For many of us, the definition and doctrine of "love" has been severely
degraded by the influence of the world. In a series of lectures entitled Charity and Its Fruits, Jonathan Edwards explores what the Bible has to say about love from 1 Corinthians 13. This seminar will look at Edwards' life and theology, and in so doing help us recover a biblical definition of love.
When it comes to a life of strength with meekness, boldness with gentleness, and conviction with grace, Jesus Christ is the premier example. This seminar examines the exceptional life of J.C. Ryle, a man who knew and followed Jesus Christ in such a way that his own life began to closely resemble our Lord’s.
What did America’s key founders believe about God, the Bible, and Christianity, and how did that influence America’s founding documents? This seminar will examine what they believed in their own words and why it matters today.
How could a seminary dropout who suffered from chronic depression and disease inspire countless missionaries? Why would Jonathan Edwards, America’s greatest theologian, write that man’s biography, and eventually follow in his footsteps at great personal cost? Learn of the Great Awakening that gave birth to David Brainerd, whose brief but amazing life still inspires us today.
From the pulpit at Westminster Chapel in London, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones set a new standard for faithful and passionate preaching, a standard that continues to be relevant today. We will benefit immensely from a look at the exemplary life and ministry of a trained physician who sensed an irresistible call to preach.
The Biblical genealogies, far from being passages in the Bible to skip over or read with impassive duty, are, indeed, powerful passages of Scripture that should shape our thinking, challenge our assumptions, and change our lives.
Lyman Beecher was a dominant force in American religion in the first half of the nineteenth century. One of his sons, Henry Ward Beecher, was the most famous man in America in the second half of that century; his daughter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the leading female author of her time; and several other Beechers achieved fame and influence in their own lifetimes. We will discuss how this family's ideas and idiosyncrasies continue to dominate American evangelicalism.