This podcast is about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. Stephen Nichols joins R.C. Sproul and other teachers in their personal libraries to discover the books that have left a mark on these men and their ministries.
Derek Thomas on Sproul’s Chosen by God
Derek Thomas saw R.C. Sproul as a brilliant theologian. Years later, they met and became friends. Today on the Open Book podcast, Stephen Nichols and Derek Thomas share stories about the founder of Ligonier Ministries and look at one of his most cherished books.
Get R.C. Sproul's book Chosen by God: https://www.ligonier.org/store/chosen-by-god-paperback
Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-sprouls-chosen-by-god/
Derek Thomas on Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism
J. Gresham Machen's book Christianity and Liberalism may be even more urgent now than when it was published 100 years ago. Today on the Open Book podcast, Stephen Nichols and Derek Thomas discuss this 20th-century classic.
Stream Stephen Nichols' 12-message teaching series on Christianity and Liberalism: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/christianity-and-liberalism
Watch messages from Reformation Bible College's 2023 Winter Conference, Machen's Christianity and Liberalism: 100 Years Later: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZjnVlXGsQDA2OgTS5OtSkEK69_P7nbJu
Read the February 2023 edition of Tabletalk magazine, "Christianity and Liberalism": https://tabletalkmagazine.com/print-issue/#christianity-and-liberalism
Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-machens-christianity-and-liberalism/
Derek Thomas on Calvin’s Sermons on Job
Preaching from the book of Job, John Calvin said, "It is a great thing to be subject to the majesty of God." Today on the Open Book podcast, Derek Thomas tells Stephen Nichols about the collection of sermons that captivated him for seven years.
Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-calvins-sermons-on-job/
Derek Thomas on Murray’s The Epistle to the Romans and Studies in Theology
John Murray was a towering figure for the advancement of Reformed theology in the 20th century. Today on the Open Book podcast, Stephen Nichols and Derek Thomas look at Murray's influential commentary on Romans and theological writings.
Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-murrays-the-epistle-to-the-romans-and-studies-in-theology/
Derek Thomas on Lloyd-Jones’ Preaching and Preachers
Generations of preachers have been influenced by the ministry of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Today on the Open Book podcast, Derek Thomas discusses his favorite book on preaching with Stephen Nichols.
Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-lloyd-jones-preaching-and-preachers/
Derek Thomas on Marcel, Murray, and Infant Baptism
Presbyterians and Baptists both have the same Bible, but at times they reach different conclusions. Today on the Open Book podcast, Stephen Nichols is joined by Derek Thomas to discuss several writings that led to his becoming a paedobaptist.
The books addressed in this episode include Baptism: Sacrament of the Covenant of Grace by Pierre-Charles Marcel and Christian Baptism by John Murray.
Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-marcel-murray-and-infant-baptism/
Hinds' Feet on High Places By Hannah Hurnard
I love listening to your wonderful interaction with Derek Thomas. Thank you!
Will you do an episode of Hinds' Feet on High Places
By Hannah Hurnard?
Great to Hear Their Voices
This wonderful podcast is a way to be reminded of old favorites, be introduced to new books, and learn theology along the way. It’s so great to hear these men’s voices and have an unguarded glimpse of their personalities as they discuss their favorite books.
Great Short Podcast
A fantastic resource for expanding yo ur library, as well as an entertaining listen with warm and thoughtful conversation between biblically minded, faithful, respected, scholars.