• Abraham Kuyper Media Resource by

    Abraham Kuyper did not ignore the realities that the church faced in the modern world. In this last lesson, Dr. Godfrey maps out Kuyper’s vision of a pluralistic society that would not hinder our freedom to be Christians. View Resource

  • Abraham Kuyper Media Resource by

    Abraham Kuyper did not ignore the realities that the church faced in the modern world. In this last lesson, Dr. Godfrey maps out Kuyper’s vision of a pluralistic society that would not hinder our freedom to be Christians. View Resource

  • Against the World Media Resource by

    During the first centuries of the church’s existence, there were times when heresy seemed to have won the day. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey will reflect on the experience of Athanasius and affirm the calling of Christians to stand against the world, explain that we will have trouble in this world, and remind us of the importance of standing firm against attacks on the person and work of Christ. View Resource

  • Aimee Semple McPherson Media Resource by

    Aimee Semple McPherson was the most famous woman in America during the 1920s. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey discusses the life, ministry, and complexity of Aimee Semple McPherson as a prototypical example of Pentecostalism. View Resource

  • Aimee Semple McPherson Media Resource by

    Aimee Semple McPherson was the most famous woman in America during the 1920s. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey discusses the life, ministry, and complexity of Aimee Semple McPherson as a prototypical example of Pentecostalism. View Resource

  • Ask Ligonier with W. Robert Godfrey (July 2018) Media Resource by

    On July 25th, W. Robert Godfrey 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: Which books would you recommend as the best on Church History? (3:49) What is the biblical proof text that the Sabbath changed from Saturday to Sunday? (5:06) Is it scriptural for just one elder/pastor to be the overseer of a local congregation? (7:00) When … View Resource

  • Augustine Media Resource by

    As Augustine wrestled with Christianity and whether or not to embrace it, he struggled with sexual immorality. Possessing a long time concubine, through whom he fathered a son, Augustine refused to end this affair. Even after his amazing conversion, which, at least in Augustine’s mind, only occurred after targeting this vice, Augustine still struggled in this area. Perhaps this “thorn in the flesh” contributed to Augustine’s eventual realization concerning the burden of sin and the need for grace: if not for the work of God through His Spirit in the heart of man, he would go on sinning out of … View Resource

  • Augustine Media Resource by

    As Augustine wrestled with Christianity and whether or not to embrace it, he struggled with sexual immorality. Possessing a long time concubine, through whom he fathered a son, Augustine refused to end this affair. Even after his amazing conversion, which, at least in Augustine’s mind, only occurred after targeting this vice, Augustine still struggled in this area. Perhaps this “thorn in the flesh” contributed to Augustine’s eventual realization concerning the burden of sin and the need for grace: if not for the work of God through His Spirit in the heart of man, he would go on sinning out of … View Resource

  • Barbarians At the Gate Media Resource by

    As Augustine lay dying, the Vandals were at the gates of his city, Hippo. Several years earlier, another barbarian tribe had sacked Rome. It seemed that the whole world was coming apart. Augustine, however, trusted God. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey describes how Christians can live faithfully even in overwhelming, discouraging, and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Dr. Godfrey points out what God’s faithfulness means for us, and how we can have hope even when we find ourselves in the direst straits. View Resource

  • The Bishop Media Resource by

    Although the understanding of the office of bishop eventually became perverted and corrupted in the ancient church, the office as defined in Scripture possesses biblical support and apostolic precedent. The church needs leaders, but these leaders, like Christ before them, must serve with wisdom and humility. Sadly, the promise of power and improper hierarchical thinking swayed the early church into an improper perspective on this position, but this should not demean or change the necessity of the office of overseers. Theirs is a high calling, and it is their responsibility to lead God’s people in righteousness, through times of trial … View Resource

  • The Bishop Media Resource by

    Although the understanding of the office of bishop eventually became perverted and corrupted in the ancient church, the office as defined in Scripture possesses biblical support and apostolic precedent. The church needs leaders, but these leaders, like Christ before them, must serve with wisdom and humility. Sadly, the promise of power and improper hierarchical thinking swayed the early church into an improper perspective on this position, but this should not demean or change the necessity of the office of overseers. Theirs is a high calling, and it is their responsibility to lead God’s people in righteousness, through times of trial … View Resource

  • The Catholic Reformation Media Resource by

    Many who desired to reform the Roman Catholic Church eventually split off from it. However, energetic reforms also emerged within the Catholic Church, addressing moral and spiritual problems without forming a separate ecclesiastical body. While the Catholic reformers shared many of the same concerns as the Protestant reformers, their vision of ecclesiastical renewal ultimately took the Catholic Church in a very different direction than that taken by the Protestant churches. View Resource

  • The Catholic Reformation Media Resource by

    Many who desired to reform the Roman Catholic Church eventually split off from it. However, energetic reforms also emerged within the Catholic Church, addressing moral and spiritual problems without forming a separate ecclesiastical body. While the Catholic reformers shared many of the same concerns as the Protestant reformers, their vision of ecclesiastical renewal ultimately took the Catholic Church in a very different direction than that taken by the Protestant churches. View Resource

  • Charles Finney Media Resource by

    Charles Finney believed revival could be broken down to a science. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey introduces Finney’s methods, his many critics, and the nature of true revival. View Resource

  • Charles Finney Media Resource by

    Charles Finney believed revival could be broken down to a science. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey introduces Finney’s methods, his many critics, and the nature of true revival. View Resource