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If you love Church history and/or if you are familiar with Crossway’s Series of books on Theologians on the Christian Life you might be delighted to know that there was a conference in 2017 that covered some of the Theologians in the series.

Personally I have only read only one of the volume in this series which I have reviewed: Review: Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural Spirituality by William Edgar.  I do plan to read more from this series.

Here are the videos:

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All throughout the month I have posting resources and reviews of things related to the Reformation in light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Here’s another one of those resource posts!

The following below are seminary lectures by Nathan Busenitz for a course at the Master’s of Divinity level on historical theology from the Reformation onward.  There are 26 lectures total and 11 of them alone are on the Reformation.  Lectures 12-15 also cover the Puritans which those who love Reformation history and Reformed theology often enjoy also as well.  What a treat!

If you enjoy these kinds of lectures don’t miss also 2017 Seminary Lectures: The Reformation by Dr. Carl Trueman.

Here are the videos featuring Dr. Busenitz:

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In the past I have appreciated Dr. Carl Trueman’s teaching on Medieval theology and also the Reformation available through Itunes University.  He’s also written a more practical book on the Reformation for today for the general Christian readers titled Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Carl Trueman.

Every year The Master Seminary brings in a scholar to teach for the Winterim and for this year (2017) they have Dr. Trueman of Westminster Theological Seminary taught on the history of the Reformation.

The entire 19 lectures in video form have been made available online for free!

Enjoy!

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Wesley for Armchair

My last book I’m reading from the series of “For Armchair Theologians” books. Suffice as an introduction to Wesley and his theology. The first chapter went over his biography before exploring various aspect of his theology. The author himself comes from a Wesleyan background. Which should come to no surprises that he lets Wesley off the hook easily for his rejection of Calvinism. I did not know how high church Wesley was until this book. Two critical comments about the book: the author excuses Wesley for not being as clear and systematic in his theology at times because Wesley was first and foremost pastoral in his concern and he was a preacher. While I don’t want to take away from the importance of pastoring, nevertheless when one consider Wesley’s “greatness” with that of other great leaders of spiritual and theological impact such as the other biographies in this series, many were pastors and preachers as well and were great in organizing and thinking through their theology (Augustine, Luther and Calvin, etc). I also thought it was strange the author describe Wesley’s exposition on “You must be born again” and justification by faith is as “Vulgar, popular Protestantism.” Vulgar?

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