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Reforming Culture with Gary Steward

Reforming Culture with Gary Steward

September 29, 2020

On this episode we discuss Gary Steward's new book Reforming Culture: J.W. Alexander's Christian Approach to Social Reform

How should we address the social ills in our culture?  How should we respond to the social and economic inequalities around us?  James W. Alexander (1804–1859) thought deeply about these problems and wrote extensively about how these issues might be addressed from a Christian perspective. Alexander’s thoughts on government, economics, education, and race continue to be relevant for our own day.  While the complexion of our social ills may have changed, the solution to needs of our culture have largely remained the same.

 

Books by Gary

God's Design, P&R (co-authored with Sally Michael)

Princeton Seminary (1812-1929): Its Leaders' Lives and Works

Justifying Revolution, OUP (forthcoming)

 

Mentioned on this episode

The Splendid and the Vile

Glorifying God through Art and Culture

Glorifying God through Art and Culture

September 3, 2020

This episode is a reading from All Things New: Essays on Christianity, culture & the arts by Jeremey Johnston. Read by the author.

A Pure Flame of Devotion with Steve Weaver and Ian Clary

A Pure Flame of Devotion with Steve Weaver and Ian Clary

August 26, 2020

On this episode we talk with Drs. Steve Weave and Ian Clary—the editors for A Pure Flame of Devotion: The History of Christian Spirituality (essays in honour of Michael A.G. Haykin).

 

Here is some of the topics this episode covered:

- the process of compiling and editing A Pure Flame of Devotion while keeping it a surprise

- systems and tips for research

- how can pastors encourage future historians

- projects Ian and Steve are working on and reading

 

Audio: How to research Baptist history by Terry Wolves

Reformed Evangelicalism and the Search for a Usable Past: The Historiography of Arnold Dallimore, Pastor-Historian By Ian Clary

Rivers of Living Water: Celebrating 125 Years of Hughson Street Baptist Church, Hamilton, Ontario, 1887-2012 by Ian Clary

On the Road: The Original Scroll  by Deckle Edge

Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution Matthew C. Bingham 

The Virtue of Nationalism by Yoram Hazony 

 

You can follow Steve Weaver on twitter (@steveweaver) or find him on his blog, Pastor Historian

 

 

Living by Faith in Turbulent Times with Jonathan Griffiths

Living by Faith in Turbulent Times with Jonathan Griffiths

August 4, 2020

On this episode we talked with Dr. Jonathan Griffiths about his new book Living by Faith in Turbulent Times 

 

How are we to live in these turbulent days? What will it look like to navigate the present crisis and its aftermath as followers of Jesus Christ? Living by Faith in Turbulent Times tackles these timely questions by taking us deep into the Bible’s most famous passage on the nature of authentic faith, Hebrews 11. As we look to God’s never-changing word for guidance and help for today, we find rich encouragement from key models of faith—men and women who walked with God and trusted his promises through fearful and challenging days. This new resource will not only strengthen followers of Jesus to walk by faith, but introduce others to the God who can be trusted in turbulent times.

 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

The Attributes of God (vol. 1) by A.W. Tozer

A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson

None Greater by Matthew Barrett

Preaching in the New Testament by Jonathan Griffiths

Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 1: Revelation and God by Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley

 

Encounter the Truth Broadcasting

 

 

Christ, Culture, and Francis Schaeffer

Christ, Culture, and Francis Schaeffer

June 30, 2020

Jeremy Johnston and Chance sit down to talk about Jeremy's upcoming online conference on Christ and Culture.

 

Friday July 10, 2020

7:30 pm: Francis Schaeffer: The Gospel & the Arts

Q&A

9:00 pm: Francis Schaeffer: How Should We Then Live?

Q&A

 

Share our Facebook or Twitter post for an opportunity to win a free ticket!

Register here

J.C. Ryle with Bennett W. Rogers

J.C. Ryle with Bennett W. Rogers

June 17, 2020

On this episode we talk with Bennett W. Rogers author of The Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry and Message of J.C. Ryle

 

- Who was J.C. Ryle?

- Ryle's hints for simplicity in preaching

- Ryle's practice of pastoral visits

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Simplicity in Preaching, edited by Bennett W. Rogers (Foreword by Steven Lawson)

Richard Hobson of Liverpool

The Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry and Message of J.C. Ryle

 

Other resources

Latimer, by J.C. Ryle (Series Introduction and foreword by Bennett W. Rogers)

Baxter, by J.C. Ryle, Foreword by Tim Copper (Series Introduction by Bennett W. Rogers)

Whitefield, by J.C. Ryle, Foreword by Tom Nettles (Series Introduction by Bennett W. Rogers)

 

You can follow Bennett on Twitter or Instagram

 

 

To Present Sin as a Virtue (Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices 1.2)

To Present Sin as a Virtue (Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices 1.2)

June 8, 2020

Chapter 1, device 2 from Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices, edited and read by Christopher Ellis Osterbrock.

 

Get your copy of the forthcoming volume here:

https://hesedandemet.com/precious-remedies

 

Endorsements:

 

“Thomas Brooks (well, his book Precious Remedies) has been a companion to me for half my life. He has helped my soul and my preaching. My multiple copies of this classic have fallen apart over and again from use. No wonder Spurgeon loved to quote this preacher. He can turn a phrase and get to the heart of the matter. If this new edition helps gets Brooks’ biblical counsel into the hearts and lives of more Christians today, I for one will rejoice. Brooks will explain to you why every believer must study what he calls four prime things: Christ, the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan’s devices. And he’ll show you how to do that. If you let him. So take some advice from an old friend: let him.”

