The First Followers and the Fight for Jesus
The dominating issue of the early church revolved around the question, “Who exactly is Jesus?” The orthodox church had to fight to show that Jesus is truly God and truly man.
Augustine, Pelagius, and the Pursuit of Pleasure
After the apostles, St. Augustine may be the most influential Christian in history. At the core of his theology was that God cannot be glorified unless our hearts enjoy him.
Happy Sinners in the Hands of a Holy God
Joy and glory are at the heart of the divide between conservative and liberal theology. If God is put first, his glory shines, and the saints are filled with joy. If man is put first, we lose both.
The Chief End of Man and Secret to Happiness
In retrieving the doctrine of justification by faith, the Protestant Reformers retrieved man’s hope for happiness and the full display of God’s glory in saving sinners.
Mar 4, 2016
The glory of God is shining through the Bible. British scholar Michael Reeves sat down with Piper to wrestle with ‘A Peculiar Glory,’ including some key objections.
Christian Life as Union with Christ
Jul 11, 2014
In episode 383, theologian Michael Reeves discusses not only is union in Christ important in the Christian life, but it is the Christian Life.
How Do I Pursue Joy in Christ?
Jul 10, 2014
In episode 382, Michael Reeves discusses the importance of pursuing joy in Christ.
Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary?
Jul 9, 2014
In episode 381, historian Michael Reeves discusses the history behind why Catholics pray to Mary.
Robust Theology Fuels Ambitious Evangelism
Jul 8, 2014
In episode 380, Michael Reeves discusses world evangelization and the effects of robust theology.
The Transforming Power of Christ’s Glory
Jul 7, 2014
In episode 379, Michael Reeves discusses the transforming power of Christ's glory.
Why the Good News Turns Bad Without Adam
Jan 26, 2013
Picture the scene: George Whitefield has just been preaching. Everywhere, eyes are shining and people are talking of the wonderful grace of Christ. Thousands of hearts have been overthrown and melted; lives have been remade. Now, if the church gives…
Delighting in the Trinity: An Interview with Michael Reeves
Authors on the Line
Oct 23, 2012
In this second episode of the Authors on the Line podcast I talk with author, theologian, and historian Michael Reeves about his new book Delighting in the Trinity (IVP, 2012). We discuss the nature of God in three persons, why…
The Spreading Goodness
Oct 3, 2012
The Father is the lover, the Son is the beloved. The Bible is awash with talk of the Father’s love for the Son, but while the Son clearly does love the Father, hardly anything is said about it. The Father’s…