Open Book with Stephen Nichols

Open Book with Stephen Nichols

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.

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June 20, 2024 8 mins

Are science and Christianity opposed to each other? Today, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes and Stephen Nichols discuss a book that traces the foundations of the modern scientific method back to the historic Christian faith.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-pearcey-and-thaxtons-the-soul-of-science/

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Do you know the difference between biblical theology and systematic theology? Today, Stephen Nichols and Augustus Nicodemus Lopes discuss the value of both these disciplines in the study of God's Word.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-ridderbos-paul-an-outline-of-his-theology/

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Known as "the Doctor," Martyn Lloyd-Jones used medical precision in explaining the text of Scripture and applying it to the soul. Today, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes and Stephen Nichols discuss the lasting influence of Lloyd-Jones' preaching.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-lloyd-jones-preachers-and-preaching/

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Many of us know Charles Spurgeon as the Prince of Preachers. But did you know he trained many other pastors to serve their flocks faithfully? Today, Stephen Nichols and Augustus Nicodemus Lopes examine Spurgeon's lectures to his students.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-spurgeons-lectures-to-my-students/

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Since God has predestined His people for salvation, why should Christians involve themselves in evangelism? Today, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes and Stephen Nichols show that God's sovereignty is the very reason we evangelize.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-packers-evangelism-and-the-sovereignty-of-god/

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The Puritans understood the high calling of a pastor: devotion to Christ and to the care of His sheep. Today, Stephen Nichols and Augustus Nicodemus Lopes examine a classic book on pastoral ministry by the Puritan Richard Baxter.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-baxters-the-reformed-pastor/

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Chosen by God, the beloved book by R.C. Sproul, has helped many Christians understand the Lord's sovereign grace in salvation. Today, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes speaks with Stephen Nichols about the impact of this book on his life.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-sprouls-chosen-by-god/

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Expecting academic dryness in the writings of John Calvin, readers are often surprised by his pastoral warmth and memorable insights. Today, Stephen Nichols and Augustus Nicodemus Lopes discuss Calvin's Institutes.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-calvins-institutes-of-the-christian-religion/

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When Christians come to understand the doctrine of election, they're often awakened afresh to the wonders of the gospel. Today, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes joins Stephen Nichols to discuss a sermon that changed his mind about Calvinism.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/augustus-nicodemus-lopes-on-spurgeons-new-park-street-pulpit/

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April 18, 2024 1 min

A new season of the Open Book podcast begins April 25. Listen to the trailer to discover which special guest is joining Stephen Nichols to share the books that have influenced their faith. Follow the podcast so you can hear each Thursday’s episode.

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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-chose...

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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

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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://openbookpo...

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As a young man, Derek Thomas would meet with his mentor early in the morning to read the writings of John Owen. Today on the Open Book podcast, Stephen Nichols and Derek Thomas reflect on this intellectual giant of the 17th century.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-owens-the-grace-and-duty-of-being-spiritually-minded/

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Through all the hardships of life, we must always remember our unshaken identity in Christ. Today on the Open Book podcast, Stephen Nichols and Derek Thomas discuss a cherished Christian classic and its emphasis on the assurance of salvation.

Learn more about Derek Thomas' 19-message teaching series, The Pilgrim's Progress: A Guided Tour: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/series/pilgrims-progress-guided-tour

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God is immeasurably more majestic than our minds can imagine. Today on the Open Book podcast, Derek Thomas tells Stephen Nichols about a book that greatly influenced him as a student preparing for ministry.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-packers-knowing-god/

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During a difficult time of life, a young Welshman received an unexpected book in the mail. Within three days, he was converted to Christ. To begin season four of the Open Book podcast, today Stephen Nichols visits the library of Derek Thomas to hear his story.

Read the transcript: https://openbookpodcast.com/derek-thomas-on-stotts-basic-christianity/

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