John Bunyan’s timeless work Pilgrim’s Progress powerfully expresses the truth that the present life is a spiritual journey. When Jesus Christ liberates a sinner from the power of sin, He also extends an invitation to a lifetime of discipleship. As we shall see, the path of the Christian life is riddled with many trials, dangers, and obstacles. Yet, the journey to the Celestial City is also laden with displays of God’s grace and faithfulness. As we begin our study of Bunyan’s masterpiece, Dr. Derek Thomas will direct our attention to the City of Destruction, the starting point for Christian’s spiritual …
This session explores the great British Christian tradition of defending the permanent things, and how this in turn has spawned God-honoring literature that explores and recovers wonder as the only appropriate response to His glory.