Mar 13, 2018 Edition

The Great Awakening

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A Broadcast with Stephen Nichols

The Puritans are encumbered by a caricature of strictness and dourness in our day and age. Their mention calls forth images of judgment, wrath, and superstition, and almost without doubt people look to Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" as the paradigm of this group's sentiment. Sadly, this caricature fails to do justice to Edwards and the Puritans, as it captures only a small part of the gospel they preached. Edwards and his Puritan contemporaries knew well the condemnation promised by God for disobedience, but they knew it in light of the great promise of salvation offered by the gospel. Edwards wrote more about the joy, pleasure, and happiness of salvation than anything else, and during the Great Awakening he poured out this message of grace that promises eternal life for undeserving sinners.

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Meet the Hosts

R.C. & Lee

R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was known for his ability to winsomely and clearly communicate deep, practical truths from God’s Word. He was founder of Ligonier Ministries, founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel, first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.

Lee Webb

Lee Webb is known for his tenured career in television journalism. He is now the vice president of broadcasting for Ligonier Ministries and host of Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul. He is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.


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God calls His people to be transformed by the renewing of their minds. This transformation of thinking God’s thoughts after Him is a daily pursuit. To aid you in this, Renewing Your Mind broadcasts a daily message and related resource offer that exposits the glories of God revealed in the Bible against the backdrop of culture, philosophy, apologetics, ethics, and church history. Think of it as bridging the gap between Sunday school and seminary—equipping you for the Christian life.

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