Season 1

R.C. Sproul and Bainton’s Here I Stand

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.

R.C. Sproul and Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology

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.

R.C. Sproul and Melville’s Moby Dick

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.

R.C. Sproul and Watson’s A Body of Divinity

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.

R.C. Sproul and Warfield’s Perfectionism

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.

R.C. Sproul and Dolezal’s All That Is in God

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.

R.C. Sproul and Calvin’s Galatians and Ephesians Sermons

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.

R.C. Sproul and Aquinas’ Nature and Grace

Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss the apologetics of Thomas Aquinas, including single truth and the five ways.

R.C. Sproul and Berkouwer’s Dogmatische Studien

On this episode of Open Book, Stephen Nichols and R.C. Sproul discuss the person of Christ, Dutch pronunciation, and a page that took 12 hours to translate.

R.C. Sproul and Schroeder’s The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent

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.