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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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Recent Episodes of Open Book with Stephen Nichols


Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Packer’s Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Packer’s Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

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/

Episode 23 May 2024 9m and 35s


Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Baxter’s The Reformed Pastor

Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Baxter’s The Reformed Pastor

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/

Episode 4 16 May 2024 8m and 15s


Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Sproul’s Chosen by God

Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Sproul’s Chosen by God

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/

Episode 3 9 May 2024 9m and 34s


Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

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/

Episode 2 2 May 2024 9m and 52s


Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Spurgeon's New Park Street Pulpit

Augustus Nicodemus Lopes on Spurgeon's New Park Street Pulpit

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/

Episode 1 25 April 2024 8m and 40s


Season Five Begins Next Week

Season Five Begins Next Week

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.

Episode 18 April 2024 1m and 31s


Derek Thomas on Sproul’s Chosen by God

Derek Thomas on Sproul’s Chosen by God

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-chosen-by-god/

Episode 10 29 June 2023 10m and 45s


Derek Thomas on Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism

Derek Thomas on Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism

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

Watch messages from Reformation Bible College's 2023 Winter Conference, Machen's Christianity and Liberalism: 100 Years Later: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZjnVlXGsQDA2OgTS5OtSkEK69_P7nbJu

Read the February 2023 edition of Tabletalk magazine, "Christianity and Liberalism": https://tabletalkmagazine.com/print-issue/#christianity-and-liberalism

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Episode 9 22 June 2023 9m and 7s


Derek Thomas on Calvin’s Sermons on Job

Derek Thomas on Calvin’s Sermons on Job

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/

Episode 8 15 June 2023 10m and 15s


Derek Thomas on Murray’s The Epistle to the Romans and Studies in Theology

Derek Thomas on Murray’s The Epistle to the Romans and Studies in Theology

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/

Episode 7 8 June 2023 15m and 45s

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