With Reformation Sunday this coming Sunday and the 499th Anniversary of the Reformation on October 31, it is a good week to learn a little about Martin Luther.
Ligonier Ministries has a free video from R.C. Sproul's "The Holiness of God" series entitled "The Insanity of Luther". Click here to watch this 34 minute video.
This week's free resource comes from the folks at White Horse Inn. Below you will find a short video on "How to Read the Bible". It gives some concise and valuable information on how to get the most out of God's Word.
Monergism.com has a lot of free ebooks and audio. One excellent resource that they have available is "Basics of the Reformed Faith" by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger. Dr. Riddlebarger is a pastor and a regular host on the White Horse Inn radio program. You can get this resource from this page on the Monergism website.
The file you will download for this eBook is a .mobi file which can be used on a Kindle. The best method for getting these types of files on your Kindle is to download the file and then email it to your @kindle.com email address. You can find this address by going to "Personal Document Settings" in your Amazon account. Attach the downloaded file in an email to your @kindle.com address and it will be sent to you Kindle device.
Many of you are probably familiar with this free resource because it has been a Reformed staple for many years. Words of Hope is an important ministry that brings the message of the gospel to countries all over the world through radio broadcasts. A big part of their ministry is the devotional books that they provide. Published quarterly the Words of Hope devotional is a small passage of scripture along with a devotional explanation of the text. You can pick up a copy of Words of Hope in the narthex at church or you can read the devotional each day at the Words of Hope devotionals page.
Recently, I discovered that church historian Carl Trueman had lectures on the Reformation available to be downloaded. I promptly acquired these lectures and put them on my phone. Over the course of a few weeks, I was able to listen to all of them while walking, driving in the car, and even while playing some old video games from my childhood. Trueman's lectures are some of the best that I've ever listened to on the Reformation. His blending of facts and his distinctly British sense of humor make them a fun and easy listening experience.
You can download this great course from iTunes U. The course is also available on the Westminster Theological Seminary website to listen to or download.
There are a lot of great resources out there about the Reformed Faith and it is my goal to help you find the best ones. While there are a lot of bad things on the internet, one of the biggest benefits of the media behemoth is that it is a means by which information can be disseminated. Whether it is through ebooks or mp3 audio there is some great Christian teaching out there to be had that is free of charge.
One of the best free resources that is available on the Internet are the Kindle versions of R.C. Sproul's "Crucial Question Series". These consist of more than 20 free booklets that answer important questions of the Christian faith. Written by Reformed pastor and theologian R.C. Sproul, the books have his signature clarity and brevity. Nearly all of these booklets can be read in one sitting but they also pack a big theological punch.
Titles include "Can I Lose My Salvation?", "What is Baptism?", "What is the Lord's Supper?", "What is the Trinity?". You can see a list of these books here. The books are available for free on Kindle devices or on the Kindle app for your tablet or phone. We also have a selection of the books available for free in the narthex at church if you do not have access to any of those devices.