Open Book with Stephen Nichols

Open Book with Stephen Nichols

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Open Book is a weekly podcast about the power of books and the people they’ve shaped. In season one, host Stephen Nichols shares never-before-heard moments with R.C. Sproul in his home library, and now in season two, special guest John MacArthur tells the stories behind the books that left their mark on him and his more than fifty years of ministry.
John MacArthur and Lloyd-Jones’ Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
Mar 21 • 8 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss the Sermon on the Mount, misinterpreted parables, and a pastor known as “the Doctor.” Read the transcript.
John MacArthur and Stott’s The Preacher’s Portrait
Mar 14 • 9 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols asks John MacArthur to share his favorite word to describe a preacher. Read the transcript.
John MacArthur and Pink’s Spiritual Growth
Mar 7 • 8 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss spiritual growth, burnout, and a pastor who struggled to make ends meet. Read the transcript.
John MacArthur and Watson’s A Body of Divinity
Feb 28 • 6 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss the rich analogies and spiritual charm of the Puritans. Read the transcript.
John MacArthur and Charnock’s The Existence and Attributes of God
Feb 21 • 8 min
How would you describe God? On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and John MacArthur discuss the vast, unfathomable, transcendent nature of God. Read the transcript.
John MacArthur and Hay’s The New Testament Order for Church and Missionary
Feb 14 • 9 min
For season two of Open Book, special guest John MacArthur joins Stephen Nichols to discuss the books that have had the greatest impact on his life and ministry. On this first episode, they discuss a book like a jigsaw puzzle and a church with 900…
Season Two Coming Soon
Jan 28 • 1 min
Who will be our guest on the next season of Open Book? Listen to a sneak preview today. Please encourage your family and friends to subscribe so they don’t miss an episode. Season two is coming soon.
R.C. Sproul and Bainton’s Here I Stand
May 17, 2018 • 9 min
On this final episode of season one of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss Martin Luther’s “monkery,” sacred stairs, and a biography R.C. Sproul read over and over again. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology
May 10, 2018 • 9 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss Princeton’s theology textbook, “elenctic” theology, and the precise logic of the scholastics. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Melville’s Moby Dick
May 3, 2018 • 7 min
Moby Dick is rich in theology. On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss shark attacks, the whiteness of the whale, and our shallow view of God. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Watson’s A Body of Divinity
Apr 26, 2018 • 8 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss Puritan theology, “feathery” Christians, and what it means to worship the true, living God. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Warfield’s Perfectionism
Apr 19, 2018 • 7 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss a book peddler, the “second gift,” and two people who claimed they never sinned. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Dolezal’s All That Is in God
Apr 12, 2018 • 9 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss classical Christian theism, a crisis in theology, and the word that gives R.C. Sproul goosebumps. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Calvin’s Galatians and Ephesians Sermons
Apr 5, 2018 • 8 min
On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss a collection of 42 masterful sermons that resulted in at least one burst blood vessel. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Aquinas’ Nature and Grace
Mar 29, 2018 • 8 min
Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss the apologetics of Thomas Aquinas, including single truth and the five ways. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Berkouwer’s Dogmatische Studien
Mar 22, 2018 • 8 min
Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss the person of Christ, Dutch pronunciation, and a page that took 12 hours to translate. Read the transcript
R.C. Sproul and Schroeder’s The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent
Mar 15, 2018 • 8 min
On this first episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss a tattered book, the Council of Trent, and an unlikely pair of roommates.
Coming Soon: Open Book
Mar 2, 2018 • 3 min
Learn about Stephen Nichols’ new podcast, and preview season one which features never-before-heard moments with R.C. Sproul in his home library.