I’m a web designer, so I sit in front of a computer all day. By God’s grace, I have headphones, and an unrelenting desire to learn about God.
These are my ten favorite resources that I’ve completed, or subscribed to, over the past year. They have changed my theology, my walk with God, and my life. Now, I hope you can be blessed by them as well. Most of the links are to subscribe via itunes. Let me know if you have any problems. Enjoy!
10. Fighting for the Faith
Chris Rosebrough | Format: Radio Program/Podcast | Subscribe
Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith is your local golden calf butcher. His Radio show, on Pirate Christian Radio, is an excercise in ‘comparing what people are saying in the name of God to the Word of God’. Chris is a theologically sound, Christ-centric Lutheran that doesn’t let the American preacher get away with their heretical taching. Each episode includes a sermon review. Be it good, bad, or ugly, Chris lays the Scriptures over each sermon to see how they match up. If you have trouble picking out the disturbing issues in today’s preaching landscape, Fighting for the faith is a must follow.
But be warned: “Fighting for the Faith may cause you to become supremely dissatisfied with your Church.”
9. History of Christianity I & II from RTS
Dr. Frank A. James | Format: Lecture Audio | Subscribe
When I started to learn about the reformation, I was enthralled. Christian history is incredibly interesting, and certainly shapes your outlook on why we believe what we believe. This series, by Dr. Frank A. James, is beautifully taught. From the Acts Church to today, you’ll learn what went wrong, what went right, the heretics, and the heroes.. as well as (to my shock) the flaws of the heroes. Two thumbs up.
8. Renewing Your Mind
Dr. R.C. Sproul | Format: Radio Program/Podcast | Subscribe
R.C. Sproul is one of todays leading theologians. He is passionate, intelligent, and articulate. This resource is a fantastic way to sharpen your theological mind. If you’re ready to take it to the next level, catch up on Sproul.
7. Theological Foundations from RTS
Derek W.H. Thomas | Format: Lecture Audio | Subscribe
Derek W.H. Thomas fabulously presents reformed theology in a life changing way. He clearly teaches the doctrines of grace richly and adoringly. Reaching into the treasures of scripture and the trenches of history, we get a beautiful picture of what this Calvinism thing is really all about. A must listen for any Christian.
6. Doctrines of Grace series from GCA
Jim McClarty | Format: Lectures/Sermons | Listen Now
Jim McClarty, from Grace Christian Assembly, presents a great entry level understanding of the Doctrines of Grace. I enjoyed this series a lot. In fact, I learned an amazing lesson through it.
When my mom was going through some rough times, I sent her this series so she could get a better understanding of God. It has changed her spiritual life entirely. The lesson I learned: Theology effects your life dramatically. If you don’t know much of anything about reformed theology, this is your jam. The Doctrines of Grace can change your life.
5. White Horse Inn
Mike Horton & Friends | Format: Radio Program/Podcast | Subscribe
Mike Horton hosts this theological forum. The round table is populated by Lutherans, Baptists, and Presbyterians who want Christians to know what they believe, and why they believe it. Covering various topics, the gospel is pulled out of the pile of evangelical garbage, and buffed to a shine. Listen each week to get a Biblical perspective on our culture.
4. Christian Apologetics from RTS
Dr. John M. Frame | Format: Lecture Audio | Subscribe
Dr. John M. Frame brings us the reformed take on apologetics. You’ll learn that we can’t just toss more evidence onto the pile of truth every unbeliever already suppresses. We must know that the Christian world view is the only true one, and with that in mind we can confidently uncover the presuppositions of any other world view and demonstrate their insufficiency. Presuppositional apologetics is powerful. Let John Frame help you see the flaws in the philosophies of the world, and better understand the one true philosophy: the Bible.
3. Systematic Theology I, II & III from RTS
Dr. Douglas F. Kelly | Format: Lecture Audio | Subscribe
One of my favorite guys at RTS, Dr. Douglas F. Kelly, Does a beautiful job of representing the reformed tradition with his systematic theology courses. Each lesson builds on the last to give the listener a clear understanding of what the entire Bible teaches about our faith. As I’ve said before, theology changes everything, and a solid systematic theology makes everything click.
2. The Dividing Line
Dr. James White | Format: Radio Program/Podcast | Subscribe
James White is an intense Christian Apologist. On his show he covers Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islam, Atheism, Calvinism and everything in between. He is looked up to by many reformed folks as a mentor, as he unashamedly stands for sound doctrine with his battle cry, “The gospel is ours to proclaim, not to edit.”. James White will show you how to defend your faith in the face of a culture that is anti-Christian and theologically confused & apathetic. Listen up.
1. Preaching Christ in a Postmodern World from RTS
Tim Keller & Edmund Clowney | Format: Lecture Audio | Subscribe
Oh man! This series was such a blessing to me. The wisdom here is overflowing, and beautifully presented. The late Dr. Edmund Clowney is a treasure chest of Godly knowledge, and his friend Dr. Tim Keller is elequent and brings his cultural expertise to the table.
One of the best parts of this series is learning how to find Christ in all parts of scripture. Jesus is truly what the whole book is about, and being able to see Him everywhere, makes Bible study a whole new experience. I can’t recommend this resource enough. Don’t miss out on this wonderful blessing.