Resources from Faith & Theology

Posted: 23 April 2015

We had an amazing turn out last night for our first Faith & Theology for the year, as we listened to Toby Neal present an overview of the Doctrines of Grace. 

We looked at a number of things, including:

  • the weightlessness of God in our cuiture and the need to have a deeper knowledge of him,
  • the events which gave rise to the Protestant Reformation, and how the solgans of the reformation sought to reclaim the gospel from being obscured,
  • the events which gave rise to Arminianism and Calvinism, the bitterness of the debate, and the five points of each system,
  • some verses from scripture on the five points,
  • and finally the questions and objections we have as we approach this subject.

It's going to be an exciting six weeks as we look deeper into what the Bible teaches about how God has saved us.

Here's a bunch of resources which were cited directly or indirectly last night:

  • Church History Timeline (download)
  • Comparison of the five points of Arminianism with the five points of Calvinism (download)
  • J. I. Packer on the antinomy between God's sovereignty and human responsibility (read extract online, purchase, also see John Piper's response)
  • J. I. Packer's famous introductory essay to John Owen, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ (read online)
  • Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones' excellent new book on God's irrisistable grace (review, purchase)
  • John Piper's book in the five points of Calvinism (download, purchase)
  • John Woodhouse on the slogans of the Reformation (read online)
  • Peter Jensen's lectures on being a Protestant, Reformed, Evangelical Anglican (links to mp3, videos: Protestant, Reformed, Evangelical)

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