Podcast: Luther in Real Time (Ligonier Ministries)

Podcast Link: A New Podcast—Luther: In Real Time (ligonier.org)

This is a series of irregular podcasts that are published 500 years to the day after key events in the Reformation and in Luther’s life. The podcasts are quite short (8-16 mins) and include a ‘taster’ of the next session at the end, so they can be made even shorter if you do not want to hear the ‘spoiler’.

The narration is very good and brings the story of Luther and his role in the Reformation to life. As well as getting to know more about the man, it is helpful to understand more about his theology and the prevailing culture in which the Reformation occurred.


Spiritual Depression

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Available on Amazon

Psalm 42:5 asks: “Why, my soul, are you so dejected? Why are you in such turmoil? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Saviour and my God.”

Many Christians pass through times when they can identify with the Psalmist’s dejection and distress of soul. In this very insightful and practical book, Lloyd-Jones identifies both the common causes and cures for spiritual depression. He notes that this is a theme which arises regularly in the Scriptures and that it is a condition that can cause great distress to followers of Christ. His logical exposition and use of case studies and illustrations bring colour to the simple but profound remedies he skilfully and clearly articulates.

Even if you are not passing through a season such as this, the Biblically based insights and applications will take you deeper into Scripture and positively impact your walk with the Lord. They will also better equip you to help those who are struggling.

The 7 Laws of the Learner

Dr Bruce Wilkinson (Walk Thru the Bible Ministries)
Website: http://www.walkthru.org for further details

A biblically-based, practical course on how to teach/instruct. Great for Sunday school and other teachers. However, the principles explained and taught can be used to good effect in all environments, both within and without the church.

Word Alive

Website: http://www.wordaliveevent.org

Runs for 2 one-week periods around Easter in North Wales. Great Bible teaching and seminars on a wide range of topics. Speakers of the calibre of Wayne Grudem. Accommodation standards are acceptable (not high), but a great week of refreshing and challenging teaching in a Christian environment. Lots of holiday activities also available and a very well stocked Christian resource shop.

Not a Fan

Kyle Idleman

Available on Amazon.

A book and also avilable in DVD – short, 6-episode TV series following the life and death of a modern Christian man and showing the difference between a mere fan of Jesus and a true follower. Very powerful and thought-provoking.

Moore Theological College

Website: http://www.moore.edu.au/distance

A flexible and great course for anyone who would like to study Theology part time. There is an option of exams at the end of the study term or course work. The course is broken down into modules intended to cover all the books of the Bible and various important themes and topics.


Website: www.klove.com

Positive and encouraging Christian radio station. Plays some of the better modern Christian music interspersed with short testimonies. The morning show starts at 11:00am UK time and has three presenters who are a pleasure to listen to.

Bible Reading Notes

(adults); Engage (teenagers); Discover (11–13)
Website: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/daily-bible-reading/explore/

Daily Bible reading notes for different age groups focusing on different books of the Bible. Takes about half and hour and is easy to understand. Also has some helpful applications.

Buck Denver asks, What’s in the Bible?

Phil Vischer
Website: http://www.whatsinthebible.com
This resource is a must have for parents, Sunday school teachers and anyone else who has a responsibility to teach under-11s the importance and relevance of the Bible.

Phil Vischer (author of Veggie Tales) presents a fantastic overview of each book of the Bible through the clever use of puppetry, song and cartoons. Spread over 13 DVDs, Phil Vischer and his wide variety of puppet friends introduce children to the history of the Bible while continually pointing to God’s amazing rescue plan through Jesus. In the midst of this, many searching questions are tackled, including creation issues, suffering, and war, to name but a few.

Children will gain a fantastic knowledge about the Bible and be challenged in their own walk with the Lord in a very gentle but applicable way. Some parts also provide a useful ‘refresher’ for the teachers, e.g. the lists and key characteristics of the kings of Israel and Judah.

Grace to You

Pastor John MacArthur (Grace to You ministry)
Website: http://www.gty.org.uk

Excellent sermons and other materials covering a wide range of subjects. Search by subject or scripture references. The podcasts are typically around 25 minutes long.

Logos/Libronix Bible Software

Website: http://www.logos.com

Various combinations available. New materials are automatically integrated into existing collections.

Credo House

Website: https://credohouse.org/

Credo House offer several theology courses for those who want to go deeper.

(Note: Only the Introduction Course has been viewed.)

Morning and Evening

C. H. Spurgeon
Website: https://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/morningandevening/

A good devotional allowing you to focus on a scripture for the day and another one for the evening. Short, easy to read and highly relevant expositions of Scripture. The daily readings are available in print or online.

Saved Without a Doubt

John MacArthur

Available on Amazon. Can also be ordered via the TCM Bookstall.

Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. Saved Without a Doubt tackles this challenging topic by examining Scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.

Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians

D. A. Carson
Available on Amazon. Can also be ordered via the TCM Bookstall.

In Basics for Believers, renowned Bible teacher and scholar, Don Carson opens up the life-transforming lessons of Philippians, showing us how we can put the whole gospel first, learn to live as disciples of Christ and never give up the Christian walk.

Please note: TCM does not necessarily agree with every view expressed in these resources, or with every interpretation of Scripture. We encourage you to exercise your own judgement in the light of your own understanding of God’s Word, and discuss any questions you may have with the leadership.