Ligon Duncan, John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary

  

“I am often asked where to begin with reading the Puritans. I can’t think of a better place to begin than with Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies. Readers will find Brooks surprisingly easy to read and be challenged by insights that transcend the centuries. I’m thankful to see his work available in this wonderful new edition.”

Tim Challies, Author and Blogger (www.challies.com)

 

“Thomas Brooks’s classic on defeating Satan’s temptations is full of sound, biblical, practical advice and is much needed today, for Christians remain ever in need of hearing our Lord’s admonition, ‘Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation’ (Matt. 26:41). Brooks describes twelve of Satan’s devices and their remedies, then focuses on eight devices Satan uses to keep believers from using the means of grace properly and again provides remedies. Though Satan’s tools may change over the centuries, his devices remain constant; hence, this classic will never be outdated. If you truly desire to grow in grace and spiritual watchfulness and readiness, read this book.”

Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

“Christopher Ellis Osterbrock has blessed the church with a gift. Church Historians will find Osterbrock’s footnotes impressive. His edit also enables contemporary Christians to engage this Puritan classic. Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies remains the best work on how to battle against the Devil’s lies. It is filled with biblical truth explained with practical pastoral wisdom. Osterbrock should be commended for this readable volume. You hold in your hand an explanation of God’s Word that will guide you through the enemy’s temptations and snares.”

Micah L. Caswell, Pastor, Redeemer Church Denton; Author, Thomas Patient: The Father of the Irish Baptist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican Indians with Roy M. Paul
The American Puritans with Nate Pickowicz

The American Puritans with Nate Pickowicz

May 12, 2020

On this episode we talk with Nate Pickowicz about his newly published book, co-authored with Dustin W. Benge, The American Puritans. We also spend time focussing on one American Puritan, John Cotton (1585–1652).

 
Resources discussed on this episode:

The American Puritans 

The Two Conversions of John Cotton

John Cotton: The Patriarch of New England 

 

Other recommended resources:

Christianity to the Life: The Imitation of Christ by Cotton Mather

Follow Nate on Twitter or Facebook

To Present Pleasure While Hiding Poison (Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices 1.1)

To Present Pleasure While Hiding Poison (Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices 1.1)

May 6, 2020

Chapter 1, device 1 from Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices, edited and read by Christopher Ellis Osterbrock.

 

Get your copy of the forthcoming volume here:

https://hesedandemet.com/precious-remedies

 

Endorsements:

 

“Thomas Brooks (well, his book Precious Remedies) has been a companion to me for half my life. He has helped my soul and my preaching. My multiple copies of this classic have fallen apart over and again from use. No wonder Spurgeon loved to quote this preacher. He can turn a phrase and get to the heart of the matter. If this new edition helps gets Brooks’ biblical counsel into the hearts and lives of more Christians today, I for one will rejoice. Brooks will explain to you why every believer must study what he calls four prime things: Christ, the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan’s devices. And he’ll show you how to do that. If you let him. So take some advice from an old friend: let him.”

Ligon Duncan, John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary

  

“I am often asked where to begin with reading the Puritans. I can’t think of a better place to begin than with Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies. Readers will find Brooks surprisingly easy to read and be challenged by insights that transcend the centuries. I’m thankful to see his work available in this wonderful new edition.”

Tim Challies, Author and Blogger (www.challies.com)

 

“Thomas Brooks’s classic on defeating Satan’s temptations is full of sound, biblical, practical advice and is much needed today, for Christians remain ever in need of hearing our Lord’s admonition, ‘Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation’ (Matt. 26:41). Brooks describes twelve of Satan’s devices and their remedies, then focuses on eight devices Satan uses to keep believers from using the means of grace properly and again provides remedies. Though Satan’s tools may change over the centuries, his devices remain constant; hence, this classic will never be outdated. If you truly desire to grow in grace and spiritual watchfulness and readiness, read this book.”

Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

“Christopher Ellis Osterbrock has blessed the church with a gift. Church Historians will find Osterbrock’s footnotes impressive. His edit also enables contemporary Christians to engage this Puritan classic. Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies remains the best work on how to battle against the Devil’s lies. It is filled with biblical truth explained with practical pastoral wisdom. Osterbrock should be commended for this readable volume. You hold in your hand an explanation of God’s Word that will guide you through the enemy’s temptations and snares.”

Micah L. Caswell, Pastor, Redeemer Church Denton; Author, Thomas Patient: The Father of the Irish Baptist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christianity, Art, and Culture with Jeremy W. Johnston

Christianity, Art, and Culture with Jeremy W. Johnston

April 22, 2020

On this episode we talk with Jeremy W. Johnston, the author of All Things New: Essays on Christianity, culture & the arts

 

Here are a few things we discuss:

- who is an artist?

- why should Christians care about art and beauty, and what does the Bible say about the subject?

- the pursuit of Christian excellence vs. the pride of perfectionism

- how can I begin to be an appreciator of art?

- the Chronicles of Narnia

 

For a copy of Jeremy's book, All Things New be sure to use promo code "allthings" for a 40% discount

 

Jeremy's current reading list:

 
 

 

Check out more of Jeremy's work at www.JeremyWJohnston.ca

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