Theology Track

The books are listed on the day they are discussed.  Twenty hours of preparation are required for each week. The goals in this selection have been one author per week, the value of the second read, and historical importance.

Fall

September 6 – Labor Day Picnic – Charles E. Hummel, Tyranny of the Urgent (booklet) and Psalm 119

September 13 – Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity

September 20 – Gregory of Nazianzus, On God and Christ [trans. Frederick Williams and Lionel Wickham]

September 27 – Augustine, Confessions [trans. Henry Chadwick]

October 4 – Steven Baldner, Thomas Aquinas

October 11 – Martin Luther, The 95 Theses and The Freedom of a Christian [trans. Mark D. Tranvik]

Fall Break

October 25 – Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will [trans. J. I. Packer and O. R. Johnston]

November 1 – Francis Schaeffer, Escape from Reason and C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

November 8 – John Piper, God’s Passion for His Glory [Edwards, The End for Which God Created the World]

November 15 – John Owen, The Holy Spirit as a Comforter (pdf) [or in vol. 4 of The Works of John Owen] Abridged version (ed. George Burder): Appendix in The Holy Spirit.

Thanksgiving Break

Winter

November 29 – G. Campbell Morgan, The Crises of the Christ

December 6 – Athanasius, On the Incarnation [trans. John Behr] [or Greek/English edition] and J. I. Packer, “What Did the Cross Achieve?” (pdf)

December 13 – Anselm, Why God Became Man [in The Major Works, eds. Brian Davies and G. R. Evans] Online: Cur Deus Homo, Book I and Cur Deus Homo, Book II

Christmas Break

January 3 – A. B. Bruce, The Training of the Twelve

January 10 – T. H. L. Parker, Portrait of Calvin (pdf) and Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ

January 17 – John Calvin & Jacopo Sadoleto, A Reformation Debate [ed. John C. Olin]

January 24 – J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism

January 31 – Flexible Week – Snow Week

February 7 – Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man and The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part I)

February 14 – Jonathan Edwards, A Faithful Narrative (TBD) with Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and George Whitefield, “The Method of Grace” (pdf)

February 21 – John Wesley, A Plain Account of Christian Perfection with “Free Grace” (pdf) and George Whitefield, “A Letter to the Rev Mr John Wesley” (pdf)

Spring

February 28 – Sinclair Ferguson, The Whole Christ (foreword by Tim Keller)

March 7 – C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Spring Break

March 21 – Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life

March 28 – A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God and David McIntyre, The Hidden Life of Prayer

April 4 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together [or a better version in vol. 5 of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works]

April 11 – Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality

Easter Break

April 25 – Alexander Strauch, Leading with Love

May 2 – William Still, The Work of the Pastor and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Evangelistic Sermons

May 9 – J. C. Ryle, Holiness (one edition) and Andrew David Naselli & J. D. Crowley, Conscience

May 16 – Jay E. Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling

May 23 – Don Richardson, Peace Child

Award: C. H. Spurgeon, The Greatest Fight in the World

Summer Preaching

Gary Millar & Phil Campbell, Saving Eutychus

Timothy Keller, Center Church – recommended for discussion with your pastor