awakening through God’s Word Media Resource by

    God promises that His Word will never return void (Isa. 55:10–11), and He uses it to bring about the conversion of sinners and the renewal of Christians according to His own timing and for His own glory. By the preaching of the Word, the Spirit awakens dead hearts and brings them to life, allowing them to freely repent and trust in Christ. This session stresses the power of God’s Word in converting and renewing His people. View Resource

  • The First and Second Theses Media Resource by

    On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This session considers Luther’s first and second theses, and their summary of the essence of the Reformation: the authority of the Bible versus the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. View Resource

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

    A questions and answers session with Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, Dr. Steven J Lawson, Rev. Matthias Lohmann, Dr. Albert Mohler, Rev. Steffen Mueller, and Dr. Stephen Nichols. Questions: What would you say to someone who is suffering from Luther celebration fatigue? (0:42) How can I help other Christians understand the urgent need for Reformation? (1:13) How is it that Germany has moved so radically toward atheism? (3:00) What are some of the best lay-level resources for addressing textual criticism? (5:15) Why did Martin Luther struggle to break free from certain aspects of Roman Catholicism? (7:08) Is approaching the … View Resource